As you know, this past Friday night, we attended the Jessica Lea Mayfield/Annuals show. Just as Jessica's set was drawing to a close, I think we all were just being lulled into a pleasant submission by the relaxing sound of her songs of sorrow and pain. This was followed by a very abrupt ending of her final song, not any sort of closing salutation (as far as we recall) and then the lights brightened the venue while the speakers @ The Grog started blasting "Invisible Touch" by Genesis/Phil Collins. This left us all slack-jawed and pretty much all looking at each other with a "what the f*ck?" look on our faces.
Then strangely enough on Sunday afternoon while helping my parents shop at Heinen's we heard this song again. We knew at that point it was a sign that "Invisible Touch" must be a Random Retro Wednesday Song for this week.
Phil Collins definitely had the mid to late 80's soft rock jams on lock down. . .like f-ing Fort Knox :) Just ask Christian Bale's character, Patrick Bateman, in American Psycho [here].
Oh yeah, we're also wondering whether Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel still hate each other's guts. Man, British people love to hold a grudge, especially musicians*
Bonus: Apparently MGMT are fans of "Invisible Touch" too [vid]