Tabletop Genesis Episode 25 – “Selling England by the Pound”

Selling England by the PoundTake a little trip back with the Tabletop as they embark on the musical journey that is 1973’s Selling England by the Pound. Wimpy dreams, undinal songs, and east-end protection rights are explored in depth, and Steve Hackett shares his track-by-track memories of this iconic Genesis album.

Tabletop Genesis Episode 19 – “The Album Covers”

From the “how much more black could it be?” cover of From Genesis to Revelation to the ectoplasmic font of Calling All Stations, the members of the Tabletop put their spin on the album artwork of Genesis. Plus, we’re counting down the Top 10 Genesis Album Covers as chosen by you, the listeners! [Note: the giveaway mentioned in the episode has now ended]

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Tabletop Genesis Episode 18 – “Interview with Mike Keneally”

mike keneallyIn this special holiday episode, guitarist/songwriter extraordinaire Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Joe Satriani, Dethklok, and many more) discusses his passion for the music of Genesis. Mike touches on all aspects of his fandom, from how he first discovered the band and drawing The Lamb cover from memory, to creating his own custom Ant Phillips playlists! Plus, Mike recalls how he experienced a “close encounter of the frisbee kind” in 1977 at his first Genesis concert.

Check out Mike’s music at www.keneally.com, or wherever fine music is available.

Tabletop Genesis Episode 16 – “Voyage of the Acolyte”

steve-hackett-voyage-of-the-acolyteThe 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 …

Tabletop Genesis Episode 14 – Tribute Bands

tribute bandsIf 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.

Tabletop Genesis Episode 12 – “… And Then There Were Three … “

and then there were threeLaughter, 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.

Tabletop Genesis Episode 11 – Steve Hackett Interview

steve hackett tabletop genesisGenesis 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!