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Strung Out In Heaven Import


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  • Audio CD (Oct. 7 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: EMI Music Canada
  • ASIN: B000007O7I
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

1. Going To Hell
2. Let's Pretend It's Summer
3. Wasting Away
4. Jennifer
5. Got My Eye On You
6. Nothing To Lose
7. Love
8. Maybe Tomorrow
9. Spun
10. I've Been Waiting
11. Dawn
12. Lantern
13. Wisdom

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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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By A Customer on Nov. 20 1998
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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If for some reason you could find this set of songs unappealing I would have to question your life experience, give it a listen and if by the end you're not digging it then I don't know what planet you came from, as this is set of tunes that I continue to listen to year after year and still gets frequent rotation which is saying alot for I have over 5,000 slabs of vinyl about 3,000 cd's and over 400GB of music on an external hardrive, have lived on earth for almost 50 years and have been playing and collecting music since I was 5, so if you have read this far buy the cd and get ready to enrich your life thanks to Anton and his rare genius then go buy the rest of his music..
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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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By A Customer on Feb. 5 2004
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.
dig.
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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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By A Customer on Oct. 9 1998
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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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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