"Live At the Lochem Festival, 1979 - EP" by Bram Tchaikovsky on iTunes

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4.8 out of 5

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Great Rare Cuts!

Aquagator,

This is a great rare recording from one of my early New Wave favorites! Now if iTunes could release "Strange Man, Changed Man" ! That would be too cool

Leader Man

mkinuyman,

To the first reviewer, I actually downloaded Bram's first album "Stange Man….." from iTunes a couple years ago. It was available one moment and gone the next. That said, Bram Tchaikovsky rocked 30 plus years ago and it still sounds great now.

About Bram Tchaikovsky

Bram Tchaikovsky (born Peter Bramall) began playing in local pub rock bands in Lincolnshire, England, in the late '60s. He joined the Motors in 1977 and was relegated to mere sideman status by the nucleus of the band, songwriters Andy McMaster and Nick Garvey. While waiting on pre-production work for the second Motors album, Tchaikovsky took the opportunity to do some recording of his own. The resulting single, "Sarah Smiles," drew enough interest for him to leave the Motors and form his own band. In addition to its leader, the band Bram Tchaikovsky consisted of Mike Broadbent (bass, keyboards) and Keith Boyce (drums). They signed to the new Radar label in 1978 along with Stiff expatriates Nick Lowe and Elvis Costello. The band showed a great deal of promise with their first album, Strange Man Changed Man, fitting in nicely with the growing power pop movement. The unforgettable "Girl of My Dreams," a true high point of the time, became a minor hit on both sides of the Atlantic. Tchaikovsky continued on through rapid personnel changes for two more albums, The Russians Are Coming (released in the U.S. as Pressure) in 1980 and Funland in 1981. A considerable drop in sales prompted Tchaikovsky to dissolve the band and retire from the music business. ~ Chris Woodstra

  • ORIGIN
    Lincolnshire, England
  • BORN
    Nov 10, 1950

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