And, we’re off! Welcome to my first post for the 2017 A to Z Challenge!
Abacab was the eleventh studio album for the band Genesis. It was released in September 1981, and reached #1 on the UK Albums chart and #7 on the Billboard 200, and was certifierd double platinum (two million units sold) by the RIAA.
Mike Rutherford, guitarist for the band, explained that the title came from the way the three parts of the title track (called A, B, and C) were laid out at one point, abacab. When all was said and done, the actual layout of the song’s parts looked more like accaabbaac. The song reached #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and #9 in the UK.
The second single from the album was “No Reply At All.” It went all the way to #2 on the US Mainstream Rock chart, #7 in Canada, #29 on the Hot 100, and #28 on the Cash Box Top 100. It featured the Earth, Wind, and Fire horns in addition to the band.
Join me again on Monday and Monday through Saturday each week this month (as well as Sunday, April 30) as we continue through the alphabet!