I discovered Brad Sucks through Pandora a while back. I think I may have heard it on the The Beta Band station. The song that got me hooked was “Making Me Nervous” which is the first track on his album I Don’t Know What I’m Doing. His music is great, and best of all, you can legally get it for free! I’ll explain more below, but for the anxious types, here’s the music video for “Making Me Nervous”:
Brad Sucks is an open source artist. For those unfamiliar with open source, it means that all the files and source code (for programs, in this case, it’s the songs broken down into the different audio parts) are available at no cost to the public. Brad Sucks offers all his source code, if you will, on his site with the only request being that you share your remixes with everyone at his site. There have been a whole lot of takers on that offer; check them out at his Remixes page.
Okay, enough dancing around, on to the review! As you’ve probably heard by now, via that video above, “Making Me Nervous” is an awesome song. It’s got a kind of mellow funk to it, and has a bass line that encourages at the least a bit of a head bob. The rest of the album keeps the same feel to it, with some slower songs in the mix. “Fixing My Brain” is another of my favorites on the album. It’s got a feel to it that would work well with a relaxing drive home from a rough day at work perhaps.
The album has 12 tracks, but still clocks in at a hair over 40 minutes in length. You can download the tracks for free directly from his site. There are a number of options for your grubby hands on I Don’t Know What I’m Doing. You can get the songs for free at 128kbps, buy them for any price (yes, even free if you feel alright about that) at 192kbps, or even get them in FLAC format for what looks like a minimum of 50 cents, or a maximum of over a billion dollars, sweet! You can also buy the physical CD for a minimum of $5.
So get on over to his site and get his music, there’s no excuse not to, really. Get it all here.