Good Bones: Remembering Genesis’ A Trick of the Tale, by Todd E. Johnson

Engraving of “The Vision of The Valley of The Dry Bones” by Gustave Doré

The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me all around . . . → Read More: Good Bones: Remembering Genesis’ A Trick of the Tale, by Todd E. Johnson

Supper’s Ready – When Artists Don’t Believe Their Sacred Output, By Tom Fredrickson

Where did it come from?

Ignoring “Day by Day” (from the Godspell movie soundtrack; #13 on the Hot 100—and, yes, let us please ignore it in perpetuity), 1972 was hardly a high water mark of religious themes in pop music. And as fellow EPBer Mark Hjelm suggests, “Supper’s Ready” does not appear to . . . → Read More: Supper’s Ready – When Artists Don’t Believe Their Sacred Output, By Tom Fredrickson

Which Genesis Album Was Best? Reader Comments Needed – By Todd Johnson

Some high school friends and I put together a music anthology to celebrate turning 50. It was a 5 CD set of songs that come out when we were in high school. I did the mix and the accompanying essay.

It to me (with some help) represented about a year’s worth of research to . . . → Read More: Which Genesis Album Was Best? Reader Comments Needed – By Todd Johnson

Supper’s Ready – One Song at the Confluence of the 60s and the 70s, By Todd Johnson

It is said that a Football game has approximately 4 minutes of action in it. Baseball, surprisingly, a bit more. So when you see the highlights of a game, you are actually watching a significant portion of the action of the game. But part of the thrill of watching the game is not knowing . . . → Read More: Supper’s Ready – One Song at the Confluence of the 60s and the 70s, By Todd Johnson

Genesis – Supper’s Ready 40th Anniversary – Still at the Top, By Mark Hjelm

[The Genesis album, Foxtrot, which included the memorable 20 plus minute song, “Supper’s Ready” was released October 6, 1972. Thus, on or around the 40th Anniversary— Oct. 6, 2012– East Portland Blog is saluting the band, the album and the song and asks you to join with us in celebrating this auspicious occasion by . . . → Read More: Genesis – Supper’s Ready 40th Anniversary – Still at the Top, By Mark Hjelm

Genesis – Supper’s Ready – Still Fresh at 40, By Sal Nunziato

[The Genesis album, Foxtrot, which included the memorable 20 plus minute song, “Supper’s Ready” was released October 6, 1972. Thus, on or around the 40th Anniversary— Oct. 6, 2012– East Portland Blog is saluting the band, the album and the song and asks you to join with us in celebrating this auspicious occasion . . . → Read More: Genesis – Supper’s Ready – Still Fresh at 40, By Sal Nunziato

Los Endos: Phil Collins to Retire – Critic’s Roundtable Discusses Genesis and Phil’s Exodus

Phil Collins has a new record coming out. Entitled “Going Back”, it features classic soul and Motown covers and no original songs by Collins. He says it’s his best album yet. He has also announced he’s retiring soon. The full story is here.

Below, the critic’s roundtable responds to Collins’ retirement announcement:

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