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Michael John Cleote Crawford Rutherford (born 2 October 1950 in Guildford, Surrey) is an English musician. He is a founding member of Genesis, initially as a bassist and backup vocalist. In later incarnations of Genesis, he assumed the role of lead guitarist. He is one of only two constant members in Genesis (the other is keyboardist Tony Banks). He also fronts his own band Mike & The Mechanics. He was inducted into the…

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  • I have the same birthday as he does :D
  • The vocalist on Smallcreep's Day is way better than Mike's own vocals in my opinion. Sorry Mike.... thanks for not having sung on Smallcreep !
  • mike rutherford + tony banks = greatest songwriters in the history of rock.
  • Not a big fan of the vocalist on Smallcreep's Day.
  • Have you listened to Tony Banks' A Curious Feeling album ? It was released at the same time as Smalcreeps' Day. Both albums are "must-haves" for Genesis fans.
  • For some reason I'd put off listening to any of Rutherford's solo work, while having explored almost every other Genesis-related artist. Finally hearing Smallcreep's Day was a revelation, as to Rutherford's talent as a songwriter and his part of the Genesis sound.
  • mikes genesis-basslines are the best i ever heard. he is awesome
  • Not just "compression" but musically far superior! In "layman" terms -- less accessible...!
  • ...so much better than mike and the mechanics! especially compression!
  • Genesis-fans hispanohablantes, visiten el foro de Genesis :D http://www.forogenesis.com.ar

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