He’s one of the most talented artists of our time, and most people take him for granted as just an english fellow who sings light hits. There is much more than meets the eye to Mr Collins, and this article will showcase some of his most memorable performances that elevated him to legendary status in both his solo material, and his work with Genesis.
When the majority thinks of the band Genesis, they most likely are reminded of the top ten tracks that flooded mainstream radio in the eighties. Its important not only to acknowledge the bands highly underestimated talent, but also to appreciate their immense impact on progressive music for bands like Dream Theater to do what they do today.
Songs like this became the perfect launch pad for Phil to express his sporadic insanity on stage while delivering a powerful vocal performance. Its heavily influenced by the blues, but has a dramatic flair of intensity carried on from the great Peter Gabriel who previously fronted the band.
In the Air Tonight
He’s one of the few people in the world who made a drum part so famous that almost any music fan can identify the song just by hearing that one part. The song harbors a restrained anger that breaks free in certain moments and is fully unleashed at the end with that iconic drum break.
Who can forget that memorable scene from American Psycho where he goes into eloquent detail about Collins’ music? Its extremely creepy, but whats even crazier is that his monologue is completely accurate.
I always find it more interesting to delve into peoples favorite music without restraint, and find out what artists some people might hesitate to admit taking a liking to. Who are some of your favorite bands or artists that people would be surprised to know you enjoy? Keep the conversation going by sharing your thoughts in the comment section below!