- 17 Jul 2011
- In the hot tub with another Boddy's
Well . . . it isn’t groundbreaking 45 years later by definition. Does it still sound like it could be made today? Not to me. The biggest issue I have is Providence sucks, period, and no great record can have 1/5th of it suck in my world.Shocked at the light weight know nowts on this thread. Genesis foxtrot is one half of a good pastoral pastiche. Red was and still is ground breaking 45 years later. Curt Cobain, Trent Reznor and a multitude of current artists sight it as their influence....
Get a grip guys. Genesis are like the mushroom foam while King Crimson are the steak...
Cobain was deliberately trying to create an obtuse record which would piss off his label with In Utero. Also, Cobain wrote songs, not compositions. But all that said I think the opener is a master stroke and I found Foxtrot a bit fey as well. I scored Red and Foxtrot the same but preferred passages in Foxtrot to entire songs whereas I preferred entire songs on Red. And both bands could use better singers.