Those unacquainted with the Brian Jonestown Massacre or BOMP Records will never notice this living-room-recorded gem. Recorded for $17 plus cabfare, TGFMI is quite frankly a genre-busting magnum opus for Anton Newcombe and his ex bandmates (all have been fired or released by now I believe).
TGFMI defies categorization- from the first acoustic notes of Spanish Bee to the last rites of Sound of Confusion, a 33 minute grand tour of the inside of Anton's weird, musical mind. To say that some of these selections would go well on alternate country albums is an understatement. The one missing ingredient is knowing 1) If Anton was sober when these were recorded, and 2) exactly how far his tongue was inserted in cheek. One one hand, the folkie stylings of "Those Memories" and "Free and Easy" seem cliched and exaggerated but the guitar and instrumental work throught is just stunning. Songs such as "The Ballad of Jim Jones", "13", and "Cause I Love Her" are damned near Beatlesque. Sorry Anton.
Call me Ishmael, but I've never heard such an important statement from a modern "alternative" band. This is a fine example of modern eclecticism. A real standout.