11/06/2012

"I Know What I Like"

At the height of prog rock's popularity hit singles weren't really frowned upon but they were certainly not a goal actively pursued by bands of the genre. After all, it was nearly impossible to get epic 10 and 20 minute songs on pop radio, no matter how catchy. Regardless, Genesis managed to have a Top 40 hit in the UK with this ode to complacency from the album Selling England by the Pound [Atlantic-1973].

Genesis went on to have many chart hits, but this was their first and last with original vocalist Peter Gabriel, who left the band to embark on a solo career after the following album, the epic landmark known as The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway [Atlantic-1974].

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