What, what? You thought you'd get through a whole website without
seeing one of these links pages? Think again, buster. Here are various
Genesis-related links. Unfortunately since I originally developed
this list around 2002-2003 a few of these sites (where noted) have
gone belly-up--this page is a good history lesson on the Genesis
fan web-presence! However I do still have the more important big-time
sites (that still work!) here.
Site - Ever since the early twenty-first century, the
site has been periodically re-inventing itself whenever a new release
from the band comes along. In 2007 UltraStar Entertainment took
the reins in helping to promote the Turn It on Again Tour, and much
of the old content was dumped. At least the url is still the same!
The site used to have an excellent History section with a well-researched
gig guide and Genesis timeline, a discography with release dates
and chart information, a good listing of links, a lively discussion
forum that I was once wont to visit from time to time, a tour of
the now mostly-defunct and sold "Farm" studio, an interview
with former members from 2001, and two stores for selling the catalogue
of Genesis and related releases and all kinds of Genesis-related
merchandise (shirts, mugs, mousepads, bags, coasters, and more).
The store is still there, and it is possible that much of the content
from old sites will eventually be contained on the new site.
There were plans in the works at one time to go through
the many old Genesis soundboard tapes with the idea of releasing
some kind of archive series, possibly through the site. These plans
have been pushed very much to the background by more important developments,
but they are still in the back of Tony Banks' mind.
- THE site for Genesis--better than the official one. Simon Funnell's
live database is an amazing, almost-comprehensive list, with a fantastic
interface, accurate track lists and venue/date information, and
an excellent search function. Simon keeps up on all Genesis-related
news, including solo members, cover bands, and remastering projects.
He hosts a discussion forum and torrent site where registered users
can upload and download shows. He has the biggest archive of bootleg
artwork around. He hosts David Dunnington's incredibly well-researched
radio show guide. This site is a must-link for all Genesis fans.
Genesis Cafe - Meek (AKA Mike Carzo) is a great fan who
does weekly internet radio broadcasts of rare material. Also runs
his own Genesis forum and is very in-the-know with the latest remasters/recordings.
- "The scattered pages of a book by the sea..." By Scott
McMahan. A major fan work, this PDF file was meant to be a Genesis
Bible (literally, given its writer's Christian viewpoint!). The
fact that it has not been updated since the early '90s somewhat
lessens its significance, but it is still a fairly good resource
for the older stuff. Details and compiles information on the following:
discography (naturally), tour dates, set lists, instrument lists,
bootleg list (so old it's barely worth looking at!), solo careers,
an annotated explanation of The Lamb, descriptions of all
obscure Genesis references, single lists, band bios, trivia, history,
and more, more, more! This file weighs in at nearly 500 pages. If
you're a fan, it's worth a look. It's not perfect--there are typos
and inaccuracies--but it is an achievement.
- a mailing list group on Yahoo! This is a great place to pick up
weeds (free boots that you are obligated to burn for others when
you receive them) and generally be aware of new boot releases. You
can set up lots of trades through this list because people are always
posting messages with requests for particular shows, and list files
are posted on the site itself. My short list of boots is posted
up on there, though I don't update it nearly as often as I do the
version on my site.
Genesis WebRing - I'm a member of this; a nice resource
for finding various Genesis fan sites, and some more official stuff.
Has over 200 entries! Rather a lot to wade through if you're just
browsing casually, but still it's good to know that it's there if
you need it...
- used to be a big, meaty site with lots of news, info, links, and
a small collection of nice mp3s. Unfortunately, it has gone poof!
This link now shuttles you automatically over to the Genesis Museum,
so presumably the webmaster of that site has subsumed whatever the
Path may have had left of itself under his site.
The Genesis Museum
- an incredible collection of Genesis artifacts are to be found
here, including tour ads, ticket stubs, posters, magazine articles,
tour booklets, press kits, patches, buttons, and rare or strange
vinyl. Deals mainly with the Pete era, but there is also some stuff
going all the way up to the Duke tour. Definitely worth a
Genesis - This is a huge site with lots of info on the
band. Its news section is updated very regularly and is always up-to-date.
Plenty of links to official sites and to places where you can buy
Genesis List - this is a fan's boot list site. It's very
long and well organized, with good details about sound quality and
version differences. Halley is an accurate researcher. I use the
site as an information resource, to double check my own bootleg
information and get another source for gig dates and track lists
and Rosilda Homepage - Halley's associate (by which I
mean friend), Willem Beens also has an impressive list site. It's
organized in a very similar format to Halley's, and the information
generally matches, but they don't have the same exact collection.
Willem is still an active trader and still a great guy--he basically
started me on my collection with a lot of freebies. One of the best
Genesis fans out there.
Vision of Angel
- looking for a vinyl single's original release date? This is the
place to go. An extensive catalogue of Genesis on vinyl. Not exactly
a frequently-updated site, but it still works and is a nice additional
A-Z of Genesis Songs - this used to be a great resource.
Compiled and maintained by Martin Dean, it was incredibly well researched
and included every single possible Genesis song title ever, with
details on each. A great place to find out when and where songs
were recorded, how they charted, when they were played live, who
wrote the music, who wrote the lyrics, how many other bands covered
them and when, and even (where applicable) some bootlegs in which
they appeared. I used it extensively in developing the Lists section.
However the link no longer works and a cursory search on the web
could not turn up a new location for it. This is a sad loss for
FAde Project - As far as I know, though this site still
works and is a good resource for information about their releases,
FAde itself is now no longer active. The site has a long list of
possible future releases but as far as I know they stopped cold
at number 4. FAde stands for "Fan Approved definitive editions."
This (non-profit) group was dedicated to providing really high quality
Genesis bootlegs from the Gabriel/Early Collins eras. FAde had a
complex weeding distribution system for geometrically spreading
their recordings which seems to have gone out of favor with the
rise of ftp and torrent sites.
Project - this project was very similar to FAde, except
that Hogweeds focused only on Gabriel-era stuff, distributed itself
slightly differently, and released recordings more frequently--until
they got to number 14, and seemingly stopped. Their recordings remain
hard to beat and are still traded regularly. Hogweed shows are always
excellent and frequently definitive. Unfortunately their web site
(the link above) no longer seems to function--consult the Movement
for a detailed list of their releases, or see my list
(I have them all).
FAde and Hogweed were the first internet-based attempts at compiling
the best possible versions of audience/radio/soundboard Genesis
recordings and distributing them. They were the inspirers and precursors
for the multitude of remastering groups operating today (some I
can think of offhand: PRRP, BURP, I4Detail, SAB, TM Productions,
PGWeed). I recommend joining a group like genesis-trades
if you are interested in gaining access to remastered recordings
of this kind.
BTW: Another remastering project which is really very nice is The
Coaster Factory. They have no actual web site
devoted to the work, but the releases are detailed nicely on Simon's
The Movement (and here). I have
made the artwork for the
great majority of CF releases.
Genesis Resource - not finding the page you want on my
list? This site has a huge database of links, categorized and alphabetized.
It has very irritating pop-up ads, though, so beware.
Is all of this still not enough for you?? Then check out this.
If nothing else, it should start a good argument over whether they
are really selling what it looks like they're selling.
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