diumenge, 14 de febrer de 2010

Brian Jonestown Massacre (BJM)



Es una banda que acabo de descobrir, pero que fa mes de 20 anys que estan en dansa.
El referent de tot plegat es Anton Newcombe, un músic multi-instrumentista (segons Wikipedia en pot fer anar vuitanta), multi-visionari i poli-toxicòman. El nom de la banda vé d'una fusió dels noms del guitarrista dels Stones i de Jonestown la ciutat de Guayana on es va produir el suïcidi massiu més nombrós (al menys de la història recent).
Una de les seves deries es el Comitee to Keep Music Evil, el preten com una associació de musics i creadors enfrontats a les discogràfiques i que hauría de anar enfortint-se a mida que els mes brillants (ell comptat per suposat) s'hi adherissin.
El 2003 un "rockumentary" o docudrama que enfrontava les personalitats de Newcombe i la de Courtney Taylor-Taylor (el frontman dels Dandy Warhols) va guanyar el premi a documentals de Sundance. (Es veu que van gravar 1500 hores de cinta, i que el resultat no va agradar a Newcombe)
Us enganxo un llistat de la Wiki de diferents músics que han passat per la BJM (em sembla impressionant)

  • Jeff Davies - guitar. Member of BJM from 1992-99 and 2001-03. Currently with the country-pop/folk rock band The Burlington Family. Previously with Dead Meadow, The Tulips and Smallstone.
  • Dean Taylor - guitar. Currently contributes to Tokyo Raid (formerly The Mandarins). Left BJM permanently in 1999.
  • Peter Hayes - guitar. Was a member circa 1996. A founding member of alternative rock trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
  • Brad Artley - drums. A touring member circa 1996-97. Former member of punk rock band The Richmond Sluts.
  • Travis Threlkel - guitar. A founding member. Is leader of psychedelic/experimental rock band The Imajinary Friends.
  • Miranda Lee Richards - guitar and vocal. Currently a solo recording artist.
  • Brian Glaze - drums. Founding member. Currently a solo recording artist and member of The Gris Gris.
  • Bobby Hecksher - bass and guitar. A member circa 2000-01. Is currently leader and founding member of The Warlocks.
  • Jeff Levitz - guitar. Previously with The Warlocks.
  • Lenny Pops - guitar. Founding member of The Red Hearts and The Snakes.
  • Sune Rose Wagner - guitar. Founding member of The Raveonettes, Psyched Up Janis and The Tremolo Beer Gut.
  • Irina Yaikowski - drums. Replaced original drummer Ricky Maymi.
  • Tommy Dietrick - bass. Currently with Sky Parade.
  • Tony O'Neill - organ. Former member of Southpaw and currently a published author.
  • Christian Omar Madrigal Izzo - drums. Member of BJM in 1998. Previously involved with Chokebore, Shadow Project and Christian Death 1334.
  • Johnny Haro - drums. Formerly of Freak of Nature and currently with The Dreaming.
  • Matthew J. Tow - guitar. Leader of Australian band The Lovetones. Previously with indie rock bands Drop City and Colorsound.
  • Dave Koenig - guitar. Currently with Spindrift and The Clean Prophets.
  • Robert Desmond - guitar and vocal. Previously with Pusher, The Minstrels and currently with BJ & The Green Apples' Corps. Involved in the Viper Room showcase brawl featured in DiG!.

I per acabar s'els espera al Apolo el 23 d'Abril, i no crec que sigui per invitació del tripartit (ni de la oposició).