The Brian Jonestown Massacre

The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Bringing it All Back Home Again

Which?

This CD is filled with grit. Not rocks and dirt mind you, but some honest heart and soul, down to the low fidelity. It sounds like it was recorded around a campfire on the Oregon Trail. tasting of blood, sweat, and hard work, but at the same time hope for a better future. These are some rousing folksy songs mostly sung by Anton Newcombe, with one, “Reign On,” sung by Miranda Lee Richards. “Reign On” is a divine song, gently trodding with acoustic guitar over soft Hammond organ clouds. Bringing it All Back Home Again comes with a 12+ minute folk/psych freakout dubiously co-penned by a C. Manson. It’s amazing to see that this band came from LA; this sounds like it’s grown from the black dirt of Alabama. Downright American, in all the best ways.

Which? Records, P.O. Box 659, Village Station, New York, NY 10014, http://www.whichsight.com

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