Birdbrain (album)

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This article is about the 1990 album by Buffalo Tom. For other albums, see birdbrain (disambiguation).
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Studio album by Buffalo Tom
Released 1990
Genre Alternative rock
Length 45:06
Label Situation Two/Beggars Banquet
Producer Buffalo Tom, J Mascis, Sean Slade
Buffalo Tom chronology
Buffalo Tom
Let Me Come Over
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Birdbrain is the second album by Buffalo Tom, released in 1990. Dinosaur Jr mastermind J Mascis once again assisted with production, alongside Sean Slade. Buffalo Tom singer/guitarist Bill Janovitz said that Mascis' influence probably accented the band's edgier side.[2]

The CD version includes a cover of The Psychedelic Furs' "Heaven" as well as a live acoustic version of "Reason Why", a song from Buffalo Tom's self-titled debut album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Buffalo Tom except where noted

  1. "Birdbrain"
  2. "Skeleton Key"
  3. "Caress"
  4. "Guy Who is Me"
  5. "Enemy"
  6. "Crawl"
  7. "Fortune Teller"
  8. "Baby"
  9. "Directive"
  10. "Bleeding Heart"
  11. "Heaven (live acoustic)" (Richard Butler, Tim Butler)
  12. "Reason Why (live acoustic)"


  • Bill Janovitz - vocals, guitar
  • Chris Colbourn - bass
  • Tom Maginnis - drums
  • Sean Slade - guitar on "Bleeding Heart", backing vocals on "Crawl"
  • Monte Rose - guitar on "Birdbrain"

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