The tarot cards have been spread out and the reading predicts an episode dedicated to the first solo album by a Genesis member: Steve Hackett’s 1975 debut effort, “Voyage of the Acolyte.” Is this the “lost Genesis album” as some have claimed? The Tabletop weighs in …
“Like the story that we wish was never ending, we know sometime we must reach that final page …” Phil Collins’ last studio album with Genesis, 1991’s “We Can’t Dance,” is discussed by the members of the Tabletop, as they try to keep a jovial mood amid such topics as abusive fathers, shady TV preachers, the hazards of railway construction, and worst of all – the inability to dance.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then fewer bands could be more flattered than Genesis, given the myriad of tribute bands and recreation projects that pay homage to their music. The Tabletop shares its take on this aspect of Genesis culture, and interview members of four diverse tribute acts; Adam Kromelow from the Genesis Piano Project; Heliopolis keyboardist Matt Brown from Los Angeles-based Cinema Show and Gabble Ratchet; Mike Morton and Howard Boder from England’s The Book of Genesis; and Joe Trainor from the Keep It Dark project.
Laughter, music (and perfume!) linger ’round the tabletop as the members dive deep in the motherlode that is 1978’s “… And Then There Were Three …” The lively discussion touches on Steve Hackett’s departure from the group and the “genesis” of the three-piece unit, while exploring everything from snowmen and all-star Indian tribes to pretty mamas and maidens fair.
Genesis and solo legend Steve Hackett sits down with members of the Tabletop to discuss his latest work, Wolflight, how he chose songs for his most recent career-spanning tour, the history behind a Genesis fan-favorite tune, and more!
Strap on your batwings and flower masks as the members of Tabletop Genesis discuss the band’s 1972 classic, Foxtrot. The expanded podcast covers everything from alien visitors and carved oak tables to restrictions on humanoid height – PLUS, almost an hour devoted to the magnum opus, “Supper’s Ready.”
Invisible Touch holds a special place in the hearts of many fans as their first introduction to the band, opening a doorway to their earlier “classic” material. For many others, it marked the final nail in the coffin of what was once a great band; in their ears, the album was “complete bollocks.” You might want to take cover behind sheets of double glazing as the members of Tabletop Genesis square off on the band’s divisive 1986 album.
Clive Nolan of Pendragon has called it “the album that made me want to be in a rock band,” and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters said it was “one of his drum bibles.” Now hear what the members of Tabletop Genesis have to say about the band’s 1977 double live album, Seconds Out. Plus, Tabletop Tom explains why he thinks a certain Spot the Pigeon track is for the birds.