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If Phil Collins had Just one single tear in each passing year

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by rz350, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. rz350

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    .... He'd have 44 tears.

    I never really liked that song " Follow you, follow me, written in 1977, a bad year for me.....
     
  2. Bob Womack

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    Sorry it was a bad year for you. The following year, 1978, when it charted on the radio, was a great year for me because I met my lovely wife that year. We consider that song "our song."

    Bob
     
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    I don’t think I’ve ever heard this one?

    Is it Genesis Phil Collins or solo Phil?
     
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    My twin is a great drummer taught by a peer of Buddy Rich and he hates Phil Collins for his boom, crash , smashing cymbals style. He says he forged the way for drummers to ruin songs.
     
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    44 Tears ? That's nothin' ...

     
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    Interesting.

    I have heard that song over the years, but had no awareness of it from the time of its release.

    In fact, if you were to play it for me just last week, and ask me when it came out, I would have probably guessed 1985 or so.

    I was not a Genesis fan per se, and only became a Peter Gabriel fan right around that time when I discovered his first solo album in 1977.

    I collected all of Peter's solo albums for many years, and only later came to listen to/appreciate Genesis in all its incarnations.

    Okay, I'm gonna shut up now.
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    Genesis Phil C.
    From "Then There Where Three" album Genesis when they decided to sell out, and got a hit with it in 1977-1978. Like the flanger intro though, but rest is meh sentimental ballad. I don't think Phil Collins started to "destroy" or ruin songs with cymbals crashing. At all. He was quite at ease with playing all of the drums on Peter Gabriels 3rd album without ANY cymbal, at all. On all songs....

    If there ever was one who "destroyed" songs with crashing cymbals it would be Cozy Powell. He'd hit a cymbal as fast as he saw one.
     
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    ‘When they decided to sell out.”

    It does suck when a band decides they can make good money playing their original songs.

     
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    I actually didn't realize that was a Genesis song. I thought it was Phil Collins solo. Phil was unavoidable in my youth. I know a few people who used Follow You Follow Me as a wedding song.
     
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    I was going to reply with something pretty much exact to what you said. In my musical memory banks that I have this song originating from the mid-80s.

    This reminds me of the biggest musical memory fart that I've recently had .... I swore that Golden Earring's 'Radar Love' was not only released in 81/82 but also achieved peak popularity then as well. If anyone living in the metropolitan NYC area in the early 80's there was a new radio station on the scene that was a rock station with a very popular promo for a particular summer....commercial-free radio, a novelty for that time. Hugely popular. Lake Success NY. Can't remember the station. It's all we listened to.

    But, I remember listening to that station and 'Radar Love' was routinely played, almost to a point that it led you to believe it was a new song for Golden Earring!

    Just last month I discovered that I was off by about ten years. LOL.

    So, the above was a lengthy way of stating that I am not surprised that I was off with the Genesis tune.

    (Edit: WAPP was the rock station and it was 1982 that they had the commercial-free summer)
     
  12. MatsEriksson

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    It's hard to make a difference between Phil Collins solo songs and later Genesis songs. The only thing is that on his solo albums he changed out massive keyboard/synths with horns instead. Genesis used thick layers of synth pads. If you hear horns: solo Phil. lots of synth Keyboards: Genesis Phil.

    BTW... I think Genesis just released 2 albums worth any **** when Phil was in it. The "in between" period. When Peter Gabriel left, and Steve Hacket left. When they were four. "Trick of The Tail" and "Wind and Wuthering". Before those, they always sounded trite, struggling, and contrived and hotch potch of musical parts laid end to end for no apparent reason. On those two albums, all songs started to have a more easy "flow" to them. All parts seemed fit. Then after that, they went for the charts, and imho, downhill. Selling Genesis by the pound.
     
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    Do you like Phil Collins?
     
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    Well, I have still to hear any cymbal in his first mega hit "In The Air Tonight". All toms and drums. And Gabriels 3rd album, not one cymbal hit anywhere. Phil plays all the way through on that album.
     
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    For some inexplicable reason, over the last several days, I've been watching a series of videos on the making of each and every Genesis album, and I'm not much of a Genesis fan at all. I like "Abacab" and a few things on made on either side of it. I don't listen to any of the Gabriel-era material. Yet, yet... I re-watched the one below today, by accident, after I watched the video about the making of their one post-Collins album, "Calling All Stations." Now, I'm watching the video about the making of "Invisible Touch," whose two big singles (the title track, "Land of Condusion") have always made me cringe.

     
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    Great drummer. Worst lyricist to ever make several bazillion dollars off said bad lyrics.
     
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    No, that guy liked both Phil, Mike and the Mechanics, he devoted at whole chapter in that book, to "stock-broker" rock. I don't think that Patrick Bateman would object that much ...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Psycho

    "Phil Collins, whose solo career is referenced in the book, recalled: "I didn't read it. At the time, I just thought, 'That's all we need: glorifying all this crap. I'm not interested.' Then the film came out and I thought it was very funny."
     
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    It's frivolous pop music, how can anyone hate that?

    Maybe you're just hungry?
     
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    That's the wrong screenshot from the movie, but the dialogue in the Phil Collins part is a bit, umm...cheeky.
     
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