Brian Jonestown Massacre
Born:
01 January 1990
Genres:
Pop/Rock
Releases:
27
Biography: Named in tribute to the legendary Rolling Stones guitarist and his influence in introducing Eastern culture and music into the world of Western rock & roll, the Brian Jonestown Massacre formed in San Francisco, CA, in 1990. Some 40 different members passed through the group's ranks over the next half-decade, but their focal point always remained singer/guitarist Anton Newcombe, who along with bassist Matt Hollywood, guitarist Dean Taylor, organist Mara Regal, accordionist Dawn Thomas, drummer Brian Glaze, and "Spokesman for the Revolution" Joel Gion, recorded the Massacre's 1995 shoegazer-influenced debut LP, Methodrone. A collection of early recordings, Spacegirl and Other Favorites, followed on the band's own Tangible label in early 1996, and was the first of four Brian Jonestown Massacre LPs to appear that year; next up was the brilliant Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request, a full-blown homage to the Stones' glorious psychedelic-era excesses. Recorded live in the studio, the grittier Take It from the Man! found the band exploring even broader territory. Finally, the year ended with the release of Thank God for Mental Illness, a showcase for strong country and blues leanings. In 1997, the BJM -- now consisting of Newcombe, Hollywood, Gion, Taylor, guitarists Jeff Davies and Peter Hayes, and drummer Brad Artley -- resurfaced with Give It Back! After signing to TVT, they released Strung Out in Heaven the following year, but the band and Newcombe's own eccentricities kept them from staying on the label. After a few scattered EPs, they resurfaced in 2001 with Bravery Repetition and Noise, distributed by Bomp. And This Is Our Music followed in 2003. Despite a continued lack of major distribution, the Brian Jonestown Massacre earned the largest profile of their career in 2004, when the band became the unlikely focus of an award-winning documentary, DIG!, which charted the trials of Newcombe and those of his rival, Courtney Taylor, leader of the Dandy Warhols. The We Are the Radio EP followed in August 2005. Three years later, the band reinvented itself with My Bloody Underground, featuring yet another lineup and a hint of shoegaze and noise pop. Who Killed Sgt Pepper? followed shortly after, being made available in streaming format at the end of 2009 and receiving an official release on January 1st, 2010.
Something Else
Something Else
Tracks: 9
Year: 2018
Something Else
Something Else
Tracks: 9
Year: 2018
Don't Get Lost
Don't Get Lost
Tracks: 14
Year: 2017
Don't Get Lost
Don't Get Lost
Tracks: 14
Year: 2017
Third World Pyramid
Third World Pyramid
Tracks: 9
Year: 2016
Third World Pyramid
Third World Pyramid
Tracks: 9
Year: 2016
Musique De Film Imagine
Musique De Film Imagine
Tracks: 14
Year: 2015
Mini Album Thingy Wingy
Mini Album Thingy Wingy
Tracks: 7
Year: 2015
Revelation
Revelation
Tracks: 13
Year: 2014
Revelation
Revelation
Tracks: 13
Year: 2014
Aufheben
Aufheben
Tracks: 11
Year: 2012
Smoking Acid (EP)
Smoking Acid (EP)
Tracks: 5
Year: 2009
Just Like Kicking Jesus
Just Like Kicking Jesus
Tracks: 5
Year: 2008
My Bloody Underground
My Bloody Underground
Tracks: 13
Year: 2008
We Are The Radio (EP)
We Are The Radio (EP)
Tracks: 5
Year: 2005
Tepid Peppermint Wonderland
Tepid Peppermint Wonderland
Tracks: 38
Year: 2004
And This Is Our Music
And This Is Our Music
Tracks: 17
Year: 2003
And This Is Our Music
And This Is Our Music
Tracks: 11
Year: 2003
Bravery, Repetition And Noise
Bravery, Repetition And Noise
Tracks: 12
Year: 2001
Strung Out In Heaven
Strung Out In Heaven
Tracks: 13
Year: 1998
The Peel Sessions 1998
The Peel Sessions 1998
Tracks: 16
Year: 1998
Give It Back!
Give It Back!
Tracks: 13
Year: 1997
Thank God For Mental Illness
Thank God For Mental Illness
Tracks: 13
Year: 1996
Take It From The Man!
Take It From The Man!
Tracks: 13
Year: 1996
Thank God For Mental Illness
Thank God For Mental Illness
Tracks: 13
Year: 1996
Take It From The Man!
Take It From The Man!
Tracks: 18
Year: 1996
Methodrone
Methodrone
Tracks: 11
Year: 1995
Methodrone
Methodrone
Tracks: 15
Year: 1995
Spacegirl And Other Favorites
Spacegirl And Other Favorites
Tracks: 13
Year: 1993
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