I have mixed feelings about Phil Collins’ announcement that there may be a Genesis reunion, one that would even reunite the band with onetime frontman Peter Gabriel (center, shirtless) some 30 years after he left the rest of the guys (from left to right, Collins, Tony Banks, Steve Hackett, and Mike Rutherford) behind. Much as the prog-rock geek in me would love to hear a Gabriel-fronted Genesis knocking out live renditions of ”The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” and ”Supper’s Ready” in 2006, I still fear that this is a terrible idea. If we get to hear gems like ”The Musical Box” and ”The Carpet Crawl” from the Gabriel era, will we have to sit through latter-day pop-junk like ”Illegal Alien” and ”Invisible Touch”?
What do you think, PopWatchers? Do you yearn to hear a reunited Genesis? Do you prefer the Gabriel-fronted Genesis or the Collins-era Genesis? And which Genesis songs would you most like to hear in concert?
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