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B.D. Hovel acoustic set - June 22, 1975
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David Engleman (bass guitar, vocals), Gary Cramer (vocals, guitar), Bing Jensen (vocals, guitar), Joel Bert (percussion, vocals), Larry McGillivray (drums), Randy Clark (drums), Peter Vogel (stage crew), Helen Davis (vocals, percussion), Fred Michael (sound technician)
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June 22, 1975 (Creation)
- Brain Damage
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1 audio cassette (46 min., 15 sec. ; 130 m) : iron oxide, 4.75 cm/s, instantaneous, acoustic, stereo ; 0.4 cm
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Brain Damage formed in 1971 and included the following members: David Engleman (bass, vocals), Gary Cramer (vocals, guitar), Bing Jensen (vocals, guitar), Larry "Lunchpail" McGillivray (drums, vocals) , Helen Davis (vocals) and Joel Bert (percussion, vocals). Peter Vogel travelled with the band as stage crew and Fred Michael as the sound technician.
Bing Jensen and David Engleman were originally from San Jose, California and Joel Bert was originally from Brooklyn, New York.
In the mid 1970's Larry McGillivray left the band for a few years. Brain Damage identified themselves as a family band that was also known as the Flying Hearts Family. The flying heart logo was used on many of their posters as well as on their oversize canvas tent that they often set up to play shows in.
The band collectively moved for a period of time to the Nelson area and then settled in and around Vancouver. Helen Davis left the band to pursue other interests and in the early 80's Fred Michaels became the saxaphone player in the band.
In 1975, Brain Damage members Joel Bert (percussion), Gary Cramer (guitar, vocals), David Engleman (bass, vocals) and Larry McGillivray (drums, vocals) briefly left to form the band Ridgerunner with Mike Beddoes (guitar, vocals) and Elliot Turret (guitar, vocals).
Brain Damage members continued to perform together periodically under that name until the deaths of Joel Bert and Gary Cramer in the mid 2000s.
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Item part is an audio recording of a portion of a live concert by Brain Damage at The Hovel in Edmonton (Alta.). The recording is of an acoustic set including electric, acoustic, and a capella instrumentation. The song list includes Rivers of Babylon (The Melodians), Superstar, Ridgerunner, Talk to Yourself, and Moon Reflects the Sun. Applause, song commentary, and stage banter are also audible. From 35:45, the songs Party of Special Things to Do, Same Old Blues, and Observatory Crest from Captain Beefheart's "Bluejeans & Moonbeams" is recorded. Ends abruptly at end of tape.
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Available as .wav file.
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Playback of physical tape restricted for preservation reasons.
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Reproduction permitted for fair dealing purposes; other uses may require permission of copyright owner.
Recorded on side 1 of compact cassette.
Copyright: City of Vancouver Archives, members of Brain Damage; expiry: 2026-01-01. Copyright in "Party of Special Things to Do," "Same Old Blues," and "Observatory Crest" (Captain Beefheart) held by their respective owners.
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