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In Reply to: Brains.... posted by ghost of olddude55 on April 26, 2021 at 12:57:18:
Surprisingly, after this fine prose below, Allmusic gave them a 4/5 stars.
This Georgia-based quartet's story is depressingly familiar enough. After scoring with the sassy cynicism of its indie single, Money Changes Everything, the Brains signed to Mercury for an uncompromising debut album that sank without a trace, for reasons not too hard to fathom. Main songwriter and frontman Tom Gray stakes out the familiar persona of twitchy über-nerd who can't get laid, as "Scared Kid" makes obvious. However, Gray's songs disturb instead of divert, which set him above the pack but out of step with record buyers.
"In the Night" and "Sweethearts" sidestep traditional verse-chorus-verse strictures for extended mood pieces built on Gray's claustrophobic, throbbing keyboards.
Cyndi Lauper's remake certainly reminded some fans of what they'd missed, but couldn't rescue the band, which had already broken up.
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Topic - Brains.... - ghost of olddude55 12:57:18 04/26/21 (4)Follow Ups
- I had to look them up.... - Rod M 18:02:43 04/26/21 (1)
- Ran across them in the Rolling Stone Album Guide. - ghost of olddude55 11:59:11 04/27/21 (0)