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Pop Rewind: Genesis “Land of Confusion”

Here’s a fun trip down memory lane for you: remember Genesis? You know, before Phil Collins was just Phil Collins?

“Land Of Confusion” is one of Genesis’ classic hits, from their album Invisible Touch, and it’s a perfect example of 80’s rock (synths, drum machines, the works). Most of us who lived in that time remember the video (below) particularly for its use of puppets depicting not only the Genesis bandmates, but also the Reagans.

You’ll pick up that the satire and the political overtones of this video are a bit dated, but the overall message is timeless. Plus, it’s a great piece of music history. Take a look!

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About the Author


Tim Ferrar's interest in pop and rock started as a child, listening to Top-40 radio for hours on end while playing air guitar in his bedroom. Eventually air guitar led to electric guitar, and Tim began playing in bands and writing his own songs. With an admitted weakness for "a great hook or a great guitar riff," Tim's musical tastes are broad and varied, ranging from Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga on the pop side to Bon Jovi and Foo Fighters on the rock side- making him the ideal guy to cover our Rock and Pop categories. By day, Tim is a mild-mannered accountant in Chicago. By night, he rocks out on electric guitar in a cover band in various clubs around town- much to the surprise of some of his clients.

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