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Switzerland (1968 – 1975, 1980 – 1983, 1998 – present)

Brainticket is an rock band, with strong leanings. Brainticket was founded in 1968 in Switzerland by Belgian Joel Vandroogenbroeck when He, Ron Bryer and Wolfgang Paap—all part of the Jazz group Dee Dee, Barry and The Movements—decided to form a new band together with some southern German and Swiss musicians. Although members came and went during their tenure, the most popular lineup consisted of Vandroogenbroeck (organ, flute), Ron Bryer (guitar), Werni Frohlich (bass), Cosimo Lampis (drums), Wolfgang Paap (tabla), Dawn Muir (vocals), Carole Muriel (vocals, zither), and Hellmuth Kolbe (potentiometers, generators, and sound effects).

Their first album Cottonwoodhill has been referred to as one of the most psychedelic albums recorded. reviewer Rolf Semprebon described it as “one of the trippiest records ever made, capturing the intensity of the peak LSD experience far more successfully than any Timothy Leary recording, and even today, when many such documents from that era can sound silly and dated, Brainticket’s fascinating debut still holds hallucinogenic potency.” The original LP was issued with a warning stating “after listening to this record, your friends may not know you anymore” and to “only listen to this once a day. Your brain might be destroyed!”.


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  • OneDrunkWalking

    I have lyrics to The Space Between: Its ".............." Way better than Dave Matthews Band song of same name I think : )

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • vensosa

    I transcribed the lyrics to Places of Light and submitted them to a few mainstream lyrics site, but in case I don't get approved, here is a pastebin of them.

    2 May 2014 Reply
  • roal124

    Have anyone maybe the lyrics of places of light? come on english is not my native languaje :$ :(

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • eazypop

    sounds more like psychedelic funk rock 2 me ;)

    27 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Stonificado


    3 May 2013 Reply
  • Roncsipar

    just put on their first lp. makes me want to be 23 again, dropping acid like there's no tomorrow

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Andy_Brennan!

    23 Dec 2012 Reply
  • TeenageRiot-

    That's probably why it appeals to you virgin boy.

    11 Dec 2012 Reply
  • friendmeonot


    20 Oct 2012 Reply
  • MykeHawk

    amazing band, should be more recognized

    9 Sep 2012 Reply
  • folkfag00

    i can definitely see how cottonwoodhill would appeal to a pure virgin for the sexual arousal derived from the female vocals, but otherwise - no valid explanation

    1 Sep 2012 Reply
  • iconan

    Krautrock - Music for Your Brain. A spectacular mix, a magical whirlwind of sounds and colors, To go on a journey beyond the meaning of time and space... a pleasure renewed with each listen. -.-.-.-. om hari om .....

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ProgClow

    crazy ass shit

    20 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Astaldo91

    This band is quality

    18 Mar 2012 Reply
  • KiwiFlash

    Too bad it can't help you with your english.

    7 Mar 2012 Reply
  • nanonile

    The music of brainticket is so imaginitive that it makes me think about the life as an sonic speed and the wisdom what has gathered from the past... The people ive met, the books ive readed, places ive been... Rarety and quality.

    21 Nov 2011 Reply
  • beyondwithin

    they were most incredible on this 2011 tour. I went with neutral expectations and was floored! Joel is the only original member, but he's got a great lineup including members of Farflung and Indian Jewelry(!)... I don't think that vocalist Abby Travis does a whole lot of psych/space-rock, but she really got into the mesmeric sci-fi/Egypt/trance stuff and went to town with it.

    19 Oct 2011 Reply
  • bandler

    so i just saw them live. i reccomend it 100% roy, (the brainfather of brainticket) has a great group of musicians who play the old brainticket stuff so well. was great to hear places of light, egyptian kings, black sand live!!!!

    28 Aug 2011 Reply
  • bandler

    has anyone seen them live on this tour yet? im seeing them in about a month, would love to know how they sound and if this great chick is still singing!!!

    2 Aug 2011 Reply
  • HighWay17

    I feel alive

    30 Jun 2011 Reply
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