Thursday, August 11, 2011
Singer Simon Collins is the son of Phil Collins, and to listen to him you honestly feel like you've either entered some kind of time warp or have stumbled across a treasure trove of long-lost Genesis B-sides. In other words, he sounds just like his father.
For the most part Collins's music is nothing exceptional, which isn't to say it's bad -- just a little bland. But as a supposed salute to his dad, he did recently record his own version of a classic Genesis song. It's not one of the major hits, but it's always been one of my personal favorites -- a song I really loved when I was growing up -- and so I think it's worth putting up here and soliciting reaction from you nice people.
Here's Simon Collins doing Keep It Dark, originally from the 1981 Abacab album.