Thursday, December 07, 2006
Brain failure--Turn On The Distortion (2003)
Album-Turn On The Distortion
Release Date-June 2003
Label-Bad News Records
Quality-128kbps (No better quality version available)
Biography-China’s seminal punk rock band, BRAIN FAILURE sings in English and Mandarin, belting melodic, upbeat ditties about politics, parties and “Anarchy in the P.R.C.” BRAIN FAILURE’S power-packed lineup is: Xiao Rong on lead vocals and guitar, Wang Jian on guitar, Ma Jiliang on bass, and Xu Lin on drums. As the first generation of Chinese musicians since the 1949 Communist Revolution to grow-up in relative political stability, economic prosperity, and exposure to western popular culture, BRAIN FAILURE is influenced by bands like OPERATION IVY, SEX PISTOLS and THE CLASH.
They were the first musicians in the People’s Republic of China to shave Mohawks and belt-out the dissonant sounds of revolution over power-chords, in the late 1990’s. Appearing on China’s first punk compilation, Wuliao Jundui, they soon started a punk rock revolution in the P.R.C. BRAIN FAILURE has inspired an entire generation of Chinese youth, and an evolving punk and hardcore scene that is growing around the country. BRAIN FAILURE has since become the first Chinese punk band to release their album and tour widely on the international scene. With the release of their album Turn on the Distortion in 2002, on Japanese independent label Bad News Records, they have toured in Asia and the United States. In 2003, they performed at the Austin SXSW, and New York CMJ music festivals. They have also performed with punk rock greats, including DROPKICK MURPHYS and THE CASUALITIES in California, DILLINGER FOUR in Chicago, and with THE FORGOTTEN in Japan...(Read more? Go to their site)