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In Topic: Where Will The Next School Massacre Be?

Yesterday, 10:23 PM

A little off-topic for this thread but a German truck driver who shot at other motorists on autobahns over 700 times without ever killing anyone is jailed: http://www.abc.net.a...0-years/5856040

In Topic: The Chequered Flag

Yesterday, 09:58 PM

Bianchi critical but stable: http://www.abc.net.a...-family/5856160

In Topic: Phil Collins (and Other Genesis Types)

Yesterday, 09:54 PM

View PostBibliogryphon, on 30 October 2014 - 06:06 AM, said:

View Postmaryportfuncity, on 29 October 2014 - 09:55 PM, said:

View PostBibliogryphon, on 29 October 2014 - 08:02 PM, said:

View Postmaryportfuncity, on 29 October 2014 - 05:08 PM, said:

Re all the Genesis furore at the moment around their 3CD best of, it's clear that the band themselves recognise seven genuine members, the five in all the pictures and promotion - Collins, Gabriel, Rutherford, Banks and Hackett - plus Chris Stewart and Anthony Philips. A few of the others - like Chester Thompson - were always extra session and stage muscle, but it seems they want nothing to do with the badly reviewed Calling All Stations and that singer Ray Wilson (still a mere 46 and very healthy), was never an official member.

If you go back to your wife you do not keep a framed photo of your mistress.

Aye, but...unlike the other hired hands Wilson was brought in to write as well as perform, wasn't he. It might have got slated as a formless puddle of keyboard-noodling shite, but those are Wilson's lyrics on Calling All Stations, right?

I think he was brought in to try and make it look like the Genesis dynamic still existed. It was probably more a case of him being allowed to contribute to the writing rather than expected to.
It should probably be put down to a failed experiment.
It is still on my iPod though.
Wilson was hired late in the writing process so he didn't contribute much to the album - Banks and Rutherford have to take full blame for it, I am afraid. Having heard some of Wilson's solo stuff, it could have actually been worse had he been involved...

I remember at the time it came out, many fans were expecting Calling All Stations to be somewhat like And Then There Were Three, since both albums were basically just Rutherford-Banks co-writes and, in the sense that both are dreadful, so they are. (Okay, to be fair, I rather like Side 2 of And Then There Were Three but I think Side 1 possibly surpasses Calling All Stations for sheer awfulness.... :unsure: )

In Topic: Roman Polanski

Yesterday, 09:40 PM

Roman Polanski interviewed by police... again and let off... again.


In Topic: Sir Cliff Richard

Yesterday, 04:31 AM

Cliff's going to get his revenge on us all by recording a new album: http://www.dailymail...buse-claim.html