The Brain

Under Appreciated


Most of the songs on the Giles Brothers album, The Giles Brothers 1962-1967 are apparently originals – or at least I’ve never heard them before – with the exception of a fine cover by the Brain of Bob Dylan’s “Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)”, featuring Mike Blakesley on trombone (!).  Blakesley also performed on the 1971 McDonald and Giles album. 


After a few gigs with the Sands Combo and the Interns in 1963 (not the same as the Welsh band called the Interns that was active from 1964 to 1967), the Giles Brothers played the longest (“758 gigs played”) with a band called Trendsetters, Ltd., from 1964 to 1967.  They released four singles on Parlophone Records (the Beatles’ label in the UK).  After guitarist/vocalist Bruce Turner left the band in 1967 to join the Lootthe band continued to record under the names the Trend and the Brain


(March 2013)


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The only song on YouTube from the Giles Brothers CD that I own is “Nobody Knows the Game”; it is a 1967 song recorded by the Brain .  However, there are several songs by Giles, Giles and Fripp and others taken from the McDonald and Giles album – that’s Ian McDonald and Michael Giles, who are both ex-members of King Crimson. 


(March 2015)


Last edited: March 22, 2021