Brainchild – Healing of the Lunatic Owl

Healing of the Lunatic Owl, the sole outing from England’s Brainchild, must have been the most swinging brass rock album by any band hailing from outside the USA. Or should I say brass pop, since the only elements placing this in the column of heavyweights like The Greatest Show On Earth (rather than lightweights like Samson) is Brainchild‘s superior musical interplay. Yes, Brainchild faintly evinced a schmaltzy ’60s background, yet they boosted themselves with the brawn of blues rock and a timelessly rich production sheen, yielding yet another classic in the year of great debuts and one-offs: 1970.


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