B.R.M.C. [Japan Bonus Tracks]

B.R.M.C. [Japan Bonus Tracks]

by Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubBlack Rebel Motorcycle Club

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Overview

This L.A.-based band (originally 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 (the Jesus & Mary Chain, the Verve, Ride, the Stone Roses, etc.). 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 (often buzzing with "VU needles-in-red"-type feedback) 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). A few have dark, introspective lyrics, with subjects like impending death ("Rifles" at their heart, while others have a positive, more uplifting feel (cf. "Salvation"), but it's really the group's cohesive, solid production overall that captures a shoegazing, blustery rock vibe not heard for nearly a decade or more. Highlights abound on this astonishing disc, including the bitter opening salvo, "Love Burns," the diaphanous space pop of "Too Real," and the flurry of sawtooth guitar scree that is "Whatever Happened to My Rock n' Roll (Punk Song)," a track recalling the manic intensity of the Stooges circa Fun House. [The album was also released as a Japanese import including three bonus tracks.]


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Product Details

Release Date: 09/16/2008
Label: Emd Int'l
UPC: 5099951969424
catalogNumber: 519694
Rank: 49575

Tracks

  1. Love Burns
  2. Red Eyes and Tears
  3. Whatever Happened to My Rock 'N Roll
  4. Awake
  5. White Palms
  6. As Sure as the Sun
  7. Rifles
  8. Too Real
  9. Spread Your Love
  10. Head Up High
  11. Salvation
  12. Screaming Gun
  13. At My Door
  14. Down Here

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