|Laugh I Could Have Cried|
|I Never Said That|
|A Very Easy Death|
|Boy And The Cloud|
|SS26||The Brilliant Corners||What's In A Word (LP, Album)||SS20 Records||SS26||UK||1986|
|McQLP2, MCQLP 2||The Brilliant Corners||What's In A Word (LP, Album)||McQueen Records, McQueen Records||McQLP2, MCQLP 2||UK||1986|
|SS 26||The Brilliant Corners||What's In A Word (LP, Album, TP)||SS20 Records||SS 26||UK||1986|
Brilliant Corners is a studio album by American jazz musician Thelonious Monk. It was his third album for Riverside Records, and the first, for this label, to include his own compositions. The complex title track required over a dozen takes in the studio. The album was recorded in three sessions in late 1956 with two different quintets.
The Brilliant Corners. Debut (mini-)album Growing Up Absurd appeared the following year. With 1986 seeing an explosion of indie pop groups, their May Fruit Machine EP saw them gain both attention and radio airplay, followed by a second mini-album, What's In A Word. Brian Rix", a re-recorded version of a track from the LP, with added trumpet, and a tribute to Rix, the "king of farce", was issued as a single, the proceeds going to Mencap, the charity of which Rix was chairman
Growing Up Absurd - What's In a Word - Fruit Machine EP 2009. Growing Up Absurd - What's In a Word - Fruit Machine EP 2009. The Brilliant Corners were one of many British jangle pop acts in the '80s that never managed to corral a mainstream audience. It wasn't for a lack of trying, either. The Brilliant Corners injected many of their early records with finger-snapping hooks, but they were mainly applauded by a cult of devotees. The group released their first album, Growing up Absurd, on SS20 Records in September 1985. Despite hummable tunes such as "Brian Rix" and "Your Feet Never Touch the Ground," the Brilliant Corners were denied a commercial breakthrough.
The Brilliant Corners were a British indie pop band from Bristol who recorded throughout the 1980s and into the early 1990s. The group was formed in 1983, taking the name from the Thelonious Monk jazz album, Brilliant Corners. The line-up included David Woodward (b. Avonmouth, Bristol, England; vocals, guitar), Chris Galvin (1959 – 22 December 1998; bass guitar), Winston Forbes (lead guitar, percussion, backing vocals), Bob Morris (drums) and Dan (occasional trumpet and keyboards).
Led by a core trio of Davy Woodward (vocals, guitar), Chris Gavin (bass) and Bob Morris (drums), Bristol’s Brilliant Corners began in 1983 as sort of rockabilly/ psychobilly band. It’s still unclear why, however, as they were clearly much more at home in the indie-pop territory they came to inhabit. A further five singles and two LPs followed, resulting in three Top 20 singles entries and 1986’s What’s In A World album cracking the Top 10 – notably 1987’s Brian Rix, a homage to the maestro of farce, proceeds from which were donated to the Mencap charity where Rix was Chairman. To celebrate their 30th anniversary, Heart On Your Sleeve collects all the band’s singles, from both SS20 and their later McQueen imprint, with previously unreleased demos, live tracks and sleevenotes by Woodward. What's In A Word (1986, SS20) (.Joy Ride (1989, McQueen) (.Hooked (1990, McQueen). A History Of White Trash (1993, . Everything I Ever Wanted (1988, McQueen) (compilation) (.