Video: Genesis ~ “Watcher Of The Skies” on The Midnight Special

Genesis performing on The Midnight special on December 12, 1973. Peter in full costume. Guitarist Steve Hackett says about the tune:

“I remember pushing the band to acquire a Mellotron back in the 70’s and, luckily, King Crimson had one to spare at the time – the ‘Black Bitch’ I think they called it on account of it always breaking down… This song alone was a strong reason for re-approaching the early material – from Phil’s inventive morse code rhythm to Tony’s momentous introduction which always sounded best in Italian Palasports – an aircraft hangar type of rumble ideally suited to spacecraft impersonation.”


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