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it was not a f***ing Phil Collins song
January 19, 2013 12:03 PM   Subscribe


 
That's got to be the most beautiful hilarious song I've ever heard.
posted by ob1quixote at 12:17 PM on January 19, 2013


a sincere skewering of the deeply sincere, deep + meaningless slow dance genre ...
posted by philip-random at 12:21 PM on January 19, 2013


I definitely thought this was going to go the 'man thinks they had great sex, woman knows it was actually terrible, it lasted 30 seconds, he rolled over and went to sleep afterward' route but it didn't and that's awesome!
posted by capricorn at 12:39 PM on January 19, 2013


who the hell mixes up Peter Gabriel with Phil Collins? Considering Collins and Gabriel both sang lead for Genesis, a lot of people.
posted by any major dude at 12:49 PM on January 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


...but who the fuck thinks they're from the 90s? Sure Genesis limped on for a while but say anything was 1989.
posted by Blasdelb at 1:11 PM on January 19, 2013


My Genesis were strictly 70s.
posted by philip-random at 1:14 PM on January 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Laid of Confusion.
posted by chavenet at 1:24 PM on January 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


I've mixed up Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins before

It is Phil Collins who does "In The Air Tonight", right?

posted by capricorn at 1:32 PM on January 19, 2013


Cute!
posted by mumimor at 1:34 PM on January 19, 2013


That was definitely awesome. Should have ended the joke before the last verse though, and just continued on with the saccharine nonsense as though nothing happened.

Also, I mixed up Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins for YEARS, to the point where I knew that both of them existed and that I mixed them up all the time, but I was still mentally incapable of thinking of both their names at the same time.
posted by ropeladder at 1:36 PM on January 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


I can almost see a gender-flipped version of that conversation happening with me in some future relationship, and it scares me a little.

-- unrepentant early-'70s Genesis fan
posted by pianoblack at 1:53 PM on January 19, 2013


s/MikeTheMechanics/MikeAndTheMechanics
posted by dhartung at 2:00 PM on January 19, 2013


who the hell mixes up Peter Gabriel with Phil Collins? Considering Collins and Gabriel both sang lead for Genesis, a lot of people.

There's actually a little joke about this at the end.

And anyway, I think that's kinda the point. Many, many people confuse the two.
posted by lunasol at 2:15 PM on January 19, 2013


One of these is not like the other.
posted by philip-random at 2:15 PM on January 19, 2013


Collins actually plays on both of those. I was hoping "other" would be "In the Air Tonight," actually, because it would demonstrate how both Genesis singers continued to tread similar sonic (if not always emotional) territory in their solo careers.
posted by tapesonthefloor at 3:20 PM on January 19, 2013


This cracked me up, but it's completely incomprehensible to me how anyone could mix Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins up, even if they were both in Genesis. How?
posted by Iteki at 4:24 PM on January 19, 2013


This cracked me up, but it's completely incomprehensible to me how anyone could mix Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins up, even if they were both in Genesis. How?

Speaking of somewhat who wasn't even born when Peter Gabriel went solo, and who was a little kid when they were making their most popular music, I've honestly never given either musician a ton of thought but always sort of put them in the same slot in my mind. Gabriel was more musically adventurous with the world beat influences, but their voices sound very similar to me, and they're both in that "80s adult contemporary" category, fairly or not.
posted by lunasol at 4:38 PM on January 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


any major dude: My dad used to call Peter Gabriel "Phil Collins' better half".
posted by pxe2000 at 4:46 PM on January 19, 2013


I'm with lunasol. Rightly or not, they get lumped into the same radio blocks.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 5:02 PM on January 19, 2013


This cracked me up, but it's completely incomprehensible to me how anyone could mix Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins up, even if they were both in Genesis. How?

Indeed. I thought Phil Collins was always good-looking, but I've got a major crush on him now that he's a bald-headed old coot.

Oh, wait.... Were you talking about mixing them up musically?

Eh, earlier, once in a while.
posted by BlueHorse at 5:52 PM on January 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


There were three Genesises. Genessi. Versions of Genesis.

There was Peter Gabriel. Trespass. Nursery Cryme. Foxtrot. Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. That sort of thing. Magnificent. Weird. Stunning.

There was post-Peter Gabriel. Trick of the Tail. Wind and Wuthering. Still beautiful. Still strange. Whimsical.

Then there was the Phil Collins' Ego Gets Loose and Wrecks everything period, which I don't like to talk about.

(Neat song.)
posted by MrVisible at 7:34 PM on January 19, 2013 [5 favorites]


Tony Banks always gets the shaft...

(Yet he, above any of the other members [Hackett, arguably excepted] was the Sound of Genesis.)
posted by benzo8 at 8:27 PM on January 19, 2013


I like that the picture in the video is of the woman getting ready to poop in the woods while the picture of the man stares at me like a challenge.
posted by srboisvert at 8:43 PM on January 19, 2013


Nicely put, MrVisible.

I tend to go with the notion that it wasn't Peter Gabriel's parting that did things in, it was Steve Hackett's. Not that he was the heart of the band or anything -- just the last likely holdout against a conscious commercializing of the band's sound.

I do think there are worthy moments post-Hackett, but they're increasingly few and far between ... until I pretty much stop listening around Abacab. But I always liked Me + Sarah Jane from that album, a nice little pocket-symphony
posted by philip-random at 8:45 PM on January 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


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