VIDEO PREMIERE: Rock Veteran Brian Cullman Shows Off His Songwriting Chops With “Wrong Birthday”

Brian Cullman has been a rock music Zelig, going back to his teenage years hanging with Lillian Roxon and her friend Danny Fields when he was playing host to Iggy, Edie, Nico and the like. While in college, he moved to London where his clique included Drake, John Martyn and Sandy Denny. Years later he’d play with Robert Quine and Vernon Reid, record a single with Giorgio Gomelsky (The Yardbirds) and travel through Morocco with Bill Laswell to record the Master Musicians of Jajouka. Brian has been there and back, and documented it all in award-winning journalism for publications like Creem, Crawdaddy, Musician and in Rolling Stone, Spin, Details and The Paris Review. According to The New York Post, “Cullman is as talented as he is moody.” Mr. Cullman does not read The Post.
Today Glide is premiering the music video for the first single from Brian Cullman’s forthcoming album, Winter Clothes, which is due to be released in early 2019. The video was animated and directed by British filmmaker Barnaby Miller, whose first feature Strays premiered this passed Summer. With a skeleton band grooving over a Monopoly board and a birthday cake, the video matches the loose, pop-inflicted rock and roll groove of the song. With his penchant for writing catchy tunes, Cullman conjures musical sounds reminiscent of Paul McCartney, Tom Petty and Harry Nilsson, giving us the kind of straightforward catchy rock tune that is all too hard to come by these days.
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Photo credit: Bill Flicker

 

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