Brad Bru + The Crowd Goes Wild 17

Artist Bio

Influences:   Cory Branan, Tim Barry. Nostalgically, Ministry (and related side projects) and Lookout! Records pop punk bands.

Listen to this Exquisite Corpse I participated in:

I play under the moniker of Brad Bru & The Crowd Goes Wild. I also music direct/host an evening of live radio plays in Chicago called Whiskey Radio Hour. I first did FAWM in 2012.

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In 2018, I released a 16-minute EP of fun/funny songs called How Absurd featuring full-band treatments of such FAWM classics as "Penis with the Wings of an Eagle" and "Walrus Love Song" in addition to "Some Things Do Not Belong in Our Mouths" and "Status Update This, Jerks!" I also released a Christmas single, another FAWM tune called "Joy (Christmas with Mr. Waits)."

Here's a Spotify link:

Other links (Soundcloud and Bandcamp) are above. Thanks!

he / him / his

Songs (17)

#1 DBD: Opener (The Divine and the Damned) 36
Feb 1
#2 Foodborne Illness (The Clam Before the Storm) 19
Feb 1
#3 Suicide City (REWRITE) 17
Feb 2
#4 DBD: Restless Confession 19
Feb 3
#5 10x10 Challenge: First lines of novels 26
Feb 4
#6 Trenitalia Warning 20
Feb 6
#7 WRH presents Oh My Cod 14
Feb 7
#8 WRH presents Golden Apple Juice 8
Feb 7
#9 So You Wanna Bake a Cake 17
Feb 8
#10 DBD: Another Dying Dream [REWRITE] 13
Feb 13
#11 DBD: Heart is Healing 13
Feb 14
#12 DBD: Where the Lost Live 6
Feb 17
#13 DBD: Where the Lost Live (reprise) 4
Feb 17
#14 DBD: That's What I Love (Now a duet with female vocals!) @pearlmanhattan  7
Feb 19
#15 DBD: Restless Confession (Now with female vocals!) @pearlmanhattan  6
Feb 21
#16 Acoustic Lo-Fi Corpse 1
Feb 23
#17 WRH: The Whiskey Radio Hour Rides Into the Sunset (synths) 9
Feb 26


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  • @teapot Apr 15

    Hello there! Yeeeeesss my mate said I can borrow his mic this week. That ok? Sorry for the delay!

  • @teapot Mar 30

    Hi there dude, just getting my mate to lend me a mic. I have been practicing the song too πŸ˜€

  • @saulius Mar 20

    I only discovered you today unfortunately. You are an amazing artist with a gift for crafting focused and balanced messages that entertain as well.

    This is my first FAWM. I was fortunate to collaborate with @cts on one song about growing up on Chicago's South Side in the 50's and 60's. I think it came out well. Here's the link if you're curious:

    I would really love trying a collaboration with you, if you'd be interested. Perhaps next FAWM.

    Thank you for the music and the messages.

  • @teapot Mar 17

    Hi Brad. I'd still love to record vocals for this. How does not next week, but the week after sound? Sooo looking forward to recording it ❀

  • @johncrossman  Mar 17

    Brad. If I comment a comment too far, particularly in an intended-to-be-constructive-but-not way, please let me know. I was way behind in listening and wanted to hear some of these tasty tunes. I'm really enjoying the journey and the entry into this world you're creating!

  • @pearlmanhattan  Mar 14

    Hi Brad, yes, I am recovering, I have been quite ill, but on the mend. I haven't forgotten, just getting my voice back. ...i'm here!! Soon, I promise.

  • @sph  Mar 12

    Hi thanks for listening and commenting!

  • @pearlmanhattan  Mar 7

    Yeah, I'll try to get to them today - I have to say, these songs really resonate with me... I hope I'm doing them justice. If I don't get them today, definitely by Saturday.

  • @pearlmanhattan  Mar 7

    That's what I love vocal stem - I am available.

  • @jwhanberry  Mar 7

  • @sapient  Mar 6

    Thanks! πŸ˜ƒ

  • @zecoop  Feb 26

    Thanks - I thought her sing was super cool but it definitely is on the weird side! And thanks for checking out the Jr High Dance too.

  • @lazyafro Feb 26

    The Magical 8-bit plugin! It's an 8-bit synth plugin that I use super frequently. and it's free

  • @teapot Feb 24

    Hi there!!!! Ever so sorry but I haven't had chance to record those vox. I will try to fit it in this week- argh! Such a busy time

  • @sapient  Feb 23

    Oh man, you put Volcano in the recommended songs thread! Thank you so much! πŸ˜ƒ

  • @pearlmanhattan  Feb 22

    Good morning! I am awake is just too high for me, apologies. That's what I love is in my range, and I'll record it this evening for you. Thanks πŸ˜€

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 22

  • @teapot Feb 21

    Hello there! Not yet....I would so love to sing on it though! I'll give you an update at the weekend? I understand if you want to go with someone else though

  • @sbs2018 Feb 21

    Thanks for your comments on my Swing song. I so appreciate it.

  • @pearlmanhattan  Feb 21

    Just listened again, I had thought there would be another chorus after the 2nd verse, but I'm mistaken looking back. It ends with grace's part on the 2nd verse? I'll be recording these this evening and in the morning. Sorry to have caused confusion πŸ˜€ I'll try to do them an octave up, but may be on the same pitch - but I'll give it the college try. πŸ˜€

  • @pearlmanhattan  Feb 21

    Correction pearlmanhattanmusic at gmail dot com and the latter one, three recording ends after three Male part in the verse, you want me to just double the first verse chorus or does it end after the verse?

  • @pearlmanhattan  Feb 21

    ...and in the future, should you need more of this, just email me pearlmanhattan at gmail dot com. Happy to do vocal tracks anytime

  • @pearlmanhattan  Feb 21

    Oh sure, I'll give them a try, I'll get you something back tomorrow afternoon. Thanks

  • @pearlmanhattan  Feb 21

    Sorry it took me more than a hot minute to get this ready for you. Here's a link to download my vocal stem for DBD: Restless Confession. Let me know if you would rather it emailled or a different format. It's an mp3. Hope this works for you. thanks for the opportunity. πŸ˜€

  • @saumera  Feb 19

    Got it!

  • @colgoo  Feb 17

    Sure thing! I’ll send you some tracks in a day or two...

  • @colgoo  Feb 17

    I’m happy to help out with the DBD, though I also totally get it if you want to stick with the same female vocalist throughout the project.

  • @teapot Feb 17

    Ahh, beautiful. I'll listen to it over the next few days, then give it a go πŸ˜‰

  • @dani312 Feb 15

    Thanks for your generous feedback on Nowhere to Go!

  • @pearlmanhattan  Feb 14

    On Restless Confession, can do an octave up from the reference comfortably, on Another dying dream, I am more comfortable matching your pitch, as an octave up is out of my comfortable range. My voice may be more mature than you require. I will record a bit of it in the morning along with you're recording so you can hear my sound. Keep searching, ...i'm sure there are others who can hit those notes, but should you come up empty, I am here for you 😁

  • @judypie  Feb 14

    Yeppers! Mail me πŸ˜€

  • @billwhite51 Feb 14

    for nearly forty 40 years, i resented ad resisted comparisons to springsteen. i actually quit playing rock and roll because a bigshot producer tried to turn me into a west coast version of him. but im older now, and take it as a complement, as nebraska is my favorite of his albums as well, and my regard for him has risen considerably over the years. and ill fess up to a few phrases in this song where i knowingly copped his style.

  • @resonance  Feb 14

    Hey, thanks for commenting on my tracks, Brad - I appreciate the feedback. I'm woefully behind in my listening and commenting but I'll step it up. You've inspired me! Cheers!

  • @sync  Feb 13

    Enjoyed the Status Update This, Jerks!! video!

  • @bamsekarhu Feb 13

    Thanks for the comment on Adam's song! So glad to entertain πŸ˜€

  • @apauls Feb 13

    Seriously love the diversity of tracks you're putting out, my friend. It's encouraging/refreshing to see someone who posts both humorous and serious songs. I can definitely get caught up in the serious track. Just need to let it go, I guess. Cheers!

  • @riffraff1990 Feb 12

    Thank you for the listen kind sir. I shall be by later to check out your work. Song 9!!! That's amazing πŸ˜€ thoughs is my first year and I am doing my best to keep at it.

  • @dutch1967 Feb 11

    Hey, thanks for stopping by and commenting on New Year's Day.

  • @lazyafro Feb 11

    ah I see. Well if it's readily available, send the link over and I'll certainly tune in!

  • @acromie  Feb 11

    Thanks for listening to Hug a Snowman! I'm so glad you like it. Those are some of my favorite lines too.

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 10

  • @guatecoop  Feb 9

    Good God, Man! I have to catch up on what you're up to! Well done so far, and I will use the weekend to have some listens....

  • @moonraccoon  Feb 9

    I very much appreciate your feedback on my 10x10 -- SO MUCH FUN. Also, I've rewritten most of the lyrics, to be less non-sequitur, and act as better vignettes. Hope to re-record this evening.

  • @alyxanderjames  Feb 7

    I'm glad you enjoyed my Carrie Fisher tribute! I'm really loving what you're coming out with, and I'd love to hear more about where the Whiskey Radio Hour is happening - I would totally come out to that if I can swing it.

  • @zecoop  Feb 7

    Thanks for checking out the creepy subway song! I added some freaky guitar and remixed, so now it is about 1000 times more creepy, in case you wanted to check that out, lol. πŸ˜€

  • @berni1954  Feb 6

    Thanks for giving my song "Meet up on the sly" a spin. glad you liked it.

  • @mkd  Feb 5

    Thanks for your comment, and thanks for choosing that one to listen to - I think it’s rather gotten lost in the flood this year!

  • @andyt13  Feb 5

    Oh your 10 x 10 challenge kicked my ass! So cool! Well played.

  • @rebeccajasso Feb 4

    Thanks for the nice comments on "Where You Work." πŸ˜€

  • @emplate Feb 4

    Thank you for your comment on "Mieleni liekit"! Hahah, you're right, damn me! A bit too technical for primitive black metal going changing time signatures like that : D

  • @barbara  Feb 4

    Thanks so much for your comment, Brad. It's so good to be back in FAWMLand!!

  • @sueawesome  Feb 4

    I’m so glad you pointed that out (the duet part)! It wasn’t intentional at all and I didnt even realize it until you said something. I had referred to the word duet in its actual meaning, not as a metaphor to describe the moon and sun from earlier.. woah...

    every single line, word for word, came out just as it is. I didn’t do any editing. other than one word in the chorus to make it slightly different from the first one. each line built itself and I just wrote it out. it’s a special thing to me when that happens.


    thank you again for pointing that out (and of course for taking the time to read and listen.. corrine did a beautiful job)

  • @bethdesombre  Feb 3

    Thanks so much for recommending Sarah Jacobs, 47; now that I'm dipping into your songs I'm extra honored, since you have some great songwriting going there. (My parents are in the Chicago area -- my first FAWM song this year was about my visit to them last week; will have to try to see if you're playing when I'm next in town.)

  • @jamkar  Feb 3

    Flattered that you would include Joe Jackson's name as a post in my song! Thank you sir!

  • @billwhite51 Feb 3

    thank you comment on how do i get in. i think your mishearing of the heartbreak line has yielded a better lyric

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 3

    That scooter was last year mate . This year I have a scooter put together with duct tape !!

  • @zecoop  Feb 3

    Always good hearing from you... Looks like you are having a great FAWM already! Thanks for checking out my furst surf tune, lol. πŸ˜‰

  • @jorh Feb 3

    Thanks for your praise on β€œI heard love is blind” - always like to create imagery the reader can relate to

  • @candle  Feb 3

    Thanks for your kind words on my Flying Saucers. Glad you enjoyed it!

    See You In Th Shadows…

  • @bru2  Feb 3

    Thanks for the tip. I just checked out the 1975 and they sound pretty good, so I definitely take it as a compliment 😁

  • @treble  Feb 3

    Thank you so much for your detailed comments on my skirmish song Storm Warnings. I'm pretty new and appreciate the support!

  • @sbs2018 Feb 2

    What a cool comment on β€œRespect Yourself.” Thank you so much!

  • @bru2  Feb 2

    Haha. No, it is my initials.

  • @judypie  Feb 2

    Haha thanks for listening Brad! I certainly had fun toying with it! πŸ˜€

  • @leah0k  Feb 2

    Thank you for the feedback! I think I will probably go back later and add that bass to the first verse as well. As much as I like building up a song, I like the warmth of that mixed in more. Do you concur?

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 1

    Good to see you back mate with the best profile pic ever if course

  • @odilongreen  Jan 29

    Listening to your EP now. As I've said for years, "Wings of an Eagle" is an all-time classic.

  • @spikedirection  Jan 28

    Great to see you back onboard Mr Brad!

  • @sailingmagpie  Jan 27

    Can't wait to hear more sonic oddities from your good self this year, sir!

  • @nuj4x Jan 24

  • @max  Jan 22

  • @fuzzy  Jan 20

    Yeah, I like the fake band name thread, too.
    If I recall correctly, you contributed a lot of imaginative and hilarious names.

  • @johncrossman  Jan 18

    I'm considering starting a band called Bird Bro and the Crew Gets Weird. Probably either primarily playing frat house gigs or arks. Wondering if you think that's a good idea...?

    Actually stopped by to say seeing you here makes me happy, you happymaker. Looking forward to the fun in '19!

    Also the audio book reader on "Open" may have added to the depressing tone of the book. I kept wanting to tell him to quit calling himself such a loser, grow up, take some more responsibility for his actions (blaming other people for tattling on him when he swore repeatedly in matches and got in trouble for it, for example), or appreciate more. Which, I suppose was all a large part of the point. I did appreciate the openness of it, again, which was really the point.

  • @barbara  Jan 2019

    Hi Brad! Good to see you getting revved up. Happy FAWMing! πŸ™‚

  • @zecoop  Jan 2019

    Hey there Brad!! FAWM is almost here... πŸ˜€