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"Hold on my heart" - Why is this song provoking so much?

  • Hi,

    Hardly any Genesis song provokes and excites the minds of the Genesis community as much as "Hold on my heart" from the 1991 album "We Can`t Dance". The members of the Genesis Forum are rarely so in agreement that the song is a rather bad, cheesy song that probably fits Phil Collins' solo career rather than Genesis and how it is in life when there is something that provokes and provokes The minds are now excited by a thread in which one more constructive discussion about "Hold on my heart" can be made under the aspect: "Hold on my heart - why is this song provoking?"

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  • ... ok, Collins didn't write it, but "Hold On My Heart" sounds like a pure Collins slime song ... it would have been better never to appear on a Genesis album ... just really bad ...

  • still a wonderful song. Phil also sang it super cream in 2007 - just beautiful.

  • I had to laugh when Collins performed the piece as part of the Lamb Bonus interviews Waiting room compared - "it all came from the same kind of jam" -

    I never got much into HOMH, I was missing something of that BIG atmospheric of the late Genesis singles (Mama, No Son, Tonight ^ 3 etc), the same applies to In Too Deep

    Was against it Never a time a nice song that I always enjoy listening to

  • I also like the Genesis puzzles. "In Too Deep", especially "Throwing It All Away", and also "Never a Time" (I never understood why it wasn't a hit), also "Since I Lost You" I can hear quite well. Only with "Hold on My Heart" do I have my problems. Maybe it's just because the single was more successful than it deserved. The song isn't that inaudibly bad, it's just not good.

    Why does "Hold on My Heart" provoke so much? I dont know. Maybe it's actually because the single was a hit. The others above were, as far as I can remember, little hits at best.

  • HOMH is simply not a live piece. From CD it still sounds pleasant, but live it kills the atmosphere, no matter how good it was.

    I'm going to swing again.

  • Because this song was written for all those softened rabbit brains (I don't want to insult any rabbits!) Who usually favor things like Chris de Burgh or much worse and also consider Pur to be a progressive rock band. This song is a nuisance for every real Genesis fan!

  • Hello "schlagerfuzzi",
    A smiley face is missing in your post to take the edge off the provocation. If I were to take what you write seriously, I would have to answer: Only write about things that you know about (the Nuhr quote comes back to me). Chris de Burgh has some songs especially in his early work that are not only intended for "rabbit brains", which should not be reduced to "Lady in Red". And who, if you please, defines the "real" Genesis fan?

  • HOMH is simply not a live piece. From CD it still sounds pleasant, but live it kills the mood, no matter how good it was.

    I don't listen to the piece on the WCD at all, but live it was a little breather in 1992 after HBTS and in 2007 after ITC / Afterglow, Genesis saw it that way too ("it serves its purpose in the shows"). I really like the live version of Knebworth (92).

    October 31, 1997 PHIL COLLINS (Hanover)
    06/11/2004 PHIL COLLINS (Berlin)
    June 15, 2007 GENESIS (Hamburg)
    June 15, 2012 ROACHFORD (Kiel)
    June 24th, 2012 MIKE & THE MECHANICS (Kiel)
    May 18, 2014 STEVE HACKETT (Hamburg)

  • Hello "schlagerfuzzi",
    A smiley face is missing in your post to take the edge off the provocation. If I were to take what you write seriously, I would have to answer: Only write about things that you know about (the Nuhr quote comes back to me). Chris de Burgh has some songs especially in his early work that are not only intended for "rabbit brains", which should not be reduced to "Lady in Red". And who, if you please, defines the "real" Genesis fan?

    Hello HoHoHo,
    sorry that the smiley is missing in my post. I am very familiar with the early work of Chris de Burgh. My vinyl collection includes Far Beyond These Castle Walls, Spanish Train And Other Stories, and Crusader. I was also able to experience one of the artist's first performances in Germany. That was in 1981 at the songwriter festival in W├╝rzburg, in the opening act of Georges Moustaki, Ludwig Hirsch, Georg Danzer and Konstantin Wecker. So I know the stripper Patricia and the spaceman. Back then, of course, Chris de Burgh didn't write songs for rabbits! I see myself as a die-hard Genesis fan! The early work is a unique revelation and in the transition phase from the prog to the pop band there were always very extraordinary, extraordinary songs to be heard! Take z. B. Invisible Touch. The title track is unbearable, but Domino or Tonight, Tonight, Tonight can save lives! WCD is a similar product. From phenomenal to Hold On My Heart everything is represented! To come back to Chris de Burgh, he's been abandoned by all good spirits since the red lady and I wouldn't be surprised if he would perform with Karin Nebel (or what is the name of this angelic creature?) At Christmas!