quote:Originally posted by bman:
We saw them 9 years ago and were disappointed. No spark or pizzazz at all, pretty much going through the motions. Maybe it was just an off night.
That's too bad, bman. I wouldn't say there was pizzazz when I saw them either... but there also wasn't any pizzazz in the original Genesis shows. They were very controlled on stage. None of the musicians in Genesis moved around or even smiled much during a performance. They were heads down, focusing on the music. Only Gabriel moved, and his performance was very contrived and theatrical (and really silly, in hindsight). Nothing spontaneous about it. The Musical Box makes a point of recreating everything exactly as it was, in all its contrived, non-spontaneous glory.