Brand X "Morrocan Roll"

Brand X "Morrocan Roll"

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Brand X
Morrocan Roll
The Story
"Morrocan Roll" was the second release from this truly original jazz-rock group, which was formed when Atomic Rooster guitarist John Goodsall hooked up with Genesis drummer Phil Collins to record music distinctly different from their main bands. The CD contains only one vocal track, "Sun In The Night", a first for Brand X, but it fits the fusion mood with Collins' weird vocal treatment and Sanskrit lyrics. Overall, "Morrocan Roll" offers superb muscianship, fiery, furious guitar courtesy of Goodsall, and a tripped-out spacy fusion feel. A great introduction to Brand X.
The Music
04:25 Sun In The Night Vocal
11:16 Why Should I Lend You Mine... Instrumental
02:10 ...Maybe I'll Lend You Mine After All Instrumental
04:41 Hate Zone Instrumental
01:33 Collapsar Instrumental
07:55 Disco Suicide Instrumental
01:38 Orbits Instrumental
08:28 Malaga Virgen Instrumental
07:24 Macrocosm Instrumental
The Artists
John Goodsall Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Zone Boxes, Space Echo, Sitar, Backing Vocals, Voltage-Controlled Aluminum Bidet
Percy Jones Fender Bass, Amos Effects Boxes, Autoharp on "Orbits", Marimba on "Malaga Virgen"
Robin Lumley Fender Rhodes Electric Piano, Acoustic Piano, Autoharp on "Collapsar", Mini-Moog Synthesizer, ARP Odyssey Synthesizer, Roland String Synthesizer, Backing Vocals, Clavinet, Pulsar Processor, Space Echo
Phil Collins Drums, Lead Vocals, Acoustic Piano on "Maybe I'll Lend You Mine After All", Frequency Eater
Morris Pert Percussion, A Vast Number of Bits and Things that he hit while the tape was running, including: The QEZ, Idi Amin and undisovered parts of Scotland
Stephen W. Tayler Engineering
Dennis Mackay Production
Neil Ross Tape-op
Geoff Leach Tape-op
Steve Short Tape-op
John Brand Tape-op
Chris Tsangarides Tape-op
Ray Staff Mastering
Rob Brimson Group Photography
Recorded in Panavision at Trident Studios, London, December, 1976 to January, 1977, and mixed at Morgan Studios, London, February, 1977 where the curtains are drawn, but the rest of the furniture is real.

Sleeve design by Hipgnosis/Hardie.

Cover Photography by Hipgnosis.

"Why Should I Lend You Mine" was recorded "live" in the studio: there are no overdubs.