Mea culpa

To prove how wrong I have been about Genesis' greatness, I humbly submit the video for "Illegal Alien":

Yes, it's exactly what you think it is: Phil Collins in a Dirty Sanchez mustache singing in faux-broken English about trying to sneak across the US-Mexican border. Neither your eyes nor your ears deceive you.

Listen to those ultra-realistic coffee-can drum samples!

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6 Responses to “Mea culpa”

  1. -h Says:

    Thanks Ed, I'd almost managed to completely forget about this one.

    I wonder if Lou Dobbs is a Genesis fan…

  2. Samantha Says:

    Maybe that was Phil's clever musical retort (a la Lynrd Skynrd vs. Neil Young) to Sting's status as a *legal* alien in "Englishman in New York?"

    Or maybe not.

  3. Greg Says:

    I don't know if anybody is arguing that this era of Genesis is very good at all. This is the era, however, that certainly made them tons of money.

  4. Nick Says:

    Wow. Wrong on so many levels.

  5. Ed Says:

    Wrong on so many – and right on none.

  6. cerb Says:

    I don't know if Genesis is to blame here considering the 80s was one big shitheap of synths…

    You know what? It's still Phil Collins, fuck him.