Brainiac's Daughter (3:59)

Cover of Psonic Psunspot

From Psonic Psunspot and 3 other releases

“Right, well Brainiac is the character in the Superman comics, the evil genius with the green skin and the sort of lightbulb screwed in his head. He was like a Martian Lex Luther and I thought he’s be a wonderful psychedelic subject to write about, and his potential daughter: I don’t think he had one but if he had she would have been, well, colourful, mauve and purple.

Brainiacs Daughter’ was a conscious attempt to write as if McCartney had tried to come up with a track around the time of Sgt. Pepper or Yellow Submarine - 1967/68 - so all the ingredients were picked to sound like McCartney. Banana fingers piano, descending chord changes, falsetto vocals, nonsensical lyrics . . . it’s got the lot! We tried to make a McCartney psychedelic soup. People thought it was the Bonzos by the time we’d finished it”

-Andy Partridge


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  • toffea

    Is there any charitable soul who would offer "Chips from the Chocolate Fireball" to the Gallagher brothers?......

    5 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Drazba

    yea ---bonzo dog band for sure---and the beatles

    7 Sep 2013 Reply

    ....a more innocent bygone age. Tea anyone?

    9 Jul 2013 Reply
  • EyeQuestOn

    Reminds of "The Bonzo Dog Band" AND that is definately a good thing! Peace out....

    9 Feb 2013 Reply
  • MCPino

    Ace. Killer. Tops.

    10 Nov 2012 Reply
  • PunkSurfGrl

    One of my fav tracks from this album.

    26 Sep 2012 Reply
  • gmpwca

    this sounds even more like the Move than the Beatles

    22 Jun 2012 Reply
  • liilliil

    Lady Madonna

    21 Sep 2011 Reply
  • captain_great

    This is perfect. Sounds like Lovely Rita but better!

    23 Jan 2011 Reply
  • mrshankly_

    ooh yes

    16 Nov 2010 Reply
  • mandryka

    fasstili: actually, when I listen to it, that reminds me: Yellow Submarine + Octopus's Garden + Mean Mr. Mustard! Thus, whimsy and totally insane!!! How not to love the tune in this case? I know, I've always been a sucker for psychedelic pop but still...

    21 Jul 2010 Reply
  • bingbongbilly

    Never heard this before. Really digging it.

    2 Jul 2010 Reply
  • ehsteve14

    Brainiac's daughter took me on a sleigh ride underwater and I'm crazy for girls like that.

    12 Dec 2009 Reply
  • OlavOrganist

    Sounds incredibly like a Beatles song.

    24 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Philistine88

    pop perfection

    16 Jul 2009 Reply
  • CAVermeer

    The world would be several degrees less interesting without Andy Partridge.

    12 Jul 2009 Reply
  • oxfrench

    Good song from a great album...

    23 Jun 2009 Reply
  • melismatica

    This album has been in my library for over two decades. It's brilliant.

    15 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Gervaisbi

    Defenitely Yellow Submarine. Funny !

    2 Apr 2009 Reply
  • yaryadillah

    What a happy happy trip!

    17 Feb 2009 Reply
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