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Posted: 02 Sep 08, 10:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah yes, what a good album... but a strange choice for the author? I didn't know Roger was into progressive rock, especially Genesis.

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Posted: 02 Sep 08, 11:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its a strange choice, but I learnt somewhere a while ago that Roger was in contention to be Genesis's drummer at one point a long time ago, so theres a long connection there.
Phil collins has drummed with Queen, and I THINK Roger drummed with Genesis when they played that early 90's festival together - the one that ended up being Phil Collins last gig with Genesis before he quit.
Its quite possible Roger is both a fan and friend of the band in that case.


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Posted: 02 Sep 08, 11:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Genesis & Queen did some gigs together in the early days. Roger is a close friend of Mike Rutherford - I'm sure there are more connections.

Anyway - can't wait for this boxset. Supper's Ready in 5.1!

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Posted: 02 Sep 08, 14:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not sure why he's writing on Foxtrot... I would have thought his input would have come on Trick Of The Tail since he was asked by Phil to replace him on drums so that he can focus on vocals.

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Posted: 02 Sep 08, 14:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmm.... Maybe Roger can go back to Brian and John and show them what Genesis has been doing to their old catalog lately, instead of focusing on one album from 1975.

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Posted: 02 Sep 08, 14:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lol... in our dreams!

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Posted: 02 Sep 08, 15:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jimmy Dean wrote:

Not sure why he's writing on Foxtrot... I would have thought his input would have come on Trick Of The Tail since he was asked by Phil to replace him on drums so that he can focus on vocals.


No he wasn't. Phil and Roger were contenders for the drumming role in Genesis when their drummer John Silver left in 1970. Phil auditioned, Roger didn't.

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Posted: 02 Sep 08, 18:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Hmmm.... Maybe Roger can go back to Brian and John and show them what Genesis has been doing to their old catalog lately, instead of focusing on one album from 1975.


What album is that then???? lol


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Posted: 02 Sep 08, 18:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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No he wasn't. Phil and Roger were contenders for the drumming role in Genesis when their drummer John Silver left in 1970. Phil auditioned, Roger didn't.


I thought Roger was mentioned as a choice before Bruford landed the short stint. Perhaps that was just talk, nothing official.

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Posted: 03 Sep 08, 01:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's not like they're expecting a lenghty essay from him... The previous boxsets had about two pages of general impressions for each album in the booklet of the bonus disc.

(And that means any Roger fanatics don't need to bother buying the individual album!)