At the time when I produced ICONIC, I was reading the autobiography of Phil Collins. So, something from the book definitely slipped into the tune. The general mood of the piece certainly is somewhat adultish & 80’s-like.
Phil’s a weird figure. The man is responsible for some of the most heinous crimes in pop music history, and on the other hand he’s the guy who played drums on “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway” and drummed & sang on “Dodo/Lurker”!
The book really reinforces the dual image I had about Phil: Very down to earth kind of guy, who occasionally could be not so considerate fellow.
Sounds like a human to me.
Phil – good songwriter, great singer, UK’s second richest drummer.
Yeah, that’s right.