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Legend of Genesis

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¡°Now the story of a few well-bred English gentlemen who took the risk and rocked the world.¡±

                                                                                                     --- ¡°Behind the Music ¨C Genesis¡± (VH1)

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It seems that there is little left unsaid about Genesis, considering the dozens  of documentaries and biographies that have been done on them in the past.  Their hard-core fans in particular are notorious for their obsession with recording minute details in the band¡¯s history, epitomized by Scott McMahan¡¯s 400 page plus (!) Internet spectacle ¡°The Genesis Discography¡±.  Despite the huge amount of ink and films already expended on this subject however, Genesis remains one of the most misunderstood and underrated rock bands ever. 

As a devoted fan, I hate to admit that my favorite band is the correct answer to trivia questions such as ¡°Which veteran rock group with total worldwide album sales in excess of 100 million has never been nominated let alone inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?¡±  Unfortunately Genesis is the perennial underdog in the rock business, insofar as they seem to be forever approaching legendary status but never reaching it. 

While I may well be the ¡°single lonely voice¡±, nonetheless I always feel compelled to set the record straight about Genesis.  Some say they are arrogant, but I admire them for following their own artistic vision throughout their career, never catering to critics or audiences.  Some say they sold out, but I applaud their courage to keep evolving and exploring new musical terrain, never playing safe or wallowing in nostalgia like so many of their contemporaries.  Like it or not, Genesis did it their way.  Taken as a whole, the amazing diversity and creativity of their body of work should provide more than enough evidence to support their claim to a permanent place among the Rock royalty. 
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