Monday, October 18, 2010

The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Who Killed Sgt. Pepper? (2010)

The Brian Jonestown massacre started out in the early '90s in San Francisco, California. And the only constant member has been Anton Newcombe (Anton is infamous for firing and hiring band members on a regular basis). The band's evolution and friendship/rivalry with the Dandy Warhols was well documented in the great rockumentary Dig! which has helped gain them a lot of deserved attention. Their influences are wide and varied. And as you can tell, the band wears their influences on their sleeves. On their earlier albums their main influences were mostly '60s psychedelia, garage (Velvet Underground), folk, and'90s British shoegaze (My Bloody Valentine, Jesus and the Mary Chain).Since then, they have gone on to release more experimental stuff. Who Killed Sgt. Pepper would be one of those releases.  The album was recorded in Iceland and  features musicians such as Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir (who recorded vocals on the previous BJM album) and Felix from the Russian band Amazing Electronic Talking Cave, as well as other musicians from France, Germany, and Iceland. Will Carruthers is also featured on this album.

 Anton Newcombe - Vocals, guitar
Will Carruthers - Bass, vocals (tracks 3,6)
Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir - Vocals (tracks 5,7)
Felix Bondareff - Vocals (tracks 2,9)
Jón Sæmundur - Guitar
Henrik Baldvin Bjornsson – Guitar
Dino Karlis – Drums



FILTHpig said...

This is some great music... can't wait to check out more stuff by them!

Chief-Iron-Lung said...

Yeah, great band! ALways been a fave of mine. Going to post another album soon. Thanks for the comment, FILTHpig.