Just a Job to Do

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"Just a Job to Do"
Song by Genesis from the album Genesis
Released October 3, 1983
Recorded February – August 1983
Genre Blues rock, hard rock, synthrock
Length 4:45
Label Atlantic, Virgin, Vertigo
Writer Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford
Producer Genesis, Hugh Padgham
Genesis track listing
"Taking It All Too Hard"
(6)
"Just a Job to Do"
(7)
"Silver Rainbow"
(8)

"Just a Job to Do" is a song by Genesis. It was released on their 1983 self-titled album Genesis. The lyrics, written by guitarist–bassist Mike Rutherford,[citation needed] tell the story of a hit man pursuing his victim.[1]

The song's working title during recording sessions was "M J".[2]

On some early pressings of the Genesis album, this song was illustrated by a somewhat generic cartoon drawing of a detective. Other editions show the Dick Tracy character instead.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic.com
  2. ^ "The Making of the Genesis Album" from Genesis Live - The Mama Tour home video

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