Friday, November 25, 2011

Brilliant Orange - Happy Man ep (1985, Zulu)

Recently had a request for Brilliant Orange which I'm more than happy to fulfill.   The work of a Vancouverite quartet, the Happy Man ep appears to be the group's one and only vinyl missive, supposedly issued a scant four months following their 1985 gestation.  While not terribly distinguishable from the myriad of hard-strummed, indie guitar conglomerations of their era, a bevy of astute pop chops no doubt behooved Brilliant Orange.  The concluding "Shotguns, Cacti and Vengeance," a sharp, cowpunk send-up, caught me slightly off guard.  The video for the title song can be viewed below following the tracklist.

01. Happy Man
02. I'll Walk Away
03. Secure
04. Shotguns, Cacti and Vengeance


Brilliant Orange - Happy Man from Stokely on Vimeo.

http://netkups.com/?d=4430e4b5492c7

11 comments:

Doug said...

Thanks for the Brilliant Orange ep 'Happy Man'.Graham Brown discography:

1) 1984 Jr. Gone Wild cds available: "Less Art More Pop"/ "Too Dumb to Quit"/ "Pull The Goalie"
2) 1985 Brilliant Orange "happy man" - EP (Zulu Records)
3) 1987 Brilliant Orange "Love & Evolution" - full length CD (BMG Records)
4) 1991 Brilliant Orange "Last Call" - Compilation (Zulu Records)
5) 1992 Greenhouse six song cassette (Stomp Records)
6) 1992 Happyman "Jungle Compilation Vancouver" - 'Everything Between'
7) 1993 Happyman "Born To Entertain" - full length CD (Stomp Records)
8) 1994 Stigmata co-writer “Sunshine & Flowers” - full length CD (A&M)
9) 1996 Happyman "Sunburst" - full length CD (Stomp Records)
10) 1996 Happyman "Impact Magazine Compilation" - 'Tripped On Our Tongues'
11) 1997 Happyman "Live At The Press Club Compilation" - 'Oh Yeah'
12) 1998 Graham Brown "Brand New Smile" - full length CD (Stomp Records)
13) 1999 Happyman "Just Like You" - full length CD (Stomp Records)
14) 2001 Graham Brown "Good ‘n Broke" - full length CD (Stomp Records)
15) 2002 Graham Brown Miles of Music Sampler featuring Graham Brown's track "Shotguns, Cacti & Vengeance"
16) 2002 Graham Brown "R.A.N.C.H" Compilation featuring Graham Brown's track "Shotguns, Cacti & Vengeance"
17) 2003 Graham Brown "Escovedo 101" - a Vancouver benefit CD for Alejandro Escovedo featuring Graham Brown's version of "Rosalie"
18) 2005 Graham Brown "Stand Your Ground" - full length CD (Stomp Records)
19) 2008 Graham Brown & The Prairie Dogs "Do What You Should" - full length CD (Stomp Records)
20)

2011 The Graham Brown Band "Hiwatt"-full length CD (Stomp Records)

spavid said...

Holy cow. That's an involved discography. Thanks for sharing it. What were Jr. Gone Wild all about? Copies of "Love & Evolution" are available super cheap on Amazon. When I posted the ep yesterday I wasn't sure if it wasn't the same Brilliant Orange.

Doug said...

Spavid

For your info:

http://musicruinedmylife.blogspot.com/search/label/Jr.%20Gone%20Wild

http://www.stonyplainrecords.com/Web/artist.asp?id=372

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/jr-gone-wild-p4645

Cheers

Doug

PS Super blog.

Doug said...

Spavid

MRML link got truncated.

http://musicruinedmylife.blogspot.com/search/label/Jr.%20Gone%20Wild

Doug

Doug said...

Spavid

I will type address since copy and paste truncates.

http://musicruinedmylife.blogspot.com/search/label/Jr.%20Gone%20Wild

Doug

Doug said...

Spavid

I give up.Go to MRML blog and scroll down to Jr.Gone Wild in band list.

Doug

spavid said...

Will do Doug. Thanks!

Justin Crash said...

oh so many thanks. these songs bring back some great memories. i have the vinyl buried somewhere, although even if i found it i'm pretty sure the tracks would be close to unplayable due to over use....

Buddhaboy said...

Any chance of a re-up as link appears to be dead. cheers Buddhaboy

spavid said...

The link has just been updated.

Buddhaboy said...

cheers for the new link

Buddhaboy