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Horizontal Brian - Vertical FLAC Performer: Horizontal Brian
Album: Vertical
Country: US
Released: 1983
Style: Synth-pop, New Wave
Label: Gold Mountain
Genre: Electronic / Rock / Pop
Catalog #: GM 86001
Size FLAC: 2993 mb.
Size MP3: 2532 mb.
Rating: 4.4/5
Votes: 244
Record Source: Vinyl, LP, Album


1Practicing First Aid2:35
2Walking Wild Eyed2:34
3Everybody Wants To Be American3:14
4Buried In Your Best Suit3:55
5Working Man (Boots And Trousers)3:00
6Trouble Outside1:45
7Working In Pajamas3:56
8Ex-Army Boy3:15
9Dim Headlights2:38
10Playing With The Babies2:59
11Physical Wreck4:24
12Over We Go Lightly3:04


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
GM 86001Horizontal Brian Vertical ‎(LP, Album)Gold MountainGM 86001UK1983
GT-86001Horizontal Brian Vertical ‎(Cass, Album, Dol)Gold MountainGT-86001US1983


  • Art DirectionChuck Beeson
  • Bass, Lead VocalsTony Phillips
  • DesignMelanie Nissen
  • Drums, VocalsJohn Butters
  • EngineerNeil King (tracks: A1, A2, A6), Tony Phillips (tracks: A3 to A5, B)
  • Executive-ProducerIra Blacker
  • Guitar, VocalsIan Peppercorn
  • Keyboards, VocalsBrian Rudd
  • Mastered ByBernie Grundman
  • Mixed ByGraham Gouldman, Horizontal Brian
  • Photography By [Front Cover]Lorna Oakley
  • ProducerPiers Ford-Crush (tracks: A1, A2, A6)
  • Producer, Arranged ByHorizontal Brian
  • Written-ByIan Peppercorn (tracks: B5), Tony Phillips (tracks: A, B1 to B4, B6)


  • Recorded At – Octopus Studios
  • Recorded At – Eden Studios
  • Mixed At – Odyssey Studios
  • Mastered At – A&M Studios


This is a gem of an obscure 80's band. As both an 80's club DJ and college radio DJ how this band and this vinyl escaped my radar is beyond me. The tunes are short, poppy (that's good), and well crafted. If The Cars (bouncy guitar new-wave rock with great hooks) had a train wreck with The Buggles (Pop Muzik candy pop and synth) you'd get something like Horizontal Brian. Again, this is all good. (Had trouble them finding info on them to begin with as my dyslexia kicked in and I searched "Brain" not "Brian.")
very good band a cross between Big star , XTC , and 80's wave , light keyboards work , Beatles chorus ....file under : power pop