"The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" is Genesis' sixth studio album, and last with Peter Gabriel. A double concept album and known to be one of the finest by Genesis. The album follows the bizarre story of Rael, a young Puerto Rican who lives in New York and goes on a strange adventure in order to rescue his brother, John. In said adventure, Rael basically ends up in a strange unknown world, gets trapped underground, sees a weird factory processing copies of people he met before, is forced to deal with memories of his past, including an embarrassing sexual experience, makes it to the end of a weird room with people crawling on a long red carpet, there he gets trapped again, but manages to escape underground with the help of a mysterious woman. Rael then ends up in a pool with three #Lamias, makes love to them, but they die after drinking his blood and he gets turned into an ugly creature called a #Slipperman, discovers that there's a whole colony of these creatures and that his brother has also turned into one. In order to revert back to their human forms, Rael and John must be castrated, so they visit a doctor who does so, and they're human again, but a huge raven bird steals the container with Rael's penis in it and throws it in the water, and just when an apparent exit to this weird place appears, John is drowning on a river nearby and Rael decides to not go to this supposed exit so he can save his brother, only to see that his brother's face is actually the same as his, both his and John's bodies unite along with everything around them and... That's the end. "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" is proof that music transcends understanding. There is really no need to grasp the story, the words and music together are hypnotic in their alliteration and rhythm. That alone provides an album which is both soothing and uplifting. Some classics are classics for a reason, and this is one of them.
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