Talk:Genesis (band)

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Regrets[edit]

"[Ray Wilson] regretted his time spent with the band" Considering how much he uses Genesis material in his shows nowadays, that's changed; probably for the money. 90.225.121.130 (talk) 05:53, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

We can speculate what Ray meant by his comments and why he does his classic Genesis shows but there's no place for such idle gossip here. In any case the legitimacy of his comment has no bearing on the fact that he made said comment. 109.152.0.171 (talk) 23:02, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Canned Ham?[edit]

The second paragraph of "2006–present: Reunion and future" sounds a lot like an advertisement. Bergamote (talk) 00:50, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Agreed. -- Winkelvi 07:05, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Abacab's reception[edit]

76.117.58.67 (talk) recently posted again for the third time a paragraph on the poor reception of Abacab during a live show in Leiden Holland. This user's unreferenced and unsourced claim is apparently based on his or her interpretation of a Youtube video of a concert within which a few fans can be heard booing and Collins responds. No inline citation is presented, but a link to a Youtube video was posted in the Edit summary. In addition, quotes by Banks and Collins are given with no source.

YouTube and other video-sharing sites are generally not considered reliable sources because anyone can create or manipulate a video clip and upload without editorial oversight, just as with a self-published website. (Source) See too Wikipedia:Video links: There is no blanket ban on linking to YouTube or other user-submitted video sites through external links or when citing sources. However, such links must abide by various policies and guidelines. Links should be carefully and individually evaluated for inclusion.

Until consensus on how and if to present this information and how to source it is achieved here in the Talk page I am removing the added content from the article.Coldcreation (talk) 08:28, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Once again there were far more than a "few" fans booing. It was the enitre studium booing, otherwise it would have never even been considered a booing concert! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.117.58.67 (talk) 09:33, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Phil Collins as lead vocalist and Peter Gabriel as lead vocalist wikilinks[edit]

Please see Talk:Turn It On Again: The Hits#Wikilink not to articles but to section of Genesis main article — Preceding unsigned comment added by 109.53.219.212 (talk) 08:01, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Proposed merge with The Farm (recording studio)[edit]

Not important enough for its own article. Philafrenzy (talk) 12:41, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Looks like a good move to me. -- Winkelvi 14:48, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Missing Live & Compilation releases from Discography[edit]

The discography only seems to list studio recordings - there aren't any live albums. Is there a reason for this? The live albums I'm thinking of are (with year of original release)...

GENESIS LIVE (1973)

SECONDS OUT (1977)

THREE SIDES LIVE (1982, though recordings stem from 1977-81)

Also, compilations are missing (e.g. ARCHIVE 1967-75 and ARCHIVE #2 1976-1992)

All of the above releases were officially sanctioned, i.e. they weren't bootlegs.

Taff Hewitt (talk) 21:06, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Section title[edit]

This may have already been discussed before and I apologise for not searching the TP archives. I am just noticing the article has a section called "the classic years." I could be slow... that may have a long history sitting there. I don't doubt its wording... if discussing with a music fan/friend I would likely use the term myself. But this is supposed to be a neutral encyclopedia written in such a way as to avoid fancrufty adjectives ... unless they appear as a direct/cited quote. Certainly not in a section title. Its nit-picky but I know back during the FA builds for other bands that same topic came up as a discussion point.... nothing wild or crazy... just an effort to avoid using fan adjectives like "classic" or similar. It's like starting a band's lead paragraph with the sentence "X were an AWESOME progressive rock band of the 1970s" I have no specific alternatives to suggest off the top of my head. Maybe if I have time to think I will come up with a classic answer to that :) Mr Pyles (talk) 21:37, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Genesis album sales[edit]

This seems to be changed a lot on this page. Please let's keep it consistent with the linked page for List of best-selling music artists, which states that Genesis have sold 130 million albums.Rodericksilly (talk) 17:24, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

needs correction[edit]

"The group auditioned reportedly over 400 lead singers to find a replacement for Gabriel." - False rumour. Tony Banks corrects this in a recent radio interview. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=7Qap3pwS4_M#t=642

I don't know how to edit the page correctly can you guys help thx. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.6.131.28 (talk) 14:06, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Done. Thanks for your input. Coldcreation (talk) 12:41, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Changed Brief Mention of Phil Collins, Previous Text Incorrect[edit]

In the article, Phil Collins was incorrectly listed as lead singer and drummer since 2006. Phil Collins had been lead singer on "Genesis", "Invisible Touch" and "We Can't Dance" and that he was lead singer with the group on these three albums, at least. This was incorrect as the article on Phil Collins correctly identifies that Phil Collins became lead singer and drummer in 1976, after Peter Gabriel left the band in 1975. The corrected text in the firstg paragraph has only been changed to reflect the correct date Phil Collins became lead singer. It should be noted that Phil Collins left the band the first time in the 1990's. So, it's not possible that he's been klead singer since 2006, when he was the lead vocalist since the mid 70's. 2001:558:6007:98:310D:47E8:19B3:3A1E (talk) 01:05, 3 October 2014 (UTC)