GENESIS - BOSTON 1977

August 28, 2010 – 3:52 am

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GENESIS
Boston 1977 [Dan Lampinski Recording, 2CD]

Live at the Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA, February 24, 1977. Very good audience recording.

For any Genesis fan who doesn’t listen to or collect bootlegs, the only way to relive Genesis’ 1976-1977 tour is the Seconds Out album. Until the release of Genesis Archive 1967-75 in 1998, Seconds Out contained the only official live recording of the 23-minute Supper’s Ready. But more than that, the album also marked the end of Genesis’ prog rock era. After that, it was shorter and more pop-ish songs.

The mid-’70s was a trying period for Genesis. By 1976, Peter Gabriel had already left the group. With Phil Collins handling the vocals, for their live shows, the group recruited drummer Chester Thompson, who had played with Frank Zappa and Weather Report. Guitarist Steve Hackett was feeling constricted and would leave after this tour. Ironically, the trio of Collins, Banks and Rutherford would get their first American radio hit with Follow You Follow Me and their Then There Were Three album would go platinum in the United States. Such are the vagaries of rock.

In the meantime…

“Ah yes… I remember this concert like it was yesterday… the Wind and Wuthering tour. Firth of Fifth was absolutely amazing… with Steve Hackett delivering a historic guitar solo of progressive rock… and the dual drumming of Collins and Thompson nearly blew me out of my seat. This was a great show in a great venue… and the musical unit was a well oiled machine at this point in the band’s career… truly the last great tour for Genesis. There was no Genesis music post Gabriel and Hackett that was of interest to me. Then There Were Three… plee-ease… three musical shells (and sell outs) of their former shelves. You’re gonna like this one. - Taper Dan Lampinski

And then, there are fans who feel that “When Hackett left so did the soul of the band!”

Thanks to djscomics for sharing the lossless tracks on the Dime site. Above all, thanks to Dan Lampinski, Carl Morstadt (who mastered the tracks), Kev, ethiessen1 and the rest of the Lampinski crew.

A note on Dan Lampinski: Dan recorded over 100 concerts in the Providence/Boston area, mostly between 1974 and 1978. Since Dan never traded copies of his recordings, they are all essentially uncirculated. Some copies were made for friends, but these releases are the first time most of these recordings have ever seen the light of day, and are direct from his master cassettes. No EQ’ing has been done to any of the transfers.

Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. Please try again later. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Disc 1
Track 101. Squonk (12.7MB)
Track 102. One for the Vine (18.5MB)
Track 102. One for the Vine (visit the html page to download the track - alternate link)
Track 103. Robbery, Assault & Battery (12.0MB)
Track 104. Your Own Special Way (11.9MB)
Track 105. Firth Of Fifth (spliced) (14.8MB)
Track 106. The Carpet Crawlers (11.4MB)
Track 107. In That Quiet Earth (7.5MB)
Track 108. Afterglow (7.3MB)
Track 109. I Know What I Like (14.4MB)
Track 110. Eleventh Earl of Mar (15.9MB)
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Disc 2
Track 201. Supper’s Ready (40.8MB)
Track 201. Supper’s Ready (visit the html page to download the track - alternate link)
Track 202. Dance on a Volcano (6.9MB)
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Track 203. Drum Duet (1.7MB)
Track 204. Los Endos (spliced) (10.4MB)
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Track 205. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (7.4MB)
Track 206. The Musical Box (5.8MB)

Lineup:
Phil Collins - vocals, drums, percussion
Tony Banks - keyboards, 12 strings, backing vocals
Mike Rutherford - bass, guitar, backing vocals
Steve Hackett (last tour) - lead guitar, effects
Chester Thompson (debut tour) - drums, percussion

 

Click on the link to order Genesis‘ Wind and Wuthering and Seconds Out.

  1. 23 Responses to “GENESIS - BOSTON 1977”

  2. I Think BigO owes Dan Lampinski a BigO Shoutout that Says “Thanks Dan”!!!

    By bill on Aug 28, 2010

  3. Thanks, Dan!
    I agree with you about the three leftovers. Shameless sellouts, especially Phil Collins…

    By TDC on Aug 28, 2010

  4. I was at this concert as well. 33 years later, and several hundred concerts later, this still ranks as one of the three or four best shows I’ve ever seen. “I know what I like” and Dance on a volcano were amazing.

    By crawdad on Aug 28, 2010

  5. Thanks for this share and also for the CSN&Y repost.
    I agree with the previous post, after Steve left, the soul went from the band, ‘3′ was just an echo

    By Mal on Aug 29, 2010

  6. I am a huge fan of Genesis’, and while i would hesitate to call them sellouts after this tour, there is no doubt about the strength of the music.
    Thanks BigO!!

    By Hulkzilla on Aug 30, 2010

  7. Hell yeah! I saw Genesis a few weeks after this show in Ottawa, Ontario. This set list is pretty close to the show we saw. Like Crawdad said; 33 years later and one of the best shows I have ever seen!

    By runcle duke on Sep 1, 2010

  8. Hi there…I will be the first to agree that the sheer soul of pure progressive Genesis went out the door with Hackett, but the trio did not completely sell out with his departure. There were still some pretty amazing things to come from the remaining members. The next album, AND THEN THERE WERE THREE… contained some VERY progressive music, in it’s own right. Seriously give DOWN AND OUT, THE LADY LIES, and BURNING ROPE a real hard listen, especially DOWN AND OUT. When I first heard the debut, I was hugely disappointed, but as time went by, and the more I listened to the album, it grew, and grew on me, until it became one of my favourites, and in my opinion, a REAL Genesis album! I won’t deny the commerciality of FOLLOW YOU, FOLLOW ME, but the album, on a whole, really fits in. So too does DUKE. When you have some spare time, PLEASE just put on the headphones, and give these two albums a hard listen, and I’m sure you’ll begin to hear something you didn’t think was present…Progressive Rock, in the pure Genesis vein!

    By Mike Kameka on Oct 2, 2010

  9. I can’t wait to listen to this one. Genesis got me into prog rock and I do enjoy all periods of the band. I always prefer the Gabriel years but this is still great music from them. And Then There Were Three is an amazing album. Really go back and give it a listen and you’ll see.

    By Matt on Oct 2, 2010

  10. Thanks!

    By Tom on May 2, 2011

  11. I agree with Mike above. Genesis produced commercially successful music post Gabriel -Hackett but there were plenty of gems recorded throughout the later years as well.

    I am a long time Genesis fan. As a teen I, like many, partitioned Genesis into the Gabriel, Hackett, & Then 3, genres. As the years passed, I came to understand that while “Genesis”, the band, had gone through personnel changes, a multitude of composition styles, as well as market changes, the BAND never stopped being excellent. They never stopped being GENESIS!

    In addition to the progressive “&3″ tracks Mike mentioned above, Deep In The Motherlode is an outstanding song which Genesis used to open shows with, replacing Sqounk.

    Each “Three Member” album contains a Huge Track and all are worth listening to. On each subsequent album (with the exception of Abacab, where the title track was the big song), a HUGE ten minute song was included: Dukes Travels-Dukes End (awesome!), Dominoe, Home By The Sea-Second Home By the Sea (exceptional!!), Driving The Last Spike.

    Driving The Last Spike appeared on We Can’t Dance which is an excellent collection of songs. Aside from the title track (the chord sequence of which is more infectious to play than to listen to) each and every song on that album is excellent. Imagine, the last of the “3″ albums, and it is excellent.

    To think of all the times I have listened to opinions that Genesis was “lesser than” after the departure of Gabriel, I realized at some point that the only response necessary to quell that misguided notion was to queue up the first song on the first Genesis album without Gabriel: Trick of the Tail, listen to Dance On A Volcano, and then ask “Now where was the reduction of intensity you were speaking of?”. I could continue with Entangled, Squonk, Robbery, Mad Man Moon, Ripples, TOTT, or Los Endos and onto Wind & Wuthering.

    When Hackett departed the first song without him was Down and Out. Not progressive? Not listenable? Not likely. As Mike stated above “….and then there were three” was a very progressive album. Burning Rope is a Genesis “catalog stand-out”. It could have appeared on the Lamb and everyone would have considered it brilliant.

    As for Follow You Follow Me, can you think of one other song that has that type of guitar sound and meter (much less a pop song), or such an original sound. It may seem “simpler” than other Genesis songs but consider this: have you ever seen another band cover that song? I’ll bet not. Do you want to know why. Because to recreate the sound and feel of that song is nearly impossible. Only Genesis sounds like Genesis no matter what album you want to discuss. The real fuss is, after all this time, somebody in Genesis wrote the lyrics to a love song. Is that it? So what. I’m not tossing away that mini-moog solo because of that.

    Duke, which followed, was another exceptional collection of PIECES: Behind the Lines, Man of Our Times, Cul-De-Sac, and closing with Dukes Travels -End (which rivals the dynamic closing of Wind & Wuthering). If these tracks aren’t progressive, what is??.

    I know all about Stagnation, Knife, Salmacis, Can-Utility, Epping Forest, Lamia, Slippermen. I love them all. I don’t need to be “Genesis Educated” I have had every lyric memorized for decades. I can hum almost every melody passage. You will be hard pressed to find a bigger early Genesis fan than I.

    As the years passed, many “Genesis fans” I know had written-off this remarkable band at the conclusion of “some period”. When I would ask if they planned to attend shows on a certain tour, they would decline. After the tour I would remark how excellent “In The Cage”, or “One For the Vine” was, not to mention “Behind the Lines”, “Domino”, “Home By The Sea-Second Home By The Sea” (again…exceptional!!) or “Driving the Last Spike”. Could I possibly feel the need to qualify the Collins-Thompson double drumming and solo? Not in the least. Even the last tour (Turn It On Again) was a Genesis smorgasbord of “old” and “new” songs which undeniably delivered with relentless perfection leaving this FAN more than satisfied. I saw that tour three times. Do you want to know why? Because I couldn’t see it four. And believe me, I tried. I couldn’t get in.

    If a friend asks if I’d like to listen to Trespass, Foxtrot, The Lamb or TOTT or Duke or We Can’t Dance, my answer is, I have no preference. I’ll listen to any one of those albums and love it.

    In closing, the music industry has done for music what the Federal Govt has done for the Bill of Rights. It has killed it. With little in the way of listenable music currently being released, I find it disheartening to think that a good portion of the Genesis catalog is ignored by people who, at least today, would find those albums more than acceptable and, moreover, rewarding and enjoyable to listen to.

    Ahh, to hell with it. Just tune into American IDLE, eat a bag of chips, and spout about how much an excellent band “sucked” after the departure of one or two members. Don’t bother to listen to the CDs and form an educated opinion about the MUSIC contained therein, just form any opinion you want and run with it. It’s the American way.

    “We all agree, as far as we can see
    It’s just the way of the world, it’s how we’re meant to be”

    By Charisman on Apr 21, 2012

  12. First a bit of perspective for you people who keep saying they were no good after peter and Steve left.The year 1986 invisible touch is out oh no total pop it stinks Phil ruined the band,next peter’s album is out so gasp oh my god its pop to peter ruined himself and even wrote a love song hey wait a minute I thought Phil only wrote that Shit nope sorry Pete writes them to.And finally we have Steve’s band with Steve Howe oh my god wtf its pop to that damn Howe brainwashed Steve with his Asia voodoo and made him sell out.Now as I wrote this yes its dripping with sarcasm but when I read these ridiculous comments about genesis and how bad they were after Pete and Steve left that they would never do “that” type of music you’re wrong,and the thing is I love so and also the one off gtr album its just easy for you not to mention these albums because you think it will make your comments legitimate.

    By greg on Aug 18, 2013

  13. Genesis, being British, were one of many bands who loved to share a nice plate of hot sausages after a show.

    By Sausages on Mar 1, 2014

  14. Hey big O - this is a great show, but two tracks cannot be accessed - tracks 102 and 201

    Can you please make these two tracks available elsewhere? thanks in advance if you can :)

    4shared is pulling some weird stuff lately where nothing happens when you click on the free download button - i think they are trying to force people to use their own browser / download manager. And no doubt bombard users with ads and malware. Homey don’t play dat LOL

    By Squonk on Mar 1, 2014

  15. Thanks again as always Dan! I haven’t played a single track yet, but the backstory would explain…
    Two of my oldest friends purchased tickets for different nights, and I was the spare! They were greasy, loud and articulate in Chicago both nights; and I put their performance quality up with GG and ELP compared to vinyl.
    in other words, better in many ways: especially spontaneity. Tony never worked off a mental chart, no matter how many hundred run-throughs:
    and Phil stayed with him whenever he wore the wood! That tall one is still a great bassist and all around mechanic, and yes I’ll shut up now. Yes dripping with sarcasm Two Steves? NOT.

    By derfreebie on Mar 3, 2014

  16. I agree and second Squonk’s request - those two tracks are not downloadable. Any chance that you can re-up them elsewhere with new links?

    thanks and keep rockin’ BigO, you rule :)

    By LaughingCow on Mar 15, 2014

  17. BigO - thank you so much for posting new links to those two tracks. Very much appreciated :)

    By Squonk on Mar 16, 2014

  18. Applause to those brave souls here who defended Genesis’s post-1977 music. Some stuff on And Then There Were Three & Duke I can listen to over and and over again. And I have. “Down and Out”, my god….that scorcher hits on a power-pop-rock level AND it also has Phil Collin’s most tricky drum playing too. It’s a real show-off song for progressive drumming. True, Hackett’s departure really changed the overall character of the music, but not necessarily in a bad way. For example, it was nice to have Phil’s distinctive drumming come more to the fore. It needed to, really.

    By Coiln Kantzer on Sep 24, 2015

  19. We, several members and wives of the Davis Bros. Band VT set off to the Boston Music Hall to see Genesis’Wind and Wuthering tour 1977, I had recently seen Zappa and recognized the big drum set on the left as Chester Thompson’s! And then, out they came, Phil, Tony , Mike, Steve….and Chester! They began with Squonk and proceeded to blow us away, hair and such flying back Memorex style, and we soon adopted Squonk as our concert set opener, thanx guys!

    By Brad Gibson on Apr 16, 2020

  20. I was there in the 7th or 8th row front and center with my buddy Mark. Pretty impressive. The rock drummer Ernie Abdelnour, who I knew from the Worcester scene, and his girlfriend Debbie were a few rows in front of us and he went nuts at the end when those downfired klieg lights went off and there was a shitload of fog. It was quite noticeable because back then those audiences just sat in their seats awe-struck and no one really leapt out of their seats. Ernie led the charge!

    By Raider Eddie on Apr 23, 2020

  21. Hello BigO, I have been trying to download this several times and it is not working, can someone look into this? Thanks in advance, great site!

    By Patrick on Aug 17, 2020

  22. Duh! the links have ended.

    By Derrick on Aug 17, 2020

  23. “I actually don’t like music that much” - Phil Collins

    By Peter G on Aug 17, 2020

  24. This was my first time seeing Genesis in concert & my first date with my husband 44 years later it still puts me in another state of being

    By Michelle on Jan 28, 2021

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