Monday, March 24, 2008

TVD's Daily Wax | Genesis "Duke"

It's a tough life over here at TVD, what with having to conjure up some fine, fine music each week--rummaging through the archives to find the killer overlooked tracks and the hidden gems amidst the vinyl stacks. Yet, there's a deep, dark underbelly to this pursuit: the guilty pleasure. They're LP's or bands you might not admit to liking in public conversation, but at home, squirreled away, you're tapping your toe and singing along to some seriously suspect selections. So, in the name of transparency and candor, we'll pull back the curtain a bit and reveal a few dark, dark secrets this week...and we hope you'll forgive us.

Now, I can already hear the gasps of horror and disgust from my blog brethren Mick and Davy - but dammit, this is a fine record. I'm no Genesis or Phil FAN, but from first track to last (and at age 13) I was hooked. Tuneful, NOT ponderous nor fey (Hi Pete!) this release has some fine sequential moments they were to never repeat again. (Abacab has a moment or two - but naah.) Let fly with the barbs!

Genesis - Duchess (Mp3)
Genesis - Misunderstanding (Mp3)
Genesis - Turn It On Again (Mp3)
Genesis - Alone Tonight (Mp3)
Genesis - Please Don't Ask (Mp3)