Brand X / Trilogy
Album: Trilogy   Collection:General
Artist:Brand X   Added:Sep 2003
Label:Buckyball Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-10-19 Pull Date: 2003-12-21
Week Ending: Nov 30 Nov 23 Nov 2 Oct 26
Airplays: 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 12, 2008: Rorshach's Dance
Church of Hype
4. Oct 31, 2003: Memory Select
2. Nov 26, 2003: crisco jones
Liquid Time, Virus
5. Oct 25, 2003: Morning Glory
Operation Hearts and Minds, Zero Db
3. Nov 22, 2003: Morning Glory
Drum Ddu
6. Oct 24, 2003: Memory Select
Church of Hype

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-10-31
A three-CD set contrasting old and new Brand X. The band was part of the 1970s British prog-rock thing, but with deeper attention to jazz influences. In the '90s, they re-formed as a trio but with a harder-edged feel; guitarist John Goodsall had gotten into metal-derived guitar sounds for a more aggressive front.

Percy Jones, the bassist, is also still with the group. He's very much influenced by jazz fusion, with a rapid-fire, fluid sound on the electric bass.

"Trilogy" reissues two of the 1990s trio's CDs. It also includes a live set from the 1970s days, which included keyboardist Robin Lumley and drummer Phil Collins -- yes, THAT Phil Collins. Brand X was a side hobby of his during the Genesis days, back when he still cared about jazz drumming.

The 1990s stuff, by the way, closely resembles Percy Jones' prog/fusion band Tunnels. We've got two of their CDs in the library, one under Jones' name and one under Tunnels.

Track Listing
1. True to the Clicks   16. Strangeness
2. Stellarator   17. A Duck Exploding
3. Virus   18. Message to You
4. Xxl   19. Church of Hype
5. The Worst Man   20. Kluzinski Reprise
6. Manifest Destiny   21. Zero Db
7. Five Drops   22. Algon
8. Drum Ddu   23. Phil Collins Commentary
9. Operation Hearts and Minds   24. Dance of the Illegal Aliens
10. Mr. Bubbles Goes to Hollywoo   25. Robin Lumley Commentary
11. Xanax Taxi   26. Don't Make Waves
12. Liquid Time   27. Robin Lumley Commentary
13. Kluzinski Period   28. Phil Collins Commentary
14. Healing Dream   29. Malaga Virgen
15. Mental Floss   30. Phil Collins Commentary
  31. And So to F