Thursday, September 15, 2011

Genesis / Motown

Back when Peter Gabriel was still with Genesis, the band was quoted as saying one of their big influences was Motown.  Right.

However, when Watcher of the Skies recently popped up on my iPod during a shuffle, I noticed how tight the rhythm section of Michael Rutherford and Phil Collins sounded.  Not exactly the Funk Brothers, you know, but still, I thought, maybe there is something to that...

Now, almost 40 years later, Phil Collins has recorded an album with the surviving members of the original Funk Brothers.  OK, so maybe they were serious about the Motown thing after all.