Brand X : Nuclear Burn [1976] [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Η φιλοδοξία πίσω απ’ το fusion side-project του Phil Collins ήταν να αποτελέσει το αγγλικό αντίστοιχο των Weather Report. Αυτή θα έμενε ανεκπλήρωτη, λόγω της μεγεθυνόμενης επιτυχίας της βασικής του μπάντας [Genesis] την οποία δεν υπήρχε περίπτωση να εγκαταλείψει…
Το ‘Nuclear Burn’ από το Unorthodox Behaviour, πρώτο άλμπουμ των Brand X, είναι χάρμα ακοής, διεγερτικό και χαλαρωτικό ταυτόχρονα. Πλούτος ιδεών, στρατοσφαιρική δεξιοτεχνία και μουσικότητα από τους Robin Lumley – keyboards, John Goodsall – κιθάρα, Percy Jones – μπάσο.
Και μια ακόμα απόδειξη του ότι ο Phil Collins, πέρα από οτιδήποτε άλλο, είναι ο μεγαλύτερος ντράμερ που πέρασε από τη βρετανική σκηνή του ροκ.

The ambition behind Phil Collins’s fusion side-project was that of becoming the English equivalent to Weather Report. This would remain unfulfilled, due to the increasing success of his main band [Genesis] which there was no way he could leave…
‘Nuclear Burn’ from Unorthodox Behaviour, Brand X’s first album, is a joy to hear, stimulating and relaxing at the same time. Abundance of ideas, stratospheric virtuosity and musicality from Robin Lumley – keyboards, John Goodsall – guitar, Percy Jones – bass.
And one more proof that Phil Collins, apart from anything else, is the greatest drummer to have passed from the British rock scene.


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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. • Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!