Back in time…
3 April 2021
Band: BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB (LA, CA)
Active since 1998 / 8 albums so far
Album: B.R.M.C. – debut LP
Released: 3 April 2001 – 20 years ago today
AllMusic/Bryan Thomas wrote: “This L.A.-based band (hailing from San Francisco) came along just when they were needed most. This self-produced major-label debut boldly plunders
a reverb-and-white noise course previously trampled underfoot by long-gone British bands of the late ’80s and early ’90s… It all sounds very British, on many levels, despite the fact that only one band member is an Englishman living in exile in the States. On some songs, however, the driving, over-amped guitars and pounding drums have a swaggering primeval feel that rivals solid Detroit rock outfits, both old and new (including the Stooges and the Go, to name two).” Full review: here. Score: 4/5.
Turn Up The Volume: I fell in love with BRMC the moment I heard smoking single Whatever Happened To My Rock And Roll (Punk Song) and when the blistering debut
longplayer came out It felt like guitar firework and leather jackets were totally back
again. A solid gold masterpiece (and one of the best live bands ever).
Singles/clips: Whatever Happened To My Rock And Roll (Punk Song) /
Love Burns / Red Eyes And tears
– WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MY ROCK AND ROLL (PUNK SONG) –
– LOVE BURNS –
– RED EYES AND TEARS –
BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB
‘Whatever Happened To My Rock ‘N’ Roll (Punk Song)
Pinkpop Festival Holland – 2002
I saw them for the very first time a couple of months before this festival, in a small club in Brussels. It was their first gig in Belgium. They nailed it big time and had a chat with some of us, at the bar, afterward, to find out if we liked it. THEY WERE BLOODY BRILLIANT!
Here’s that awesome Black Rebel Motorcycle Club ripper in full…