Brainbox

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Brainbox
Origin Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Genres Rock, progressive rock, blues rock
Years active 1968–1972, 2009-now
Labels Imperial, Harvest, E-sound, Bovema, Pop One
Associated acts The Hunters, Focus
Website www.brainboxmusic.nl
Members Kaz Lux
Pierre van der Linden
Rudy de Queljoe
Cees van der Laarse
Past members Jan Akkerman
Cyril Havermans
André Reijnen
Herman Meijer
John Schuursma
Frans Smit
Michel van Dijk
Robert Vererwij
Tonny de Queljoe
Ronnie Meyes

Brainbox is a Dutch rock group from the late 1960s/early 1970s. The band was founded in Amsterdam by guitarist Jan Akkerman[1] , drummer Pierre van der Linden and singer Kazimir Lux (Kaz). Their debut single was "Down Man", which established their progressive blues sound. They had several hit singles in the Netherlands, including "Between Alpha and Omega", "Doomsday Train", "Reason to Believe" and "Smile". Soon after they released their first album, Jan Akkerman and Pierre van der Linden left the group to join Focus.

After Pierre van der Linden and Jan Akkerman left, Brainbox bass player Cyril Havermans also followed to join Focus, replacing the original bass player Martin Dresden. They were replaced by guitarists Herman Meyer and Rudie de Queljoe and drummer Frans Smit. Meyer was later replaced by John Schuursma. After Kaz Lux left the group in 1971, their popularity waned and they split up in 1972. In 2004 Kaz Lux reassembled the band (though without Jan Akkerman) and they performed in the Netherlands. In 2010 and 2011 the band performed again and recorded a new studio album The 3rd Flood.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • Brainbox (1969)
  • The Best of Brainbox (1971)
  • Parts (1972)
  • To You (1972)
  • A History (1979)
  • Brainbox (1979)
  • The Very Best Brainbox Album Ever (2002)
  • The Last Train live (2004)
  • The 3rd Flood (2011)
Singles
  • "Down Man" / "Woman's Gone" (1969)
  • "Sea of Delight" / "Amsterdam, the First Days" (1969)
  • "Summertime / Dark Rose" (1969)
  • "To You" / "So Helpless" (1970)
  • "Between Alpha And Omega" / "Cruel Train" (1970)
  • "Doomsday Train" / "Good Morning Day" (1970)
  • "The Smile (Old Friends Have a Right To)" / "The Flight" (1970)
  • "Virgin" / "Mobilae" (1971)
  • "Dilemma" / "If You Could Only Feel It" (1971)
  • "A Part of Me Is a Part of You" / "When I Was Poor" (1971)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Randell, David (2002). In and Out of Focus: The Music of Jan Akkerman & focus (1 ed.). London: SAF Publishing Ltd. p. 224. ISBN 0-946719-44-6. 

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