Thread: Phil Collins
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:57 PM
JohnW JohnW is offline
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Default Re: Phil Collins

Phil and early Genesis were huge for me when I was in high school and college. It might be kind of geeky, but if you stopped me on the street, I could probably sing to you the entire Lamb LDOB as well as various songs including, but not limited to: Battle of Epping Forest, Suppers Ready, Seven Stones, Return of the Giant Hogweed- pretty much anything up through Then There were Three.

Anyone who thinks Phil can't rip it up on the drums is silly. Here are a few of clips from his tenure with Brand X:

From the album Product, "Algon (Where an Ordinary Cup of Drinking Chocolate Costs 8,000,000,000)". It also features the late, great Morris Pert on percussion:

From the album Moroccan Roll, "Disco Suicide":

Here he is singing Sanskrit lyrics(!) on "Sun in the Night" off of Moroccan Roll:

Here's a local YouTube artist doing an instrumental cover of "For Absent Friends". Phil sings on that cut on Nursery Cryme, his first lead vocal piece on Genesis' 3rd album:

The original:

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