Genesis, Invisible Touch (1986)
My aunty had the tape. And I thought it was so cool. Not just this tape – my aunty’s entire tape collection; we’re only talking about 25-30 tapes. But I was just so into them because it was everything that was on the radio – that sounds like a nightmare now (and would be) but as a youngster it was so cool to see music bottled; to be able to hear it when you wanted. And I learned so much from that tape collection. Eventually – when she made the shift to CDs – I inherited what was left of the tapes and I played them in my car. Genesis and Go West and stuff like that. I doubt I’ve listened to this as a record – on vinyl – but I’d never get rid of it. It’s easy to mock the Phil-era of Genesis or at least the 1980s Genesis but I loved the songs on this album at the time. And my cheap copy with a scruffy cover, the record’s label torn and faded, the actual LP scuffed, is just a souvenir really. I own a heap of Genesis – more than I ever listen to (these days) but there’s an embarrassment of riches in their career even if for so many they’re sure (perhaps even without ever listening) that the band is richly embarrassing.
Sample Track: Throwing It All Away
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