Can-Utility and the Coastliners

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"Can-Utility and the Coastliners"
Song by Genesis
from the album Foxtrot
Released6 October 1972
RecordedAugust 1972
Genre Progressive rock, progressive folk
Length5:44
Label Charisma Records
Songwriter(s) Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford
Producer(s) David Hitchcock

"Can-Utility and the Coastliners" is the fourth song on Genesis' fourth album, Foxtrot , released in 1972. "Can-Utility and the Coastliners", written mostly by guitarist Steve Hackett, [1] is based on the legend of King Canute, who supposedly ordered the seas to retreat to mock the sycophancy of his followers. An early, longer version of the song found its way into pre-album live sets (as heard on certain bootleg recordings); known as "Bye Bye Johnny" or "Rock My Baby", it featured an extended instrumental section in which the Mellotron string sound dominated.

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