Unorthodox Behaviour

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Unorthodox Behaviour
Brand X Unorthodox Behaviour.jpg
Studio album by Brand X
Released June 18, 1976
Recorded Trident Studios, London, September–October 1975
Genre Jazz fusion, progressive rock
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 of Genesis. It shows extensive use of improvisation in the extended pieces, which is common in both genres of music. The melody is mainly supported by guitar and bass, most notably on the opening track. Collins' drum work is very fast and rhythmic and shows a difference in his style from his main band. Tracks like "Nuclear Burn" and "Smacks of Euphoric Hysteria" are often cited as a showcase for his drum work.[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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