Genesis: A Trick Of The Tail – Album Of The Week Club review

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Genesis: A Trick Of The Tail

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Dance on a Volcano
Mad Man Moon
Robbery, Assault and Battery
A Trick of the Tail
Los Endos

Peter Gabriel announced his departure from Genesis at a band meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, in January 1975. Genesis were touring The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway at the time, and Gabriel had already left during the album’s recording sessions but had been persuaded to return. This time he wouldn’t change his mind.

Steve Hackett was absent when Genesis started work on what would become A Trick Of The Tail in July ’75. The guitarist was busy finishing his first solo album, Voyage Of The Acolyte. In the meantime, Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins and Tony Banks began jamming in a rehearsal studio in Acton, West London. By the time Hackett turned up three days later, they’d written most of Dance On A Volcano and Squonk.


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