BRAND X
(1976-1997)
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1976-02-20 - London, UK - Nashville Rooms - aud (70m)
John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Robin Lumley, Phil Collins + Andy Ward (Camel)

cover cover

1) Born Ugly (7:24) *
2) Look Out, It's Behind You (Tales Of Ancient Mysteries) (9:04)
3) Running On Three (9:23) **
4) Why Should I Lend You Mine... (6:14)
5) Smacks Of Euphoric Hysteria - ? (11:36) ***
6) Kugelblitz (11:20)
7) band intro - Nuclear Burn (8:57) $
8) stage - Malaga Virgen (6:05) =

* [Cuts in on intro].
** "A tune written by Mr. Percy Jones (...) and it's called Running On Three".
*** [Cut at 8:17 on applause].
$ "John Francis Goodsall  (...) Mr. Percy Jones (...) Mr. Philip Collins (...) Andrew (...) Ward". Fades out on applause.
= Encore. Fades in on applause.

Source: CDR>EAC>HD>FLAC.
[BRAND X London Nashville Rooms 20 February 1976] Shared as torrent on Dime by Kinebee.
TLH analysis - Tracks in this torrent have 2 sec. gap and have SBE's. Needs editing.
"This is notable as the only Brand X performance to feature Andy Ward (from Camel) as second percussionist.Also this is an excellant audience recording as well as the earliest live Brand X show I've seen".
Show and recording listed on Scotttrades website (Andy Ward of Camel guested on percussion for this night only).


1976-07-30 - London, UK - Marquee Club - aud (91m) (2cd)
John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Robin Lumley, Phil Collins, Preston Heyman

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Disc 1:

1) Running On Three - talk & tuning (9:56) *
2) Tales Of Ancient Mysteries - talk & tuning (9:56)
3) Kug Elblitz (13:50) **
4) Why Should I Lend You Mine... - talk & tuning (9:10)
5) Born Ugly (7:55) ***

Disc 2:

1) Malaga Virgen - talk & tuning (11:47) $
2) Tunisian Faces (8:56) =
3) talk and tuning (1:38) &
4) Nuclear Burn - talk & tuning (9:30) #
5) Smacks Of Euphoric Hysteria (8:47)

* "Ladies & gentlemen Brand X". [Cut at 0.55 on tuning]. "This new song which you won't find on any album as yet".
** [Cut at 13:02 on applause].
*** "This one was written by Percy...Percy Jones our bass guitar here". Fades out on applause.
$ "...We're gonna do a song that we wrote yesterday (...) anything can happen...this one is called Tunisian Faces...".
= [Cut at 8:56 on applause].
& Band intro: "John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Mr. Philip Collins, Mr. Preston Heyman, Mr. Robin Lumley".
# "Ladies & gentlemen, the music, Brand X". [Cut at 8:27 on applause]. "We'll see you at Ronnie Scott's late August".

Source: Torrent download (no further info).
[Brand X - Marquee Club, London - July 30th, 1976] Shared as torrent on Dime by Kingfrippson.
No SBE's - True lossless source.
"Quality: A-".
"It was very hot and humid that night. The instruments, particularly the guitar, kept going out of tune".
Show and recording listed on Scotttrades website (this performance appears to have been played as a single show, not 2 sets).


1976-08-29 - Reading, UK - Reading Festival - aud? (50m)
John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Robin Lumley, Phil Collins, Preston Heyman

poster

1) intro jam > Running On Three (10:43) *
2) "loose little thing" > Kugelblitz (14:23) **
3) Why Should I Lend You Mine... (9:22)
4) Malaga Virgen (8:48) ***
5) Nuclear Burn (7:26)

* "It's 20 to 5. You got a nice two days? Did you? We'll soon change that never mind...that was Running on Three...".
** "Three days in a rock festival".
*** "This next tune is written by Mr. Jones, Mr. Percy Jones who's playing on the bass guitar (...) Malaga Virgen".

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Source: Torrent download (no further info).
[BRAND X - Reading Festival - Reading, England 29 August 1976] Shared as torrent on Dime by Kinebee.
No SBE's - TLH analysis
Stereo recording.
Date and venue confirmed by programs (see above). Lots of info on the Festival UK Festivals website.
Show and recording listed on Scotttrades website (Preston Heyman was still with the band at this point).


1976-09-?? - London, UK - Ronnie Scott's - "Rock Around The World" # 122 - sbd (34m)
John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Robin Lumley, Phil Collins, Morris Pert

1) announcer (10:43) *
2) Unorthodox Behaviour (7:05) **
3) Malaga Virgen (9:46)
4) jam (Tito's Leg) (7:24)

* "Phil Collins (...) Robin Lumley (...) John Goodsall, Brand X (...) exclusively for RATW at London (...) Ronnie Scott's.

Source: master LP>DAT>Soundforge9.0>Flac5.
[BRAND X 1976 - Ronnie Scotts - Sept. 1976 R.A.T.W] Shared as torrent on Dime by Kinebee.
"I have the Rock Around the World LP, one side of which is this Brand X performance. I transferred it to DAT about 14 years ago, and was able to find my copy, which was a daunting task in itself. The record sounded very good ...".
Show and recording listed on Rock Around The World (show # 122 - broadcast on Dec. 5 1976) and Scotttrades websites.


1977-06-16 - Baltimore, MD - Congress Hotel - Marble Bar - 2 sets - aud (52m + 63m) (2cd)
John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Robin Lumley, Morris Pert, Kenwood Dennard

Disc 1:

First show:
1) tuning - intro jam > Disco Suicide (10:36)
2) Why Should I Lend You Mine (9:50) *
3) Deadly Nightshade (11:46)
4) Nightmare Patrol (8:30)
5) intro of the band by Robin - Malaga Virgen (cut - tape flip) (7:04) **
6) Malaga Virgen (cont.) (4:15)

Disc 2:

Second show:
1) tuning - intro jam > Disco Suicide (20:19)
2) Why Should I Lend You Mine (12:47)
3) Deadly Nightshade (12:15)
4) Nightmare Patrol (cut - tape flip) (2:19)
5) Nightmare Patrol (cont.) (6:05)
5) Nuclear Burn (9:38)

* "Welcome to Brand X".
** Band: Morris Pert, John Goodsall, Kenwood Dennard, Mr. Percy Jones, Robin Lumley. [Cut].

Source: Maxell UD master cassettes> Teac A-550RX cassette playback> TASCAM CDRW-700> Trade CD-R> EAC> ...
Original audience recording by bpthree - Taping Gear: Sony TC-1100T with Sony ECM-16 condenser microphone.
[BrandX1977-06-16ecm16(both-shows)Baltimore,MD] Shared as torrent on Dime by Jeff James.
TLH analysis
Shows and recordings listed on Scotttrades website.


1977-06-19 - Brooklyn, NY - Smucker's - aud (46m)
John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Robin Lumley, Morris Pert, Kenwood Dennard

1) Disco Suicide (9:56) *
2) Why Should I Lend You Mine (10:09) **
3) Deadly Nightshade (10:20)
4) Nightmare Patrol (6:52) $
5) Malaga Virgen (8:54)

* With 2 min. intro.
** "Thank you (...) and try our new tune (...) it was written by (...) Mr. Morris Pert on percussion...".
*** ...We never been to Brooklyn before...".
$ [Cut at 6:42 on applause].

Source: 1st (?) generation audience tape.
[BRAND X 1977 Smucker's Brooklyn, N.Y. June 19, 1977] Shared as torrent on Dime by Kinebee.
TLH analysis
"I got this about a quarter century ago from a guy who said he taped this, and I'd say it sounds like a 1st generation recording. Some minor problems in part of the 1st song, not very noticable, certainly not a high fidelity recording ...".
Show and recording listed on Scotttrades website.


1977-09-10 - La Courneuve (near Paris), FR - Fête de l'Humanité - aud? (44m)
John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Robin Lumley, Phil Collins, Morris Pert

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1) Isis Mourning Pt. 1 / The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge (6:41) *
2) Disco Suicide (8:36) **
3) Nightmare Patrol (9:16)
4) Malaga Virgen (9:14) ***
5) Deadly Nightshade (10:55)

* [Cut at 0:19 before start. First song cuts in at start].
** [Cut at 8:34 on applause].
*** "Merci encore" [Cut at 0:07 after thanks.  Tune cuts in at start and cut on applause at 9:13].

Source: Master Cassette > Magnetic Tape 7 inches > computer Soundblaste live > Wav > flac8 stereo.
[BRANDX 1977 09 10] Shared as torrent on Dime by Kingfrippson.
True lossless source.
"I do remember that day! Bit of a stunt, really. We had two sets of equipment, using the first to play Crystal Palace" (Lumley).
Show and recording listed on Scotttrades website (late afternoon, supporting Peter Gabriel - A 45min recording has surfaced).
Peter Gabriel's set from this festival also circulates.


1977-09-28 - Rochester, NY - Glass Onion - fm (set one) pre-fm (set two) (49m + 64m) (2cd)
John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Robin Lumley, Morris Pert, Kenwood Dennard

Disc 1:

First set
1) radio intro - Disco Suicide (7:03) *
2) Why Should I Lend You Mine... (10:26) **
3) Deadly Nightshade (11:21) ***
4) Nightmare Patrol - band intro (9:06) $
5) band intro - Nuclear Burn (11:21) =

Disc 2:

Second set
1) announcer (0:55)
2) Smacks Of Euphoric Hysteria (3:35)
3) Disco Suicide (8:08) +
4) Earthdance (7:22) #
5) Malaga Virgen (9:27) ?
6) Access To Data (11:47)
7) Why Should I Lend You Mine... (11:00)
8) Deadly Nightshade (12:34) ^

* "Brand X in concert from the Glass Onion on CMF. [Cut] Brand X live from the Glass Onion at 81Marshall Street".
** "...Welcome to Brand X (...) We have to commiserate with the Glass Onion for their unfortunate baseball defeat...".
*** "A new tune that we haven't recorded on the album as yet (...) is called Deadly Nightshade composed by Morris".
$ "...As this is our first time in this part of the world especially in Rochester anyway, we got a Rochester England...".
= band intro: (Mr. Morris Pert, Percy Jones, Mr. Kenwood Dennard, Mr. John Goodsall) [Cut].
& "...We'll introduce them even though they don't need an introduction, here is from England Branxd X".
+ "Hello welcome to Brand X once again and that includes all of you people out there with radio sets too".
# "The next one isn't on any records and it won't break any either but it's a tune wiritten by Mr. Morris bashup Pert".
? "...A tune which was on an album called Maroccan Roll...this was written by Percy Jones it's called Malaga Virgen".
^  "A slight accident...you know Percy el basso player extraordinaire we'll he's done something to his finger...".

Source set 1: cassette(2 gen) > nak dr-1 > audiophile2496 > soundforge remastering > cd > EAC > flac (sector align/verify).
Source set 2: Pre-fm ½ track master> cassette> wav> soundforge remastering> cd> EAC> flac (sector align/verify level 7).
[brandx_rochester_1977-09-29_2setsFM] Shared as torrent on Dime by 123Relaxo321.
Stereo fm recording.
No SBE's - True lossless source.
Shows and recording listed on Scotttrades website (late afternoon, supporting Peter Gabriel).


1977-10-18 - Washington, DC - The Cellar Door - aud (71m)
John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Robin Lumley, Morris Pert, Kenwood Dennard

1) tuneup & intro - Disco Suicide (12:39) *
2) Nightmare Patrol (8:19)
3) intro & tuneup - Earth Dance (9:42) **
4) Malaga Virgen (11:05) ***
5) Access To Data (8:16)
6) Deadly Nightshade (12:09) $
7) Nuclear Burn (9:48) =

* "This evening's entertainment please welcome to our stage Passport recording artist Brand X". With 3 min. intro.
** "This is not on any of the albums (...) by Mr. Morris "percussion" Pert and it's called, he's called it Earth Dance...".
*** "...Young Percy Jones (...) deserves some sympathy because he's got a horrible break blister on his finger...".
$ "Thank you very much and goodnight...Ladies and gentlemen, Brand X".
= Encore. "Ladies and gentlemen, Brand X!".

Source: Maxell UD master cassette > Teac A-550RX cassette playback > TASCAM CDRW-700> Trade CDR>EAC > ...
[Brand X 1977 Oct 18 A remaster flac16] Shared as torrent remaster on Dime by Glasnostrd19.
Original master audience recording by Bpthree. Taping Gear: Sony TC-1100T with Sony ECM-16 condensor microphone.
TLH analysis
"It was out of balance, the left side was 1-2 DB louder than the right side so I adjusted that to even both sides out".
Show and recording listed on Scotttrades website (Robin mentions Percy's recently blistered finger after the song ends).


1977-10-30? - New York, NY - Beacon Theater - aud (52m)
John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Robin Lumley, Morris Pert, Kenwood Dennard

1) Smacks Of Euphoric Histeria intro > Disco Suicide (10:39) *
2) Access To Data (7:41) **
3) Malaga Virgen (8:50) ***
4) Earth Dance (6:53) $
5) Deadly Nightshade (10:39) =
6) Nuclear Burn (7:25)

* [Cuts in on emcee's intro]. "... And Radio Clyde are proud to present Arista Passport recording artist Brand X".
** "The next tune is one that you haven't heard before in fact we've only heard it twice (...) called Access To Data".
*** Fades out on applause.
$ "We're gonna do another new tune that's written by Morris Pert, it's (...) Earth Dance". Fades out on applause.
= "As yet to be committed to disc (...) written by Mr. Morris (...) Pert over there, and it's called Deadly Lampshade".

Source: 1st generation audience tape.
[BRAND X 1977 Beacon Theater New York City, N.Y. October 30, 1977] Shared as torrent on Dime by Kinebee.
TLH analysis
"This recording is one of 2 I recieved from the taper when I asked him, send me any 77 Brand X you have about 25 years ago, and is recorded (apparently) with the same equipment. The sound here isn't quite as good because it's the Beacon Theater ...".
Show and recording listed on Scotttrades website ("I'm inclined to go with 77-Oct-13, though that is highly questionable".).


1977-11-28 - San Francisco, CA - Old Waldorf - sbd-fm? (56m)
SAN FRANCISCO '77 (Asteroid AR-06)
John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Robin Lumley, Morris Pert, Kenwood Dennard

1) Isis Mourning intro > Disco Suicide (10:35) *
2) Access To Data (8:23)
3) Malaga Virgen (11:47)
4) Earth Dance (7:35)
5) Euthanasia Waltz (6:04) **
6) Deadly Nightshade (11:44) ***

* "...Welcome to another evening of strange goings on with Brand X (...) reflects our feelings this end of the tour...".
** Fades out on applause.
*** [Cut at 5:54. Cuts or skips at 8:03 and 8:06. End cut].

Source: SBD-fm? > CDR from trade > EAC > FLAC (Level 6).
[BRAND X 1977 - Old Waldorf San Francisco California USA 11-28-1977 kb] Shared as torrent on Dime by Kinebee.
No SBE's - TLH analysis
Tracks in this torrent have 2 sec. gap. Needs editing.
Show and recording listed on Scotttrades website.
"San Francisco '77" listed in Brand X bootleg discography on Genesis japanese fan website.


1978-08-02 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club - aud (79m + 72m) (2cd)
Percy Jones, Morris Pert, Robin Lumley, Chuck Burgi

Disc 1:

First show:
1) Access To Data (26:16)
2) The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge (20:36) *
3) Deadly Nightshade with percussion solo and duet - band intro (25:45) **
4) The Poke (6:38)

Disc 2:

Second show:
1) The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge > Earth Dance > The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge (46:02) ***
2) Deadly (distorted) Nightshade (26:07) $

* "Brand X includes a guitar player (...) Mr. John Goodsall (...) he's undergoing some treatment for acute tendonitis".
** "Chuck Burgi on drums and Percy Jones on bass...thank you very much indeed..."
*** [Cut on applause].
$ [Cuts in on start]. "Morris Pert on percussion...Chuck Burgi drums...Percy Jones on bass (...) Brand X...".

Source: Sony tc48 mono cassette deck (auto leveling) > TDK-AD cassettes > soundforge 4.5 > FLAC 6 > torrent.
[BRAND X 1978 (sort of) Paradise Rock Club August 2, 1978] Shared as torrent reseed on Dime by Kinebee.
TLH analysis
Show and recording listed on Scotttrades website ("sometimes incorrectly listed as 78-Feb-8 - played w/o a guitar player !").


1978-08-30 - Karen (Stockholm), SW - Isstadion - fm (50m)
Percy Jones, Morris Pert, Peter Robinson, Mike Miller, Chuck Burgi

1) Earth Dance (16:26) *
2) Access To Data (12:13) **
3) Deadly Nightshade (21:44) ***

* "...Earth Dance av Morris Pert (...) Access to Data av John Goodsall (...) Brand X". [Cut at 13:14].
** "Welcome to Stockholm (...) on bass Mr. Percy Jones (...) Morris Pert (...) Chuck Burgi (...) welcome Mike Miller".
*** Fades out.

Source: FM Broadcast.
[BRAND X 1978 Karen, Stockholm 8-30-1978] Fixed torrent reseed on Dime by Dakotafrost (first seeded by Kinebee).
TLH analysis
Show and recording listed on Scotttrades website:
("This may be fr 78-Aug-20 as there is supposedly a 55m recording fr 78-Aug-30 which may be different from this").


1978-10-01 - London, UK - Rainbow Theater - "The Odd Couple Tour" - fm (76m)
Percy Jones, Morris Pert, Peter Robinson, Mike Miller, Chuck Burgi

1) Earth Dance (12:55) *
2) Access To Data (11:21)
3) Black Moon (end cuts) (21:44) **
4) The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge - Deadly Nightshade - encore call (18:32) ***
5) band introductions (after encore break) (0:52) $
6) Nuclear Burn (10:46) =

* [Cuts in].
** "I'd like to present (...) Morris Pert, he's (...) changing instruments for a while to play you a little piano". [End cut].
*** [Cut at 1:11].
$ "Brand X...Morris Pert on percussion...Percy Jones on the bass...Chuck Burgi (...) Peter Robinson (...) Mike Miller".
= Encore.

Source: "I believe it's a sbd, if it's FM it's a clean one. (exact lineage unknown)".
[BRAND X 1978 Rainbow Theater London, U.K. October 1, 1978] Shared as torrent on Dime by Kinebee.
TLH analysis
"I got this in trade years ago, no idea of any lineage for it, but it sounds pretty clean".
Date and venue confirmed by ticket and ad for "The Odd Couple Tour" with Peter Hammill (above).
Reviews for this show from "Van Der Graaf" website can be found here and here. Show and recording listed on Scotttrades.


1978-10-24/25 - Boston, OH - Paradise Rock Club - aud (104m + 92m) (3cd)
Percy Jones, Morris Pert, Peter Robinson, Mike Miller, Mike Clark, John Goodsall

1978-10-24:
1) walkon and tune up (1:18)
2) Earth Dance (13:55)
3) band introductions (1:23) *
4) Access To Data (11:29) **
5) Black Moon (33:47) ***
6) Masques (6:06)
7) Deadly Nightshade - encore call (24:42) $
8) Nuclear Burn (11:49) =

1978-10-25:
1) walkon and tune up (1:30)
2) Earth Dance (14:44) &
3) band introductions (1:13) #
4) Access To Data (11:16)
5) Black Moon > The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge > Masques   > percussion + drums > The Poke (32:57)
6) Deadly Nightshade (21:08) +
7) Nuclear Burn (9:32)

* "Morris Pert...from nowhere near South Africa, Wales Mr. Percy Jones (...) Mr. Mike Clark (...) Mr. John Goodsall".
** "John Goodsall, ladies and gentlemen".
***  "...A man who's doing a very fine job at...at taking Mr. Goodsall's   place (...) Mr. Mike Miller" [Cut at 18:55].
$ "Morris Pert, Percy Jones, Mike Clark, Mike Miller, John Goodsall and myself (...) see you tomorrow".
= Encore. "...This is the first night of the...our new American Tour so Morris came straight from London today...".

& [Cut at 0:00 on audience. Earth Dance cuts in on intro].
# "Welcome to the Paradise we are Brand X our 2nd night here". (Morris Pert, Percy Jones, Mike Clark, Mike Miller).
+ With drum solo. "Thank you from Morris Pert, Percy Jones, Mike Clark, Mike Miller, myself...".
^ Encore.

Source: master audience tapes.
Original stereo audience recording by Glasnost ("cheesy mikes - the 10/24 was on Maxell UD, and the 25th on TDK-SA").
[BRAND X 1978 Two More Editions in Boston October 24 and 25, 1978] Torrent reseed on Dime Kinebee.
TLH analysis
Show and recording listed on Scotttrades ("78-Oct-24 was the first show of this tour - Goodsall joined the band for this date though I'm unsure for how long - he's at least on Access To Data + Black Moon. This recording is only 104.31m").


1978-11-07 - Kent, OH - Student Center Ballroom - Kent State University - sbd (99m) (2cd)
Percy Jones, Morris Pert, Peter Robinson, Mike Miller, Mike Clark

Disc 1:

1) Earth Dance (13:00) *
2) Access To Data > Black Moon (20:52) **
3) The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge (26:46) ***

Disc 2:

1) band introductions - Deadly Nightshade (27:46) $
2) Nuclear Burn (10:46) =

* "Thank you, thank you you...good evening...good evening, welcome to Kent University we are Brand X".
** "Our percussionist Morris is gonna do...is gonna thrash...". [Cut at 2:40]. Fades out on applause.
*** Fades out on applause.
$ Band: (Pert, Jones, Clark, Miller). [Cut at 18:35]. [Fades out at 27:31 on applause]. [Fades out after goodnight].
= Encore. Fades out at 5:49, these fades back in.

Source: SBD>?>CD in long ago trade>EAC>FLAC.
[BRAND X-Kent State Univ, Ohio- 11-7-78] Torrent reseed on Dime by Gflorio (original seed by Mr_Mags).
No SBE's - TLH analysis
"Some noticble surface noise on most of D1 T2 & all of T3. Signal Problems? I could have edited out the 2 tracks affected but will give you the perogative/option, instead. Listen to the samples. I'm not sure how much could be done ...".
Show and recording listed on Scotttrades.


1979-09-21 - West Hollywood (Los Angeles), CA - Roxy - aud? (79m)
John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Robin Lumley, Phil Collins, Peter Robinson

1) Disco Suicide (5:33) *
2) Algon (6:57)
3) Phil Collins speaks - Don't Make Waves (6:44) **
4) car license joke - Dance Of The Illegal Aliens (10:59)
5) Malaga Virgen (5:34) ***
6) Earth Dance (5:12) $
7) Phil Collins speaks - And So To F (9:42) =
8) band intro - Nuclear Burn (11:49) &
9) Phil Collins band intro - Access To Data (17:04) #

* Starts with prerecorded collage using 20th Century Fox theme. The theme starting the studio version is not played.
** "Good evening Los Angeles, it is very nice to be back here you know (...) another drink for Robin".
*** "From our unreleased album live at the Cardiff Rooms Libia we'd like to play an oldie (...) Malaga Virgin".
$ [Cut at 5:03 on applause].
= "So as I fall asleep on my feet...this is called And So To F Mr. (...) all my scripts are written by Mr. John Goodsall". & "Phil Collins, Percy Jones, John Goodsall, Robin Lumley and myself, thank you Los angeles...".
# [Cut at 0:05 on applause]. "Who is in Brand X": (Peter Robinson, Robin Lumley, John Goodsall, Percy Jones).

Source: Master tape>dat>Tascam Professional EQ>cd-r>Bias Peak Pro 5 (song indexing)>XACT>flac.
[Brand X 1979-09-21 Roxy, Los Angeles] Shared as torrent on Dime by Turbogrande.
No SBE's - TLH analysis
"This comes right from a remaster of the master tape. The quality is excellent. My pal, Panhandle Slim, sent me this. He also did the remaster. The band is promoting their "Product" album at the time of this concert, which is my favorite Brand X album".
Show listed on Scotttrades website.


1979-09-22 - West Hollywood (Los Angeles), CA - Roxy - early show - aud (74m)
John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Robin Lumley, Phil Collins, Peter Robinson

1) fanfare (0:48) *
2) Disco Suicide (5:03) **
3) Algon (7:52) ***
4) Dance Of The Illegal Aliens - "welcome to the Roxy" (11:35) $
5) Don't Make Waves - "a hand for Diamond" (7:09) =
6) Malaga Virgen - "are you early for the next show or late for this one?" (12:12) &
7) And So To F - Phil Collins band intro (9:50) +
8) Access To Data > The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge > Access To Data (20:16) #

* Prerecorded collage using 20th Century Fox theme.
** The theme starting the studio version is not played.
*** "Saturday night so let's get loose here, ah...sorry for the slight delay (...) this is another one written by Mr. Jones".
$ "Welcome to the Roxy (...) our 3rd show again, this is the 2nd night (...) Brand X has aquired a song (...) by John".
= "How about a hand for Diamond (...) from our album called Maroccan Roll featurin' Percy Jones". Dropout at 6:05.
& [Cut at 10:33 on applause]. "...We can come back and play another tune (...) we never know (...) if Percy Smiles...".
+ [Cut at 7:42 on applause]. Band: (Mr. Peter Robinson, Mr. Robin Lumley, Mr. John Goodsall, Mr. Percy Jones).

# Encore. "Thank you...Phil Collins, Percy Jones, John Goodsall, Robin Lumley and myself...thank you Los Angeles".

Source: 1st. Gen. Cass. > CD > CDWave > Flac8. - CDWave for re-tracking , TLH for Flac 8 - Verified / Aligned / Tested.
Original audience recording by deadbman (Sennheiser MKH 404's > Teac PC-10). "Recorded from our favorite table ...".
[Brand X 1979-09-21 Roxy, Los Angeles] Shared as torrent on Dime by Deadbman.
No SBE's - TLH analysis
"The first 1:28 is "mono" until we securely plugged in the mike cable. - Tape flip between tr06 and tr07 , no music is missing".
Show and recording listed on Scotttrades website.


1979-09-25 - Chicago, IL - Park West - sbd - WXRT-FM "Sunday Night Un-concert" (60m)
DANCE OF THE ILLEGAL ALIENS (Improvisation - IL-366805)
John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Robin Lumley, Phil Collins, Peter Robinson

cover

1) Dance Of The Illegal Aliens (8:50) *
2) Don't Make Waves (5:41) **
3) Malaga Virgen (12:23) ***
4) And So To F (8:33) $
5) Access To Data > The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge (24:35) =

* "Next tune is another one from the Product album (...) features (...) John Bookstall (...) & also Mr. Philip Bollins".
** "You who may have picked up a bootleg album of ours called Live At The Cardiff Rooms Libya will recognize this".
*** "WXRT with Brand X caught live at the Park West tonight Sunday Night Un-concert is brought on XRT by 7Up".
$ Dropout at 3:28. Fades out at 8:17 on applause then fades back in on encore announcement.
= Encore. [Cut at 9:59]. Band intro: "Mr. Philip Collins, Mr. Percy Jones, Mr. John Goodsall, Mr. Peter Robinson...".

Source: sbd (radio broadcast?) - Ex- (hissy) - Silver>EAC>SHN.
[BRAND X 1979 Dance of the Illegal Aliens Chicago USA 1979-09-25] Shared as torrent on Dime (unsigned info).
No SBE's - TLH analysis
Show listed on Scotttrades website (60min: WXRT FM: 2 shows?)
"Dance Of The Illegal Aliens" (different setlist and timing) listed in Brand X bootleg discography on Genesis Japan fan website.


1979-09-26 - New York, NY - Bottom Line - sbd (60m)
DON'T MAKE WAVES (Improvisation - IL-366804)
John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Robin Lumley, Phil Collins, Peter Robinson

poster

1) Disco Suicide > Algon (12:21) *
2) Dance Of The Illegal Aliens (10:16) **
3) Don't Make Waves (5:49)
4) Access To Data / The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge / Access To Data (17:58) **
5) Malaga Virgen (13:53)

* Starts with prerecorded collage using 20th Century Fox theme.
- "Disco Suicide": the theme starting the studio version is not played here.
** Fades out on applause.

Source: Unknown.
[Brand X - Don't make waves - 1979-09-26 - Botton Line, NYC, USA] Shared as torrent on Dime (unsigned info).
No SBE's - TLH analysis
"Quality: B".
Show listed on Scotttrades website (possibly two shows played).
"Don't Make Waves" listed in Brand X bootleg discography on Genesis japanese fan website.


1979-09-30 - Upper Darby (Philadelphia), PA - Tower - aud (55m)
John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Robin Lumley, Phil Collins, Peter Robinson

1) Disco Suicide > Algon (15:18) *
2) Dance Of The Illegal Aliens - "welcome to Brand X" (12:59) **
3) Don't Make Waves (6:09) ***
4) And So To F (9:30) $
5) Malaga Virgen (11:41) =

* Disco Suicide's starting theme not played. "Philadelphia (...) welcome to Brand X (...) our last gig tonite of our tour".
** "Welcome to Brand X (...) Phil Collins (...) and Mr. John Bookstall (...) between the 2 of them they're gonna sing...".
*** Fades out on applause.
$ [Cut in on Phil intro]. "I wrote if you like it (...) if you don't like it Peter Robinson wrote it". Fades out on applause.
= Encore. Fades out at 1:34 then fades back in. Drum solo. Band: (P. Collins, P. Jones, R. Lumley, J. Goodsall).

Source: 1st generation cassette > Kyocera D-801>SB X-Fi Platinum > Sony Sound Forge 8.0 > Guitar Tracks Pro 3.0 > ...
Original audience recording by ("I think his name was") Tom.
[BRAND X - 30 SEPTEMBER 1979] Shared as torrent on Dime by 123Relaxo321.
No SBE's - TLH analysis - Sounds slow.
"The recording is not the greatest but more than enough to give a taste of what this band was capable of performing live".
Show and recording listed on Scotttrades website ("I don't think the above setlist is the complete recording").


1979-10-28 - Long Island, NY - Long Island Coliseum(?) - fm (54m)
John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Robin Lumley, Phil Collins, Peter Robinson

1) Algon (6:47) *
2) "our last of four shows" - Dance Of The Illegal Aliens (13:25) **
3) car license joke - Don't Make Waves (8:11) ***
4) "a light on this guy" - Malaga Virgen (Part 1) (12:51) $
5) Malaga Virgen (Part 2) (3:27) =
6) And So To F (9:55) &

* [Cuts in].
** "Last of 4 shows at this lovely place (...) last song was (...) by (...) Mr. Lumley (...) another (...) by Mr. Percy Jones".
*** "Vocals of Mr. Philip Collins & Mr. John Bookstall". Dropout 3:32. [Fade out - cut back in at 8:10 on applause].
$ "If anybody bought the album (...) Cardiff Rooms Libia can recognize Malaga Virgin (...) those of you in radioland".
= [Cut at 2:35 on applause]. "It's a song what I wrote on the way (...) everybody's learning it (...) Percy wants a lift".
& "...Anybody here going to Los Angeles? Ok, would you give Percy a lift home? Actually does live in New York...".

Source: Type: FM.
[BRAND X 1979 Long Island, NY 1979-10-28] Shared as torrent on Dime (unsigned info).
TLH analysis
"Seems to be the last Brand X concert of 1979, and therefore the last time Phil Collins played with this great band".
Show listed on Scotttrades website (this might be the b'cast of the 79-Oct-28 show).
This show was broadcast by WLIR-FM - Hempstead, NY on Jan. 15th, 1980 as part of the "Tuesday Night Concert Series".


1996-05-30 - Philadelphia, PA - The Middle East - sbd (74m)
John Goodsall, Percy Jones,
Mark Wagnon, Frank Katz

1) intro-tuning (1:11) *
2) ...And So To F... (7:55) **
3) Stellerator (6:27)
4) Birds Of Fire - "new guitar they just gave me" (10:47)
5) Operation Heart And Mind (5:14)
6) drum solo > Virus (13:22)
7)
Drum DDU (6:30)
8) True To The Clik - band intro (16:08) ***
9) Macrocosm (7:18) $

* "1st time at the Middle East Cafe alright...but it's not our 1st time in Philadelphia (...) Tower, not the Fox theater".
** "...We got a new record coming out (...) this is one of the songs off it written by Percy Jones it's called Stellerator".
*** "Percy Jones on the bass, Frank Katz (...) Mark Wagnon (...) this is a midi guitar, my name is John Goodsall".
$ "Brand X, listen ah, there'd been a lot more people here (...) if they'd all believed that we really had this band here".

Source: SBD>DAT>Cass>Peak>Xact>flac.
[BRAND X 1996 The Middle East Philadelphia PA May 30 1996] Torrent on Dime by Kinebee.
No SBE's - TLH analysis
"This version of Brand X really misses that Python-esque humour that Phil Collins, and especially Robin Lumley, brought to the band. - All that said, this is still a decent fusion band, and the recording is excellent....so.....".
Show and recording listed on Scotttrades website.


1997-06-04 - Roma, IT - RAI Studios - Raistereonotte - fm (38m)
John Goodsall, Percy Jones,
Pierre Moerlen, Kris Sjobring

1) Manifest Destiny (4:41)
2) ...And So To F... (8:25)
3) Virus (6:03)
4) Noddy Goes To Sweden (4:02)
5) Lila's Dance (4:58)
6) True To The Clik (6:01) *
7) Once Upon A Time In The West (4:11) **

* Ends with Italian radio announcer. "Allora i Bra...Brand X dal vivo che...sono finalmente...pronti...eccoli qua".
** Ennio Morricone's soundtrack theme. Digital error at 1:45.

Source: Torrent download (no further info).
[Brand X RAI studios Rome Italy 1997-06-04 1 CD FM A] Torrent on Dime (unsigned info).
No SBE's - Trader's Little Helper detects lossy source.
The intervew segments are not present in ths torrent.
Radio session and recording listed on Scotttrades website.


1997-06-07 - Genova, IT - Teatro Albatros - aud (94m) (2cd)
John Goodsall, Percy Jones,
Pierre Moerlen, Kris Sjobring

Disc 1:

1) Disco Suicide (8:45)
2) ? (5:50)
3) ? (6:50)
4) "remember the album Masques?" - The Poke (6:35)
5) Virus (7:13)
6) ? (2:32)
7) ? (4:54)
8) Percy Jones solo > Pierre Moerlen solo (10:00)

Disc 2:

1) John Goodsall solo - True To The Clik - encore call (20:20) **
2) ...And So To F... (8:53) ***
3) "what are we gonna do now?" - Lila's Dance (6:50) $
4) Birds Of Fire (5:46) ***

* "...John Goodsall (...) Percy Jones (...) Kris Sjobring (...) from France Pierre Moerlen on drums, the new Brand X".
** Fades in on applause.
*** Encore.
$ Encore "...You ever heard of a guy called (...) John McLaughlin? He was a big influence on us a long time ago...".

Source: aud>CDr from trade>EAC>FLAC.
[Brand X w Pierre Moerlen-Teatro Albatros-Genoa, Italy-6797] Torrent reseed on Dime by Gflorio (original seed Mr_Mags)
No SBE's - TLH analysis
"NICE aud (I think) but low levels - A-/B+? Samples in comments. - Glad I dug this one out. I forgot about how good it was. Pierre Moerlen is with them. I guess he toured Japan with them & hung around for the Euro Tour as well".
Show and recording listed on Scotttrades ("The New Brand X" - unsure if the above setlist is the complete recording).


1999-05-17 - North Hollywood (Los Angeles), CA - Baked Potato - 2 sets - aud (113m) (2cd)
John Goodsall, Kris Sjobring, John Holmes, Mick Stevens

Disc 1:

First set:
1) intro (1:55)
2) Born Pretty In A Disco (Disco Suicide) (8:35)
3) ...And So To F... (10:06)
4) talking (1:53) *
5) Empty Guff (6:16)
6) Access To Data (5:06)
7) Isis Mourning (17:10)
8) Nuclear Burn (8:49) **

Disc 2:

Second set:
1) Liquid Time (7:28)
2) Lila's Dance (Part 1) / It's All Too Much (5:17)
3) Lila's Dance (Part 2) (6:40)
4) talking (4:14) ***
5) Virus (6:25)
6) Improvisation (Part 1) (6:03)
7) Improvisation (Part 2) (6:06)
8) Improvisation (Part 3) ("miniaturized multiple warhead nuclear bomb") (11:03) $

* "This is a Brand new tune by Kris Dynamite...formerly, formerly Captain Dynamite (...) it's called Empty Guff".
** "Alright, thanks for coming...we'll be doing another show in about thirty or forty minutes and gonna stick around".
*** "Kris Sjobring (...) Cpt Dynamite (...) Brand X (...) John Holmes (...) Mick Stevens". [Cut at 2:01 (2mins. repeat)].
$ "Kris Sjobring...Mick Stevens (...) new Brand X...John Holmes (...) House Of Blues in a couple of weeks with Gong".

Source set 1: AUD > ?? > CDr > EAC (Secure Mode/offset corrected) > .WAV > FLAC (L5/SBA) > DIME > You.
Source set 2: AUD > ?? > CDr > EAC (Secure Mode/offset corrected) > .WAV > FLAC (L5/SBA) > DIME > You.
[BRAND X 1999 Baked Potato LA california USA May 17, 1999 First Set] Torrent reseed on Dime by Kinebee.
No SBE's - TLH analysis - needs editing.
"Yes, it's not the "real" Brand X without Percy, but it's still real fusion. - Set two to come.  Rarely circulated".
Show and recording listed on Scotttrades.


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