No. 74: ‘The Battle of Epping Forest’ – Genesis (1973)
Listen to ‘The Battle of Epping Forest’ by Genesis
‘The Battle Of Epping Forest’ – Genesis (1973)
Gang violence, 1970s prog rock style
One of those Genesis numbers that just would never have happened in the Phil Collins-fronted era, this sprawling, over-ambitious and occasionally confusing epic based on a news story about a real-life battle between various London gangs fighting over East End protection rights. Only the names were changed to protect the guilty. And Peter Gabriel.