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Turn It On Again: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Genesis Paperback – 1 Nov 2004
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Dave Thompson is the British born author of over 100 books, largely dealing with rock and pop music (The Fall, Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart, The Sparks and many more), but also covering film, sports, philately, numismatics and erotica. He lives in Newark, Delaware and is married to writer Amy Hanson.
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However, I found - especially in the later chapters - the story going a little too far into Gabriel's activities to hold my attention. While it's obvious from the title, it distracts from the band's overall history to spend so much time on Gabriel to the detriment of the other members/former members. As a result, I think this book would be most enjoyed by Genesis fans who really feel that the band was at its very best when Gabriel was in it, and who followed Gabriel's subsequent career in tandem with Genesis.
One other thing is that this book could really do with an update. It stops in 2005, and would definitely benefit from the author and publisher adding another couple of chapters to bring up to date.
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When I entered college I discovered Peter Gabriel and was hit like a Sledgehammer with their older stuff. WOW To say I was hooked is an understatement. I still listen to Foxtrot, Lamb, and just bought PG'S New Blood. But this isn't about me, it's about Genesis.
One of the things I liked most was how Mr. Thompsom gives due credit to Phil Collins when he steps into the role of lead singer. If one listens closely to those old CD's, one can clearly hear Phil singing with Peter. After Gabriel left Genesis, I think it was good of him to note that they collaberatd quite a bit. Don't get me wrong, no one could truly replace Gabriel's deep emotive voice; but I don't think anyone could have done it better than Phil Collins.
I didn't know Phil was drumming on Eno's "Taking Tiger Mountain." My point is that there is a lot of neat snippits of info. crammed in this little gem of a book!
For me, simple slipshod errors make me think you're a sloppy writer, and you have a sloppy editor, and it calls everything else in your book into question. Two quick examples (off the top of my head): There are two different photos of Mike Rutherford where he is identified as Steve Hackett; and in a section discussing Phil's band Flaming Youth, keyboardist Brian Chatton is referred to more than once as "Brian Chatto". There are more, but I don't have them in mind right now.
The fact that the author proudly refers to himself as a die-hard fan since the 'Foxtrot' days kind of makes me ill...someone supposedly that into the band, and supposedly reverent of their legacy, should get the simple things right. Like musician's names. And I wonder if he really thinks Mike Rutherford IS Steve Hackett? Anyway, I was unable to take his book seriously as a whole. Anybody can get the big facts right...the minutia is the whole reason anyone into the band would want to read this book, and it is sorely lacking in this area. Little to no backstory on the musicians, etc. The author muffed it.
Read the book by the band themselves, or Armando Gallo's, if you can find it. Those are the only two worth reading.
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