Genesis: “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway”

The Hook: Kicked off what Mike Rutherford feels was a confusing concept album.

Album: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

Year: 1974

Writers: Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford

Stats: A non-charting single that was a rock radio staple at the time.

Background: “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” kicks off an album that many people consider the pinnacle of the Peter Gabriel era of Genesis. Guitarist and bassist Mike Rutherford says that despite its reputation, he thinks they could have constructed it better

Tie-In: 35 years ago today (Tuesday), Phil Collins joined his former Genesis bandmate Peter Gabriel onstage at Britain’s Reading Festival to perform “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.”