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 13 – “Face Value”

phil collins face valueThe Tabletop members have their air drums ready as they tackle Phil Collins’ debut solo album, “Face Value,” and one of the most iconic drum fills in history. Plus, there’s not a dry eye around the table as the group delves into the melancholy world that is the Phil Collins love song.

“Say It’s Alright Joe” from the 1980 Duke Tour

As mentioned in our “And Then There Were Three” podcast, the live version of “Say It’s Alright Joe” was extended to more than twice the length of the album version, mostly due to Phil’s theatrics. And you can hear that “drunk” Phil had quite a lot to deal with from “drunk” audience members!

This song didn’t rate as high with the female members of the Tabletop as it did with the men. What do you think? Does it come across as a testosterone-heavy track?

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 10 – “Foxtrot”

foxtrotStrap 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.”

Tabletop Genesis Episode 08 – “Invisible Touch”

invisible touchInvisible 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.