Ed Driscoll

"In The Air Tonight"

In the 1980s, I was much more of a fan of the rock group Genesis as a whole, than of Phil Collins’ solo projects. (Though Collins is a great performer: I recently watched a videotape of one of their concerts from that period–it was a reminder of what charisma his between song shtick added to the band’s otherwise somewhat dry stage show.)

There’s no doubt though that Collins’ “In The Air Tonight” was a great song. Mix magazine looks at how the song was created largely in his home studio.