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Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Brains: The Brains

The Smartest Band in the Whole World!!!

The Brains were one of Atlanta's early New Wave bands, and certainly one of the best. Tom Gray's strong songwriting really pushed them out in front of many of the other bands in the region at the time, and Rick Price's flashy guitar slingin' was a wonder to behold.

This is their first album, released in 1980 on Mercury Records. Strangely, The Brains are about the only band I'm aware of whose sound was tamed (diminished, as a matter of fact) by the production of Steve Lillywhite, who was an incredibly hot producer at the time and who is well known for having produced some really powerful records. Still, the energy that was the The Brains' is apparent in much of this disc and it's a tremendous chunk of rock.

Download it. Listen to it. Use it.

The song "Money Changes Everything" was a hit for Cindy Lauper. Rick Price went on to great success playing bass with The Georgia Satellites.

The Brains: The Brains

  1. Treason
  2. See Me
  3. Raeline
  4. Girl I Wanna
  5. In the Night
  6. Money Changes Everything
  7. Scared Kid
  8. Sweethearts
  9. Girl in a Magazine
  10. Gold Dust Kids


Anonymous said...

That's a really good choice to re-post Vic!. Download this unique record folks, it's a must.


Anonymous said...

This is excellent, thank you. In another direction...Do you have any early albums by Richard X. Heyman? - barry

Traitor Vic said...

Oh, man! I wish I did. All I have of his is some stuff from the 'Living Room' LP on cassette tapes, recorded from a friend's record.

Let's Find H-Man A Wife said...

One magical single is what this band produced. And Cyndie Lauper says thanks, I'm sure.