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Unorthodox Behavior

4.7 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews

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Media Type: CD
Artist: BRAND X
Title: UNORTHODOX BEHAVIOUR
Street Release Date: 04/27/1989
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Genre: ROCK/POP
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 7, 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Astralwerks
  • ASIN: B000000HRP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,300 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Alan Caylow on January 2, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Brand X is the progressive jazz/rock fusion group that Phil Collins played drums for in the late 70's during his breaks from Genesis. Although there's no question about Phil's awesome drumming with Genesis, Brand X allowed Phil to *really* cut loose on the drumkit, free-form style. In fact, Phil felt that he had so much freedom playing with Brand X, that he momentarily considered leaving Genesis. As Phil himself put it, "Genesis was the wife, and Brand X was the mistress, and I just wanted to take my clothes off and live a bit!" However, Genesis started to loosen up musically around the late 70's, toning down their art-rock leanings and going more towards the rock mainstream, which ultimately convinced Phil to stay with the wife and say goodbye to the mistress.But Phil did record four studio albums (plus a live album) with Brand X between 1976 and 1980, and he also toured with the band in 1979 (though Brand X would carry on, off and on, through 1997). The group's first album, "Unorthodox Behaviour," is a stunning debut disc. Phil, guitarist John Goodsall, bassist Percy Jones, and keyboardist Robin Lumley have musical chemistry that's simply explosive. "Nuclear Burn" is just as barnburning as it's title suggests, "Euthanasia Waltz" is a sparkling laid-back jam, and "Born Ugly" is funky with a capital F. Also groovy are "Smacks Of Euphoric Hysteria" & "Running On Three," the title track is a steady, assured rocker, and the closing "Touch Wood" is a samba-flavored beauty. Goodsall delivers some fiery guitarwork, Jones is a monster on the bass, Lumley's keyboard-playing is superb, and, of course, what needs to be said about Phil's drumming---he's fantastic.Read more ›
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Format: Audio CD
Life is not without ironies and this album confirms again one of rock's most interesting ones. As if his work with Genesis were not proof enough of his musical talent, Phil Collins' drumming in this album is bound to leave most drummers and non-drumming music fans speechless, as he glides through the tracks of this album by Brand X, his side project in the late seventies.
One could think that something just went terribly wrong with Phil, causing him to throw his musical creativity down a deep hole when the eighties kicked in, and throw himself in the hands of commercial pop and musical recycling for a very long embrace that sadly lasts to this day. In any case, there's plenty of musical testimonies to what his musical genius was for a good decade and so, and his works with Brand X is one of them.
Brand X is the brainchild of Phil Collins and Atomic Rooster's guitarist John Goodsall (same band where Emerson Lake and Palmer's Carl Palmer came), and in spite of what you'd be inclined to think, their contributions were not the only brilliant moments of this -by most considered their best- album. 'Unorthodox Behaviour' bridges the gap between jazz fusion and prog rock in a way that is unbelievable, walking a fine line (invisible, some might argue) without tumbling, and maintaining a cohesive and well crafted sound that gives the album a well deserved five stars.
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This IS possibly the best Brand X album that features Phil Collins drumming on it. The whole album front to back is packed with some incredible jams and solos. Song in which stand-out on this album are "Born Ugly", "Euthanasia Waltz", and "Unorthodox Behaviour". If you like Jazz, Rock or if you even like to Funk you'll definitely dig every inch of this. Another album to check out is entitled "Marscape" which is technically the first recordings of Brand X before they recorded under that name. The album is extremely hard to get a hold of in this country. If you ever come across it on vinyl it's definitely worth picking up. For me it's the start of the Brand X trip. It was recorded under John Lancaster and Robin Lumley but includes John Goodsall, Phil Collins and Morris Pert.
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Brand X truly marked the spot on "Unorthodox Behaviour", their first album. This group showed they could meld their unique style of intricate jazz with an over the top, baroquesque flavor of progressive rock, which, when these two genres meet head on, make for an interesting listen. After having already spent a few years with Genesis, Phil Collins most likely felt his drumming style within that particular group was lacking the type of creativity he demanded (although you have to admit his drumming on the Gabriel-era Genesis albums is nothing short of spectacular, either). With Brand X, he could now show off his creativity in a unique style all his own, and it definitely shows in Collins' first outing with the band. His fast-paced drum rolls, present in such tracks as "Nuclear Burn" and "Smacks Of Euphoric Hysteria" are a real treat to the ears (ear candy, if you will), and shouldn't be taken at "face value", if you'll pardon the expression. "Born Ugly" is anything but (ugly), and has a rather charming and mysterious quality to it, nonetheless. Percy Jones's bass playing is also mind-blowing. One listen to the CD's title track, and you'll see (and hear) what I mean. The title track features a unique and different side to Brand X, in that they can really funk out with great timing and precision. What's more, guitarist John Goodsall brings some of his Average White Band influences to "Unorthodox Behaviour" as well, which adds yet another multi-dimensional side to this band. This AWB-influenced sound can be found in a fair number of the tracks here, including "Nuclear Burn" and "Born Ugly".Read more ›
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