On the occasion of Phil Collins' concert tonight in Dubai, I feel it's time to reappraise his long, successful career. For quite some time old Phil has been seen as a tragically uncool performer, and it's mostly been his own fault for releasing way too many dodgy over-produced ballads, pointless duets and gimmicky songs with overdone videos, both solo and with Genesis. And his decidedly non-rock star looks (see above, he looks like an accountant!!) certainly haven't helped matters ... However, looking back to earlier days you will find some classic gems in the midst of all the crap that still sound good today, and here are my favorites.... besides the obvious monster hit:
- I Don't Care Anymore
- Inside Out
- Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away
- If Leaving Me is Easy
- It Don't Matter To Me
Don't worry.. I'll have some hip new releases next week!