Thursday, September 07, 2006
Furniture - Brilliant Mind 12"
Another instance of a band that appeared to be on the brink of greatness, but were marred with label problems and court battles. Furniture scored a UK top 25 hit with this track 'Brilliant Mind' on the Stiff label, but subsequent releases on ZTT and Arista left the group a world away from the limelight. A beautiful, and somewhat overlooked, song that did manage to garner some attention with it's release on the 'Some Kind Of Wonderful' soundtrack. Too bad these folks didn't manage to make a bigger dent in music, as what I've heard is fabulous. This 12" is rather hard to find, and took me ages to track down. In the ongoing saga of collecting records, I endeavor to find a better copy for my 'must have archive quality' vinyl, but is sufficient for the time being. I hope you enjoy this, as it's not one you will find around readily.
Track 1, Brilliant Mind (Extended Mix)
Track 2, Brilliant Mind (7" version)
Track 3, On A Bus With Peter Nero
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UK Survival Records 1986, SURT 53
Personal rating 4/5