Monday, June 1, 2009

Early Musical Influences

I was listening to a lot of Genesis as a kid when I was first playing D&D. I've no idea what effect that might have had on me as a kid, but I can't help but think that some of that 70's music was Gygaxian, or at least Tolkien inspired.

Dancing With the Moonlit Knight
... Lyrics... Interpreted

Dance on a Volcano ... Live Video and Lyrics

The Fountain of Salamacis ... Live Video and Lyrics

A Trick of the Tail ... (Lyrics)

There's a lot more from these years that's similarly themed, most of it was really led by the more talented Gabriel (vs. Collins), but I didn't give up on Genesis until after Abacab. The superb "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" album from 1974 was the band's peak, IMHO.


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