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My Brain's Off (And I Like It)

by The Basics

  • DVD

    Filmed on location at the Northcote Social Club, and carefully edited by filmmaker Ryan Gaskett under close supervision of the band, this is the first-and-only concert DVD that The Basics have done. Mixed and mastered into an incredible 5.1 Surround Sound experience (as well as a great Stereo mix), this DVD/CD set takes you into the band room as if you were there amongst the punters.

    A must-have for casual and hardcore fans of any age.
    ships out within 60 days

      $25 AUD or more 


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Recorded in the middle of 2013's "Leftover Ingredients" Tour after their three-year hiatus, "My Brain's Off (And I Like It)" is yet again another example of why The Basics are known as one of Australia's best bands. From great songs, impassioned performances, and the warmth and humour of The Basics' spirit, "My Brain's Off (And I Like It)" is a must-have for every fan's collection.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $10.69 AUD  or more


Second Best 03:54
Yeah, Yeah 02:34
Hey There! 02:27
Just Hold On 02:42
Lovin' Man 04:13
Proud Mary 03:04
Hey Rain 04:53


released December 6, 2013

/ðə'bæzɪtʃ/ are Wally De Backer, Tim Heath and Kris Schroeder.

All songs written by Schroeder-De Backer, except Track 1 (Schroeder), Track 3 (Lieber-Stoller), Track 6 (Velázquez), Track 11 & 12 (Fogerty), Track 13 (Scott).

“The Basics” is a registered trademark of The Three Basics Pty. Ltd.
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© 2013 The Three Basics Pty. Ltd.


released 06 December 2013
My Brain's Off (And I Like It)

Produced by The Basics
Recording Engineers: Chris Braun and Andy Hunt
Live Mix Engineer: Chris Braun
Mix Engineer: Michael Carpenter
Assistant Mix Engineers: Kylie Whitney and Rebecca Guilhaus
Mastering Engineer: Andrew Walter
Photography: Cybele Malinowski
Design: Teagan Went

Recorded on September 27, 2013 at the Northcote Social Club, Northcote, Victoria, Australia, 3070.

Mixed on October 9-17, 2013 in the Stagefright Room, Love Hz Studios, Leichhardt, NSW, Australia, 2040.

Mastered on October 18, 2013 at Abbey Road Studios, St. John’s Wood, London, NW8 9AY, United Kingdom.


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The Basics Melbourne, Australia

The Basics ( /ˈbæzɪtʃ/ bazz-ich) are a three-piece band from Melbourne, Australia, formed by Wally De Backer and Kris Schroeder in 2002, later joined by Tim Heath.

They’re pretty silly but the music is rather good, especially on a Saturday night.
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