Tuesday 3/2/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Brand X – Unorthodox Behavior (1976)

Unorthodox Behaviour is the first album by British jazz fusion group Brand X. It peaked at 191 on the Billboard 200 in 1976, the same year it was released.

This album combines jazz fusion with progressive rock. It shows extensive use of improvisation in the extended pieces, which is common in both genres of music.

“Nuclear Burn” – 6:23
“Euthanasia Waltz” – 5:42
“Born Ugly” – 8:18
“Smacks of Euphoric Hysteria” – 4:30
“Unorthodox Behaviour” – 8:29
“Running on Three” – 4:38
“Touch Wood” – 3:03

John Goodsall – electric and acoustic guitars
Robin Lumley – electric and acoustic pianos, Moog synthesizer, string synthesizer on “Nuclear Burn”, Echoplex on “Smacks of Euphoric Hysteria”
Percy Jones – electric and acoustic basses, marimba on “Unorthodox Behavior”
Phil Collins – drums, percussion, vibraphone on “Euthanasia Waltz”
Jack Lancaster – soprano saxophone on “Touch Wood”