I have been a Huge fan of the Dandy Warhols, the Warlocks and the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club for years. I have been aware of the BJM for as long and its connection to the above mentioned bands. But until a week ago I owned no BJM.
I was a fool.
There are so few records in one's life that change the fundamental way you listen to music. For me Rundgren's "Something/Anything" in '74, the Sex Pistols "Bullocks" in '77 and Big Star's "Sister/Lover" in 1990 (OK I was late on Chilton too) were a couple of the seminal life changers for me.
Now I must add Anton Newcombe and the BJM's "Take It From the Man."
I have had "Take It..." for a week now and can't even move on to the other three cd's I purchased by the BJM in my small effort to catch up with this genius. This record is just UNBELIEVABLE! Anton Newcombe & the BJM in general and this record specifically are a HEAVY throw back to the jangle and soul of 60's Psycheledic Rock.
You've probably heard this before about BJM. But DON'T get bogged down in thinking this band is only about making retro music or that they are an anachronism. They are not! Newcombe, Hollywood and the rest use VERY MODERN tools to make this music while not getting pigeon-holed by Digital Technology. This record is truly Out of Timeless!
If you're like me and have heard all the critical praise for BJM and just haven't gotten around to buying their music, then do what I've done and BUY, BUY, BUY!!! And start HERE.