See Mike Rutherford's Career From Genesis to the Mechanics in 13 Videos

Guitarist tells tales behind five decades of clips

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Genesis - "Illegal Alien," 1983

There are many, many Genesis songs that fans all around the world love. And then there's "Illegal Alien," recorded at a time when it was okay for three British guys to dress up like Mexicans desperately trying to get across the border. "We were having a bit of fun," says Rutherford. "You can't take it seriously. Phil is really the star. Tony and I are basically just props. Tony and I were always fine when we got to wear costumes. We shot this back-to-back with the 'Mama' video on the same set."

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