The Brian Jonestown Massacre (CD)


The Brian Jonestown Massacre

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The self-titled record is traditionally regarded as a sort of artistic proclamation; a statement of purpose aimed to sum up that universal essence of a band. It only took Anton Newcombe and the Brian Jonestown Massacre 20 years and 18 studio albums to come up with theirs. For anyone acquainted with the band’s long, strange, and exceptionally acrimonious trip, that statement should come as no surprise: keep it simple, stupid. Regardless of the many sonic avenues and diversions the BJM have explored over the years, at the heart of the band’s sound has always been a predilection for two to three chord songs over a sturdy “Louie Louie” backbeat, with effortless cool and undeniable groove propelling a deceptively straightforward formula. Also, reverb, reverb, and more reverb. In a sense, they’re garage rock heaven personified. The Brian Jonestown Massacre proudly carries on that tradition, and one only needs to look at the track listing for proof: “My Mind is Filled With Stuff” is one of the greatest rock ‘n roll song titles you could ever imagine (no small achievement considering the band we’re talking about), a perfect summation of the grinning silliness and adolescent attitude that the genre is truly about. No doubt that Newcombe and co. live in a permanent state of arrested development. That’s great for the rest of us, because there’s just about no other way to be in your 50s and still able to make rock ‘n roll that’s worth a damn.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Drained
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 03:43
2.
Tombes Oubliées
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 04:28
3.
My Mind Is Filled With Stuff
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 03:35
4.
Cannot Be Saved
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 03:58
5.
A Word
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 05:33
6.
We Never Had A Chance
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 06:11
7.
Too Sad To Tell You
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 03:30
8.
Remember Me This
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 02:50
9.
What Can I Say
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 04:13

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