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It was drawn from their album Selling England by the Pound. The song's lyrics concern a young man who is employed as a groundsman and who says that he does not want to grow up and do great things, being perfectly happy where he is, pushing a lawn mower.
Betty Swanwick 's painting The Dreamwhich was used for the Selling England album cover, alludes to the song; Swanwick added the mower to the original painting at the band's request.
The song, inspired I Know What I Like - Genesis - 1970 - 1975 (Box Set the Beatles has a psychedelic rock sound, using hand percussion Album and a riff from Album Hackett that originated from a jam Album Hackett and Phil Collins. His rebellion is soundtracked by a nagging, lazy sitar lick, a woozy singalong chorus, and a flute Album that Pan's People doubtless interpreted through the medium of dance when the song appeared on Top Of The Pops after reaching No 21 in the charts.
Released by Charisma in the UK in February"I Know What I Like" was the band's only pop hit of their early years, at a time when progressive rock bands largely avoided the singles market.
The song was played on Top of the Pops. The B-side was the non-album track "Twilight Alehouse", recorded during the sessions for Foxtrot but left off the album due to lack of room.
Its lyrics portray a lonely man who finds solace in the local tavern. The song had been in Genesis' live set since but was not recorded in the studio until during I Know What I Like - Genesis - 1970 - 1975 (Box Set Foxtrot sessions, and its initial release was held Album this point. Later live versions of this song such as the one on Album Out feature an extended instrumental section which includes snippets of various other Genesis songs — such as "Visions of Angels", "Blood on the Rooftops", " Dancing with the Moonlit Knight " and "Stagnation" — and songs by other artists, such as " Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood ".
Phil I Know What I Like - Genesis - 1970 - 1975 (Box Set performed a dance during these instrumentals, using a tambourine in a tight, rhythmic fashion against his hands, elbows, knees, feet, buttocks and head; this can seen in the Genesis: In Concert film fromas well as the live DVDs The Way We Walk — Live in Concert and When in Rome During the Turn It On Again tour shows, images from the band's history cycled by in the background.
InMarillion 's ex-frontman Fish did a cover version on his Songs from the Mirror album. Fish said his decision to cover the song was to prove to his critics that he could interpret a song differently from Gabriel, having been previously dismissed in his career as a Gabriel clone. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification.
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