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Saturday Night Music: Genesis: The Musical Box

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:51 pm

I had the great privilege of watching the group The Musical Box perform this piece last night in San Juan Capistrano. I had a front row center seat, and they did this piece with the exact same old man mask that made this so effectively spooky. The bit beginning around 7:45 always sends shivers down my spine, and last night’s recreation did the same.

11 Responses to “Saturday Night Music: Genesis: The Musical Box”

  1. Ding.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  2. I’ll be seeing the Steve Hackett band about 18 hours from now.

    Dave (in MA) (30117e)

  3. There’s a reason why, in the Phil Collins era, only that part (post-7:45) was included in the medley.

    Jenos The Deplorable (3ac4db)

  4. I had the great privilege of seeing Genesis perform this live at the Roxy in 1972.

    I soon soured on all the Gabriel theatrics as so much overwrought claptrap but when I was 15 I loved it….it seemed silly by the time of the Lamb Lies Down concert at the Shrine.

    The music is what mattered and Foxtrot was a brilliant album.

    Also saw Bowie and the Spiders at the Santa Monica Civic same year……memories!

    harkin (afc7a6)

  5. 4-Correction to above may have been 73′.

    harkin (afc7a6)

  6. I was at that Bowie debut at the Santa Monica Civic too.

    AZ Bob (f7a491)

  7. Ennio Morricone’s The Good, The Bad, And the Ugly, by The Wandering Bards. I want to call them a jug band but they play more instruments than that. Street-corner folk?

    nk (dbc370)

  8. “I was at that Bowie debut at the Santa Monica Civic too.”

    Good times.

    I was born too late to see my fave SMCA moment live (The Stones and James Brown in 64) but I did catch some great acts there: Traffic, The Allman Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Humble Pie, Mott The Hoople, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Sparks were a few others whose shows stood out in the early 70s.

    Harkin (afc7a6)

  9. You two were lucky, November’ 72 was the first. My future wife and I caught ‘im at the Long Beach Arena in March ’73.

    I saw a lot of great acts at the SM Civic… Traffic in ’73, John “Mahavishnu” McGlaughlin playing with Carlos Santana… Boz Scaggs and Marshall Tucker Band opening for Allman Bros… Aerosmith… Little Feat… a bunch of others back there in the foggy haze.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  10. Sparks.. lol. I saw them at the Greek Theater I think, but not til the early 80s… a lot of energy there, they were fun!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  11. Yeah the Mael Brothers are an acquired taste but that show was rockin’.

    Harkin (afc7a6)

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