Poor Hero

The music of BRIAN


Now that I have this new Ultimate Power For Change known as a Blog, it occurs to me that I can use it to expose you, our five readers, to things I think are cool. So, with that in mind, allow me to present BRIAN.


BRIAN is a folk rock band out of Stuttgart, Germany. Their music is, oddly enough, in English for the most part, and tends to deal with fantasy themes and tropes although often only after turning the tropes on their head. For example the song Poor Hero (a one minute clip of which can be found here) is about a lord whose lady gets kidnapped by strangers. The lord is knocked unconscious in the scuffle, and when he awakes some time later his lady and the strangers are gone, so he mounts his horse and tears off in pursuit. I won’t give away the details of what happens on his journey, for that would ruin the good bit at the end.

If you like fantasy-themed music, or perhaps you’re looking for a new tune to play at your LARP that you’re fairly sure no one has heard before, check out BRIAN. When I wrote to the webmaster and apparent manager Matthias “Sergej” Wagner about trying to get a copy of the album here in the US, he told me that I was the first American fan the band was aware of. So the chances that you’ll seem really avant-garde for playing them for your friends.






Filed under The Sound of Silence - Music

4 responses to “Poor Hero

  1. Hello Mike,

    thank you for that information about BRIAN and Poor Herro.

    Some lines from Poor Hero…

    “Not everyone who wants to be a hero succeeds…”

    Hello friends, we greet you
    nice to meet you here tonight!
    We will tell you tales of wonder,
    tales of love and tales of evil.
    Now listen to this story
    ’bout a young man proud and stern:
    His mate had been abducted
    and he was on the way to find her.

    Regards from BRIAN/Stuttgart
    Matthias and all Brianies

  2. Paul

    One of the most awesome songs ever.

  3. jez

    Thank you for posting this I’ve been trying to track down the artist of poor hero for years. But do a Google search and all I find is this blog! Stupid Google langauge-localised results!

    Thank you SO much.

    Jez, uk

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