Covering the years: 1967-1996 - "The scattered pages of a
book by the sea..."
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What is The Genesis Discography?
It is the Genesis fan's companion, a compendium of information
about the band and its releases. Some of the stuff you'll find
- Information on band members
and other personalities
- Albums and singles and other releases by the band
- Solo albums and singles and other releases by all
current, former, and other band members and almost members
- Bootlegs, radio shows,
and other unofficial releases
- A complete Brand X discography
- A brief history of Genesis
- Explanation of Elements in Songs (literary,
historical, mythological, British references in songs are explained)
- The Annotated Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (what is
the Lamb about, anyway?)
- Tour Dates, Set Lists, And Gear (what they played,
when, and using what instruments)
To all inquirers who ask the most frequently asked question: I
have no idea about the release date of Wind and Wuthering; I've
never been able to get the straight story on it.
February, 2003: I was able to find out the true story of "The
Ghost of Mayfield Lodge" directly from Percy Jones, in his own
Mayfield Lodge does exist, it's located in Shortlands in Kent, I
lived there from about 1972 to 1977. It was
originally a coach house for an estate that at some
point was converted into a Flat (apartment). There were 3 of us
living there, two of us were bass players and the
other guy was a tech who worked for the Ministry of
Defense, after a while we all started to hear strange
things, though no-one actually saw anything (Thank goodness) .
We later found out that a stable boy had hung himself in what used to be
a hay loft, which had subsequently been converted into a
bathroom. We assumed that the strange "goings
on" were connected to him.
Similarly, I once asked John Goodsall through the
Brand X manager (at the time) about the lyrics to "Act of
Will". There were never any written lyrics, and Goodsall did not
remember what he had sung. I expect they were demo lyrics that got
into the final version much like The Police's "Masako