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Phil Collins: Genesis Of A Solo Career

Interview by Chris Salewicz, Creem, January 1982

SET IN THE STOCKBROKER belt 30 miles to the southwest of London, the Genesis studio complex is exactly what you might expect: several thatched, suitably ...

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Phil Collins (1993)

Interview by Ira Robbins, Rock's Backpages audio, 27 September 1993

The balding, tub-thumping thespian talks about his latest album, Both Sides; his development as a songwriter; his solo career vs. Genesis; his acting career; Live Aid; ambitions and collaborations, and on drumming and drummers.

File format: mp3; file size: 96.6mb, interview length: 1h 45' 28" sound quality: **½-***

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Drummers: Adventurers in the Skins Trade

Overview by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 8 March 1991

Dim, manic, noisy, and rarely women. But drummers aren't all troll-like, says Adam Sweeting ...

Phil Collins: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Live Review by Andrew Stafford, The Guardian, 20 January 2019

A notable hobble and diminished vocal range don't detract from an enjoyable night of nostalgia backed by a crowd that have been waiting for this ...

Phil Collins: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane — life-affirming MOR ballads delivered against all odds

Live Review by Andrew Stafford, The Observer, 20 January 2019

A notable hobble and diminished vocal range don't detract from an enjoyable night of nostalgia backed by a crowd that have been waiting for this ...

The Soul in the Machine: Whatever Happened to Atlantic Records?

Book Excerpt by Barney Hoskyns, What'd I Say, 2001

"UNFORTUNATELY, we’re running a big business here now," Ahmet Ertegun confessed to author Gerri Hirshey in 1982. "And it sort of ... well, it drives ...

Lunching with the Elder Statesmen of Charity Rock: The Nordoff-Robbins Concert, Knebworth

Review by Barney Hoskyns, The Times, 2 July 1990

WHEN QUINCY JONES gathered together his USA For Africa superstars to record 'We are the World' five years ago, he pinned a sign outside the ...

The Trick of the Tale: Phil Collins Talks

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 3 July 1976

PHIL COLLINS IS A spry, restless man with seemingly limitless amounts of energy and intense drive. It is this drive that has made him one ...

Acting, baby!

Retrospective by David Stubbs, New Musical Express, 10 June 2000

…it's obviously not as easy as it looks. Because although All Saints might have sucked big-time in Honest, they were merely part of a rich ...

Phil Collins Does Everything Better Than Everyone Else

Interview by J. Kordosh, Creem, May 1983

THINGS SEEM to be going poorly for drummers of late, what with Buddy Rich undergoing bypass surgery earlier this year and a regular series of ...

Front Man: Phil Collins

Interview by J.D. Considine, Musician, July 1990

IN A REVIEW of Phil Collins' latest album, ...But Seriously, J.D. Considine wrote that Phil was more fun when he was frivolous. That's where Phil ...

The Second Coming of Phil Collins

Interview by J.D. Considine, Musician, June 1985


Philip Bailey: Chinese Walls (Columbia)

Review by James Hunter, Record, January 1985

WHAT WAS Phil Collins supposed to give Philip Bailey that George Duke — who sound-photographed Continuation, Bailey's vivid 1983 solo debut — couldn't? Bumpy rhythms ...

Phil Collins Goes Back to his Soul-Music Roots

Interview by Johnny Black, Rock's Backpages, August 2010

JB: Your new album, Going Back, quite literally goes back to your musical roots. So where did you first start to become interested in music? ...

Phil Collins Goes Back

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Music Week, July 2010

"I CAN LOOK back now," reflects Phil Collins, "and see how annoying I must have been to people in the '80s and '90s." ...

Phil Collins: No Jacket Required Vinyl Icon

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Hi-Fi News & Record Review, April 2011

TO DESCRIBE No Jacket Required as an era-defining album is almost an understatement. ...

Phil Collins: Going Back (Atlantic)

Review by Julian Marszalek, Yahoo! Music, 13 September 2010

GIVEN THE re-appraisal of Phil Collins by numerous hip-hop producers, rappers and er… that arbiter of all things rock'n'roll, Alan McGee, it's more than baffling ...

Well Chuffed

Interview by Len Brown, New Musical Express, 17 November 1988

Does PHIL COLLINS keep up the tradition and slot into the file alongside Ringo and Keith Moon – tub-thumpers and "silly" actors both? LEN BROWN ...

Phil Collins: Facing Up To New Values

Interview by Lynden Barber, Melody Maker, 7 February 1981

URPASSING even The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy and Crossroads in the bus-stop yapping stakes, the national adult pastime of watching Tiswas every morning of ...

Knebworth 90: The Billion Dollar Buskers

Live Review by Mat Snow, Q, August 1990

IN DAYS OF yore, the elders tell, the grassy slopes of Knebworth would resound to the pagan strains of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers and ...

Bailey's big break

Interview by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 31 January 1985

Earthy Wind and Fire singer scores a hit ...

Seventies prog rockers Genesis are back, but are they welcomed?

Retrospective and Interview by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 10 October 2014

THE SIGHT OF Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett lined up in a studio, albeit only to reminisce for a ...

At Home With The Stars Special: So Tell Us Phil, How Do You Feel About Solo Success?

Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 21 March 1981

The remarkable Mr. Collins stays awake long enough to cure NICK KENT of his insomnia. ...

Philip Bailey: View to a Phil

Interview by Paul Sexton, Record Mirror, 1 June 1985


Phil Collins: Both Sides

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, December 1993

BASICALLY, UNCOOL, £12-million-a-year, Tory-endorsing Phil Collins is good on Love, not much cop on Life. So although, for reasons unknown, the totally solo Both Sides ...

Philip Bailey: Rocky Mountain Soul from a Bible Belter

Interview by Rob Tannenbaum, Musician, July 1986

"Flute and harp add sweetness to a song; better than either, a sweet voice." (Ecclesiasticus 40:21) ...

His Turn to Testify: An Exclusive HITS dialogue with Phil Collins

Interview by Roy Trakin, Hits, 2002

JUST WHEN IT SEEMED like Phil Collins was ready to kick back and relax with his new wife Orianne and his 14-month-old son Nicholas in ...

Philip Bailey: Labours of Love Made Easy

Profile and Interview by Simon Witter, New Musical Express, 6 April 1985

PHILIP BAILEY used to sing with Earth Wind And Fire. Now he's teamed up alongside Phil Collins to reach Number One with 'Easy Lover'. SIMON ...

Phil Collins: I Don’t Look Like a Sex God

Interview by Steve Turner, Radio Times, 31 March 1990

By his own admission Phil Collins is an unlikely superstar. He’s the drummer turned singer, the background boy become celebrity, the chap next door gone ...

Ugly Bald Bastard Speaks (to Phil Collins)

Interview by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 3 March 1990

• He leaves the toilet seat up! He does stuff in the privacy of his own house! He's worth 22 million! He's not a rich ...

Phil Collins: This man must be stopped

Comment by Tom Cox, The Guardian, 30 March 2000

Stop up your ears. Unplug the radio. Phil Collins is back, with an Oscar-winning song, a tribute album, even a high-profile lawsuit. Tom Cox prays ...

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