Wednesday Roundup

Here are a few things I’ve been meaning to post but haven’t fit them in anywhere:

  • Great resource for finding free movies online.
  • Game of Thrones playlist on Grooveshark. If you like it you can grab the soundtrack to the first season here.
  • And last but not least, we have a playlist of piano virtuoso Michael Kuhlmann playing Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. Here he is playing Genesis:

More Genesis

Here are two great Genesis albums I was exposed to as a kid via my dad’s and uncles record collections. The first is ‘Selling England By the Pound‘ and the second, ‘A Trick of the Tail‘, is the first album with Phil Collins doing lead vocals (replacing Peter Gabriel and previously doing drums and backing vocals).

Both are great albums worth a full listen, with Selling England By the Pound now widely regarded/claimed as an early progressive masterpiece. I remember being fascinated by the album cover and always wondered how they came up with their seemingly crazy but interesting songs and how they could remember such long and complicated songs. My only guess is weed and spicy chips. Enjoy.

Keep It Dark

Genesis was one of my favorite bands growing up in the 80’s and was a huge influence on my taste for progressive rock next to Yes and Pink Floyd. Abacab (1981) is one of those albums I first bought on vinyl, then later on cassette to be able to play in my car, and then finally on cd when I hooked up my first cd player. It’s a great summertime album. Here’s my favorite, ‘Keep It Dark’, played live in Phildelphia in 1983: