THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE Released ‘THEIR SATANIC MAJESTIES’ REQUEST’ 25 Years Ago

18 June 2021

Band: THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE (San Francisco)
Who: The gang of psychedelic music expert Anton Newcombe
Active: Since 1990 / 18 studio albums (so far)

Album: THEIR SATANIC MAJESTIES’ REQUEST – 2nd LP
Released: 18 June 1996 – 25 years ago today

AllMusic/Jason Ankeny: “Truth in advertising: the Brian Jonestown Massacre’s sophomore album does, as promised, spring forth from the Rolling Stones’ long-underrated 1967 masterpiece ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’, copping not only Mick and Keith’s leering bad-boy attitude but also their rock-and-roll-circus spirit… ‘Second Request’ is painted by Eastern drones and psychedelic tangents, each track bubbling with dozens of sound effects including sitars, mellotrons, farfisas, didgeridoos, tablas, congas, and glockenspiels. Travelling through the past, darkly, the Massacre arrives on the other side unscathed; their music is too rich to be merely retro, and too knowing to be merely slavish, the Stones themselves haven’t made a record this strong or entertaining in years.” Score: 4.5/5.

Turn Up The Volume: Petrifying psychedelia in motion.

Stream album…

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THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE – Third Album ‘TAKE IT FROM THE MAN!’ Released 25 years Ago

27 May 2021

Band: THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE (San Francisco)
Who: The gang of psychedelic music expert Anton Newcombe
Active: Since 1990 / 18 studio albums (so far)

Album: TAKE IT FROM THE MAN! – 3rd LP
Released: 28 May 1996 – 25 years ago

AllMusic/Jason Ankeny: “The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s obsession with
the Rolling Stones continues unabated on the brilliant Take It From the Man!;
where the group resurrected psychedelic-era excesses on the previous Their
Satanic Majesties’ Second Request, here they jump further back in time to the
Stones’ mid-’60s period, with even more superlative results… the BJM is a group
that believes in killing their idols, and their intensity begs the question: just who
is the World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band again?”
Full review here. Score: 4.5/5.

Turn Up The Volume: If you talk about the crème de la crème of psychedelic
music it would be a disgrace not to mention the BJTM. The psych-junk-gang
led by the acid son of Brian Jones’ ghost. Hands down!

HQ live rendition of standout track WHO?

Full album…

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TURN UP THE VOLUME’s JIVING JUKEBOX – 15 Revelations By… THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE

The Jukebox Series: only the greats can fill a Wurlitzer with fifteen memorable moments…

31 January 2018

A psychedelia turbine generating 60s kaleidoscopic escapades
since 1990, from San Francisco to Berlin, from mind-expanding
Beatles to satanic Stones echoes, from Methrodrone to Don’t
Get Lost
. Dim the lights, sit down, relax, open your mind
Here are TURN UP THE VOLUME‘s 15 favorite revelations
by trip mastermind ANTON NEWCOMBE and his longtime
psychotropic orchestra THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE

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(pic on top by Turn Up The Volume – Botanique Venue, Brussels 2014)

ANTON NEWCOMBE – The ‘Record Store Day UK 2017 Champion’ Is Making Art Everyday…

Vibes that thrills us in a way we want to scream out loud…

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Sometimes I wonder if the days in Berlin count 48 instead of 24 hours because the longtime psychedelia explorer Anton Newcombe who lives in Germany’s capital for
some years now is unquestionably the most productive and creative artist on this
planet. He’s the mastermind of The Brian Jonestown Massacre (four albums in the last
four years), the inspiring soul of several collaborations and the producer of many like-minded musicians. His motto is ‘MAKE ART EVERYDAY’ and that is exactly what the Californian 24/7 sonic addict does. Experience here two new trippy works in progress…

The Maharishi’s Underpants
(feat. the voice of legendary, spiritual guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Man þegar þeir stoppuðu tíma?

As part of Anton‘s official involvement with the 10th birthday (next Friday, 22 April) of Record Store Day UK, he will re-release The Brian Jonestown Massacre‘s 1991 Pol Pot’s Pleasure Penthouse LP for the very first time on vinyl. Years ago, the album was only released on cassette format (limited to 500 copies) via Burger Records. The music was recorded back in 1990/91 at Newcombe’s home in San Francisco. “I used to make up songs everyday on the 4 track just to teach myself how to write. I understood what I liked about music, I just didn’t know how to pull it out of the ether and bring them into being. I would make demo tapes and share them with friends, endless demo tapes, I would send them to magazines and record labels with no return address, just for the fuck of it. It was never my intention to actually release this music. For instance if I came up with a country song, I would finish it just to learn more about writing. I didn’t want to be in a classic country group, this is a document of my learning process. Good times…”

Here’s this year’s Record Store Day UK Champion talking about collecting records …

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THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE – Brand New Album ‘DON’T GET LOST’ Out Now…

Weekly fuel to soundtrack your favorite 48 hours…

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‘Don’t Get Lost’ by THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE

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Psychedelia expert Anton Newcombe is probably the hardest working and most productive artist on the planet. Brand new album DON’T GET LOST, released yesterday 24 February, is his 4th release of new music in the past two years and his 16th longplayer overall with his band featuring this time Ricky Maymi, Dan Allaire, Collin Hegna & Ryan Van Kriedt, and with contributions from Also Emil Nikolaisen from Norwegian group Serena-Maneesh and Pete Fraser (The Pogues, New Young Pony Club) on saxophone, plus vocal performances
from Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Tess Parks and Shaun Rivers. Time to discover the San Francicso born and Berlin based psych wizard’s new groovy jams, all weekend long…

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