Acting Very Strange is an album by Genesis bassist Mike Rutherford. It was released in September 1982 and is the only album that features him on lead vocals. Unlike the previous album Smallcreep's Day, Acting Very Strange uses a very raw and underproduced sound. None of the album's singles charted in the US or UK top 100, but the lead single "Maxine" did make US Billboard charts's Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart at #37. The song was also a top 40 pop hit in Canada, peaking at #39. The album itself was much more successful, reaching number 23 in the UK.