On past tuesday August 30th, neo-psychedelic rockers Brian Jonestown Massacre held 19 wonderful, wacky years with The Singles Collection (1992-2011), a collection of tracks only previously available as 7″ singles via A Records.
Said offerings include “Convertible”, “Their Majesties 2nd Request (Enrique’s Dream)”, and cuts from their most recent vinyl release in “There’s A War Going On”. In addition, there are a couple of songs (“Thoughts of You” and “Never Ever”) the band recorded in 1993 under their Acid alter ego. Each of the 22 tracks on the two-disc set have been remastered and the release comes with a 24-page booklet.
Originally Anton Newcombe was heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones’ psychedelic phase – the name comes from Stones guitarist Brian Jones combined with a reference to cult leader Jim Jones, but his work in the 2000s has expanded into aesthetic dimensions approximating the UK Shoegazing genre of the 1990s and incorporating influences from world music, especially Middle Eastern and Brazilian music. THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE has been somewhat of a musical commune for many respected musicians over the years, a band from the 1990’s that has spurned other great bands ever since. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Warlocks, The Silver Rockets, The Black Angels, The Dilettantes (to name a few) are all part of this musical family tree. Indeed, this is a band that has witnessed many incarnations, since its inception in San Francisco in 1992.
An issued press release also reports that Brian Jonestown Massacre is currently recording a new album in Germany, which will be released in 2012.
THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE
The Singles Collection (1992-2011)
label A Records
release August 2011
1. She Made Me
4. Their Satanic Majesties’ Second Request (Enrique’s Dream)
5. Hide And Seek
6. Methodrone (Live At The Compound)
7. Cold To The Touch
9. Never Ever
11. Not If You Were The Last Dandy On Earth
1. This Is Why You Love Me
4. If Love Is The Drug, Then I Want To O.D.
5. When Jokers Attack
6. Prozac Vs. Heroin
7. Nailing Honey To The Bee
9. There’s A War Going On
10. Never Ever – Performed By Acid
11. Thoughts Of You – Performed By Acid