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Brand X


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.12 | 364 ratings

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3 stars Listed among the huge jazz/fusion names of their time,BRAND X started rehearsing in 1974 under keyboardist Robin Lumley and bassist Percy Jones,while they were joined by ex-Atomic Rooster John Goodsall.By mid-70's three of the original members,handling the vocals,drums and rhythm guitar quit and Genesis drummer Phil Collins took over behind the drum kit,as the band decided to carry on as an all-instrumental outfit.At the end of 1975 their debut ''Unorthodoc behavior'' was ready,released in early 76' on Charisma label.

The album presents at the best way the high skills and deep education of all the members,giving space for guitar,bass and keyboard solos.Goodsall's guitars are distinctive yet quite energetic,sometimes improvisational and rhythmic at places with deep jazzy influences.Jones ends up to be a bass monster with superb and unbelievably complicated bass lines he is never out of the game.Lumley alternates between atmospheric synths with an obscure sound and electric piano passages of high quality,being the other half of Jones' complex performance...and of course there is also Phil with his changing tempos and skillful drumming,contributing in his own personal way.A well-arranged album of pure and demanding jazz/fusion rock,who should easily appeal to fans of all music genres.Recommended and deserving 3.5 shiny stars!

apps79 | 3/5 |


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