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DO THEY HURT?

Brand X

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.44 | 116 ratings

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DrömmarenAdrian
4 stars I found this record for small money at a second hand store. I fell for the cover and of course I had heard the name "Brand X" before, knew that it was something with Phil Collins but had never heard them at all. Well, the awesome cover showing a lady meeting a crocodile at her driveway was released 1980, thirtyfour years ago, and it was Brand X's fifth album. I guess the crocodile asks the lady if her shoes hurt. A record with such an artistic cover must be great did I think and bought it. Now have I listened to it some times and I love what I hear and it is of course much more than Phil Collins, he's just present on two tracks. I think this is just how I want jazz rock to be and it feels so much like the seventies. The music is authentic and such as candy for my ears.

Just one song has some form of vocals, "Act of Will" which John Goodsall, the guitarist sings. The bassist is Percy Jones on the most tracks and he does such a lovely job. He plays around and makes the bass shimmer on for example "D.M.Z" a splendid jazz rock song. "Fragile" is another lovely piece which I would call elegant and "Voidarama" has so lovely feelings in the guitar work. The best track I think is "Triumphant Limp" which is so joyful and talanted. The main themes come like sweet caresses to me and Peter Robinson, John Goodsall, John Giblin, Robin Lumley and Phil Collins have done that very well.

I don't know how the other Brand X records sound so I can't compare them, but this was great. If more records were like this, could I exclaim, but there are so why complain. This though is a obvious four star record. Perhaps some of the bands others are even better. I would recommend this for you friends!

DrömmarenAdrian | 4/5 |

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