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The Invisible Miracle Sledgehammer Edition

The Invisible Miracle Sledgehammer Edition

Update: 2019-05-314
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When a band member leaves to go solo, usually it means the band’s best days are over. That’s what everybody thought when Peter Gabriel left Genesis in the ’70s. Except not only did the band survive—fronted by drummer-turned-singer Phil Collins, they got bigger. Then Collins went solo…except he didn’t ditch Genesis. In fact, his success made them bigger—one of the definitive pop bands of the 1980s, as Collins’s monstrous drum sound took over pop music. By mid-decade, current and former members of Genesis—even side projects from its guitarists—were all competing head-to-head on the Billboard charts. On Hit Parade, we explore the knotty family tree of Genesis, the unlikeliest group ever to become a Hot 100 juggernaut.

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Tiffany Thornton

this episode is fantastic

Jun 25th
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The Invisible Miracle Sledgehammer Edition

The Invisible Miracle Sledgehammer Edition

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