The Brian Jonestown Massacre sound like¬†1967. ¬†With the influx of new psych bands these days, they also sound like 2015. ¬†They do NOT sound like 1998. ¬†What makes Anton Newcombe and his merry band of pranksters so intriguing is that they crafted a scene practically by themselves with little to no help from peers or labels. ¬†Brit pop had disintegrated, America was drowning in frat-friendly rap rock and the first mp3 search engines began oozing into the cracks of a fledgling¬†music industry.
Before the authenticity trends, before ‘hipster’ and ‘indie’ were household names, before the vinyl resurgence and before anyone really gave a damn…there was The Brian Jonestown Massacre. ¬†They took a lot of drugs,¬†they imploded (while the cameras were rolling), but they f-ing jammed…and¬†Strung Out in Heaven¬†still holds up nearly 20 years later.
Shockingly, the album has never gotten a reissue on vinyl, and a pressing of only 500 will most likely not last too long among Brian Jonestown disciples. ¬†Enjoy the album in its entirety below and then stroll on over to Newbury to grab yourself a copy on smoky druggy clear vinyl.
Number of discs: 1
Limited edition of: 500
Release Date: 12/11/2015
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive