Sunday, April 02, 2006

Genesis: Born again as an ironic hipster favorite?

On Friday evening, I downed a couple I.P.A.s at one of Harvard Square's truly great destinations: Charlie's Kitchen. One of the few remaining elements of pre-gentrification Harvard Square, Charlie's Kitchen offers cheap food, great beer, and a brilliant jukebox in an atmosphere dominated by hipsters and punks.

The jukebox's brilliance stems from its general lack of cooler-than-thou bands while offering a healthy diet of great music. Spend an evening at Charlie's, and there's a good chance you'll hear the Ramones, Pixies, Clash, and Rolling Stones. If you had asked me a week ago to name a band that almost certainly would not be featured on the Charlie's jukebox, it is certainly possible that I'd say Phil Collins-era Genesis. So imagine my surprise when "Invisible Touch" began playing.

This got me to thinking: When did Genesis pass from the world of cheesy crap to ironic cheese, a la Neil Diamond and Journey? Did it happen on Friday or is this a less-recent development?

4 Comments:

At 10:26 AM, Blogger Greg Pultorak said...

Genesis is not cheesy.

 
At 3:09 PM, Blogger jeffro said...

you were totally ripped after a couple of I.P.A.s, weren't you?

 
At 3:54 PM, Blogger Dan said...

Although I am proud to report that as a result of my healthier lifestyle my tolerance is not what it once was, two beers is not enough to put me over the edge.

Considering your beverage of choice is that well-known intoxicator Sprite, 1/2 an I.P.A. would probably give you a healthy buzz.

 
At 5:53 PM, Blogger jeffro said...

dude, merely smelling an I.P.A. might get me rocked!

 

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