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Mike Rutherford


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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 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010.


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  • roldki

    I have the same birthday as he does :D

    29 Jul 2012 Reply
  • silvertree

    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 !

    1 Jun 2012 Reply
  • miker00lz

    mike rutherford + tony banks = greatest songwriters in the history of rock.

    5 Mar 2012 Reply
  • themartialarts

    Not a big fan of the vocalist on Smallcreep's Day.

    7 Oct 2011 Reply
  • silvertree

    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.

    3 Nov 2010 Reply
  • mrgargoyle

    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.

    10 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Herold80

    mikes genesis-basslines are the best i ever heard. he is awesome

    13 Apr 2009 Reply
  • cogsncogs

    Not just "compression" but musically far superior! In "layman" terms -- less accessible...!

    19 Feb 2009 Reply
  • mini_ahlin much better than mike and the mechanics! especially compression!

    29 Aug 2007 Reply
  • nahuel_ch

    Genesis-fans hispanohablantes, visiten el foro de Genesis :D

    24 Jun 2007 Reply

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