Jesus_he_knows_meI have long been a mainstream Genesis fan. By that I mean the most popular era of the band featuring Phil Collins on vocals. I was never into Peter Gabriel and found his time with Genesis to be a “bit weird” with some weird songs and stage performances. When Collins took over, the band seemed to settle down and take things a little more seriously with more sensible sounding songs – well that’s the impression I got anyway. Of course, this didn’t stop the on-screen antics…

Jesus He Knows Me is a classic example of a band making a video and having a damn god time doing it too. Collins as we know has always been a frustrated actor and he manages to get his acting chops into the Evangelical character trying to rustle up funds via his TV channel. I always found this a very amusing video and it completely shows the Evangelists for what they really are, money grabbing, bigoted, hypocritical people who don’t care for anything other than fame and the almighty dollar.

Touch The Screen!

Touch The Screen!

It’s nice to hear that they are back performing together and perhaps in the future we will see more amusing videos from Genesis. For now though, I will leave you with the full length version of the video. Unfortunately the song itself only reach No. 20 in the UK chart, so I suppose the joke was lost on the masses eh?

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