posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 07:58 PM
I'm a big fan myself of Phil Collins, so no shame there...sure his latest albums are bad but who cares.
From 76 to 95 he was one of THE best artists around, a great drummer, a great singer, a great composer and an all around cool relaxed guy.
Wherever someone likes him or not, he influenced music a lot. Just to name one, Nine Inch Nails's first album by Trent Reznor seems heavy influenced
by Phil's great early 80's albums.
I too was influenced by him, I covered one song
till now and maybe others
I love what he did with Genesis too! In fact, I don't mind saying that he was technically much better than Peter Gabriel. Peter was ok but I just
can't stand his horrible live singing. The music in the general went from progressive to pop, Duke, Abacab and Genesis we're great in between albums
and, other than a couple songs, Invisible Touch and We can't Dance went really more into pop. Genesis continued for one album after Phil left,
replaced by Ray Wilson who had a really cool voice but just didn't have the range of Phil and all songs had to be taken a couple steps down which
ruined the energy...anyway, Calling All Stations was a pretty good album.
Leaving Genesis was actually good for Peter Gabriel in my opinion! He sang much better afterwards and he did some hella good songs in the 70's 80's
like Solsbury hill, Red Rain, Sledge Hammer, Your Eyes and others.