Also I recently discovered that he was named for a Genesis song. You figure that one out.
Those liner notes aren't *that* bad -- at least the ones that recount the band's history and lineup changes, et cetera. Plus they usually have contemporary photos
Iron Maiden (IIRC) and definitely AC/DC had good liners -- at least in the issues I had. Which brings me to the real bane of the CD era:
Remasters, especially multiple issues of them. Also digital remasters of originally digitally-recorded albums! Obviously that's to replace the analog-era re-purchases of scratched or worn-out albums. This brings in the loudness war about which everything that can be said has been.
Jazz is generally free from that kind of liner notes. The smaller labels (most releases) usually just reprint the original notes and call it a day. Major labels can be bad though. Classical is, as far as I can tell, is free from that kind of stuff unless the performer recently and/or notably died.