Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Brain Surgeons News

Brain Surgeons compilation BLACK HEARTS OF SOUL due September 29 from Paris-based Bad Reputation. This will be the 10 year old band's first European release. UK, France and German dates now scheduled for January,
The Brain Surgeons are the brainstorm of Albert Bouchard, whose prodigious songwriting, arrangements and creative drumming drove the legendary Blue Öyster Cult to platinum sales and arena rock status. Described by Creem as the most underrated drummer in rock history, his influence is acknowledged by rock pioneers from the Minutemen (whose Mike Watt still covers his The Red and the Black nightly) to Metallica, whose version of his classic Astronomy, went quadruple-platinum in the U.S.
alone. The rare artist who's shared stages with everyone from Hendrix to Sonic Youth, his vision, chops and giant Godzilla mask burn brightly as ever with the Brain Surgeons, who've released seven critically acclaimed CDs on Cellsum Records and built a devoted cult following over a decade of hard national touring and great word-of-mouth. Last October, the power trio, which also includes Deborah Frost, another ex-rock critic in the tradition of Patti Smith and Chrissie Hynde, completed their first European tour. 2004 marks beginning of an even more auspicious era for the Brain Surgeons, who join forces on the forthcoming BLACK HEARTS OF SOUL with one of the most powerful and best-loved guitarists to ever emerge from the New York Scene, Ross the Boss (Dictators, Manowar). As Ross has proven on previous major label outings and tours, he makes any band he's in sound like a supergroup. With Bouchard, who's longed to collaborate with him ever since the Dictators opened for Blue Öyster Cult, he¹s really in one.