Trip Folk Duo

[1971 ~ 1973]

Influences: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Syd Barrett,
Cat Stevens, and a pinch of Simon & Garfunkel


BRAINAL UNIT  was an alt folk duo with twin brother Benjamin Miller.  Both wrote original material singing and playing acoustic guitar.  Sadly there were very few recordings made. The pair played only a small handful of shows during their three years together. BRAINAL UNIT's only claim to fame is having gigged at The Canterbury House, Ann Arbor's folk club of the day.

BRAINAL UNIT performing at PIONEER II Free School during "The Death Symposium" circa 1972. This experimental high school
relocated downtown later in a more organized fashion renamed as COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL (Commie High).

Photo by Jim Reese

Laurence & Benjamin seen below, taken from an Ann Arbor News article in 1971, regarding the newly formed free school
called PIONEER II (or Earthworks). 
At that time Laurence was majoring in 'tree climbing' and 'the effects of prayer on pot plants'.

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