Do They Hurt?
"Do They Hurt?", the 1980 release from Brand X comprised of material recorded during the "Product" sessions, features compelling moments of collective improvisation, especially on the second half of the album. While technically not an all instrumental recording due to the two vocal tracks, the first is just Percy Jones' brief 'rap' over the bass heavy opener "Nobody Goes To Sweden", and the second is guitarist John Goodsall's instrument sounding 'space' vocal on "Act Of Will". Goodsall makes up for it on the balance of "Do They Hurt?", peppering the album with primal scream fusion guitar playing. Frenetic drumming and bass work lend an insistant feel to the work - the sum of the parts reveals another high quality fusion release.
|04:30||Noddy Goes To Sweden||Vocal|
|04:44||Act Of Will||Vocal|
|John Goodsall||Guitar on 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Vocals on 3, Production|
|Mike Clarke||Drums on 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, Production|
|Percy Jones||Bass on 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, Vocals on 1, Production|
|Peter Robinson||Synthesizer on 6, Production|
|Morris Pert||Percussion on 1, 4, Production|
|Phil Collins||Drums on 2, 6, Production|
|Robin Lumley||Piano on 2, Keyboards on 6, Production|
|John Giblin||Bass on 2, Production|
|Neil Kernon||Engineering, Production|
|Colin Green||Engineering on 6|
|Richard Austin||Engineering on 6|
|Michael Palin||Title Speaker|
|Recorded at Startling and Farmyard Studios, England.
Cover design and photos: Hipgnosis (not again).