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116 minutes | Jul 5, 2022
Tabletop Genesis Episode 52 – “Peter Gabriel (Security)”
There’s plenty of “dancing on the tabletop” as we discuss Peter Gabriel’s fourth solo album. Adam Kromelow from the Genesis Piano Project brings his musical expertise (aka, nerdiness) to help breakdown the genius of these eight tracks, which turn–SHOCK!–40 years old this year!
120 minutes | Apr 29, 2022
Tabletop Genesis Episode 51 – “Testify”
When Tabletoppers Mike and Tom were guests on Al Melchior’s “You, Me, and an Album” podcast, they discussed the highs and (swing) lows of Phil Collins’ 2002 release, “Testify.” What did they think? Don’t get them started!
90 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
Tabletop Genesis Episode 50 – “It’s Your Show: Listener Questions”
It’s been a long, long time … seven years and fifty episodes, to be exact! The Tabletop celebrates by turning over the show to you, the listener! You asked, we’ve done our best to answer!
58 minutes | Jan 27, 2022
Tabletop Genesis Episode 49 – A Conversation with Jelisa Castrodale
Journalist Jelisa Castrodale joins the Tabletop for a fun discussion about her recent Genesis pieces for VICE, the band’s imminent final shows, and Tony Banks’ ubiquitous 1991 sweatshirt!
70 minutes | Dec 31, 2021
Tabletop Genesis Episode 48 – Post-U.S. Tour Wrap Up
The Tabletop reflects on what most likely were the last Genesis shows ever on American soil (the soil, the soil, the soil!). Former Tabletoppers Stacy and Simon Godfrey join the discussion to share their thoughts on the concert, the state of the band, the stage setup, setlist favorites, and more.
50 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
Tabletop Genesis Episode 47 – “Breaking the Band: Genesis”
The fights! The jealousy! The rivalries! The Reelz Channel turned up the drama to 11 in their recent entertaining special, “Breaking the Band: Genesis.” Former Tabletopper Stacy Godfrey shares her experience being a “talking head” for the program, and we hear behind-the-scenes tales from director Samuel Bates.
95 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
Tabletop Genesis Episode 46 – “Genesis Piano Project”
The Tabletop sit down with friend and Genesis Piano Project member Adam Kromelow to discuss the new album, which was recorded at Charterhouse, the alma mater of the band’s founding members. Plus, we look back on the legacy of the late Angelo Di Loreto. The Genesis Piano Project album is available now from your preferred […]
47 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Tabletop Genesis Episode 45 – “The Last Domino?” Tour: Take Two
As “The Last Domino?” Tour finally gets under way, the Tabletop shares their hopes, dreams, and expectations for the long-awaited reunion shows. Plus, they discuss the upcoming 2-CD “Hits” collection and the recent tour documentary that aired on PBS – with no spoilers!
128 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
Tabletop Genesis Episode 44 – “No Jacket Required”
There’s a girl that’s been on our minds … all the time … Sta-Sta-Stacy! Former Tabletopper Stacy Godfrey (and current host of “No Words Music”) pulls up a chair to discuss Phil Collins’ Grammy Award-winning album, “No Jacket Required.” We’ve got a long, long way to go back to 1985, when it was all Phil, […]
54 minutes | May 28, 2021
Tabletop Genesis Episode 43 – “The Bataclan 1973 4K Restoration”
“Holy Mother of God you’ve got to … see that new Bataclan video!” Genesis fans got a treat recently with the release of the well-known 1973 Paris concert footage, but now beautifully restored in 4K glory. The Tabletop share their reactions to the video and speak with the team behind the project, Adam Gottlob from […]
122 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Tabletop Genesis Episode 42 – “Mike + The Mechanics”
After moderate to little success with his first two solo albums, all Mike Rutherford needed was a miracle with his new project and their self-titled, debut album, “Mike + The Mechanics.” The Tabletop and special guest Katherine Stratton of mikerutherfordnet.com discuss this breakthrough album that spawned two Top 10 hits in the U.S.
142 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Tabletop Genesis Episode 41 – “The Fugitive”
In 1983, keyboardist Tony Banks stepped out of his comfort zone to sing lead vocals on his second solo album, “The Fugitive.” Was this experiment a success? The Tabletop weighs in with the help of two special guests, writers (and longtime Genesis fans) Antony Johnston and Al Melchior.
130 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Tabletop Genesis Episode 40 – “Peter Gabriel 1 (Car)”
Hearts around the Tabletop are going boom, boom, boom as the members dive deep into Peter Gabriel’s debut solo album. The 1977 release finds the former Genesis frontman exploring a variety of musical landscapes, from grandiose epics and straight up rock to blues/jazz and barbershop quartet. Excuse me??
62 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Tabletop Genesis Episode 39 – “The Fading Lights of 2020″
As 2020 becomes just another fading memory (thank God!), the Tabletop reflects on the past year, looks ahead to 2021, and shares news about exciting changes happening around the table.
109 minutes | May 8, 2020
Tabletop Genesis Episode 38 – “A Trick of the Tail”
Holy Mother of God! Though many thought Peter Gabriel’s departure in 1975 signaled the end of Genesis, the remaining members—with drummer Phil Collins taking on lead vocals—proved them wrong with 1976’s “A Trick of the Tail,” their biggest selling album up to that point. The Tabletop discusses this pivotal album, which has aged a lot […]
103 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
Tabletop Genesis Episode 37 – “Wise After The Event”
As a founding member of Genesis, Anthony Phillips was considered to be the driving force in the early days, and his departure almost ended the band. He has since created a wealth of solo material, and in this episode the Tabletop discusses his 1978 sophomore effort, “Wise After The Event.”
47 minutes | Mar 18, 2020
Tabletop Genesis Episode 36 – “The Last Domino?” Tour
Members of the Tabletop react to the news of “The Last Domino?” tour, Genesis’ first outing in 13 years. Which old songs might they revisit? Can Nic Collins fill Phil’s shoes? Will they come to the U.S.? The members discuss these questions and more!
42 minutes | Jan 31, 2020
Tabletop Genesis Episode 35 – “The 2019 Tours of Phil Collins and Steve Hackett”
A very special Tabletop Genesis episode, where your erstwhile host, Mike Lord, reflects on his attendance at the 2019 Phil Collins and Steve Hackett shows. Plus, he takes questions from the teeming masses on Twitter! What could be better?
128 minutes | Dec 20, 2019
Tabletop Genesis Episode 34 – “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Part 2”
In Part One of their discussion of 1974’s “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway,” the Tabletop joined Rael as his journey took him from the streets of Manhattan to a chamber of 32 doors. In this episode, the group explores sides three and four of the epic concept album; will Rael ultimately flee to safety […]
122 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
Tabletop Genesis Episode 33 – “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Part 1”
The Tabletop descends upon Manhattan as they follow Rael on his epic journey as told in the 1974 concept album, “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.” This episode covers sides one and two of the Genesis masterpiece, which would prove to be Peter Gabriel’s last with the band.
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