Unorthodox Behaviour

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Unorthodox Behaviour
Studio album by Brand X
Released June 18, 1976
Recorded Trident Studios, London, September–October 1975
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 41:01 [1]
Label Charisma (UK)
Passport (US)
Producer Brand X & Dennis MacKay
Brand X chronology
Unorthodox Behaviour
Moroccan Roll
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Unorthodox Behaviour is the first album by British jazz fusion group Brand X. It peaked at 191 on The Billboard 200 in 1976, the same year it was released.[3]


This album combines jazz fusion with some elements of progressive rock, influenced by their drummer Phil Collins, shows extensive use of improvisation in the extended pieces, which is common in both genres of music. Collins' drum work is very fast and rhythmic and show a difference in his style from his main band Genesis. Tracks like "Nuclear Burn" and "Smacks of Euphoric Hysteria" are really a showcase for his drum work. Guitarist John Goodsall plays a primarily melodic element, yet he dallies with the solo lines of guitar and intricate off-kilter themes on the second song “Euthanasia Waltz”. Bassist Percy Jones and keyboard player Robin Lumley are also very capable members of the band on each of their respective instruments.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Nuclear Burn" (Brand X) – 6:23
  2. "Euthanasia Waltz" (Lumley) – 5:42
  3. "Born Ugly" (Brand X) – 8:18

Side two[edit]

  1. "Smacks of Euphoric Hysteria" (Goodsall) – 4:30
  2. "Unorthodox Behaviour" (Brand X) – 8:29
  3. "Running on Three" (Jones) – 4:38
  4. "Touch Wood" (Brand X) – 3:03


Additional personnel

Release information[edit]

Year Type Label Catalog # Country
1976 LP Charisma CAS 1117 UK
1976 LP Passport Records PB 9819 US
1976 LP Charisma 6369 977 Netherlands
1989 CD Virgin CASCD 1117 UK
1998 CD Caroline Blue Plate CAROL 1387-2 US
2006 CD Toshiba EMI Ltd VJCP-68782 Japan


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  2. ^ Connolly, Dave. Unorthodox Behaviour at AllMusic. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  3. ^ Dave Connelly. "AllMusic". Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Brand X- Unorthodox Behaviour CD Album". Website. CD Universe. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 

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