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The Brilliant Corners


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At long last a band is being recognised for the influence it has had without the commercial acclaim that some of their songs deserved.
This seminal Bristol band consisted of a nucleus of Chris Galvin (bass) and David Woodward (vocals and guitars) with Bob Morris (drums) plus various others during their ten years of existence.
Through various styles they created a unique Bristol slant on the 80’s which was never deemed glamorous by the press or music gliterrati in general. Some may say that the Bristol scene was insular but it was really about being yourself and getting on with things. Many nights spent in The Dug Out and a vast musical taste gave the band a depth beyond a “jangly guitar sound”.
The band started making quality music in the early 80s with She’s Got Fever (7”) released in Feb 1984 with The B side, Black water.
Chris and David moved on to become The Experimental Pop Band. Again, a band ahead of their time and needing to be appreciated more. Explore and you will not be disappointed. Try to catch them live to feel the real sound.


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  • Angelight2012

    òã äòåðâ äáà (âéøñú îçååä)1 is the best track of the new album

    28 Mar 2014 Reply
  • matt_ingham

    cherry red have just done a brilliant 40 odd track retrospective of these guys!

    15 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Nyasa_Lake

    Somebody up there likes me !

    24 Jan 2012 Reply
  • boblindz

    yeah i like it

    7 Feb 2011 Reply
  • cindycampos

    Sooooooooo Gooooood!

    4 Nov 2010 Reply
  • neckermanncj

    oh nice! oh and maybe you know why the top tracks on here are the top tracks? were they on a compilation at one point somewhere? because it just seems like an odd mix of songs, at least to me it does...

    18 Jun 2010 Reply
  • neckermanncj

    @timahall: YEAH! right on! although it is their best album, i think their best/my favorite song of theirs is "Why Do You Have To Go Out With Him When You Could Go Out With Me". what would you say yours is?

    8 May 2010 Reply
  • industrialove

    delilah sands :)

    11 Apr 2010 Reply
  • neckermanncj

    i would say Somebody Up There Likes Me is their best album

    4 Feb 2010 Reply
  • eyeballkid1

    Would love to hear "Rope In My Hand" which I think was from their first ep (could be wrong). Great band live too. People should check out The Experimental Pop Band who Davey fronted as well.

    18 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Zoomeranged

    agree too. 3000 listeners, seriously! what's wrong with people

    15 May 2009 Reply
  • imarealist

    i agree

    7 May 2009 Reply
  • blossomtoe

    As a rather pathetic indie loving teen, I had an on and off letter writing penpalship with Davey from the Corners. I was always stunned that he could be arsed to write to some random teenager in East Yorkshire. Gawd bless him. Btw, their finest release IMHO is the seminal Fruit Machine EP.

    2 Apr 2009 Reply
  • martenHH

    Love this stuff!

    31 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Stefflbw

    042. The Brilliant Corners - [Somebody up there likes me #06] Oh! [2:54] Oh!

    3 May 2008 Reply
  • drows

    i've just discovered them and it was love at first tone!

    12 Apr 2008 Reply
  • NeverUnderstand

    Talk about underrated...some of the best C-86/Twee stuff ever!

    11 Mar 2008 Reply
  • JyotiMishra

    A classic and cruelly under-rated pop band. Amazing live, too!

    2 Nov 2007 Reply
  • abstractgreen

    Love this great band. Happy days indeed!

    9 Oct 2007 Reply
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