Monday, July 6, 2009
If I Only Had The Brains
It only took 30 years and a lot of whining, but the original, indie single version of The Brains' brilliant debut "Money Changes Everything" finally found its way into my e-mail box this weekend. Many thanks to FD13NYC for not giving up and tracking this down for all of us.
The differences between this version and the version that appeared on the band's major label debut for Mercury in 1980 may be subtle to most. But the first thing that strikes me as a drummer, is the weak mix and unnecessary reverb added to the album version. A crappy drum sound is really all I need to get turned off.
You can find the crap version HERE.
And the zip of the original version is HERE.
Listen and compare.