Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Brains activity on the increase

[I received the following email today and decided to pass it along since I had posted about The Brains almost two years ago. Thanks for the email Richard]


"The Brains, the Atlanta band that flared briefly in the 1980s with the hit “Money Changes Everything” and then flamed out, is returning, in a sense. The guys plan a one-off gig at Club 29 in Decatur on Saturday (1/27/2007) that will feature Tom Gray (the brain behind the Brains) singing five or six Brains songs, with backing by the Swimming Pool Qs (fellow exiles from the 1980s Atlanta rock scene), with guest appearances by ex-Brainsmen Charles Wolff (on drums) and perhaps Rick Price (on guitar). Gray, who lately gigs with his chamber blues ensemble Delta Moon, is perplexed but pleased about the redux. “The Brains’ site on MySpace, run by our former fan club president, has more ‘friends’ than Delta Moon does,” he said in a recent e-mail. “Somehow forces I don’t understand are converging.”

If you can stand myspace (I can't) here's a really beautiful, well designed myspace site (complete with falling skulls) with more info on the Brains and the show.

And here is the title track from the "Dancing Under the Streetlights" EP released in 1982 on Landslide Records.


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6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the Brains about 1982 in the Fridays bar on Tate Street in Greensboro. I saw a lot of great bands in that bar - Cult Heros, REM, DBs, X-teens - but the Brains put on the best small bar show I have ever seen. The place flat rocked for at least 3 or 4 hours straight - we were all soaked, drained, and happy by the end. I still have the LP. It's great to see that someone else remembers this band. Rock on.

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Anonymous Hap Willard said...

Can't get enough of Electronic Eden, but I have a huge appreciation for the four song set on the EP. Oh, Brains, wherefore art thou on CD? Tom where are the master tapes? How about a remixed and remastered The Compete Brains. It's what the world needs now.

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