Brand X Performances


This list is by no means complete, nor error free.  I'm especially sure that I'm missing some 1990's  >  shows.
If you have any corrections, please contact me via the link at the bottom of this page.

More often than not, if song times are listed they are actually track times, not necessarily the true length of the song.

Sources for the information below are listed at the bottom of this page and throughout this site.

I hope you enjoy this site.




Here are links to my other list of group performances:




Late 1974 - 1975 ?:

Original Band Lineup:
Pete Bonus:
John Dillon:
John Goodsall:
Percy Jones:
Robin Lumley:
Phil Spinelli:
Guitar
Drums
Guitar
Bass
Keyboards
Vocals




   (Joanna Lumley's cousin, not brother)



An album was recorded with the above lineup but not released  (Percy :  "..it sounded like a below-Average White Band")


Band Lineup:
John Goodsall:
Percy Jones:
Robin Lumley:
Guitar
Bass
Keyboards



"We offered the gig to Bill Bruford, he turned it down because he was playing with Gong at the time *.  He did a couple of rehearsals and decided he didn't want to get into it.  Then Danny Wilding recommended Phil."
    ~ Percy Jones


* Bruford only played w/ Gong in 1974: Nov-Dec, so Bruford's supposed excuse does not make sense, unless Brand X were actually getting together that early.



Band Lineup:
Phil Collins
John Goodsall:
Percy Jones:
Robin Lumley:
Drums & Percussion
Guitar
Bass
Keyboards





1975:

Band Lineup:     ( I'm not sure if Jack Lancaster was present at the Dec-5 & Dec-20 shows)
Phil Collins:
John Goodsall:
Percy Jones:
Jack Lancaster:
Robin Lumley:
Drums
Guitar
Bass
Winds
Keyboards



75-Dec-5:    London School Of Economics - London, England

75-Dec 6:    City Hall - St Albans, England    (supporting Jack The Lad)

here is the  flyer  for this show.
~ kindly provided by George German


75-Dec 20:    Friars New Addison Centre - Bedford, England

here is the  front  of a flyer for this event   -   and here is the  rear
~ kindly provided by Chris Leet, with assistance from Mark Kenyon


75-Dec 22:    Marquee Club - London, England

"Brand X debuted at the Marquee Club on the 22nd of December, 1975.  This was the first of six appearances of the jazz rock band at the club between 1975 and 1977.  This was not the first time that some of the members of the band played at the Marquee though.  Jack Lancaster had performed with his former band Blodwyn Pig in 1976, Phil Collins played at the Marquee in numerous occasions with Genesis and he even had worked before sweeping up the club."
~ from Marquee Club records


"I remember the debut of Brand X and oddly enough the Marquee wasn't as packed as one would have expected, but of course now everything is viewed in retrospective and it's hard to believe that a band like Brand X introduced themselves to 300 hundred people.  The set was impressive and the music, despite being heard for the first time, was heavenly.  I guess they played stuff from "Unorthodox Behavior".  Goodsall was fantastic and the drumming of Collins was extraordinary.  Not to mention the bass player, who played on Nova's first album, produced by Pete Townsend "Blink"  (actually "Vimana", their 3rd LP), another act I saw a couple of times at the great Marquee.

A few months later, actually in July I think, I saw again Brand X playing at the Montreux Jazz Festival.  They played a short set in the gardens, not in the big hall.  It was a free concert in the afternoon but Phil Collins was not there."
~ from a fan's memory





1976:

Band Lineup:
Phil Collins:
John Goodsall:
Percy Jones:
Robin Lumley:
Geoff Seopardi:
Drums
Guitar
Bass
Keyboards
Percussion




   (early 1976)



76-Feb-15:    Roundhouse - London, England     (w/ Boxer)

76-Feb-20:    The Nashville - London, England

Total Time:    69.49
1   Born Ugly
2   Tales Of Ancient Mysteries
3   Intro Jam > Running On Three
4   Why Should I Lend You Mine >
5   Smacks Of Euphoric Hysteria
6   Kugelblitz
7   Band Intro by Robin > Nuclear Burn
8   Unknown
7.23
9.02
9.22
6.12
11.34
11.18
8.55
6.05
 

rare performance
rare performance




rare performance

Andy Ward of Camel guested on percussion for this night only.  Due to a cramped stage, he twice accidentally knocked his cymbal into Phil's area below, once hitting Phil himself, the other "demolished half his drumkit, and this time the band had to stop playing altogether while things were put right...I was never asked to play with them again."
~  Andy Ward



Band Lineup:
Phil Collins:
John Goodsall:
Percy Jones:
Robin Lumley:
Preston Heyman:
Drums
Guitar
Bass
Keyboards
Percussion




   (76-Feb-21 > 76-Aug ? * )

* Preston may not have played consistently with the band during this period


76-Feb-21:    The Roundhouse - London, England    (supporting Boxer)

With Preston Heyman on percussion    (fr article)


76-Feb-26:    John Peel Sessions, Maida Vale 4 - London, England    (b'cast 76-Mar-8)

Total Time:    33.06
1   Kugel Blitz
2   Born Ugly
3   Ancient Mysteries
4   Is There Anything About   *
11.03
7.12
7.20
7.31

Tracks 1-3 are w/ the 4 core members (no additional percussionist)  -  I'm unsure about Track 4.

* listed as Moammar on the recording I received.  This track may not be fr the Peel session  -  it may be an outtake.


76-Mar-8:    John Peel Sessions, Maida Vale 4 - London, England    (b'cast of 76-Feb-26 session)

Broadcast date of the 76-Feb-26 session


76-May-12:    Ronnie Scott's - London, England    (This is a misreading of the 12/5/76 b'cast date, NOT the concert date)

This show never happened - see 76-Sept for further info


76-May-25:    Marquee Club - London, England

76-May-27:    Nags Head - High Wycombe, England

76-May-29:    City Hall - St Albans, England

76-May-30:    Roundhouse - London, England     (w/ Curved Air + O      here is a  ticket  from the show)

76-May-31:    Roundhouse - London, England

76-July-?:    Montreux Jazz Festival - Montreux, SZ   ???

Free afternoon concert in the gardens, played w/o Phil?  (from fan's recollection)


76-July-15:    John Peel Session, Maida Vale 4 - London, England    (I think this is the performance date)

Total Time:    17.50
1   Why Should I Lend You Mine *
2   Malaga Virgen *
8.50
9.00
 
source for Missing Period
source for Missing Period

*   Some sources contain John Peel’s comments  -  these 2 tracks may have been the only ones b'cast?

John Peel session records list two sessions around this time, July-15 + Aug-2, each with the same setlist, Why Should I Lend You Mine + Malaga Virgen.  I find it odd that the band would have done two sessions so close together with the same setlists.  Interestingly, Peel's records do not indicate b'cast dates for either session.  I think that July-15 is the recording date and that 76-Aug-2 was the b'cast date.  Possibly further supporting this theory is that some recordings have commentary from John Peel while others do not.  The commentary may have only been on the b'cast sources.

*** Preston Heyman on percussion ***


76-July-16:    Manor - Ipswich, England

76-July-24:    Festival de Jazz d'Antibes Juan-les-Pins - Antibes, France

here is a  ticket  and  backstage pass  for this show


76-July-30:    Marquee Club - London, England

Total Time:    91.32
1     Unorthodox Behaviour
2     Tales Of Ancient Mysteries
3     Kugelblitz
4     Why Should I Lend You Mine
5     Born Ugly
6     Malaga Virgen
7     Tunisian Pieces
8     Introductions by Robin
9     Nuclear Burn
10   Smacks Of Euphoric Hysteria
9.56
9.57
13.51
9.11
7.58
11.47
8.57
1.38
9.30
8.47
 
somewhat rare performance
rare performance




rare performance


 

Phil says that Tunisian Pieces was written the day before.

This performance appears to have been played as a single show, not 2 sets.


76-Aug-1:    Roundhouse - London, England

76-Aug-2:    John Peel Session, Maida Vale 4 - London, England    (b'cast date   -   see 76-July-15 for more info)

Total Time:    17.50
1   Why Should I Lend You Mine
2   Malaga Virgen
8.50
9.00
 
source for Missing Period
source for Missing Period


76-Aug-13:    Lyceum - London, England

76-Aug-26:    Marquee Club - London, England

76-Aug-28:    Article in Melody Maker

A one page article in the 76-Aug-28 issue of  Melody Maker  about their upcoming run at Ronnie Scott's.  It also has a bio-type section and a picture for each member, along with a listing of the equipment used by each member.  It has Preston Heyman as the percussionist, though Morris Pert had joined the band by the time the band arrived at Ronnie Scott's.
(article scan kindly provided by Mark Kenyon)


76-Aug-29:    Reading Festival - Reading, England

Total Time:    50.44
1   Intro Jam > Running On Three
2   Jam > Kugelblitz
3   Why Should I Lend You Mine
4   Malaga Virgen
5   Nuclear Burn
10.43
14.23
9.22
8.48
7.26
 
   rare performance




Preston Heyman was still with the band at this point



Preston Heyman leaves and Morris Pert joins as a full member


Band Lineup:
Phil Collins:
John Goodsall:
Percy Jones:
Robin Lumley:
Morris Pert:
Drums
Guitar
Bass
Keyboards
Percussion



76-Aug/Sept:    Ronnie Scott's Club - London, England    (Source for some of Livestock)

Brand X played a two week stint at Ronnie Scott's club in 76-Aug/Sept  (possibly 76-Aug-30 - 76-Sept-11).  One theory is that all 3 of the 5 Livestock tracks with Phil were recorded during this period.  Another possibility is that some of these tracks were recorded on 76-Nov-12 and / or 77-Apr-23. 

Confirmed source of Isis Mourning *
Possible source of Ish and Euthanasia Waltz

For me, tapes fr their 2 week residence at Ronnie Scott's + their 77-Apr-23 Marquee Club show are Brand X's holy grail

*  I was contacted by Peter Cave and he informed me "I am in contact with Robin Lumley here in Melbourne, Australia.  If you need to 'pick his brain' about old Brand X stuff let me know".  Though I could have come up with several questions (many of them centering around the dates for all Livestock tracks and if they have any unissued recordings from their 76-Aug/Sept stint at Ronnie Scotts), the one I went with was "when/where was Isis Mourning recorded".  Here is Peter's response:

"Hi Scott, I spoke to Robin today and he confirmed that Isis Mourning was recorded at Ronnie Scott's with the Manor Mobile.  Apparently the Livestock record was mixed in one day due to the excellent recording.  Only a couple of guitar parts were replaced (hum & noise problems) and a bass note or two due to lighting interference.  Can't pin down the exact dates however; hope this helps.    Regards, Peter Cave"

Thank you Peter, for helping solve this mystery for me.  It's greatly appreciated.


76-Sept *:    Ronnie Scott's - London, England

Total Time:    27.46
0   Radio Intro
1   Unorthodox Behaviour >
2   Malaga Virgen
3   Tito's Leg
?   Genocide Of The Straights
.25
6.31
10.47
7.34
2.52
 
on the "Rock Around The World" source  (see below)
somewhat rare performance
the 2nd half just drips w/ BX's spacey atmosphere - absolutely classic
source for Missing Period
most likely not from this date


Two sources circulate for this: "Rock Around The World" (LP/SBD, 25m) and a high quality tape source (28m) which does not contain the ROTW introduction that is on the LP source.  This show was broadcast by "Rock Around The World" (Show #122 **) on 76-Dec-5, which unfortunately is the date usually given to it.  That is NOT the performance date.  It's the broadcast date.  Adding additional confusion is the 76-May-12 date sometimes given to it.  This is clearly just a misreading of the broadcast date.  All I know for sure is that this show is listed as being from Ronnie Scott's.  As I think their two week stint in 76-Sept was the only time they played at Ronnie Scott's (at least in 1976), I'm listing this generically as 76-Sept, until more info surfaces (if ever).  Genocide sounds like a BBC performance or studio outtake (fr 76-77) and is probably not from this show. 
** RATW Show #122  12/5/76:   Graham Parker Interview & Music, Brand X Interview & Music


76-Sept-14:    Playhouse Theatre - Edinburgh, Scotland    (w/  Van Der Graaf Generator)

Thanks to Chris Leet for providing an  advert  for this show



76-Sept-25/26 - 1976-Oct:    Percy Jones tours with Soft Machine as temp bassist

Soft Machine Tour (w/ Percy), opening for Shakti  (except for Oct-29):
76-Sept-26:    Deutsches Museum - Munich, Germany
76-Sept-27:    Kongresshalle - Saarbrücken, Germany
76-Sept-28:    Sindelfingen, Germany
76-Sept-29:    Mannheim, Germany
76-Sept-30:    Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
76-Oct-1:         Philipshalle - Düsseldorf, Germany
76-Oct-2:         Niedersachsenhalle - Hannover, Germany
76-Oct-3:         Neue Welt - Berlin, Germany
76-Oct-4:         Musikhalle - Hamburg, Germany
76-Oct-6:         Oslo, Norway
76-Oct-7:         Stockholm, Sweden
76-Oct-8:         Växjö, Sweden
76-Oct-9:         Copenhagen, Denmark
76-Oct-10:       Arhus, Denmark
76-Oct-12:       Dortmund, Germany
76-Oct-14:       Eindhoven, Netherlands
76-Oct-15:       Uden, Netherlands
76-Oct-29:       Newcastle Jazz Festival, Univ Theatre - Newcastle, England   (b'cast by BBC TV+Radio on Nov-13)




76-Nov-12:    Hammersmith Odeon - London, England    (Possible source for some of Livestock)

76-Nov-15:    Free Trade Hall - Manchester, England    (opening for Larry Coryell + Tangerine Dream)

"I attended the Brand X show at Manchester Free Trade Hall. I was particularly thrilled as it was the first time that I had managed to get tickets to see any member of Genesis perform live. I purchased a ticket for the circle and as the venue was pretty empty (I'd estimate no more 600 or 700 people in a hall holding 2,000), I was able to take the seat that was almost directly above Phil's drumkit. I was the only person sat in that part of the hall and I think that at times Phil seems a little uneasy with this obsessive fan watching his every move. I remember very little about the music (not being a great fan of jazz-rock), but I did find Phil's performance completely enthralling. Brand X were actually supporting Larry Coryell that evening. I'd never heard of him, but I came away from the show being much more impressed with Larry's music than with the quirky Brand X. The only other thing I recall from the evening was that Anthony Wilson (later head of Factory Records, famous for Joy Division etc) was in the audience with some friends and was quite openly smoking dope - which I found quite shocking as an innocent 16-year old."     ~  Charlie


76-Nov-16 ?:    BBC - London, England    (I don't think this date is valid)

This is the date sometimes given to the 76-Feb-26 BBC session


76-Nov-20:    New Vic Theatre - London, England

76-Dec-5 *:    Ronnie Scott's - London, England    (This is the b'cast date, NOT the concert date - see 76-Sept)




1977:

Band Lineup:
Phil Collins:
Kenwood Dennard:
John Goodsall:
Percy Jones:
Robin Lumley:
Morris Pert:
Drums
Drums
Guitar
Bass
Keyboards
Percussion
   (Apr-23, Aug-5, and ?)
   (June-Dec)






77-Apr-9:    As a preview of the soon to be released Moroccan Roll on 77-Apr-22, here are some related Sound magazine scans

An annoucement of its release,  a review of the album,  an interview with the band.
(all kindly provided by Mark Kenyon)


77-Apr-23:    Marquee Club - London, England    (Possible source for some of Livestock)

I read that some of the Livestock material with Phil was recorded here.  Genesis took a break in their Wind And Wuthering Tour from Apr 4-30, so it is likely that Phil would have joined the band for this show, especially since this is before the summer shows with Dennard.
I would LOVE to have a recording of this show.
1 of my 2 Brand X holy grails  (the other being the 76-Sept Ronnie Scotts stint).



Joe Blocker replaces Phil Collins for upcoming tours as Collins is busy touring with Genesis.  After early rehearsals, Blocker is replaced by Kenwood Dennard.



77-June-10:    My Father's Place - Roslyn, NY    (opening act John Martyn)

Total Time:    63.06
1     introduction *
2     Opening Jam
3     Disco Suicide
4     Malaga Virgen
5     Deadly Nightshade
6     Robin introduces band
7     Nightmare Patrol
8     Nuclear Burn
9     applause for encore
10   Why Should I Lend You Mine
11   audience
2.07
3.09
7.38
10.51
10.25
1.04
7.48
6.55
1.16
11.14
.37
 






w/o scream intro




1st peformance of the 1977 tour of North America.  During the introduction the MC states that this is "the 1st night of the American debut tour".


77-June:    Tralfamadore Café - Buffalo, NY

77-June-16:    Marble Bar - Baltimore, MD    (1st show)

Total Time:    49.48
1   Intro Jam >
     Disco Suicide
2   Why Should I Lend You Mine
3   Deadly Nightshade
4   Nightmare Patrol
5   Intro of the band by Robin
6   Malaga Virgen
9.59

9.25
11.20
8.11
1.38
9.11
 
.55 - 2.06



w/o scream intro

 


77-June-16:    Marble Bar - Baltimore, MD    (2nd show)

Total Time:    61.11
1   Intro Jam >
     Disco Suicide
2   Why Should I Lend You Mine
3   Deadly Nightshade
4   Nightmare Patrol
5   Nuclear Burn
20.29

11.51
12.00
7.32
9.17
 
2.15 - 11.21         rare performance



w/o scream intro
begun at 1:30 am


77-June-18:    The Palladium - NY, NY    (opening for Supertramp)

77-June-19:    Smucker's - Brooklyn, NY   

Total Time:    46.08
1   Disco Suicide
2   Why Should I Lend You Mine
3   Deadly Nightshade
4   Nightmare Patrol
5   Malaga Virgen
9.54
10.09
10.20
6.44
9.00
 
 


w/o scream intro
 


77-June-20:    Cellar Door - Washington, DC    (2 Shows?)

Total Time:    74.48
1   Deadly Nightshade
2   Why Should I Lend You Mine
3   Nuclear Burn
4   Malaga Virgen
5   Nightmare Patrol
6   Disco Suicide   **
7   Unorthodox Behaviour   **
12.24
10.58
7.56
12.56
7.51
11.48
11.27
 
beg of 1st Set


beg of 2nd Set
w/o scream intro ? *

somewhat rare performance

*     The very beg of NP appears to be cut, so you cannot really tell if there is a scream intro  (though there probably isn't)
**    Played w/o Goodsall (he broke a string(s) at some point during Disco Suicide) - This is announced on the 2nd recording
***  The above track times are taken from the more common recording in circulation


77-Aug:    Marquee Club - London, England    (Possible source for some of Livestock)

This info comes from the Livestock LP - This may actually be 77-Apr-23


77-Aug-5:    Hammersmith Odeon - London, England    (definite source for some of Livestock)

Total Time:    39.54
1   Isis Mourning Opening >
     Disco Suicide
2   Nightmare Patrol
3   Malaga Virgen
4   Deadly Nightshade
12.57

7.50
9.00
10.04
 
0.00 - 3.15

source for Livestock       w/ scream intro
source for Livestock
 

Supporting Stanley Clarke, hence the shorter set.

Phil joined the band on stage for this show as a 2nd percussionist, playing along w/ Morris.  Apparently Phil made his stage entrance somewhat disguised and with a broom, pretending to sweep the floor.  He slowly meandered across the stage, without the crowd knowing who it was.  The audience was laughing at the sight of this unknown guy sweeping the stage during a concert!  That would have been great to see.  (thanks for the info Mark)

There is a dramatic difference in the sound of the 2 shared songs between the tape and Livestock versions.  First off, the tape's SQ leaves a lot to be desired and has Percy lower in the mix.  That being said, listening to Livestock does not give you any idea of the percussion tour de force that is going on.  For example, during Percy's bit during Virgen (2.15-3.15) the percussion is just relentless, whereas on Livestock it is barely noticable.  To be fair, the percussion really dominates the sound and the producers were right to have toned it down a bit.  Still, it is great to hear.



77-Sept-10:    Crystal Palace Garden Party - London, England    (early afternoon)

77-Sept-10:    Fete De L'Humanite La Courneuve - Paris, France    (late afternoon:    supporting Peter Gabriel)

Total Time:    44.44
1   Isis Mourning opening >
2   The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge
3   Disco Suicide
4   Nightmare Patrol
5   Malaga Virgen
6   Deadly Nightshade
2.42
3.58
8.36
9.16
9.14
10.55
 



w/ faint scream intro



77-Sept-27:    Toronto, Canada

This date & location is based on a comment made during the member intros at the 77-Sept-28 (1st set) show: "..after a smoke bomb accident last night in Toronto"


77-Sept-28:    Glass Onion - Rochester, NY    (1st Show)

Total Time:    46.27
1   Live Broadcast Announcement >
     Euphoric Hysteria intro >
     Disco Suicide
2   Why Should I Lend You Mine
3   Deadly Nightshade
4   Nightmare Patrol
5   Band Intro
6   Nuclear Burn
7.46


9.50
11.04
8.22
2.25
6.56
 
0.00 - 0.17
0.17 - 2.09



w/o scream intro

 


77-Sept-28:    Glass Onion - Rochester, NY    (2nd Show:   Pre-FM)

Total Time:    60.00
1   ..Euphoric Hysteria intro >
     Disco Suicide
2   Earth Dance
3   Malaga Virgen
4   Access To Data
5   Why Should I Lend You Mine
6   Deadly Nightshade   *
11.54

7.29
9.42
7.17
11.02
12.32
 
0.00 - 3.40

debut performance ?

debut performance - see 77-Oct-13/30

 

* On some tapes of this show, after Deadly Nightshade ends Robin apologizes that they cannot continue
   playing due to Percy getting a blister on his finger


77-Sept-29 ?:    Glass Onion - Rochester, NY    (unsure of this one)

77-Oct ?:    Unknown Date - Unknown Venue

Total Time:    51.23
1   Disco Suicide
2   Earth Dance
3   Malaga Virgen
4   Access To Data
5   Deadly Nightshade
6   Nuclear Burn
10.49
6.45
8.55
7.06
10.05
7.41


77-Oct-13:    New York, NY    (see 77-Oct-30)

Total Time:    52.10
1   ..Euphoric Hysteria intro >
2   Disco Suicide
3   Access To Data   *
4   Malaga Virgen
5   Earth Dance
6   Deadly Nightshade
7   Nuclear Burn
3.06
7.23
7.41
8.50
6.53
10.39
7.25

*  Prior to playing Access To Data, Robin says "In fact we've only heard it twice and one of those was in rehearsal at the soundcheck.  ...and it's called Access To Data."  Besides making the 2nd show on 77-Sept-28 the debut performance of that song, it also calls into question the date of this recording and the venue, as the band played the song on 77-Oct-18, which would mean that 77-Oct-30 could not be the 2nd performance of this song.  So, either Robin is wrong or this is not from 77-Oct-30.  When I got my initial recording of this show from a serious trader in Germany, it was listed as 77-Oct-13 NYC.  At this point, I'm inclined to go with 77-Oct-13, though that is highly questionable.


77-Oct-14:    My Father's Place - Roslyn, NY    *
77-Oct-15:    My Father's Place - Roslyn, NY    *
77-Oct-16:    My Father's Place - Roslyn, NY    *

*  "I have no memory of this concert, but I do have a handbill from My Father's Place showing Brand X 'currently appearing Oct 14-16'.  I must have gone to one of those, but without a tape or a ticket stub (rarely given at My Father's Place), it is a forgotten memory, as is much of 1977."     ~ Robert


77-Oct-18:    Cellar Door - Washington, DC    (1st Show)

Total Time:    69.05
1   Smacks Of Euphoric Hysteria intro >
     Disco Suicide
2   Nightmare Patrol
3   Earth Dance   *
4   Malaga Virgen
5   Access To Data
6   Deadly Nightshade
7   Nuclear Burn
12.11

8.00
9.43
10.08
7.56
11.42
9.25
 
1.14 - 4.34

w/o scream intro




 

*  Robin mentions Percy’s recently blistered finger after the song ends


1977:    Unknown Date - Unknown Venue    (Possibly 77-Oct-18   2nd Show?)

Total Time:    12.19
1   Disco Suicide
12.19


77-Oct-30:    Beacon Theater - NY, NY    (60min:    apparently a valid date - see Oct-13 above)

Total Time:    52.10
1   ..Euphoric Hysteria intro >
2   Disco Suicide
3   Access To Data   *
4   Malaga Virgen
5   Earth Dance
6   Deadly Nightshade
7   Nuclear Burn
3.06
7.23
7.41
8.50
6.53
10.39
7.25

*  Prior to playing Access To Data, Robin says "In fact we've only heard it twice and one of those was in rehearsal at the soundcheck.  ...and it's called Access To Data."  Besides making the 2nd show on 77-Sept-28 the debut performance of that song, it also calls into question the date of this recording and the venue, as the band played the song on 77-Oct-18, which would mean that 77-Oct-30 could not be the 2nd performance of this song.  So, either Robin is wrong or this is not from 77-Oct-30.  When I got my initial recording of this show from a serious trader in Germany, it was listed as 77-Oct-13 NYC.  At this point, I'm inclined to go with 77-Oct-13, though that is highly questionable.

Opening acts:  David Sancious & Tone, Coryell-Mouzon


77-Oct-31 ?:    Beacon Theater - NY, NY    (45min:    did this show happen ?)

77-Nov-11:    Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, IL         (w/  Wishborne Ash + Nils Lofgren)

77-Nov-16:    Beginnings Club - Schaumberg, IL    (Source for Timeline)

Total Time:    63.08
1   Disco Suicide
2   Nightmare Patrol
3   Why Should I Lend You Mine
4   Access To Data
5   Nuclear Burn
6   Euthanasia Waltz
7   Malaga Virgen
8   Deadly Nightshade
7.08
8.22
2.59
7.46
8.22
6.09
9.51
12.31
 

w/ faint scream intro



rare performance



77-Nov-17:    Chicago, IL    (60min - not sure about this, may be a misdated 77-Nov-16)

77-Nov-18:    Fox Theatre - St. Louis, MO         (w/  Wishborne Ash + Dwight Twilley Band)




77-Nov-18:    Livestock LP is released

At this point I'd like to address their live LP - Livestock.  There is much confusion over the date of these tracks.  Some of this comes from the LP versus CD indexing and notes.  The LP keeps Isis Mourning as one track, whereas the CD oddly breaks them into two seamless tracks (probably due to composition credits - note: my disc does not list Isis Mourning as two tracks but it is indexed as two, creating 6 tracks instead of the listed 5).  The LP clearly shows that tracks 1 & 5 (Nightmare Patrol + Malaga Virgen) were played with Kenwood Dennard (1977).  The CDs (those that actually list which tracks Dennard is on, mine does not) seemed to follow the Tracks 1 & 5 logic w/o taking into account the different indexing.  Needless to say, Nightmare Patrol + Malaga Virgen are the Dennard tracks and are from 77-Aug-5.  The remaining 3 tracks, with Phil, are harder to pinpoint.  Of the 3, the only one that is clearly played in front of an audience is Isis Mourning.  I do not hear an audience in Euthanasia Waltz and the one in the beginning of Ish now appears to me to be genuine and from Nightmare Patrol and not from Ish.  However, both Ish & Waltz fade out before the songs end, so they could very well be performed in front of an audience.  It's hard to tell.  I also read on Phil's site that the songs for Livestock are taken from 76-Sept: Ronnie Scott's, 77-Apr(-23): Marquee Club, 77-Aug(-5): Hammersmith and 76-Nov-12: Hammersmith Odeon.  This differs from the Livestock notes, which lacks the 76-Nov-12 date.  I read on George Starostins Music Reviews site that some songs are newly-recorded studio tracks.  This is the only place I heard that some tracks are from studio sessions , so I'm not sure if this is valid.  On the other hand, Livestock states that the 2 Dennard tracks are from both the Marquee and Hammersmith in 77-Aug.  Since both tracks are actually from the Hammersmith show on 77-Aug-5, the notes could be wrong and the third source might be 77-Apr-23 at the Marquee with Phil.  Phil could have easily played the 77-Apr-23 show, as Genesis took a tour break from Apr 4-30.  So, the 3 Phil tracks could be from 76-Sept & 77-Apr-23, not just 76-Sept.  At this point, though, the source of the Phil tracks on Livestock is theory.  All this confusion could be solved if bands and record labels were as concerned about documenting live tracks as collectors are !


Here is how I think the Livestock tracks should be dated:

1   Nightmare Patrol
2   Ish
3   Euthanasia Waltz
4   Isis Mourning
5   Malaga Virgen

77-Aug-5   (definite)
76-Sept, 77-Apr-23, or a studio recording
76-Sept, 77-Apr-23, or a studio recording
76-Sept   (definite)
77-Aug-5   (definite)



Though I hope I'm not beating this subject to death (too late you say ?), here are some additional comments I found on the web concerning the source of the Livestock tracks (all are quotes, except for my *** comments ***):

From Phil Collins' Website:
..in 77-Nov a live album, Livestock, was released which featured Phil on 3 of the 5 tracks (recorded at Ronnie Scott's in 76-Sept, Hammersmith Odeon on 76-Nov-12, and the Marquee Club on 77-Apr-23)

From George Starostins Music Reviews:
Some newly-recorded studio tracks are interspersed with some newly-recorded live tracks that date from different venues featuring different drummers, and to make matters even more complicated, the newly recorded tracks in fact date to pre-Moroccan Roll times
*** George says that 'Euthanasia Waltz' is an alternate version (if so, I'd say the same for Ish, in that it is a studio performance) ***

From Camino Records:
This live album released in November '77 features Phil on three of the five tracks Recorded at Ronnie Scott's in 76-Sept, Hammersmith Odeon on 76-Nov-12, and the Marquee Club on 77-Apr-23





77-Nov-28:    Old Waldorf Theatre - San Francisco, CA

Total Time:    56.01
1   Isis Mourning intro >
     Disco Suicide
2   Access To Data
3   Malaga Virgen
4   Earth Dance
5   Euthanasia Waltz
6   Deadly Nightshade
10.32

8.21
11.45
7.33
6.02
11.46
 
0.00 - 2.41




rare performance


77-Nov-29:    The Golden Bear - Huntington Beach, CA

77-Nov-30:    Roxy - Los Angeles, CA    (2 shows played ?)

Total Time:    66.22
1   Tune-up + Intro >
     Smacks Of Euphoric Hysteria >
     Disco Suicide
2   Access To Data
3   Malaga Virgen
     Earth Dance
4   Nightmare Patrol
5   Deadly Nightshade
6   Nuclear Burn
11.30


8.25
17.03

8.40
10.58
9.46
 
0.00 - 1.14
1.14 - 4.25


0.00 - 9.26

w/ scream intro



77-Dec-1:    Roxy - Los Angeles, CA    (1st show)

Total Time:    62.18
1   Isis Mourning intro >
     Disco Suicide
2   Access To Data
3   Malaga Virgen
4   Earth Dance
5   Nightmare Patrol
6   Deadly Nightshade
7   Nuclear Burn
9.25

7.57
9.50
7.19
7.39
10.54
9.14
 
 




(w/ scream intro)



77-Dec-1:    Roxy - Los Angeles, CA    (2nd show:   75min)

1   Isis Mourning intro >
     Disco Suicide
2   Access To Data
3   Malaga Virgen
4   Earth Dance
5   Nightmare Patrol
6   Deadly Nightshade
7   Nuclear Burn
8   Why Should I Lend You Mine
 
 
 







(2nd section)

"In the case of Brand X, we all just had a ball together in the year of 1977 !   It was incredible !   The atmosphere was better described as crazy, zany, world class, fun, adolescent, spontaneous, full of camaraderie.   Somehow, friendly just doesn't quite fit !"
~ Kenwood Dennard


Here is a Chris Welch article in the December 17 1977 issue of Melody Maker about Brand X's successful 1977 tour of America.


 Part 1                 Part 2 





1978:

Band Lineup:
John Goodsall:
Percy Jones:
Morris Pert:
Peter Robinson:
Chuck Burgi:
Mike Clark:
Mike Miller:
Guitar
Bass
Percussion
Keyboards
Drums
Drums
Guitar
   June - July



   June - Oct
   Oct - Dec
   Late  Aug - Dec



The 1978 tour could have been truly killer had John Goodsall not have to leave the tour so early and if Peter Robinson had not replaced Robin Lumley (nothing against Peter, it's just that he's not Robin). The drummer issue I can deal with, but not the absence of Goodsall (for much of it) and Robin. This tour shows the band stretching out like never before or since, often playing 20-40+ min of uninterupted music.  If the 1977 touring lineup had remained in place for the 1978 shows, it would have been fantastic.  Such was not the case, unfortunately.




As far as I can tell, Chuck Burgi played drums on all 1978 June-Oct_early shows  (N. America and Europe). I have yet to hear Mike Clark being mentioned during the band introductions for this period.  The earliest 1978 recording I have that mentions Mike Clark is 78-Oct-31.   I've read on another BX site that Burgi played all European shows and Clark all N. American shows in 1978.   This is clearly wrong.   Based on what I've heard and read so far, a more likely scenario would be that Burgi played during June-Oct_early and Clark  late_Oct-Dec.   Any additional info would be very much appreciated.



78-Jan-7:    an interview with the band from Sounds magazine:  part 1  +  part 2

(all kindly provided by Mark Kenyon)


78-June-7:    Northeye Prison - East Sussex, England   

Apparently a warm-up gig for the 1978 tour.  Thanks to Mark Kenyon for sending me a scan of the  "thank you" letter  from the prison officials.


78-June-15:    Jaap Eden Hal - Amsterdam, Netherlands    (supporting Jefferson Starship)

78-June-17:    Lorelei Amphitheater - Lorelei, Germany

Also playing at this show were:  Leo Kottke & Jefferson Starship (scheduled headliners, but did not perform)


78-June-19:    Congress Centrum Halle - Hamburg, Germany

Total Time:    62.11
1   Access To Data
2   The Poke >
     Percussion + Drums >
     Deadly Nightshade
19.24
42.46

 

  0.00 - 24.00
24.00 - 28.10
28.10 - 42.46

Also playing at this show were:  Jefferson Starship (headliners).  Jefferson Starship's performance was video recorded for the German Rockpalast TV program, but was never aired, do to a severely drunk Grace Slick "taunting the audience about World War II, calling them Nazis, sticking her fingers up audience members' noses, repeatedly giving the "Heil Hitler" salute"  (Jeff Tamarkin).    Grace Slick leaves the band after this show.

I wonder if Rockpalast video recorded any of Brand X's set ?


78-June-24:    Knebworth Park - Knebworth, England   (Saturday)    (Phil appears to have joined the band for 1 or 2 songs *)

* Neil Mawer was at this show and wrote me: "I was at the Knebworth show in 78. Although not overly familiar with Brand X at the time, and to be honest their intricate music was lost in the vast open space of Knebworth, I do recall that they played very early in the day & that Phil Collins joined them for one or two numbers."

Also playing at this show were:  Genesis, Roy Harper (w/ Andy Roberts), Devo, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jefferson Starship


78-June-28:    Pavillon de Paris - Paris, France    (supporting Jefferson Starship)

78-June-29:    Pavillon de Paris - Paris, France    (supporting Jefferson Starship)

78-July:    Glass Onion - Rochester, NY   

Michael Rosenberg saw the 2nd show on 77-Sept-28 as well as this one in 1978, so this is a legit date. He said "The drummer had full face makeup on...pretty cool - diamonds around the eyes...something like that."


78-July-4:    Cincinatti, OH

78-July-10:    CNE Stadium - Toronto, Canada    (supporting Max Webster + Genesis)

78-July-14:    Bunky's - Madison, WI

Total Time:    85.30
1   Earth Dance
2   Access To Data
3   The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge
4   The Poke > Drums > The Poke
5   Deadly Nightshade
6   Black Moon
10.20
14.40
18.18
12.33
14.03
15.31


78-July-16:    Dooley's - East Lansing, MI    (70min)

78-July-20:    Filthy McNastys - Kent, OH   

In cooperation w/ WKSU FM  (so it may possibly have been broadcast)


78-July-23:    Cellar Door - Washington, DC    (1st Show)

Total Time:    73.35
1   Earth Dance >
     Access To Data
2   The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge
3   Deadly Nightshade
4   The Poke
24.31

20.16
20.30
8.17


78-July-27:    Paramount Theatre - Seattle, WA    (w/  Al Jarreau)

possibly 2 shows were played  -  I'm not sure if Goodsall was still with the band at this point


Goodsall is absent for the rest of the 1978 shows (with one or two exceptions), due to Tendonitis



78-July-30:    Morris Stage - Morristown, NJ    (w/ John McLaughlin & The One Truth Band)

Played w/o a guitar player !

"It was an amazing show.  Without a guitarist as the others on this tour were.  Morris Pert was unreal !  I remember his percussion set-up taking up over half the stage and him running around hitting every drum, cymbal, gadget, whatever like a chicken with his head cut off.  Almost forgot there wasn't a guitar player and I love John Goodsall !  Also saw the show at the Tower Theatre on 79-Sept-30  (as well as 78-Oct-30 at The Bottom Line)."     ~  Rick


"I too was at this show.  Somewhere i have the ticket stub.  Being a bassist for me and the guitar player in our band it was a must see concert at the Morris Stage.  They opened for John McLaughlin's One Truth band who were also incredible.  I believe the tickets were like $7 or $8 !  It was a packed house in the small 1200 seat theatre that hot summer night.  John Goodsall did not play but was present We saw him walking thru the crowd downstage right to the back stage entrance.  He had a short cast on his left arm.  We had heard rumors of Heroin use by him but we had no way to confirm this.  Morris Pert was a percussion fiend, He really took their set to a higher level !  (Edensongs:  I agree they were not the same without Pert, or for that matter a percussionist period.  Something was lacking without a percussionist.)

During intermission my friend who at the time sported a pretty good beard and from behind could easily pass for Phil Collins, was tapped on the shoulder by a fan and I'll never forget the exchange: Fan: "Hey are you Phil Collins ?!".  My friend turning with the most serious look on his face, simply said in a fake English accent "No mate" turning away from him.  The fan's face went from sheer joy to overwhelming shock !  He thought it was Phil !!!  I couldn't keep a straight face and lost it !  Then the One Truth band took the stage and we were off in another galaxy, again."
    ~  Stu Pearsall


78-July-31:    Morris Stage - Morristown, NJ    (w/ John McLaughlin)

78-Aug-1:    Central Park - New York, NY       (opening for John McLaughlin & One Truth Band)

Played w/o a guitar player !


78-Aug-2:    Paradise Theatre - Boston, MA    (1st Show:    sometimes incorrectly listed as 78-Feb-8)

Total Time:    76.36
1   Access To Data
2   The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge
3   Deadly Nightshade
4   The Poke
25.13
20.18
24.07
6.59

Played w/o a guitar player !


78-Aug-2:    Paradise Theatre - Boston, MA    (2nd Show:    sometimes incorrectly listed as 78-Feb-8)

Total Time:    70.39
1   The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge >
     Earth Dance >
     The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge
2   Deadly Nightshade
45.06


25.32

Played w/o a guitar player !



Rest of 1978 shows played with Mike Miller on guitar  (w/ Goodsall guesting once or twice)


78-Aug-20:    Karen Club, Stockholm University - Gothenburg, Sweden    (57m:    might be same as 78-Aug-30 ?)

78-Aug-21:    Gothenburg, Sweden    (60m:    sbd)

78-Aug-26:    Friedrichsau-Festplatz - Ulm, Germany

Also performing were:  Genesis, Frank Zappa, Joan Baez, John McLaughlin & The One Truth Band, Scorpions
This HAD to have been recorded !


78-Aug-30:    Isstadion - Stockhom, Sweden    (see 78-Aug-20)

Total Time:    57.21
1   Earth Dance >
2   Access To Data
3   Intro by Peter
4   Deadly Nightshade
16.56
11.25
1.14
27.47

This may be fr 78-Aug-20, as there is supposedly a 55m recording fr 78-Aug-30 which may be different from this


78-Sept-3:    Ludwigsparkstadion - Saarbrücken, Germany

Frank Zappa, Scorpions, John McLaughlin, Ten Years Later, Joan Baez and Genesis


78-Sept-7:    Deutschlandhalle - Berlin, Germany

Also performing were:  Frank Zappa, Peter Gabriel, & John McLaughlin & The One Truth Band
This HAD to have been recorded !


78-Sept-8:    Masques album is released

Here is a press kit coinciding with the album's release  (kindly supplied by Mark Kenyon)
 
Page 1    Page 2    Page 3    Page 4    Page 5


78-Sept-10:    The Hague - Zuiderpark, Netherlands    (This gig was canceled)

Also scheduled to play were Frank Zappa, Peter Gabriel, Rory Gallagher, Boomtown Rats


British Tour: Sept-22 > Oct-1    (supported by Peter Hammill)

78-Sept-22:    Bristol Hippodrome - Bristol, England

78-Sept-24:    Newcastle City Hall - Newcastle, England    (Sunday, 7.30pm)

1   Access To Data
2   Black Moon
3   Smacks Of Euphoric Hysteria
4   The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge
5   The Poke
 




The above setlist is taken from a review


78-Sept-25:    Edinburgh Odeon - Edinburgh, Scotland

78-Sept-26:    Manchester Apollo - Manchester, England

78-Sept-28:    Brighton Dome - Brighton, England     (here is a  ticket  from the show)

78-Sept-29:    Birmingham Hippodrome - Birmingham, England

78-Oct-1:    Rainbow Theatre - London, England    (74min FM)

1   Earth Dance
2   Access To Data
3   Black Moon
4   The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge
5   Deadly Nightshade
6   Nuclear Burn
12.39
11.28
8.27
13.33
16.40
10.36


78-Oct-3:    Rainbow Theater - London, England    (75min:   SBD)


Assuming this date is correct (Oct-3), it must have been added after the above tour began, as it is not in the initial tour announcement

Tickets were 2.50, 2, 1.50 Pounds   (2.80, 2.20, 1.75 for London).
Chuck Burgi is still with them, though this may have been his last tour with them.
I think this was Peter Hammill's first solo shows after the recent breakup of VDG.


I think the rest of the 1978 shows are played with Mike Clark on drums  -  78-Oct-24 was the first show of this tour


78-Oct-24:    Paradise Theatre - Boston, MA    (135min)

Total Time:    104.31
1   walk-on + tuning
2   Earth Dance
3   Partial Band Introductions
4   Access To Data
5   Black Moon
6   Masques
7   Deadly Nightshade
8   Nuclear Burn
1.18
13.55
1.23
11.51
33.25
6.06
24.42
11.49

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, though my notes indicate that a 135m recording exists.  This recording is clearly incomplete, as there are various cuts in it.  So it's possible that a longer recording is out there.


78-Oct-25:    Paradise Theatre - Boston, MA    (105min)

1   walk-on + tuning
2   Earth Dance
3   Band Introductions
4   Access To Data
5   Black Moon >
      The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge >
      Masques >
      Percussion + Drums >
      The Poke
6   Deadly Nightshade
7   Nuclear Burn
 

I'm not sure if this is the complete recording


78-Oct-27:    Hofstra University - Hempstead, NY    (80min)

78-Oct-29:    My Fathers Place - Roslyn, NY    (75min)

78-Oct-30:    Bottom Line - NY, NY    (w/ Alan Harris Band)

78-Oct-31:    Bottom Line - NY, NY    (FM:   w/ Alan Harris Band    2 shows played)

Early Show   (Total Time:    72.59 *)   ?
1   The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge
2   Earth Dance
3   Black Moon
4   Nuclear Burn
5   Deadly Nightshade
18.10
14.10
8.32
12.21
19.47


78-Oct-31:    Bottom Line - NY, NY    (FM:   w/ Alan Harris Band    2 shows played)

Late Show   (Total Time:    93.38 *)   ?
1   Access To Data
2   Drum Solo > The Poke
3   Nuclear Burn
4   The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge
5   Earth Dance
6   Black Moon
7   Deadly Nightshade
9.54
9.10
10.08
20.12
14.54
8.38
20.42



*  The 73m recording is the standard circulating version (eg Rated X).  The 94m recording is from the  Wolfgang's Vault  site and contains two additional tracks, as well as a slightly re-arranged track order of the common tracks.  Though I've not compared the two recordings, I was informed by Dan that "Peter Robinson's spoken intros differ from the ones on Rated X.  So my theory is that either there were two shows that night and/or this version is combination of Oct-30 + Oct-31 shows".  If anyone has any additional information, please me know.



78-Nov-7:    Student Center Ballroom, Kent State University - Kent State, OH    (115min)

Total Time:    101.42
1   Earth Dance
2   Access To Data >
     Black Moon
3   The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge
4   Deadly Nightshade
5   Nuclear Burn
13.00
20.52

26.46
27.46
13.17


78-Nov-11:    Park West - Chicago, IL    (70min:    WXRT FM)

Total Time:    52.00
1   Earth Dance
2   The Poke
3   Access To Data
4   The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge >
5   The Poke
 





78-Nov-12:    Punch & Judy Theater - Grosse Pointe Farms - MI   

78-Nov-13?:    Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, IL    (110min)

1978:    The Golden Bear - Huntington Beach, CA

78-Nov-27:    Roxy - Los Angeles, CA    (120min:    2 shows played?)

78-Nov-28:    Roxy - Los Angeles, CA    (1st Show ?)

This entry assumes that there were two shows played this day and that the recording below is legit


78-Nov-28:    Roxy - Los Angeles, CA    (2nd Show?:   110min)




1979:

Band Lineup:
Phil Collins:
John Goodsall:
Percy Jones:
Robin Lumley:
Peter Robinson:
Drums
Guitar
Bass
Keyboards
Keyboards   



79-Apr:    Brand X regroup with two different line-ups for recording sessions at Startling Studios (Ringo Starr's house),
                 w/ one band getting together in the day, the other in the evening:

  • Line-up #1:  Goodsall - Lumley - Collins - John Giblin
  • Line-up #2:  Goodsall - Jones - Robinson - Mike Clark


79-Sept:    Short UK tour

Here  is an advertisement for the release of the Product lp, the 12" single of SOHO and a list of some dates for this tour.

79-Sept-1:    Mountford Hall Students Union - Liverpool, England

79-Sept:    BBC - London, England    (10min:   FM)

79-Sept:    Dudley College *   ?    Dudley, England    (30min:   SBD)

Total Time:    13.26
1   Nobody Goes To Sweden
2   Algon
7.05
6.21
* The venue is usually listed as Dudley University.  Unfortunately, Dudley University doesn't actually exist.  So, it's either Dudley College (founded in 1936) or Dundee University in Scotland, which was a frequent venue for less well known groups in England during this time  (eg National Health).


79-Sept-12:    Civic Hall - Guildford, England

79-Sept-14:    The Porterhouse Night Club - Retford, Nottinghamshire, England

79-Sept-15:    The Venue Club - London, England     (here is a  ticket  from the show)

79-Sept-16:    The Venue Club - London, England


79-Sept:    Short US tour

79-Sept-20:    Old Waldorf Theatre - San Francisco, CA    (2 Shows)

79-Sept-21:    Interview - Los Angeles, CA    (29min:   Boffomundo Radio Show, Theta Cable Studios - Santa Monica, CA)

1   Interview   (Pt 1)
2   Interview   (Pt 2)
2.43
3.09

The Boffomundo Show was hosted by Ron Curtiss & Aaron Weiner   (79-Sept-21 is the taping date)  -  Thanks Ron !

The above two segments are just part of a 29min interview w/ Phil & John


79-Sept-21:    Roxy - Los Angeles, CA    (80min    possibly 2 shows played)

79-Sept-22:    Roxy - Los Angeles, CA    (110min:    2 shows played *)

Disco Suicide >
Algon
Dance Of The Illegal Aliens
Don't Make Waves
Malaga Virgen
And So To F...
Access To Data >
The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge >
Access To Data

I'm not sure if the above setlist is for the complete 110 min recording

* on the recording of the early show, "someone walks in during the end of the set while Phil is addressing the crowd and he jokingly asks them if they're early for the next set or late for this one."
    ~  Steve Ruckman


79-Sept-23:    Roxy - Los Angeles, CA    (possibly 2 shows played)

Total Time:    70.26
1   Disco Suicide > Algon
2   Dance Of The Illegal Aliens
3   Don't Make Waves
4   Malaga Virgen
5   ...And So To F
6   Nuclear Burn
14.14
11.56
6.16
13.34
12.24
12.02

Source for Live At The Roxy.  Here  is an advertisement for the release of this recording.


79-Sept-25:    Park West - Chicago, IL    (60min:    WXRT FM:    2 shows?)

1   Dance Of The Illegal Aliens
2   Don't Make Waves
3   Malaga Virgen
4   ...And So To F
5   Access To Data >
     The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge
8.49
5.40
12.23
8.33
24.37
 


79-Sept-26:    Bottom Line - NY, NY    (possibly 2 shows played)

The Sept-26 + Sept-27 shows might be the same  -  I just don't know for sure if this is the case or, if they are the same, which date is correct


79-Sept-27:    Bottom Line - NY, NY    (60.25min:    WNEW FM:    1 of 2 shows played this evening ?)

1   Disco Suicide > Algon
2   Dance Of The Illegal Aliens
3   Don't Make Waves
4   Access To Data >
     The Ghost Of Mayfield Lodge
5   Malaga Virgen
12.23
10.18
5.51
18.00

13.53


79-Sept-27:    Bottom Line - NY, NY    (1 of 2 shows played this evening ?)

Total Time:    54.39
1   Algon
2   Dance Of The Illegal Aliens
3   Don't Make Waves
4   Malaga Virgen > Algon
5   ...And So To F
6.47
13.25
8.11
16.18
9.55
 


fades out
fades in

The date of this recording jumps around a bit, though I know for sure that the often listed date of 79-Sept-28 is incorrect (see below entry).  I was informed by Steve Ruckman that this so-called "Long Island tape" is actually the same as Disc 3 of Brand X's Trilogy release, which is officially dated 79-Sept-27 . Though there is another, different recording also from this date (see above), it would not be uncommon for the band to play two shows at the same venue in one evening. (Thanks for helping to help clear this up Steve).

See the comment for the 79-Sept-26 show(s)


79-Sept-28:    O'Keefe Centre in Toronto, Canada        

This date is often listed is as being played in Long Island, NY.  However, Bruce Lawrence contacted me and said he saw them on this day at the O'Keefe Centre in Toronto, Canada and had a  ticket stub  to verify it.  Thanks Bruce.

"I was at that concert too, and can give you some more details. The show was announced about a month and a half before the gig and it was also announced that Collins was NOT going to be playing. Being huge X fans regardless, we still waited outside the ticketmaster outlet to get seats. It didn’t matter anyway, because NOBODY was buying because of the Phil thing. We bought anyway and got dead center second row in a 3000 seat concert hall. Three weeks later Phil was announced and tickets were gone in 30 sec."     ~  Colin


79-Sept-29:    Tower Theater - Philadelphia, PA

Here is a scan of a  ticket and backstage pass  for this show.
~ kindly provided by George German


79-Sept-30 ?:    Tower Theater - Philadelphia, PA         (80min)   this may be from Sept 29

1   Disco Suicide > Algon
2   Dance Of The Illegal Aliens
3   Don't Make Waves
4   ...And So To F
5   Nuclear Burn

 




There appears to be some uncertainty regarding whether they played at Tower Theater on Sept 30.   Sept 29 is confirmed, but not Sept 30.   As a result, the above recording may actually be misdated and is actually from Sept 29.


79-Oct-9:    Old Grey Whistle Test    (Video)

1   ...And So To F
5.50





1980:

80-Jan-15:    Tuesday Night Concert Series:   WLIR-FM  -  Hempstead, New York    (This is probably the b'cast date)

This might be the b'cast of the 79-Oct-28 show


Mike Clark replaces Phil Collins on drums

Band Lineup:
Mike Clark:
John Goodsall:
Percy Jones:
Robin Lumley:
Peter Robinson:
Drums
Guitar
Bass
Keyboards
Keyboards



April-May:   England Tour   (Supported by Bruford)
80-Apr-25:    Aston University - Birmingham, England
80-Apr-26:    Drill Hall - Lincoln, England
80-Apr-28:    The Venue - London, England
80-Apr-29:    Fleet Hall - Peterborough, England
80-Apr-30:    Loughborough University - Loughborough, England
80-May-1:    Civic Hall - Guildford, England
80-May-2:    Bath University - Bath, England
80-May-3:    Bangor University - Bangor, England
80-May-4:    Manchester Polytechnic - Manchester, England
80-May-5:    The Venue - London, England
80-May-6:    Hatfield Polytechnic - Hatfield, England
80-May-7:    Swansea University - Swansea, England

80-May-9:    Sheffield Polytechnic - Sheffield, England

Total Time:    1.58
1   Jonestown 80
1.58
 
(bass solo)

80-May-10:    Bradford University - Bradford, England
80-May-11:    Derwent College - York, England
80-May-12:    The Venue - London, England
80-May-13:    Leicester University - Leicester, England
80-May-15:    Liverpool University - Liverpool, England
80-May-16:    Hull University - Hull, England
80-May-17:    Leeds, University - Leeds, England
80-May-19:    The Venue - London, England
80-May-20:    Locarno - Portsmouth, England   (Tuesday)
80-May-23:    Oxford Polytechnic - Oxford, England
80-May-24:    City Hall - St. Albans, England



Here  is an article on Brand X and interviews with Goodsall + Percy from the August 1980 issue of Guitar Player.  Unfortunately, by the time the issue hit the stands, Brand X had effectively ceased to exist.  (thanks to Mark Kenyon for supplying this and many other artifacts)





1981:

???   81-Sept 9-12:    Secret Policeman's Other Ball, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane - London England   ???

This seems highly questionable to me.  I know that Phil participated in this event, but I find it hard to believe that Brand X was on the bill as well.  If anyone has any additional info, please let me know.





1982:

82-March-29:    Måndagsbörsen TV Show, Hamburger Börs - Stockholm, Sweden    (Brand X  lite !)

1   Dance Of The Illegal Aliens


Phil was in town to produce Frida Lyngstad's (Abba) Something's Going On album and appeared on the Måndagsbörsen music show, along with Peter Robinson.  The 2 hosts separately interview Phil & Peter (in English and then translate to Swedish for the audience).  At the end, Peter says they are going to play a Brand X tune called Dance Of The Illegal Aliens.  According to Christian, who saw this when it originally aired, Phil may have played In The Air Tonight, but is unsure.  Also, Phil's percussion contribution may have been limited to vibra-slap and tambourine.  You can see the  Mandagsborsen interview  if you are interested.

This really isn't Brand X.  Rather two former members getting together with some other guys to play a Brand X tune.  This date was a mystery for a while and we now finally know what it actually was all about.  Here is the band lineup. 


Band Lineup:
Phil Collins:
Peter Robinson:
Mo Foster:
Per Lindvall:
Janne Schaffer:
Percussion
Keyboards
Bass
Drums
Guitar





1992:

Band Lineup:
John Goodsall:
Percy Jones:
Steve Katz:
Guitar
Bass
Drums


92-Dec-1 was the first show of the reformed Brand X, as stated by John Goodsall that evening.


92-Dec-1:    Blues Alley - Washington, DC    (1st Show)

Total Time:    75.31
1     Intro Jam
2     Unknown Piece
3     Liquid Time
4     A Duck Exploding
5     Bass / Drum Improv On Strangeness
6     Nuclear Burn > Cambodia
7     City Of Beggars
8     Thalidomide Squid
9     The X-Files Theme >
        Kluzinski Period >
10   Drum Solo
11   Reprise and Close
3.15
7.59
6.13
10.09
6.03
8.06
7.31
6.48
12.44

6.18
.22


I was there !

A 76min video exists of this show, recorded so close to the stage (the taper could probably touch Percy), the band HAD to have known this was being recorded.

This show definitely has a warm-up gig feel to it, further supporting that it was the first show of the re-formed Brand X


A 57min recording of this same performance exists, in superior SQ.  However, though the total recording time is 72min, the last 14min is actually a repeat of earlier tracks.  Though this is definitely from the first show, this may be the same 71min recording that is circulating as being from the 2nd show (possibly that recording is misdated and may suffer from the same repeating of tracks, causing it to really only be 57min long.  This is just a theory.  Anyway, here's the setlist for that recording:

1st Show:    71.51   (57.23 true time)

1     Liquid Time
2     A Duck Exploding
3     Bass / Drum Improv On Strangeness
4     Nuclear Burn / Cambodia
5     City Of Beggars
6     Thalidomide Squid
7     The X-Files Theme >
        Kluzinski Period > Drum Solo

8     Bass / Drum Improv ending
9     Nuclear Burn
10   City Of Beggars

5.47
7.56
5.50
6.13
7.04
5.01
19.32


.53
6.16
7.14
 

 








(end of Track 3)
(repeat of Track 4)
(repeat of Track 5)


92-Dec-1:    Blues Alley - Washington, DC    (2nd Show)

92-Dec-2:    Baltimore, MD   (75min)

92-Dec-3:    Chestnut Cabaret - Philadelphia, PA    (SBD)

Total Time:    84.28
1     Thalidomide Squid
2     Strangeness
3     Kluzinski Period
4     Nuclear Burn / Cambodia
5     ?
6     Church Of Hype
7     Liquid Time
8     Bass / Drum
9     Happy Birthday To Percy
10   ?
4.57
6.16
12.45
7.02
6.49
7.59
5.49
13.41
1.06
18.04


92-Dec-6:    Bottom Line - NY, NY    (1st Show?:   75min)

92-Dec-6:    Bottom Line - NY, NY    (2nd Show:   90min)

92-Dec-9:    Middle East - Cambridge, MA    (90min)

1     Unknown Piece
2     Liquid Time
3     Nuclear Burn > Cambodia
4     Church Of Hype
5     Strangeness
6     Thalidomide Squid
7     City Of Beggars
8     Drum Solo
9     Healing Dream
10   Kluzinski Period
11   A Duck Exploding


92-Dec-10 or 12:    Marquee - Buffalo, NY    (98min:   complete show)

Total Time:    67.57
1     Marquee Club Announcements
2     Unknown Piece
3     Liquid Time
4     A Duck Exploding
5     Acoustic Piece
6     Strangeness
7     City Of Beggars
8     Break Between Sets
9     Nuclear Burn / Cambodia
10   Church Of Hype
11   Drum Solo
12   Applause
1.18
7.45
5.32
10.28
4.13
8.03
5.21
.53
6.26
7.32
10.07
.12

A 68min video exists in decent quality

The above incomplete track list is taken from the video recording.   A 98min recording does exist.


92-Dec-15:    The Estate - Milwaukee, WI    (2nd Show:   70min)

92-Dec-16:    China Club - Chicago, IL    (SBD)

Total Time:    78.58
1     Intro Jam
2     Jam
3     Liquid Time
4     Nuclear Burn > Cambodia
5     Strangeness
6     Thalidomide Squid
7     Kluzinski Period
8     Drum Solo
9     Healing Dream
10   Jam  (The X-Files Theme)
11   Thanks Chicago
12   City Of Beggars
13   A Duck Exploding
3.31
4.38
5.44
7.19
6.12
4.35
10.01
9.57
4.10
6.37
.59
4.58
10.12


92-Dec-17:    Fine Line Club - Minneapolis, MN    (90min)




1993:

93-Mar-20:    Alligator Lounge - Santa Monica, CA   

93-Mar-25:    DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA    (90min, maybe 80min)

This show was professionally filmed, using 3 cameras, and copies of it exist


93-Mar-30:    Backstage Theatre - Seattle, WA

93-June-26:    Bottom Line - NY, NY    (1st Show:   75min, SBD)

93-June-26:    Bottom Line - NY, NY    (2nd Show:   75min)

93-June-27:    Max's On Broadway - Baltimore, MD    (70min:   SBD)

93-June-28:    Washington, DC   

This gig "got canceled because about 2 people showed up !"





1996:

Band Lineup:
John Goodsall:
Percy Jones:
Frank Katz:
Marc Wagnon:
Guitar
Bass
Drums
MIDI vibes


"There were a total of 3 gigs on this massive tour ! ... They were also supposed to play in Canada.  I know that there was a gig scheduled in Montreal in June, but got canceled because Goodsall had visa issues."     ~  Jody



96-May-28:    8x10 - Baltimore, MD    (75min, maybe 70min)

96-May-30:    Philadelphia, PA    (90min, maybe 75min:   SBD)

96-May-31 ?:    The Saint - Asbury Park, NJ   

Possibly 96-June-1





1997:

Band Lineup:
John Goodsall:
Percy Jones:
Pierre Moerlen * :
Kris Sjobring:
Guitar
Bass
Drums
Keyboards


(I think Pierre played drums for all 1997 shows)


*  "Frank (Katz) bailed out...  he had some problem with his passport.  To make a long story short, he had no passport, and no means to get one on short notice, so he couldn't go anywhere.  I think it was Shawn Ahearn who suggested Pierre so we said OK, we've got to get somebody.  And that was really stressful because Pierrre had to fly from France to LA and then started rehearsing immediately after a long flight so he was struggling a bit.  We had these fast and stressful rehearsals, and then we went off to Japan to do some gigs."
~ Percy Jones:   05-January-25



97-Mar-30 ?:    Nagoya, Japan

"Our first gig was in Nagoya. I believe it was March 30th."
~ Kris Sjobring:   10-June-4


97-Mar-31:    Shinsaibashi - Osaka, Japan    (135min, possibly 125min)

97-Apr-2:    Shibuya - Tokyo, Japan    (135min)

97-Apr-3:    Club Quattro - Shibuya, Tokyo

Total Time:    121.56
1     Intro
2     Born Pretty In A Disco
3     Talking
4     Manifest Destiny
5     Talking
6     Stellerator
7     Talking
8     Virus
9     Talking
10   Access To Data
11   A Duck Exploding >
        Drum Solo
1.07
8.29
.30
5.40
1.58
6.59
1.15
6.08
1.10
5.37
9.55
 
12   ...And So To F
13   Intro of Kris
14   Healing Dream
15   Lila's Dance
16   Birds Of Fire
17   Applause
18   Band Intro
19   True To The Clik
20   Talking/Applause
21   Thanks
22   Born Ugly
11.19
.47
9.40
6.19
6.36
2.35
1.40
15.10
2.56
1.28
14.28

"Man we were still kind of green at that point, we had only rehearsed 5 days before getting on the plane."
~ Kris Sjobring:   10-June-4


97-Apr-5:    Sendai, Tokyo

"The last gig came after Tokyo in Sendai. I'm pretty sure that was April 5th. I recall Sendai being the best gig."
~ Kris Sjobring:   10-June-4


97-May-14:    Jazz Cafe - London, England

"The crowds in Japan were very good.  England was horrendous.  We were there for like three weeks or something.  The first gig was at the Jazz Cafe in London, a nice venue.  It was great, the place was full up, or almost full.  I was feeling really happy, you know, people are coming, this is going to be fun.  It's always better when people show up (laughs).  The next night we played in Oxford, and the promoter wanted to pull the gig.  He said they hadn't sold any tickets.  So anyway, we talked him into not pulling the gig, so we played and there was hardly anybody there.  All the subsequent gigs, like Manchester, Leeds, Bristol...  there were like 50 people max.  I hadn't played in England for 20 years so it was pretty disappointing, to go back to your home turf and nobody's interested.  Then we did some gigs in Italy, Switzerland and Germany and things were OK again, decent turnouts."
~ Percy Jones:   05-January-25


97-May-18:    Alley Cat - Reading, England

97-May-20:    Irish Centre - Leeds, England

97-May-21:    Music Box - Manchester, England

97-May-25:    The Leadmill - Sheffield, England

Total Time:    67.09
1     Introduction
2     Disco Suicide
3     Manifest Destiny
4     Stellerator
5     The Poke
6     Virus
7     A Duck Exploding
8     ...And So To F
9     Healing Dream
10   Lila's Dance
11   Birds Of Fire
.28
8.01
5.05
7.18
5.42
6.40
7.54
6.25
7.25
6.04
6.03

"My recollection is that Sheffield was a good performance (minus the sound problems), or at least a good time and adventure for all of us. I liked the keyboard I was playing in England. I borrowed it from Malcolm Bruce, Jack Bruce's son. Didn't have that keyboard in Italy, Germany or Switzerland. A side story: one of the lenses to my glasses popped out of its frame while I was setting up there. It proceeded to slide across the stage floor and down through a crack to the depths of under the stage. I spent the next 20 minutes crawling around in the muck of the underside of the Leadmill stage with a flashlight looking for it, using every 4 letter word I could think of. I found it, took a shower, then we played. Weird how that is a fond memory that cracks me up. Hey how many people have seen the underside of the Leadmill stage?"
~ Kris Sjobring:   10-June-2


97-May-26:    Zodiac - Oxford, England

97-May-27:    Fleece & Firkin - Bristol, England

97-May-28:    Arts Centre - Colchester, England

97-June:    Tunnels - Cologne, Germany

97-June-3:    Centro Culturale Polivalente - Marano Sul Panaro, Italy

97-June-4:    Stereorainotte Broadcast - Rome, Italy    (70min:   FM)

97-June-5:    Frontiera - Rome, Italy

97-June-6:    Teatro Pasubio - Schio (Vi), Italy

97-June-7:    Teatro Albatros - Genoa, Italy    (105min)

1     Disco Suicide
2     Manifest Destiny
3     Stellerator
4     The Poke
5     Virus
6     Bass & Drum Improvisation
7     And So To F...
8     Goodsall acoustic set
9     Nobody Goes To Sweden
10   True To The click
11   Lila's Dance
12   Birds Of Fire

Introduced as "The New Brand X"  -  Unsure if the above setlist is the complete recording


97-June-8:    Atlantis - Basle, Switzerland

97-June-9:    Altes Schutzenhaus - Stuttgart, Germany

97-June-10:    Schlachthof - Munich, Germany

97-June-11:    E-Werk - Erlangen, Germany

97-June-12 ?:    Münster, Germany

"We did a show in Münster, Germany. I'll need to track down the date. I think we went there after Erlangen but I'm not sure. It was booked kind of at the last minute. It was one of the highlights of the tour. A particularly good time. If you haven't seen Percy Jones bouncing around on one of those giant hoppity bouncey balls, you haven't lived.
~ Kris Sjobring:   10-June-4


97-June-13:    München, Germany    (80min)

97-June-14:    Sumpfblume - Hamelin, Germany

97-June-15:    Sinkhasten - Frankfurt, Germany    (95min:   SBD)

Total Time:    94.49
1     Stellerator
2     The Poke
3     Virus
4     A Duck Exploding
5     Bass & Drum Improvisation
6     ...And So To F
7     True To The Clik
8     Talking > Lila's Dance > Talking
9     Thalidomide Squid
10   Birds Of Fire
11   Time Is The Key
12   Born Ugly
7.02
5.30
6.33
9.58
8.29
9.43
6.31
14.17
5.40
9.26
4.04
7.32




Percy Jones leaves Brand X in 1997 or 1998




1999:

Band Lineup:
John Goodsall:
John Holmes:
Kris Sjobring:
Mick Stevens:
Guitar
Drums, Percussion
Keyboards
Bass


99-May-17:    Baked Potato - Hollywood, CA   

Total Time:    113.06
1     Intro
2     Born Pretty In A Disco
3     ...And So To F
4     talking
5     Empty Guff
6     Access To Data
7     Isis Mourning
8     Nuclear Burn
1.55
8.35
10.06
1.53
6.16
5.06
17.10
8.49
 
9       Liquid Time
10     Lila's Dance Pt 1
11     Lila's Dance Pt 2
12     talking
13     Virus
14     Improvisation Pt 1
15     Improvisation Pt 2
16     Improvisation Pt 3
7.28
5.17
6.40
4.14
6.25
6.03
6.06
11.03


99-May-29:    ProgFest 1999, Palace Of Fine Arts - San Francisco, CA    (62min)

99-June-2:    House Of Blues - Los Angeles, CA    (SBD)

Total Time:    56.11
1   Disco Suicide
2   ...And So To F
3   Empty Guff
4   Lila's Dance
5   The Poke
6   Bass Solo > Improvisation >
      Isis Mourning   (4.45 - 8.45)      Sweet !
7   True To The Clik
8.50
9.51
6.47
7.14
5.23
9.55

8.08

From Webcast > CDR transfer


99-June-3:    Capistrano - San Juan, Puerto Rico    (60min)




2000 onward:

Band Lineup:
John Goodsall:
Atma Anur:
Brock Avery:
Dean De Benedictis:
Mick Stevens:
Guitar
Percussion
Drums, Percussion
Keyboards
Bass




10-Apr-27:    Morris Pert dies  (aged 63)   

Born:    1947-Sept-9    Arbroath, Scotland
Died:    2010-Apr-27    Balchrick, Scotland






Miscellaneous Info:

"I'm not a lover of City Life because I grew up on a farm.  I deal with New York City since I want to continue playing bass, and under the present circumstances this is the only way I can do it.  I do miss the countryside in Wales, which is where I grew up, but I go there every year and spend 4 to 6 weeks there.  The space is really appreciated, if I didn't get that I would probably crack up."

Percy Jones:   2003-January




Mike V:
Why and when did you leave England?  Why did you pick New York as the place to go to?

Percy:
Two reasons really, my wife is a native New Yorker and at the time I was playing more over here than I was in the UK, so it simply made sense to live here.  Also New York is such a diverse place racially, and of course musically, so I thought I could probably learn a lot by being here.

2003-March




Much of the above information was gathered through my own research.  I did, however, get some additional info from:

  • Chris H.   (a past trader fr Germany w/ an amazing list of recordings fr an amazing list of bands  -  his list was very helpful)
  • Aymeric Leroy   (knower of all things  Canterbury)
  • Michael McAllister, aka Jody  (runs Percy Jones' site)
  • Christian Isendahl   (help w/ the 1982 show)
  • Mark Kenyon   (providing me with a large amount of wonderful bits of obscure information + scans)
  • Robert Pfeifer
  • Chris Leet   (for providing me with scans of some interesting things
  • A LOT of very cool people that have kindly given me additional information along the way



Contact me:     edensongs@ymail.com     (be sure to include Brand X in the subject, so I know it's not junk mail)

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