Shenanigans as Gabriel era Genesis fans in the 1980's......

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Wally Swift, Dec 16, 2019.

  1. Wally Swift

    Wally Swift Yo-Yoing where I will... Thread Starter

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    Ha, just remembered something funny. Back in the 80's I was tape trading and started getting rare Genesis videos. In Concert, Midnight Special '73, Belgian TV, etc. We used to rent commercial Genesis videos [post-Mama stuff] from Blockbuster, or Phil solo videos and subvert them. We duped the rented tape and halfway through we would drop the sound down while the video for say That's All would be playing. Then we would add a voice saying "what is wrong with you people? This isn't Genesis....blah,blah,blah throwing new Genesis under the bus. Then we'd add old Gabriel footage instead. Then we'd carefully remove the rental labels, open the shells and switch the tapes. Then of course return our subverted tape to Blockbuster.
     
  2. Andersoncouncil

    Andersoncouncil Forum Resident

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    That is a funny story. Although I would be annoyed as I was one of those people getting into Genesis in the 80's. I liked it all equally---I remember buying Invisible Touch then two weeks later Foxtrot. Same thing with Yes---loved both 90125 and their classic 70's stuff. To me it was all good music and amazing to discover as a teenager.
     
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  3. Nowadays you could be charged with hair shaming folliclely and rhythmically challenged British cis gendered males.
     
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  5. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    Possibly amusing to you, and to other hardcore Genesis fans here, but that high school-ish prank could be really disappointing to a young fan who’d rented that video to try to see their new favorite band.
     
  6. nicotinecaffeine

    nicotinecaffeine Forum Resident

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    How dare you??? - Pippi Scoldstocking.
     
  7. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

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    Ahh....Genesis fans.....they were hilarious back in the day.
     
  8. Peace N. Love

    Peace N. Love Forum Resident

    This is a recipe for trouble, posting this story to this forum. Hoffmanites will get ideas. Stealing copies of brickwalled CD reissues , replacing them with vinyl rips and sneaking them back into the store. Rearranging the running order of albums. Dear god, the possibilities are endless...
     
  9. Wally Swift

    Wally Swift Yo-Yoing where I will... Thread Starter

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    Or a revelation!
     
  10. But thankfully, only the Beatles, McCartney and the Monkees will be affected.
     
  11. Wally Swift

    Wally Swift Yo-Yoing where I will... Thread Starter

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    Whattya expect from fans of a guy who runs around on stage with a huge daisy around his head, gets ejaculated out of a giant ***** and tells perverted stories about boinking the house cat in the toilet [Imperial College '72 boot if memory serves]?
     
  12. ajsmith

    ajsmith Forum Resident

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    From Genesis to.....
     
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  13. Wally Swift

    Wally Swift Yo-Yoing where I will... Thread Starter

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  14. seed_drill

    seed_drill Senior Member

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    Surprised the next renter didn't report it to Blockbuster and Blockbuster fine you for damaging the video. Some of those tapes were unbelievably expensive back in the day!
     
  15. Wally Swift

    Wally Swift Yo-Yoing where I will... Thread Starter

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    Perhaps it had the opposite effect?

    Plus, more than likely they just assumed it was some error from the factory.
     
  16. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

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    Yup...that's why Genesis fans had time to fiddle with the VHS's...no girlfriends.
     
  17. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    This just made me laugh out loud. On a crowded subway train!
    :biglaugh:
     
  18. Wally Swift

    Wally Swift Yo-Yoing where I will... Thread Starter

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    These shenanigans of mine were actually performed in my bedroom that I shared with my live-in girlfriend. She wasn't a party to the hi-jinks though. And not only that but shortly before that relationship I was writing back and forth with a female Genesis/Gabriel fan in Florida who was new to tape trading at at one point she started sending me suggestive pictures of herself and inviting me to come visit her.
     
  19. You're the man!
     
  20. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

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    You're Welcome.

    Wally - I'm only having a bit of fun at the expense of Genesis fans (myself included). Couldn't resist it.....season of goodwill and all that.:hugs:
     
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  21. LeBon Bush

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    What about 8-track rips? Come on, I bet most of you have some tapes that were lying around in direct sun for decades, damaging the tape, just waiting to be used for this kind of prank - that way, you even get the rearranged running order :D
     
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  22. LeBon Bush

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    Please tell me there were sunflowers involved. :unhunh:
     
  23. Ben Adams

    Ben Adams Forum Resident

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    Back in the '80s, huh? When videotapes had obscenely high costs to merchants ($50-$75)? Yeah, I'm sure this was hilarious to the manager of the Blockbuster, for whom loss to the store affected any possible performance bonus and could possibly lose them their job.

    What a knee-slapper!
     
  24. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    Probably the guy who directed "Be Kind Rewind" rented one of those tapes and got inspired! :righton::wave:
     
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  25. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    Yeah, that's d-bag territory. Damaging someone else's property because you didn't like a band? :wtf:
     
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