Beat the Devil's Tattoo

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's 2010 album, Beat the Devil's Tattoo, finds the band splitting the difference between the rootsy Americana of 2005's Howl and the return to fuzzed-out noise rock that was 2007's Baby 81. Having once again parted ways with original drummer Nick Jago, bassist Robert Levon Been and guitarist Peter Hayes seem to have found a renewed creative spark with replacement drummer Leah Shapiro. Shapiro comes to the fold with strong noise rock credentials, having been a member of the punk-psych N.Y.C.-based Dead Combo and touring with the Raveonettes. With an overall sound that seems inspired by a searing mix of old-timey blues mixed with a hypodermic blast ...
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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's 2010 album, Beat the Devil's Tattoo, finds the band splitting the difference between the rootsy Americana of 2005's Howl and the return to fuzzed-out noise rock that was 2007's Baby 81. Having once again parted ways with original drummer Nick Jago, bassist Robert Levon Been and guitarist Peter Hayes seem to have found a renewed creative spark with replacement drummer Leah Shapiro. Shapiro comes to the fold with strong noise rock credentials, having been a member of the punk-psych N.Y.C.-based Dead Combo and touring with the Raveonettes. With an overall sound that seems inspired by a searing mix of old-timey blues mixed with a hypodermic blast of melodic noise, there is a driving, wild-eyed intensity to many of the tracks on Beat the Devil's Tattoo. From the opening death-ballad title track and the gospel-meets-Madchester "Conscience Killer," the stoned robot funk of "War Machine," and the blissed-out acoustic folk ballad "Sweet Feeling," BRMC are in top form. But if you're looking for gutting-jet-engine lift-off, the cosmically epic, sanguine rock anthem "Bad Blood," with its repeated chorus of "I can see it in your eyes and now it's gone" is, like the rest of Beat the Devil's Tattoo, likely to grab you by the throat and leave its mark for some time to come.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/9/2010
  • Label: Vagrant Records
  • UPC: 601091057920
  • Catalog Number: 579
  • Sales rank: 41,772

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Beat the Devil's Tattoo (3:47)
  2. 2 Conscience Killer (3:47)
  3. 3 Bad Blood (5:11)
  4. 4 War Machine (3:59)
  5. 5 Sweet Feeling (3:27)
  6. 6 Evol (5:53)
  7. 7 Mama Taught Me Better (4:46)
  8. 8 River Styx (3:55)
  9. 9 The Toll (3:38)
  10. 10 Aya (5:39)
  11. 11 Shadow's Keeper (6:12)
  12. 12 Long Way Down (4:34)
  13. 13 Half-State (10:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Primary Artist
Peter Hayes Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Courtney Jaye Vocals, Guest Appearance
Robert Levon Been Bass, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Group Member
Leah Shapiro Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Michael Been Producer
Brian Gardner Mastering
Dan Russell Management
Peter Hayes Engineer
Mo Green Booking
Mark Rains Engineer
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Composer, Producer
Pete Lyman Mastering
James Salter Engineer
Mike Dewdney Booking
Ryan Bernstein Engineer
Heather Kolker Booking
Marty Diamond Booking
Paul Nicgorkski Engineer
Grant Gelt Management
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Style and Substance

    For the first time in longer than I care to remember, I have discovered a cd worth raving over. I first heard the title track on the radio, and was intrigued enough to make a note in my cell to check out the cd. I went online and listened to the samples of every track, which was enough to convince me I needed to own it. Then, oh lucky day, I won passes to see BRMC in mini-concert at a local radio station! I went right out and purchased the cd, as I wanted to know it before I got to hear them play live. It did not disappoint. From the opening tune (Beat The Devil's Tattoo), to the last note of the 10-minute long final track (Half-State), I was sucked into a world of musical bliss. These guys have serious chops!
    Not having heard their music before, I obviously have no way to compare this to their earlier work, but this is a cd that can definitely stand on it's own merit. It is filled with rock-, blues-, and East European folk/soul-infused musical deliciousness, a fit feast for any true music lover.
    The mini-concert? What can I say? A chance to hear the stripped-down version, acoustic-style, of Beat The Devil's Tattoo, River Styx, and The Toll, complete with some killer harp totally made my day! Make that my week!
    If you haven't yet heard this cd, do yourself a favor and check it out. I give it highest marks for musical brilliance.

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