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Recommended - a unique insight on a progressive rock legend
on 6 May 2018
I downloaded the kindle version of this book and found it a really enjoyable read. The way Mike Rutherford juxtaposed his career with that of his father, with whom he had a fairly difficult relationship was an interesting twist. This was aided by the fact that his father had written his own autobiography about his naval career and retirement years and many extracts from this were featured throughout. The main thrust of Mike's narrative was, as you would imagine, his Genesis years and being one of the two members of the band that were ever present (Tony Banks being the other one) his perspective on the band's legacy was fascinating to read. It was a surprise that he glossed over the Mike & the Mechanics years somewhat and the period after the Genesis glory years was more rushed than the detailed descriptions up to that point, but for hard core Genesis fans of long standing such as myself (my first Genesis gig being in May 1972),the essential stuff was covered in some detail, with many an interesting anecdote to savour. The ideas for many a classic Genesis moment initially sprang from Mike Rutherford's muse prior to being arranged by the rest of the band including: The Musical Box, Watcher of the Skies, The Cinema Show, Back in NYC, Dance on a Volcano, Eleventh Earl of Mar, Follow You Follow Me, Turn It On Again, Mama and Land of Confusion to name but ten! Recommended - a unique insight on a progressive rock legend.