Progrography

Brand X
Brand X was born out of sessions from Jack Lancaster, Brian Eno and others. It was in these settings that the original quartet of Phil Collins, John Goodsall, Robin Lumley and Percy Jones first worked together. With Collins at the kit and soft fusion as their aim, Brand X had much in common with Bill Bruford's eponymous outfit. Together with Bruford and acts like Soft Machine, Brand X was part of a brief, burgeoning movement in the late '70s that saw progressive rock artists re-cast themselves in the more serious light of fusion jazz. Despite some initial success, Brand X's influence waned as the public's preliminary fascination with fusion faded. To his credit, Collins never outgrew the experiment, though it was Goodsall who served as the band's mainstay over the years. Brand X folded in the early '80s, reunited briefly in the '90s with Goodsall and Jones, and folded again. Jones has released several solo albums, and various members over the years continue to do session work. I can't recall what happened to Phil, but I'm sure he made out all right.

Date ALBUMS / Singles
1976 July UNORTHODOX BEHAVIOUR
1977 April MOROCCAN ROLL
1977 Sun In The Night
1977 November LIVESTOCK
1978 July? MASQUES
1979 September PRODUCT
1979 Soho
1980 May DO THEY HURT?
1982 September IS THERE ANYTHING ABOUT?
1987 X-TRAX
1992 THE PLOT THINS - A HISTORY OF BRAND X
1992 July 9 XCOMMUNICATION
1996 WHY SHOULD I LEND YOU MINE
1997 February 25 MANIFEST DESTINY
1997 LIVE AT THE ROXY L.A.
1997 October 21 BRAND X: A HISTORY 1976-1980
1998 May 5 MISSING PERIOD
1999 October THE X FILES: A 20 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE
2000 January 25 TIMELINE
2003 June 24 TRILOGY
2003 July 28 MACROCOSM: INTRODUCING

SEE ALSO...
PHIL COLLINS discography
FIRE MERCHANTS discography
PERCY JONES discography

 

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