Genesis - Gods (The)

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Genesis - Gods (The)

1 CD(s) - Oldies - Label: Repertoire - Distributor: RSK/Gem Logistics - Released: 25/11/2002 - 4009910441824

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Review of "Genesis - Gods (The)"

published 03/02/2010 | RPB1968
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"The Gods were indeed with you in the 60's"

'The Gods' are probably not a band readily remembered by many from the sixties.
They did however very much exist and help start the careers of future Rolling Stone Mick Taylor and the L out of ELP, Greg Lake.

Both had left before the debut album in 1968 'Genesis'.

The Gods were formed by future Uriah Heep keyboard player Ken Hensley who was the remaining original member when the debut album was released. He was joined on the album by another future Heepster, drummer Lee Kerslake, bassist John Glascock later of Jethro Tull and guitar vocalist Joe Konas.

'Genesis' is a classic sixties release that has gone relatively unnoticed.

The content is typically sixties psychedelic pop with the hint in arrangement of what was round the corner as the seventies beckoned.

Tracks like ‘Towards the Skies’ and ‘Candles Getting Shorter’ hold very close links to the material evolving from the likes of the early Deep Purple and the American band Vanilla Fudge.

While the album holds a very strong Hammond Organ feel it has typical period elements classic pure pop.

‘Farthing Man’ was clearly a single waiting to happen whilst two tracks that made it as singles ‘Baby’s Rich’ and ‘Real Love Guaranteed’ somehow missed the cut.

The review appears to come over as a hard luck story as true fame was achieved as The Gods.

Far from it, the review is allowing belatedly the music lovers out there who adored the late sixties to have an opportunity of taking a look either again or probably the first time at a great band who made great music.

It is the early song writing of Ken Hensley that interests me most along with the vocals and guitar of Joe Konas who drifted from the music scene as the seventies started.

Track Listing
1. Towards the Skies
2. Candles Getting Shorter
3. You're My Life
4. Looking Glass
5. Misleading Colours
6. Radio Show
7. Plastic Horizon
8. Farthing Man
9. I Never Know
10. Time and Eternity
11. Baby's Rich
12. Somewhere in the Street
13. Hey Bulldog
14. Real Love Guaranteed

The sixties have are full of great bands and singers and most had their reputations forever carved in stone a very long time ago.

Here is a chance to belatedly make a case for a lost treasure that were The Gods’

If you like this you will have to track down their second release ‘To Samuel A Son’ to make up the collection. Equally as good you will not be disappointed.

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1 CD(s) - Oldies - Label: Repertoire - Distributor: RSK/Gem Logistics - Released: 25/11/2002 - 4009910441824

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