John would like to Thank Germaine & Bina Semhi-Goodsall for safe keeping the old tapes.
DR Strings, LANEY AMPLIFICATION CUSTOM Guitars, Ibanez Custom Guitars and to all the great musicians whi contributed their time and talents to all these wonderful recordings.
Percy would like to Thank IBANEZ Basses, HARTKE Amps and DR Strings for all the support.
Pierre Moerlen and Frank Katz would like to Thank TAMA Drums for the ongoing support.
This project could not have been made possible without the musical talents and support of all the musicians involved.
To all of you, where ever you are THANKS!
Special Thanks To our friends Shawn Ahearn & Sami Kaneda-Ahearn, Tom 'W Artusio, Ronnie & Tai Ciago, Keith Lewis, Muff (Koln), Mr. Nambu and Smash Japan, Rocky, Yushi, Ten, Jun and Yoko Ohyeah at Pony Canyon Japan, Andrea Soncini, Mark Tessier, and Mick Tsuyama.
Disc One All Songs Published by X MUSIC ENTERPRISES, INC.
Administered by PANGEA MUSIC INT'L
Except #2 (X MUSIC ENTERPRISES & FRANZ PUSCH BMI).
Disc Two All Songs Published by X MUSIC ENTERPRISES, Inc.
Except: #5 WILDING MUSIC, #10 MALCOLM BRUCE MUSIC
administered by X MUSIC ENTERPRISES
This product is owned by John Goodsali and Percy Jones.
1998 X MUSIC ENTERPRISES, Inc.
c/o BRAND X "The X-Files"
With Special Guests:
Bayete, Malcolm Bruce, Bill Bruford, Mike Clarke, Phil Collins, John Giblin,
Frank Katz, Robin Lumley, Pierre Moerlen, Morris Pert,
Chester Thompson & Danny Wilding.
You have before you a true musical labor of love,
a double cd album containing over two hours of BRAND X songs that Percy and I created new and old,
as well as some of the best examples of lesser known material we recorded outside of BRAND X.
Unlike many other BRAND X albums, this project was produced with the direct volvement of Percy and I.
While some of the songs on this album have been released before, most of them are little known or previously unreleased live or studio tracks written by myself and Mr. Jones.
Disc 1 features the classic period BRAND X performing songs such as
'Kugelblitz', 'Don't Make Waves'
and 'Noddy Goes To Sweden'
as well as the reformed
90's lineups perfoming newer compositions.
The most recent BRAND X studio album Manifest Destiny
(produced by David Hentschel of GENESIS fame), represented here by 'True To The Click'
is our best ever in my opinion. We also plan to release an EP featuring extended remixes of some of
these tracks in the near future.
Disc 2 features material Percy and I have written and recorded outside of BRAND X.
Some of my favorites are the three songs I recorded with my avant garde alternative-group FLOOR,
which highlighted the vocals and stage antics of Krash, a wonderfully weird and wicked performance artist I met in an L. A. Club.
In many respects f consider the FLOOR album to be my best alt round production to date. Also featured are two songs from an extremely rare demo of a band called 'Vertical Invader'
I began forming with drummer Bill Bruford.
Recorded in 1977, these are the only known recordings of this band that survive. The original 'Fire Merchants'
, my critically acclaimed L. A. based power-fusion trio,
are also represented great band, wrong time! My most recent work here is 'Dance Of Life'
an Indian influenced acoustic piece I recorded to years ago in L.A.
with drummer Ronnie Ciago for his forthcoming solo album. Enjoy !
John Goodsall, Long Beach, California, USA 1998
After 1980, BRAND X disbanded for a while and everyone meandered off in different geographical and musical directions;
John ended up in Los Angeles and myself in New York. We then both started following our own individual noses for a while and in retrospect it's interesting to hear the result of our respective work during this period of time.
Various record companies had, during this period, been churning out compilations and out-takes of the band,
none of which had our consent or approval and this was frankly pissing us both off.
This record on the other hand was put together in cfose liaison with John and I.
I think is a much more accurate representation of our work over the past 20 years than anything else that is out there.
There are live versions of some of the already released BRAND X songs which invariably gives the tunes a different slant.
Also there is the material which John and I recorded on our individual projects, much of which was rejected by the music industry at large,
or if it was released at all, had only very limited distribution; therefore it is more than possible that much of this material has not been heard by you before.
I hope you like it.
- Percy Jones, New York City, New York, USA 1998