Having long explored the ins and outs of psychedelia, the Brian Jonestown Massacre now delve deep into the gloaming world of pop. Bravery, Repetition and Noise is a darkly dreamy album, rich in atmospheres, layered in waves of sound, moody pop for disillusioned people. The album's antecedents are clear, the gloomy post-punk Brit bands whose angst shuddered out across the airwaves in the late '70s through the early '80s. Of course, many of those groups were as inspired by psychedelia as they were by punk's nihilism, pulling both strands into a doom-laden, experimental sound quite distinct from anything that had come before or since. BJM uses this as their touchstone, lovingly re-creating the moods and atmospheres of the past. The vast vistas of "Open Heart Surgery," for example, is so Cure-esque that it seems to have been ripped right out of the hands and mouth of Robert Smith. "Just for Today" is Echo and the Bunnymen transplanted to San Francisco circa 1967, which is where they really wanted to be half the time anyway. Brighter numbers are still capped by dark clouds, musically and lyrically, poppier melodies are snatched out of the sun to bask in the shadows, while there's even a handful of more acoustic ballads to give the whole concept a twist. Bravery may have started at post-punk's knees, but by the end shimmers into a category all its own, and its all the more enjoyable for it.
Performance CreditsBrian Jonestown Massacre Primary Artist
Raymond Pedal Steel Guitar
Anton Newcombe Organ,Bass,Guitar,Drums,Horn,Vocals,Noise,Mellotron,Woodwind,Mini Moog
Bobby Hecksher Fuzz Guitar
Jeff D. Organ,Guitar,Vocals,Fuzz Guitar
Technical CreditsRob Campanella Engineer
Jim Fairs Composer
J.C. Hooke Composer
Jim Jarmusch Cover Photo
Anton Newcombe Composer,Engineer,Spiritual Advisor
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Bravery, Repetition and Noise based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
listen to this beautiful music: Bravery, Repetition and Noise. your eyes will open to the pretty place of cool air and good earth, the soft green hills where sweet lambs lounge and linger in the late morning sun, fragrant and waiting for sullen and sensitive young gods. notice the rich and distant complaint of slate-gray thunderclouds, speaking your fortune as the calm breeze braids the clover. let your head feel this music. your mind will purr.
After a long time in limbo, mostly due to negaTiViTy within the machine, the wonderful and untouchable Brian Jonestown Massacre return with probably their best work to date! The album contains songs from the body, soul, mind and heart. Anton and the band successfully create fresh and new sounding music, whilst still retaining and remaining true to their origins. An incredible album that only leaves you wanting more... and more! Music to go dancing naked in the park with!
go buy a copy of this album for yourself, and then buy a few more copies to give to friends, family and, hell, give a couple to some strangers on the street. on the decadent landscape of modern rock, the BJM stand out like the lighthouse at alexandria. indeed, bravery repitition and noise is a fitting testimony to the genius of the good doctor who wrote the songs, sings them and plays guitar among other things, and firmly cements their reputation as the greatest rock and roll band in the history of western civilization. if BJM are the drug, i want to od.
BRAVERY,REPETITION AND NOISE! the tenth full-legnth album by one of america's greatest psychedelic bands is a sure fire for fans of clasic-minded-acid-rock music. the actual song listing goes like this: ''just for today'' think the smiths meet the cult. ''telegram'' a two minute and thirty second pop masterpiece,clasic bjm ''stolen'' the most fun you can have in one minute and fifteen seconds with your clothes on! ''open heart surgery'' it will break your heart! the sound of love. ''nevertheless'' the singer warns 'don't make me a fool' ''sailor'' breath-taking five-part he/she harmony drenched in reverb and distortion.''you have been disconected''instant clasic,flutes fly,hypnotic loops,think dandy warhol's with talent! ''leave nothing for sancho'' otherworldly with a nod to the clasic spanish masters of old.''let me stand next to your flower'' the siger says it all ' your like candy to me,but candies no good' ''if i love you?'' another two minute clasic think sydd barett meets mercury rev. ''(i love you) always'' jeef davies makes his recording debute with this lovely heart felt croon,it brings clasic post beatle john lenon to mind,great organ and pedalsteal work.''if i love you?(new european gold standard secret babylonian brotherhood mix) everything and the kitchen sink on this extended version! all and all this is one of their best records to date so go to bjm@yahoogroups right now and tell everyone! a.a.n.