Thursday, April 07, 2016
Genesis: Seconds Out (1977)
Seconds Out is the second live record from Genesis. Since Phil had assumed vocals duties, the band needed someone to take over drums for live shows. So, this record features the drumming of Chester Thompson and Bill Bruford--one of my favourite drummers. Bill Bruford, apart from his own solo efforts, has been part of Genesis (briefly), Yes, and King Crimson. Chester Thompson was Genesis's touring drummer for 30 years. He also played with Frank Zappa and others.
I think this is a great document of Genesis live in the late 70s, for all of us too young to have seen them on stage. I recently saw the When in Rome DVD and I have to say that it is pretty darned good too.