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Land of Confusion by Genesis.

Posted on the 20 March 2012 by Melodicwisdom

Phil Collins is one of my favorite musicians/singers/songwriters ever. Nothing against Peter Gabriel, but I’m really glad Phil took lead for Genesis. I chose today’s song because of a guy I knew in college. For some reason, I always remember us talking about music one day and Genesis came up. I didn’t know a lot of people at school who liked them, but he did. He mentioned this song and ever since, I always think of him when I hear it.

Land of Confusion was released in 1986 from the band’s 13th studio album, Invisible Touch. It became a single in October of that year and went to #4 in Billboard’s Hot 100. It also became a Top 10 in Switzerland, New Zealand and Ireland. The music video featured scary looking puppets of the band and became very popular on MTV. It also featured puppets of several other famous people and political figures. It won them a Grammy in 1987. To watch the video, click HERE.

The lyrics, written by Mike Rutherford (guitarist), questioned the wisdom of world leaders at the time when the US and Russia were enemies and there was a threat of nuclear war.

In 2006, a cover version was recorded by heavy-metal band, Disturbed.

A live performance of Genesis on their Invisible Touch Tour is featured above.


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