The band Genesis certainly had quite the journey into success. Although most people know the band as being led by Phil Collin’s, it was actually Peter Gabriel who had been the original singer for the popular band. The members had met in Charterhouse School and went through several different trial and errors with band members until finally settling on vocalist Peter Gabriel, keyboardist Tony Banks, guitarist Anthony Phillips, bassist and guitarist Mike Rutherford, and drummer Chris Stewart. However, it did not take too long for the dedicated members to stick and amazingly by their early teens, the band Genesis has been signed to a record label! Throughout much of the 60’s and 70’s the band was testing the waters and doing their best to keep their head above water in the industry. By the early 70’s Phil Collins had replaced the drummer and the band began to grow in popularity. However, their was tension within the band and it ultimately resulted in Gabriel quitting and Phil taking his place. The band was unsure how they could continue or they could find success without Gabriel in the band. However, it soon became clear that things would be much better than okay for Genesis.
In the 80’s they began to transform into a more progressive sound that really intrigued critics and audiences. After a brief hiatus to pursue solo careers the band came back together to record their album “Invisible Touch.” The Break did them very well because when the album was released to the public it immediately became one of the bands best selling albums! Several of their biggest hits also came off of Invisible touch and ultimately helped solidify them as a major band in music history! One of the most popular songs from the album is their hit single “Land of Confusion.” The song’s music video featured puppets from the UK sketch show Spitting Image and garnered a lot of attention from MTV for its unique style. It is no question that the album Invisible Touch helped make Gensis that mcuh more of a success. However, with or without the album they created a series of albums and work that make them a true legend in the music world! To watch the wild music video for their popular song “Land of Confusion” click the video below!