Teenage Brain Surgeon- Fatal Day 7”

I don’t tend to buy into the whole “holy grail” aspect of the minimal synth genre, but I’m tempted to make an exception for today’s post. In short, I was first clued in to Teenage Brain Surgeon‘sexistence by fantastic fashion guru and DJ Jeralyn, who runs I’ll Wear Any Color as Long as It’s Black. We were only able to track down 2/3rds of their sparse discography, but I was fortunate enough to stumble upon the final, elusive track in my late-night travels. Huzzah!

There’s virtually no information available about this German band, as this is their lone release. The limited edition 7” (1,000 copies are said to be in existence) was self-released in 1988. Extremely rare, but extremely solid, all three of these tracks are ripe for the dance floor, chock full of infectious electronics and a stomping beat- very EBM friendly if that’s you’re thing. The title track is especially choice, and never fails me in a DJ set.

If anyone out there has any information whatsoever regarding this band, feel free to chime in! Otherwise, let’s get to the good stuff, shall we?

Teenage Brain Surgeon- Fatal Day 7”
1. Fatal Day
2. Years Gone By
3. Cold

*download it here*

Next up, we have a rare compilation of Zwischenfall as well as another generous donation from Jeff! Stay tuned for more over the next few days.

18 Responses to “Teenage Brain Surgeon- Fatal Day 7””


  2. Teenage Brain Surgeon Says:

    haha. so weird to read this. after having recorded the songs (in 1988), we didn't have a chance to listen to them before pressing. and when we finally did, we didn't want to release the single at all, because we were so disappointed by the result. from the initial 1000 copies approx. 300 were given to friends and fans etc.
    "Fatal Day" is the only record we ever made (but we released a few tapes then).

    but nice to hear that "it never fails in a DJ set" in 2009.

  3. frankie teardrop Says:

    yes! i absolutely love this 7'', all three tracks. even though i only have the songs digitally, they still sound fantastic! definitely one of my favorites of the genre.

    i would LOVE to hear the cassette material if you happen to have any kicking around, and i'm sure folks would be interested if there were any more copies of the 7'' up for sale. otherwise, thanks for dropping a line!

  4. Teenage Brain Surgeon Says:

    oh, thanks. so you don't have a copy of the 7" yourself? is there a postal address where I can send it to?

    for the cassette material and more copies of the 7", I guess I have to have look into the basement at my parent's place. if I find the time…

  5. frankie teardrop Says:

    i'm afraid i don't! i have a good portion of the stuff i post here, but i also get a lot of generous donations. jeralyn above tracked down the first two tracks and passed them on, and after months of looking, i stumbled on the "cold" just the other day.

    if you have an email address, i would be happy to send my address over— if you have a paypal address, i'd be happy to purchase one off you myself!

  6. I'll send you my mailaddress via your MySpace-Page.

  7. frankie teardrop Says:

    sounds perfect- catch you there.


  9. Oh MAN this is so good! I would love to hear anything else from this band!

  10. Anonymous Says:

    Another good Artist/fan connection. I too would love to hear the other sounds from this band. Perhaps they will surface 🙂

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Hi Teenage Brain Surgeon: Ich suche auch schon verzweifelt nach der 7".Falls du noch eine haben solltest (oder auch Tapes)…würde mich freuen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mighty_co@gmx.de

  12. Vanilla Face Says:

    I was thinking of posting this just the other day! Hah!

    Teenage Brain Surgeon: nickmariano@gmail.com

    I'm so in on one of those 7"!

  13. This is great! Been repeating it for days. I'd love to hear the tapes, if those can be recovered.

  14. I want the 7"-

    jjbjor @ gmail

  15. if there are more 7" available, let us know!

  16. Anonymous Says:

    I really hope they find the time to make a cassette rip. Awesome..

  17. Anonymous Says:

    Hmmm. Doesn't look like it has been any time soon still. Thought I'd check back 🙂

  18. I remember listening to “Fatal Day” in the famous “Top Tausend X” charts (the longest radio charts, from #1501 to #1) in August 1989. “Fatal Day” was placed at #734. 🙂

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