Probably the most representative Progressive-Art Rock band ever.
Albums like Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot and Selling England By The Pound are absolute masterpieces of 20th century's music.
The only real Genesis is the Mk2 lineup: Peter Gabriel (voice, flute), Steve Hackett (guitar), Mike Rutherford (rithm guitar, 12 strings guitar), Tony Banks (keyboards) and Phil Collins (drums, backing vocals). After Gabriel's and Hackett's departure (respecctively in 1975 and 1977), the band committed the most disgusting musical suicide of all times. Under the influence of Collins, Genesis kept the original name but threw away a decade of good music and intellectual honesty by becoming a ridiculous pop band. People who declare to prefer the Collins-era Genesis are likely to be fucking morons or not interested in good music at all, thus deserving the title of fucking morons anyway.

Gabriel and Hackett then started a fruitful and highly appreciated solo career, while Collins began writing corny, useless love songs.
Banks released some solo works too; nothing interesting or musically relevant, though. Rutherford formed pop rock group "Mike and The Mechanics", a forgettable easy listening hits factory.
If you put a bunch of progressive-rock lovers into a room and asked them to vote for their all-time favorite classic prog group, I suspect that Genesis would win handily. A perfect example of this popularity is the fact that no other group has so strongly influenced the so-called neo-prog bands of the 80s and 90s. When it was time for prog to make a comeback, it was mostly Genesis to which the new young musicians turned. Would there even be a Marillion, Pendragon, IQ, Citizen Cane, Jadis, Magellan, Glass Hammer, Cairo, Crucible, Like Wendy, Flamborough Head, Sylvan, or Metaphor (to name only a few) if there had never been a Genesis? No way!
by Davide March 14, 2005
A progressive rock band of the late 60s and 70s that gradually progressed to pop rock after singer Peter Gabriel and guitarist Steve Hackett left. Last album, sans drummer/singer Phil Collins, was "Calling All Stations" which some fans consider to be a crime against humanity.
"Genesis was a great pop band."

"Genesis was a boring prog band."

"Genesis was a terrible pop band."

"Genesis was a rockin' prog band."

"I sure do love Genesis!"

"Have you heard a Peter Gabriel Genesis song on a classic rock station? I haven't."
by GIANT HOGWEED LIVES May 02, 2005
Genesis is beautiful, sweet, loving and has long brown hair. She does her best to keep you happy. If she laughs at your jokes she loves you. If she finds you interesting you won a place in her heart. She might just hate you for it. Genesis likes it when her way of thinking is challenged. She's your best friend and wants the best for you. Sometimes she may seem lost or hard to figure out but eventually you'll get where she's coming from. Genesis is spontaneous she is willing to try new things. When you meet Genesis always keep her in your life you won't regret it.
Genesis is goddess.
by lostin_mordor May 10, 2014
The first book of the Old Testament; -- so called by the Greek translators, from its containing the history of the creation of the world and of the human race. (Judeo-Christian Religion)
Genesis 1:1 -- "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."
by Intrama February 01, 2004
New begining
the genesis of man kind from the primortal ozze
by D April 07, 2003
the beginning
Genesis is in the bible
by Jmoney98 May 26, 2011
Prog rock legends
Genesis Prog rock legends
by lordcravat May 07, 2009
The most beautiful girl I've ever met. I really want to marry her...DAMN YOU WILLY FERRER!!!!!!!!!!!!! :'(
"Teehee!" :P ...She's so innocent. Heh.
by Vigilante aerio January 16, 2005

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