Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Time

Famous or infamous for his tendency to attack his band members onstage while on enough drugs and liquor to make Keith Richards look like Mother Theresa, Anton Newcombe’s art is easily overshadowed by his antics. Yet his records are good, and he’s sure made a lot of ’em. As the front man and sole permanent member of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Newcombe has been maniacally prolific since co-founding the group in the early 90’s, creating a huge discography while going through something like a hundred band mates.  There are no hits, that’s not his bag. With titles like “Bring Me The Head Of Paul McCartney On Heather Mill’s Wooden Peg” and “Lets Go Fucking Mental” it’s clear the ambitions here are more artistic than commercial! But it’s a success, on its own terms – BJM consistently sells tickets and records, and they have done so even as the mainstream music business has gone from awful to worse. This lovely, dark single is from their brand new album, “Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?” Who indeed?

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
“Our Time” (download mp3)
from “Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?”
(‘a’ Records)
“Our Time” (play)

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