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
Literally the best band ever, prog rock. Cooked to perfection by Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett
Genesis: I'm counting out time, reaction none to happy,
Please don't slap me,
I'm a red blooded male and the book said I could not fail.
I'm counting out time, I got unexpected distress from my mistress,
I'll get my money back from the bookstore right away.
Erongenous zones I question you-
Without you, what would a poor boy do?
Without you, mankind handkinds thru' the blues.
by Bobherb97 March 23, 2015
SEGA's last great console before they wasted their money on add-ons and mediocre-quality consoles like the SEGA CD and the SEGA 32X.
If SEGA followed similar marketing strategies and advertising efforts on one single console as they did on the Genesis before 1992, and not wasted so much money on poor product ideas, the company would still be making consoles today.
by AYB October 31, 2003
Internet Stalker. Someone who ropes chicks in online by lying to them. In reality, he lives with his mom and is fat.
I went all Genesis on Nimi, but she was already taken.
by Sylvanoshi69 August 24, 2010
Premier term indicating a person's genetic code.
"The genesis of this individual is very unique..."
by Dave January 15, 2004
The smallest school in all of Brooklyn.
I graduated from Genesis and was so glad to enter a new school with multiple hallways.
by Anonymous July 05, 2003
An awesome progressive/arena rock band formed in England during the early 1970s under Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins. When Gabriel finally left at the end of the 70s, Phil Collins soon took over as the band's frontman after countless auditions to find a new lead singer. It was the Phil Collins era in which Genesis experienced its highest popularity and greatest commercial success. The members of Genesis are still together, but their official active career ended during the mid-90s.
With Phil Collins as the lead singer, Genesis was a far greater band than it was during the 1970s. After Peter Gabriel left, future success would prove even better than before, as the band spawned hits including "Abacab", "Turn It On Again", "That's All", "Invisible Touch", "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight", "Jesus He Knows Me", and "No Son of Mine".
by The Midwestrn Soldier March 20, 2005

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