THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE Released ‘THEIR SATANIC MAJESTIES’ REQUEST’ 25 Years Ago

18 June 2021

Band: THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE (San Francisco)
Who: The gang of psychedelic music expert Anton Newcombe
Active: Since 1990 / 18 studio albums (so far)

Album: THEIR SATANIC MAJESTIES’ REQUEST – 2nd LP
Released: 18 June 1996 – 25 years ago today

AllMusic/Jason Ankeny: “Truth in advertising: the Brian Jonestown Massacre’s sophomore album does, as promised, spring forth from the Rolling Stones’ long-underrated 1967 masterpiece ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’, copping not only Mick and Keith’s leering bad-boy attitude but also their rock-and-roll-circus spirit… ‘Second Request’ is painted by Eastern drones and psychedelic tangents, each track bubbling with dozens of sound effects including sitars, mellotrons, farfisas, didgeridoos, tablas, congas, and glockenspiels. Travelling through the past, darkly, the Massacre arrives on the other side unscathed; their music is too rich to be merely retro, and too knowing to be merely slavish, the Stones themselves haven’t made a record this strong or entertaining in years.” Score: 4.5/5.

Turn Up The Volume: Petrifying psychedelia in motion.

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