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

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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

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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

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Genesis is a lazy ass bitch that is annoying and ugly asf. She doesn't like drama and doesn't like pickles. Other than that she is nice and a good friend ... I guess .And OML SHE IS A FAT ASS WHO LOVES TACOS AS MUCH AS SHE LOVES JUSTIN BIEBER!!! (This goes out to a specific Genesis (B)) idk about the other Genesis's ... Welp thanks for wasting ur time to read this ... Goodbye ✌🏼️
Genesis - a taco lover
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Premier term indicating a person's genetic code.
"The genesis of this individual is very unique..."
by Dave January 15, 2004

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Made by Sega, its the gretest video gameing system to this date.
Fuck anyone who disagrees.
Gunstar heros and Beyond Oasis pwn j00 soul.
by Flame060 February 16, 2005

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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

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