Excellent music video for Misty’s Big Adventure’s song “Where Do Jam Jars Go At Xmas Time?”
The UK tour was great fun. Well received. BF with Daughter of Force and Misty’s Big Adventure played Confections music + 2 songs not on the original album, which will be bonus tracks on the Sony/Bar None reissue of, I, Brute Force, Confections of Love. The reissue will have 5 bonus tracks…, now available on Amazon.
Pre-order now. Official release date is October 12th.
Brute Force, Daughter of Force and Misty’s Big Adventure :
5th of May – The Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
7th of May – Academy 3, Manchester
9th of May – Islington Academy 2, London
Apple Records is releasing a compilation of Apple Artists
Brute Force/King of Fuh is included as one of 21 tracks.
Book Beatles Deeper Undercover by Kristopher Englehart,
with a chapter on BF. Go to Amazon.
RPM UK compilation, Lovers From The Sky, release 4-20-10,
contains King of Fuh.
Brute with Daughter of Force and The de fault Rock Band
appearing at Beefstock Music Festival, Oneida, NY, 4/10, 9:30 pm.
Mini-tour in UK with Daughter of Force & Misty’s Big Adventure, 5-1-10.
Review of May 4, 2004 show with Misty’s Big Adventure.
Brute Force/Misty’s Big Adventure @ The Cellar
by Jon Surtees
A 60’s legend combined with the stars of the future, that’ll be a Trailerpark night then…
Misty’s Big Adventure are a top ten band waiting to happen. They have tunes, vibes, lyrics and quality to rival anyone currently residing there.
Fronted by Grandmaster Gareth and featuring an array of musicians Jools Holland would be proud of, Misty’s at times make an almost perfect noise.
It is impossible to tie this down to any one element of their multi-faceted sound. The combination of sax, trumpet and scratch DJ gives them uniqueness, whilst the more conventional instruments of guitars, drums and keyboards are utilised brilliantly.
Drawing influences from bands as diverse as The Beatles, The Specials and Captain Beefheart, Grandmaster Gareth and his merry mob are constantly exploding their happy bombs in the minds of any onlookers. Failing to smile during a Misty’s Big Adventure set is now considered a medical definition of Riga Mortis. Their single ‘I Am Cool With A Capital C’ is a stand out tonight, as is Gareth’s tribute to compilation tapes, ‘Home Taping’s Killing Music’. Tonight, as always, Misty’s were simply brilliant.
The crowds disappointment at Misty’s curtailed set was soon allayed when Brute Force took the stage, backed by the entire Misty’s band. Bedecked in a dapper suit and mesmerising eyebrows, Brute carried on exactly where Misty’s left off. His opening song, ‘Hello’ was the perfect example of how to use measured tweeness to get an audience onside without ever going over the edge into self indulgence.
His set continued in the same vein, including a rather bizarre duet where his daughter played the role of his wife and his last two songs, ‘The King of Fuh’ and ‘Tapeworm of Love’ which were genius slices of 60’s melodies brought bang up to date by a intricate musical mind and a mad 9 piece ensemble.
Once again TrailerPark succeeds with the business of bringing unabashed quality to Oxford.
TrailerPark returns at The Cellar on Tuesday May 18th with Tiger Club, Zea and Persil and hits The Zodiac vs Jet White on Wednesday May 19th with Crack: We Are Rock, The $hit and Piney Gir.