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Strung Out In Heaven [Import]

Brian Jonestown Massacre Audio CD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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2. Let's Pretend It's Summer
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6. Nothing To Lose
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8. Maybe Tomorrow
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The name "Brian Jonestown Massacre" may seem hokey, but it accurately sums up the band's aesthetic. Their key musical reference point is late Rolling Stones member Brian Jones, and their ramshackle, self-destructive vibe is all too reminiscent of Jim Jones, the Guyana cult overlord who killed himself and his congregation with poisoned vats of Kool-Aid. Strung Out in Heaven, the band's eighth release since 1995, is a retrodelic janglefest of Altamontian proportion. Blending the smarmy, drug-addled sonics of late-'60s Stones with the chime of the Byrds, the hooks of the Animals, and the monochromatic drone of Velvet Underground within their swirl of 12-string guitars, farfisa organs, and jaded vocals, Brian Jonestown Massacre cull some of the most head-spinning moments of '60s rock into a single, unified expression. But unified is the last word you'd use to describe their interband chemistry. Since they formed, they have been through nearly 60 members, and their live shows are as likely to end in a flurry of fists as a transcendent, stupefying jam. Savor them before they self-destruct. --Jon Wiederhorn

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4.0 out of 5 stars A great place to start for the uninitiated... Nov. 20 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album may not be a favorite (1997's Give It Back earns that distinction), but Strung Out In Heaven is the closest thing the Brian Jonestown Massacre have made to a "proper" commercial record, and it's a great place to start for the uninitiated. Sure, the case can be made that Strung Out is a little derivative, but the Brian Jonestown Massacre have never made any effort to hide their influences. Bob Dylan, the Spacemen 3, Syd Barrett, the VU and early Stones lurk around every part of this disk, but given the lack of appreciation most modern bands have for history, is that really such a band thing? Sit back and enjoy, there isn't a dull moment to be heard here...
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4.0 out of 5 stars it's not so easy to turn it on anymore Aug. 24 2003
Format:Audio CD
way back in the 1960's, you could plug in your 12-string fender and illuminate the world around you. As Duke said, "you could strike sparks anywhere." Today, not so much. But there remain those noble souls who are trying to rekindle the glory. This band puts out so many albums, but this one is the truest to capturing the sixties sound. Full of blurry-eyed optimism, songs like "let's Pretend that its summer" and "Lantern" discover new territory on a battlefield that was abandoned long ago.
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5.0 out of 5 stars solid Feb. 5 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
every one of their albums is solid, and this is no exception. it's their 'major label' debut (and finale), so it's a little more tame than previous efforts, and ones that followed, but it's ear candy.
but do yourself a favour... go buy this on e-bay. TVT printed 100,000 or so copies and flooded record stores with it, but it only sold about 25,000, so there's tonnes out there. average price on e-bay is about $0.99 US.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Echos of Stones, Dylan and Who, but well done. Aug. 5 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
You can almost name the influences that seep through each song, but BJM does it so well, you can't care. The disc is vibrant and murky all at once. As far as comments on the recording style goes, it's all technique just as Beastie Boys use scrtaches and pops reminiscent of the true vinyl sound. BJM is a testament to the fact that true, raw rock & roll doesn't die. I recommend it heartily.
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1.0 out of 5 stars This band should quit! Oct. 9 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Own kind of music ha! Maybe if Spiritualized, The Rolling Stones and David Bowie were never born and that only the tip of the iceburg. This band sounds like they record everything on a 4 track and rip ALL their material off. Its boring and too much of a drone to even bother with. It actually makes my stomach turn. I think they should quit and try working at fast food or something.
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5.0 out of 5 stars go get your creed records March 14 2002
Format:Audio CD
i'm glad the world seems to hate this band and grab on to whimpy cheese-rock bands like creed. if it's a challenging, rough around the edges (way rough around the edges) rock band you're after, then check out the brian jonestown massacre, and see what rock and roll is all about: medication, pain, love, and loss. on second thought, stick with your creed records, you'll be happier.
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I really cannot compare BJM to anything else going. They make their own kind of music. For me it works. This cd is an irreverent love-fest. Its jangly, trippy, psychedelic. Perhaps some Arthur Lee and Love, some Velvet Underground. Overall quite laid-back. Best tracks are "Going To Hell", "Jennifer", "Nothing To Lose", and "Spun".
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