Unorthodox Behaviour

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Unorthodox Behaviour
Brand X Unorthodox Behaviour.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 18, 1976; 42 years ago (1976-06-18)
RecordedSeptember – October 1975
StudioTrident Studios, London
GenreJazz fusion, progressive rock
LabelCharisma (UK)
Passport (US)
ProducerBrand X, Dennis MacKay
Brand X chronology
Unorthodox Behaviour
Moroccan Roll
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

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.[1]

This album combines jazz fusion with progressive rock. It shows extensive use of improvisation in the extended pieces, which is common in both genres of music.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Phil Collins, John Goodsall, Robin Lumley, and Percy Jones.

  1. "Nuclear Burn" – 6:23
  2. "Euthanasia Waltz" – 5:42
  3. "Born Ugly" – 8:18
  4. "Smacks of Euphoric Hysteria" – 4:30
  5. "Unorthodox Behaviour" – 8:29
  6. "Running on Three" – 4:38
  7. "Touch Wood" – 3:03


Credits per insert of original album release on Charisma Records.

  • John Goodsall – electric and acoustic guitars
  • Robin Lumley – electric and acoustic pianos, Moog synthesizer, string synthesizer on "Nuclear Burn", Echoplex on "Smacks of Euphoric Hysteria"
  • Percy Jones – electric and acoustic basses, marimba on "Unorthodox Behavior"
  • Phil Collins – drums, percussion, vibraphone on "Euthanasia Waltz", vocals on "Nuclear Burn" and "Touch Wood"
  • Jack Lancaster – soprano saxophone on "Touch Wood"

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


  1. ^ a b Connolly, Dave. "Unorthodox Behaviour". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 March 2013.