The Brian Jonestown Massacre are so popular that they re-issue four track EPs as 'mini' albums and people still rush out and buy them. This Is Why You Love Me is a classic example of how their between album work is just as essential as the full lengthers. As usual the vibe is psychedelic era Rolling Stones with some the Byrds 12 string sting thrown in.
Vinyl LP £6.49 AUK018LP
180g vinyl reissue mini-LP on 'a' Recordings.
CD £3.49 AUK018CD
Reissue CD on 'a' Recordings.
Anton Newcombe continues his tireless mission to reissue all the early The Brian Jonestown Massacre records with the re-release of the 1997 four track E.P 'You love me'.
It's of the usual high standard you'd expect from these LA garage rocker/shoe gazer favorites and a excellent reminder of the development of the psyche rock/garage movement that has taken swing over the past ten years in the U.S. Inspired by the 60's psychedelic scene in the UK and bolstered by the blissed out sounds of the San Francisco hippy movement, BJM have release numerous excellent records that are totally worth re-investigation if you are not familiar with the band.
Title track 'This is why you love me' is psychedelic perfection taking the best from the Beatles and The Byrds and monkeying things around just enough to call it their own. The remaining three tracks don't disappoint neither, beautifully simple garage rock with the awesome pop sensibilities of early Floyd, Beatles and the rest. The guitars rule, the vocals are pure british psyche and even the flute makes an appearance too (it's flute rock week for me.....maybe i've got something by The Tull in my review box, heres hoping).
'Courtney Taylor' freaks me out but that's cool......buy buy buy.
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