The Brain Surgeons are the brainstorm of Albert Bouchard,
whose prodigious songwriting, arrangements and creative drumming drove
the legendary Blue Öyster Cult to platinum sales and arena rock
status. Contrary to the hilarious Saturday Night Live skit, he's the
dude who really put the cowbell in "Don't Fear the Reaper."
More important, his influence is acknowledged by rock pioneers from
the Minutemen (whose Mike Watt still covers his "The Red and
the Black" nightly) to Metallica, whose version of his classic
"Astronomy." went quadruple-platinum in the U.S. alone.
The rare artist whose shared stages with both Jimi Hendrix and Sonic
Youth, his vision, chops and giant Godzilla mask burn brightly as
ever with the Brain Surgeons, who've released seven highly praised
CDs on Cellsum Records and built a devoted cult following over a decade
of hard touring and great word-of-mouth.Their newest and perhaps most outrageous
weapon is lead guitarist Ross the Boss (Dictators, Manowar), who's
featured on the band's latest releases, an album of completely new
material written and recorded with Ross before the Surgeons' whirlwind
winter 2005 tour of Europe DENIAL OF DEATH and DVD, TO HELEN WITH
LOVE: THE CONCERT. One of the most powerful and best-loved guitarists
ever to emerge from the New York scene, Ross the Boss has often made
the band he's in sound like a supergroup. With Bouchard, who's longed
to collaborate with him ever since the Dictators opened for Blue Öyster
Cult, he's really in one.