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The eighteenth Skipped on Shuffle episode will be focused on the song “Burning Rope” by Genesis off their 1978 album …And Then There Were Three…
Genesis began as a semi-obscure but much-loved progressive rock band, fronted by Peter Gabriel. Upon Gabriel’s departure from the group, Genesis drummer Phil Collins stepped in to take over vocal duties.
During this transition period, the band had a choice: continue on with its prog-rock sounds or evolve into something else. The band eventually chose the latter option, but the 1978 album …And Then There Were Three… represents a band stretched out between two worlds: its past and its future.
The song “Burning Rope” has many elements of the “past” when it comes to Genesis, as well as incorporating many aspects that would come to define its later years. It’s an interesting document of a band making a change — and the band has no idea that change will make them superstars.
This is great guys! Just a side note. I had read once (I believe in the Genesis in pictures book) that Genesis was actually $50,000 in debt just before Follow You Follow Me became a hit. I am sure the band WAS feeling like they finally did really deserve the “hit” that actually did more than just pay the bills.
That’s really interesting! We’ll have to look into that for sure. Thanks for listening, and thanks for the cool tip!