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When purple things are pulsating on your mind, I'm the one whose clock you want to clean. Aiding is Sparky, the Astral Plane Zen Pup Dog from his mountain stronghold on the Northernmost Island of the Happy Ninja Island chain, this blog will also act as a journal to my wacky antics at an entertainment company and the progress of my self published comic book, The Deposit Man which only appears when I damn well feel like it. Real Soon Now.

Saturday, November 08, 2008



You know with all this hate towards the result of what's occured with the passing of Proposition 8 happening just outside the PP Guru's office ( the PP Guru's office at Sony Pictures Television is just two buildings away from the Los Angeles Federal Building - and just a mere quarter of a mile away from the Big Fat Ass Mormon Church who helped funded the stupid bill ): the riots and protests are getting out of control.

So the PP Guru, racing in his see- through nighty tunics, wants to try to contain the situation and he thinks dressing up like a flower will fill the bill nicely

A flower....?

That's right - a flower coming to a Best Buy or Border's near you on Tuesday November 11th:

A fun PP Guru fact for those who don't know: The moniker of the Purple Pinup Guru ( that's PP Guru for short; PP to all his prog rocking comic book collecting nerd entourage) was immaculately derived from the Genesis song off the Selling England By The Pound album called "The Battle of Epping Forest" from this sample lyric:

But now, with a pin-up guru every week,
Its love, peace & truth incorporated for all who seek.

Also it's been said that Deposit Man creator and writer Cary Coatney got the idea to simply not number or title his comic book covers and stories from the 4 eponymous solo albums that singer Peter Gabriel released after leaving Genesis.

So there you go.

Genesis 1970–1975
Genesis 1970–1975 cover
Box set by Genesis
Released 10 November 2008 (Europe)
11 November 2008
(North America)
Recorded 1969-1974
Genre Progressive rock
Label EMI (Europe)
Atlantic/Rhino (North America)
Producer Genesis
John Anthony
David Hitchcock
John Burns
Professional reviews
Genesis chronology

Genesis 1970-1975 is a forthcoming box set of five studio albums by Genesis featuring Peter Gabriel. It will be released on 10 November 2008 in Europe by EMI and on 11 November 2008 in North America by Atlantic/Rhino. The 7-CD/6-DVD box set includes newly remixed versions of the albums Trespass, Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, Selling England by the Pound and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. The fifth pair of discs includes B-side songs, 3 rare songs from BBC Sessions in 1970 and the never before released Genesis Plays Jackson soundtrack. Each bonus DVD features audio versions of the albums in 5.1 surround sound, as well as videos from each album's corresponding tour, new interviews, and photo galleries. The European version includes CD/SACD Hybrids instead of standard CDs. In addition to the 7-CD/6-DVD box set EMI has announced a limited edition vinyl box set will be released on 24 November 2008.

Live Over Europe 2007
Genesis 1970-1975


  1. Looking For Someone - 7:02
  2. White Mountain - 6:44
  3. Visions Of Angels - 6:51
  4. Stagnation - 8:46
  5. Dusk - 4:11
  6. The Knife - 8:53

DVD Visual Extras

  1. Reissues Interview 2007

Nursery Cryme

  1. The Musical Box - 10:31
  2. For Absent Friends - 1:48
  3. The Return Of The Giant Hogweed - 8:09
  4. Seven Stones - 5:09
  5. Harold The Barrel - 3:00
  6. Harlequin - 2:56
  7. The Fountain Of Salmacis - 8:00

DVD Visual Extras

  1. Reissues Interview 2007


  1. Watcher of the Skies - 7:22
  2. Time Table - 4:46
  3. Get 'Em Out by Friday - 8:36
  4. Can-Utility And The Coastliners - 5:45
  5. Horizons - 1:41
  6. Supper's Ready - 23:04
    • Lover's Leap
    • The Guaranteed Eternal Sanctuary Man
    • Ikhnaton And Itsacon And Their Band Of Merry Men
    • How Dare I Be So Beautiful?
    • Willow Farm
    • Apocalypse In 9/8 (Co-Starring The Delicious Talents Of Gabble Ratchet)
    • As Sure As Eggs Is Eggs (Aching Men's Feet)

DVD Visual Extras

  1. Reissues Interview 2007
  2. Brussels, Belgium-Rock Of The 70's 1972: (The Fountain Of Salmacis, Twilight Alehouse, The Musical Box, The Return Of The Giant Hogweed)
  3. Piper Club-Rome, Italy 1972: (Stagnation)

Selling England by the Pound

  1. Dancing With the Moonlit Knight - 8:02
  2. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) - 4:10
  3. Firth of Fifth - 9:35
  4. More Fool Me - 3:10
  5. The Battle of Epping Forest - 11:44
  6. After the Ordeal - 4:15
  7. The Cinema Show - 10:41
  8. Aisle of Plenty - 1:56

DVD Visual Extras

  1. Reissues Interview 2007
  2. Shepperton Studios 1973: (Watcher Of The Skies, Dancing With The Moonlit Knight, I Know What I Like, The Musical Box, Supper's Ready)
  3. Bataclan, France 1973: (The Musical Box, Supper's Ready, The Return Of The Giant Hogweed, The Knife)

The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

Disc One
  1. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway - 4:51
  2. Fly On A Windshield - 2:44
  3. Broadway Melody Of 1974 - 2:11
  4. Cuckoo Cocoon - 2:13
  5. In the Cage - 8:09
  6. The Grand Parade Of Lifeless Packaging - 2:44
  7. Back in N.Y.C. - 5:36
  8. Hairless Heart - 2:06
  9. Counting Out Time - 4:12
  10. The Carpet Crawlers - 5:11
  11. The Chamber Of 32 Doors - 5:40
Disc Two
  1. Lilywhite Lilith - 2:48
  2. The Waiting Room- 5:15
  3. Anyway - 3:08
  4. Here Comes The Supernatural Anaesthetist - 2:56
  5. The Lamia - 6:56
  6. Silent Sorrow In Empty Boats - 2:58
  7. The Colony of Slippermen - 8:11
    • The Arrival
    • A Visit To The Doktor
    • The Raven
  8. Ravine - 2:06
  9. The Light Dies Down On Broadway - 3:32
  10. Riding The Scree - 4:06
  11. In The Rapids - 2:18
  12. It - 4:17

DVD Visual Extras

  1. Reissues Interview 2007
  2. Melody-French TV 1974: (I Know What I Like, Supper's Ready)
  3. Slide Show
  4. Photo Gallery

Extra Tracks 1970 To 1975

  1. Happy The Man (7" Single) - 3:10
  2. Twilight Alehouse (B-Side/I Know What I Like) - 7:48
  3. Going Out To Get You (Demo) - 4:55
  4. Shepherd (BBC Nightride) - 4:04
  5. Pacidy (BBC Nightride) - 5:44
  6. Let Us Now Make Love (BBC Nightride) - 6:16
  7. Provocation (Genesis Plays Jackson) - 4:10
  8. Frustration (Genesis Plays Jackson) - 3:42
  9. Manipulation (Genesis Plays Jackson) - 3:49
  10. Resignation (Genesis Plays Jackson) - 3:01

DVD Visual Extras

  1. Reissues Interview 2007
  2. VH1 Documentary 1998: Genesis Archive 1967-75
  3. Midnight Special 1973: (Watcher Of The Skies, The Musical Box)

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Collins and Hackett made their studio debut in 1971 on Nursery Cryme, which features the epic "The Musical Box" and Collins's first lead vocal performance in "For Absent Friends". Foxtrot was released in October 1972 and contains what has been described as "one of the group's most accomplished works", the 23-minute "Supper's Ready". Songs such as the Arthur C. Clarke-inspired "Watcher of the Skies" solidified their reputation as songwriters and performers. Gabriel's flamboyant and theatrical stage presence, which involved numerous costume changes and surreal song introductions, made the band a popular live act. Genesis Live, recorded on the Foxtrot tour, followed in 1973.

Selling England by the Pound followed in November 1973 and was well received by critics and fans. Gabriel insisted on the title, a reference to a current Labour Party slogan, in an effort to counter the impression that Genesis were becoming too US-oriented. The album contains "Firth of Fifth" and "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)"; these songs became part of their live repertoire, with the latter reaching 17 on the UK singles charts. During this period Hackett became an early user of the electric guitar "tapping" technique, which was later popularized by Eddie Van Halen, as well as "sweep-picking", which was popularised in the 1980s by Yngwie Malmsteen. These virtuoso guitar techniques were incorporated in the song "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight". At the same time, the band signed with new manager Tony Smith, who published all subsequent Genesis songs through his company Hit & Run Music Publishing.

In 1974, Genesis undertook a double disc concept album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway which was released on 18 November. In contrast to the lengthy tracks featured on earlier albums The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is a collection of shorter tracks, connected by a number of segues. The story describes the spiritual journey of Rael, a Puerto Rican youth living in New York City, and his quest to establish his freedom and identity. During his adventure, Rael encounters several bizarre characters including the Slippermen and The Lamia, the latter being borrowed from Greek mythology and influenced by a poem by Keats.

The band embarked on a world tour to promote the album, performing it 102 times in its entirety, with Gabriel adding spoken narration. During their live performances, Genesis pioneered the use of lasers and other light effects, most of which were built by the Dutch technician Theo Botschuijver. A customised handheld unit was used to channel laser light, which allowed Gabriel to sweep the audience with various light effects.

Creating the ambitious The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway album strained relations between band members, particularly Banks and Gabriel. Gabriel wrote the lyrics, while the other band members wrote the music, with the exception of "Counting Out Time" and "The Carpet Crawlers". "The Light Dies Down on Broadway" was co-authored by Banks and Rutherford. The other-worldly, blurbling, sequenced synth sounds and shattering glass loops in the track "The Waiting Room", as well as the vocal effects in the track "The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging" coined "Enossifications", were produced by the ambient composer Brian Eno.

During the Lamb tour, Gabriel announced to his bandmates that he had decided to leave the band, citing estrangement from the other members, and the strains of his marriage and the difficult birth of his first child. Nonetheless, he saw his commitment through to the conclusion of the tour, which ended anti-climactically in a cancelled gig at Besançon in Eastern France. In a letter to fans, delivered through the music press at the end of the tour, entitled Out, Angels Out, Gabriel explained that the "...vehicle we had built as a co-op to serve our songwriting became our master and had cooped us up inside the success we had wanted. It affected the attitudes and the spirit of the whole band. The music had not dried up and I still respect the other musicians, but our roles had set in hard." Collins later remarked that the other members "...were not stunned by Peter's departure because we had known about it for quite a while." The band decided to carry on without Gabriel.

Gabriel's first solo album, Peter Gabriel 1977, features the hit single "Solsbury Hill", an allegory that refers to his departure from the band.

Peter Gabriel

However, if the PP Guru were to show up on Wilshire Blvd during the Prop 8 demonstration march dressed like this- he would probably be taking things a little too far ...


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