I was just reading about why Air’s Nicolas Godin loves Groundhog Day and thinking about how “Surfing On A Rock” sounds like Genesis. It’s my new favorite track from Talkie Walkie, and if you imagine it with vocals by Phil Collins, it totally sounds like a poppy outtake from Invisible Touch.
I realize Genesis is not cool, but we can’t listen to indie rock 24/7, can we? Here’s an awesome scene from American Psycho in which Christian Bale’s character takes a break from dismembering girls with chainsaws to discuss the band’s crowning achievement.
|INT. BATEMAN’S APARTMENT – NIGHT
Bateman puts out a lace teddy. He motions to Christie to put it on.
Bateman starts to undress.
Sabrina dances awkwardly. Christie sits on the bed.
Bateman knots a silk scarf around Christie’s neck – rather menacingly – then helps her into some suede gloves.
He turns on the video camera.
And … SCENE!
He may be insane, but everything said about Genesis is accurate. You can tell the script was written by a true fan! Unfortunately, I don’t have an MP3 of “In Too Deep” for you at the moment. BUT, here’s the entire Abacab album available for download at some Russian site. Правила/закачки (right-click/save-target-as)…
By this time in the band’s career (1982), Phil, Mike, and Tony hadn’t completely deserted their prog roots; so Abacab is sort of confused: there are some horrible missteps as well as a few surprisingly straightforward radio hits. I recommend “Man On The Corner.” (Fun fact: the title track is called “Abacab” because originally it had a an A-B-A-C-A-B structure. OK, that fact wasn’t that much fun.)
Anyway, yeah, this post was pretty fucking boring. If you don’t like Genesis, you might wanna check out downloadable silence.