Who Or What Is Donovan's Brain?
In 1988, after playing out for a year or so, Ron Sanchez decided that he needed to write some original material and record it. These early experiments resulted in three cassette only releases. In 1994, Donovan's Brain were asked to contribute a song to the first Hit The Hay compilation. They gave Jerker Emmanuelson one of the tracks from an album Colter Langan and Ron were working on, a Rock Opera called Shambaholic. After writing and recording for three years straight, they realize there was a concept brewing. Ron wrote three more songs and the album was finished in November 1994. A German EP, a single for Get Hip, a Montana band compilation and Hit The Hay meant that seven songs from Shambaholic had been released. Get Hip released the first three Donovan's Brain albums; Carelessly Restored Art, Eclipse And Debris, and Tiny Crustaceant Light Show.
With The Great Leap Forward and A Defeat Of Echoes, Donovan's Brain achieved one of the original goals: Donovan's Brain as a song writing and musical collective. An expanded Brain line up recorded their sixth album, Fires Which Burnt Brightly which was released in the Fall of 2009. Work on the nest album was begun at the beginning of 2010. This has always been a long and sometimes messy process, as you'll see when you read on...
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