Name your Top 5 Genesis Songs

Apocalypse in 9/8 through to the end of Supper’s Ready
The second half of Cinema Show
I Know What I Like
Keep It Dark
Carpet Crawlers


I know what I like
Dance on a Volcano
Lamb lies down on Broadway

I have most of their albums, but I just haven’t played them in ages, no doubt there will be one of two from those

Another honorable mention: The Brazilian.

This would be very close to my list;for variety I’ll say:

  1. The Lamia
  2. Can-Utility And The Coastliners
  3. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
  4. Watcher Of The Skies
  5. The Fountain of Salmacis

Cinema Show
Home by the Sea/Second Home by the Sea
Musical Box
Duke’s Travels/Duke’s End

[li]Watcher of the Skies[/li][li]The Return of The Giant Hogweed[/li][li]The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway[/li][li]Get Em Out By Friday[/li][li]Squonk[/li][/ol]

Cinema Show
Unquiet Slumber for the Sleepers\In That Quite Earth
Deep in the Mother Lode
Supper’s Ready
Behind the Lines

I get chills just from reading your lists. I haven’t heard most of those songs in years, but I still remember all the lyrics. My most-listened-to band ever.

  1. It
  2. Ripples
  3. Dreaming While You Sleep
  4. Home by the Sea
  5. Burning Rope

I can’t think of 5, but I liked “I Can’t Dance” a lot.

That’s a very disturbing song.

I’ve been a Genesis fan all my life. As mentioned in this thread, this is hard to do, not only because of the size of the collection, but also because of the “stages” they went through (with Gabriel, after Gabriel but with Hackett, post-Hackett).

Anyway (they say she comes on a pale horse), here are my top 5:

  1. Cinema Show / Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (OK, that’s 2, but the songs DO loop around)
  2. The Musical Box
  3. The Lamia
  4. Entangled
  5. Home By The Sea / Second Home By The Sea

HM: Fountain of Salmacis, The Knife, In The Cage, Carpet Crawlers, Squonk, Dance on a Volcano, Domino 1 & 2, Supper’s Ready

Off the top of my head:

Cinema Show
Blood on the Rooftops
Can-Utility and the Coastliners
Carpet Crawlers
Turn It On Again

There really are many to choose from, and tomorrow my list may be different.

Man of Our Time
Dancing With the Moonlit Knight
Duke intro/outro
I Know What I Like (in Your Wardrobe)
The Return of the Giant Hogweed

ETA - jesus fuck I hate “That’s All” - what a pedestrian, by-the-numbers, flaccid, hacked-out piece of toxic flotsam.
“Invisible Touch” also doesn’t do a whole lot for me.

I don’t know a lot of Genesis, and maybe I like Collins’s solo stuff more; but I can name a few:

  1. Land of Confusion
  2. Time Table
  3. That’s All
  4. No Son of Mine
  5. Dreaming While You Sleep

And really, I could have put three different things from 3-5. A bunch of Peter Gabriel’s solo stuff and Phil Collins’s solo stuff would be higher than most of them.

I like them, but I see what you mean.

I think “That’s All” and “Throwing It All Away” do that kind of pop very well. “Invisible Touch”–well, I liked it well enough when I was fourteen.

Actually, if it were, “songs by people connected to Genesis,” my list would be something like:

  1. Silent Running (Mike + the Mechanics)
  2. In the Air Tonight (Phil)
  3. Land of Confusion
  4. Time Table
  5. Take Me Home (Phil)
  6. In Your Eyes (Peter)
  7. Big Time (Peter)
  8. I Wish It Would Rain Down (Phil)
  9. Don’t Give Up (Peter w/ Kate Bush)
    then other stuff by Genesis, including the big pop hits, about a third of We Can’t Dance, and “Supper’s Ready.”

I am such a 1980’s child.

sure I’ll go with that.

also “Back In NYC” - whole lotta time signature fun in that puppy, especially in about the last minute.

  1. In the Cage
  2. Dancing with the Moonlit Knight
  3. I know what I like (In your wardrobe)
  4. Firth of Fifth
  5. Follow you, follow me.
  1. Blood on the Rooftops
  2. Fading Lights
  3. The Musical Box
  4. Dancing With The Moonlight Night
  5. Driving the Last Spike.

I’m sure I’d pick a different 5 tomorrow

Supper’s Ready
Firth of Fifth (for the guitar solo)
Snowbound (not much love for this?)