Brian – Understand

I taped this song off the radio about 15 years ago (check the wiki entry for cassette tape kids) and despite many years of searching in all of Dublin’s second hand record stores I have been unable to capture the album that it is taken from. Imagine my surprise then when I came across Ken Sweeney’s (the one man show that ran the band) myspace that deals with all things Brian. Ken kindly acceded to my request to feature the tune on this site. ‘Understand’ is unmistakably lo-fi being recorded on a miniscule budget (8-track). But what the song lacks in production suave it more than makes up for in lyrical dash and cute instrumentation. That mandolin is just so persuasive, it destroys me every time. This is music from another time, deserving of a huge embrace from a new generation. Beautiful. KD

Brian – Understand

More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Album (!!!!): Understand
Year: 1992

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  1. August 15, 2007

    He had a few other brilliant pop songs aswell like ‘Turn Your Lights On’ and ‘You Don’t Want A Boyfriend’.

  2. Anonymous
    August 16, 2007

    ‘Turn Your Lights On’ was a fantastic song. And the album was total perfect pop. I had no idea what he was up to now, thanks for the Myspace link!

  3. August 18, 2007

    Ken Sweeney got in touch, so watch out for another Brian post very soon!

  4. Anonymous
    March 8, 2008

    This is one of the most under rated BUT the best album I have ever heard in my life!!! I have and always keep the album at the top of my collection. A very neat and very clean music. The best of the best…TheBlack

  5. Anonymous
    April 1, 2009

    Any news on this?

  6. April 2, 2009

    Stalled at the moment but still hopeful we will be doing something.

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