THE BIG GENESIS POLL, Part One: The Prog Years

At Christmas 2014, the BBC broadcast an updated Genesis documentary ‘Together & Apart’.  It had been some time since the previous feature length document of the band had been pieced together – 1992’s excellent ‘A History’ – and so, any focus on the much neglected Ray Wilson era and the ‘Calling All Stations’ album was anticipated by fans.  As well as including interviews with the five members of the classic 70s era in the same room, this was to be event television for the Genesis fan.

At least in theory.
The five members of the classic line up – Peter Gabriel, Michael Rutherford, Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Steve Hackett – were reunited for interview, though you’d hardly know that Hackett was there, being cropped from almost every shot and hardly ever spoken to.  It was obvious that Banks did not want to be there at all, coming across as a very bitter man, sniping at Hackett’s contributions to the band on more than one occasion.  1973’s classic album ‘Selling England By The Pound’ was given a whole ninety seconds of discussion (or thereabouts); 1976’s ‘Wind & Wuthering’ appeared to never even have existed…and as for Ray Wilson?  Ray who?

In all, a terrible document of a great band.  Despite receiving an extended release on blu-ray disc, most fans agreed that they’d probably never watch this again, preferring instead to remember the band as they’d been presented in ‘A History’, a brilliant documentary consigned to dusty VHS forever, never having a DVD reissue.

At Real Gone, we love Genesis, and we know lots of you do too.
In the tradition of earlier RG polls discussing the works of Led Zeppelin and Queen, we’d very much like to find out what your Genesis favourites are.  First up – the progressive years 1969-76.  Is it going to be a landlide victory for ‘Supper’s Ready’, slices of ‘Lamb’ and ‘Watcher of the Skies’, or do you love something a little more obscure?  …And what of 1969’s psychedelic oddity ‘From Genesis To Revelation’?  Is it destined to be forever unloved?   Let the polls decide!

You have ten votes.  Cast them well. Polls close at midnight on Sunday.

What are your favourite Genesis songs from 1969-76?

  • Supper's Ready (7%, 235 Votes)
  • Firth of Fifth (6%, 204 Votes)
  • The Cinema Show (6%, 201 Votes)
  • The Musical Box (6%, 179 Votes)
  • Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (4%, 119 Votes)
  • The Carpet Crawlers (4%, 117 Votes)
  • Watcher of the Skies (4%, 112 Votes)
  • Dance on a Volcano (3%, 99 Votes)
  • Blood on the Rooftops (3%, 98 Votes)
  • Afterglow (3%, 94 Votes)
  • Ripples (3%, 93 Votes)
  • In The Cage (3%, 92 Votes)
  • Entangled (3%, 90 Votes)
  • The Knife (3%, 79 Votes)
  • Los Endos (3%, 79 Votes)
  • Squonk (2%, 69 Votes)
  • The Fountain of Salmacis (2%, 68 Votes)
  • Can-Utility and the Coastliners (2%, 67 Votes)
  • The Lamia (2%, 62 Votes)
  • One For The Vine (2%, 61 Votes)
  • The Return of the Giant Hogweed (2%, 58 Votes)
  • The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (2%, 55 Votes)
  • Stagnation (2%, 53 Votes)
  • Mad Man Moon (2%, 51 Votes)
  • Eleventh Earl of Mar (2%, 49 Votes)
  • I Know What I Like (1%, 47 Votes)
  • Fly on a Windshield (1%, 45 Votes)
  • In That Quiet Earth (1%, 38 Votes)
  • Back In NYC (1%, 34 Votes)
  • The Battle of Epping Forest (1%, 33 Votes)
  • Get 'em Out By Friday (1%, 30 Votes)
  • The Chamber of 32 Doors (1%, 22 Votes)
  • Looking For Someone (1%, 21 Votes)
  • Broadway Melody of 1974 (1%, 20 Votes)
  • Horizons (1%, 19 Votes)
  • A Trick of the Tail (1%, 18 Votes)
  • Harold The Barrel (1%, 18 Votes)
  • Unquiet Slumbers For the Sleepers (1%, 17 Votes)
  • Anyway (1%, 16 Votes)
  • Seven Stones (1%, 16 Votes)
  • Time Table (0%, 15 Votes)
  • It (0%, 15 Votes)
  • Robbery, Assault & Battery (0%, 13 Votes)
  • The Supernatural Anaesthetist (0%, 13 Votes)
  • Hairless Heart (0%, 13 Votes)
  • Wot Gorilla? (0%, 12 Votes)
  • White Mountain (0%, 12 Votes)
  • The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging (0%, 11 Votes)
  • Your Own Special Way (0%, 11 Votes)
  • The Waiting Room (0%, 10 Votes)
  • Riding The Scree (0%, 10 Votes)
  • Harlequin (0%, 10 Votes)
  • The Light Dies Down on Broadway (0%, 10 Votes)
  • After The Ordeal (0%, 10 Votes)
  • The Colony of Slippermen (0%, 10 Votes)
  • Dusk (0%, 9 Votes)
  • Visions of Angels (0%, 9 Votes)
  • Cuckoo Cocoon (0%, 8 Votes)
  • Silent Sorrow In Empty Boats (0%, 7 Votes)
  • More Fool Me (0%, 7 Votes)
  • All In a Mouse's Night (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Lilywhite Lilith (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Aisle of Plenty (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Counting Out Time (0%, 5 Votes)
  • For Absent Friends (0%, 5 Votes)
  • The Conqueror (0%, 5 Votes)
  • In The Wilderness (0%, 3 Votes)
  • One Day (0%, 3 Votes)
  • The Silent Sun (0%, 3 Votes)
  • A Place To Call My Own (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Am I Very Wrong? (0%, 2 Votes)
  • In The Rapids (0%, 2 Votes)
  • In Hiding (0%, 1 Votes)
  • In The Beginning (0%, 1 Votes)
  • In Limbo (0%, 1 Votes)
  • The Serpent (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Where The Sour Turns To Sweet (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Ravine (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Fireside Song (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Window (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 350

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2 thoughts on “THE BIG GENESIS POLL, Part One: The Prog Years

  1. Bound to be SR so I voted elsewhere. As at time of writing this: blimey, someone has voted for All In A Mouse’s Night!

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