History[ edit ] Early days —76 [ edit ] The group formed in in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Whitaker, whose army officer father had left his native Missouri for Germany four years earlier, had formed Shady Grove, with fellow US expatriate, keyboardist David Bach, while Kennell had just been drafted and was stationed there, beginning a two-year stint in the army. The pair met when Kennell attended a Shady Grove gig in mid, and discovering a shared love of British progressive rock, decided to form a band together. While the soon-to-be-graduate Whitaker was soon to return to the US, Kennell wasn't due back for a while, but he gave Whitaker the contacts of two former members of his teenage band Zelda, back in Fort Wayne, Indiana:
Happy the Man
World of Genesis - Paul Carrack - A Biography
Not the best Gabriel era Genesis track but good enough, the lyrics are 10 years advanced for the era, seems like talking about a simple guy of this days living his life with no troubles or cares: Where you go - where? Yeah, yeah, yeah, nowhere Sounds like a usual Gabriel criticism to the good people that care for anybody or anything around him just living his life, he's just having fun while the rest are trying to be cool, but at the same time seems to be a nice person because the last phrase describes him as He is a good man The lyrics are somehow provoking when they mention Like a nun with a gun - I'm wonderful fun Laughing all through - just watching you Seems a very stupid game But I don't care, I even read a fundamentalist page criticizing them for this statement, but as the song says "I don't care".
Kindle Daily Deals
It was never put on an official album at the time, but was released as an A-side single in a few countries. It was later put on several compilation albums, some with slightly different versions. It is a very simple and sort of silly song, but remains one of my favorites as you can tell. It was played live quite often and underwent several lyric changes.