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The Brainiac 5

The Brainiac 5
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England
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The Brainiac 5 (sometimes just Brainiac 5) is a product of the Cornwall psychedelic scene of the late 70s; the band combines psychedelic space rock of the Hawkwind variety with West Coast rock and a somewhat punkish attitude. The initial Brainiac 5 line-up of guitarist/vocalists Charles Taylor (aka Charlie Nothing) and Bert Biscoe, bassist John ‘Woody’ Wood, and drummer Steve Hudson made a name for themselves on the isolated yet thriving Cornish pub, club, and festival scene. After recording an EP, the band moved to London to take part in the booming punk club scene, and recorded an album. The band split up before the record could be released, however, and it wasn't until 1988 that Reckless put it out. After an extended sojourn in the US, Taylor returned to the UK and got back together with Wood to reform the band and start recording anew.
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http://www.brainiac5.co.uk
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Releases on file (6)
The Brainiac 5 — Back to Shore The Brainiac 5 — Back to Shore
(Reckless Records CD108, 2019, CD)
The Brainiac 5 — Journey to X The Brainiac 5 — Journey to X
(Reckless Records RECCD104, 2017, CD)
The Brainiac 5 — We're Ready! The Brainiac 5 — We're Ready!
(Reckless Records RECKCD106, 2017, CD)
The Brainiac 5 — Exploding Universe The Brainiac 5 — Exploding Universe
(Reckless Records RECKCD102, 2015, CD)
Brainiac 5 — Space Is the Place Brainiac 5 — Space Is the Place
(Shagrat ENT014, 2014, 10" EP)
Brainiac 5 — When Silence Was Sound Brainiac 5 — When Silence Was Sound
(Reckless, 1980/2014, CD)

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