Brian Jonestown Massacre The Singles Collection (1992-2011) (2-CD)

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2011
  • Label: A. Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Record Collector (magazine) - p.89
3 stars out of 5 -- "Newcombe's craft can be impressive....With plenty of previously unavailable rarities, it's a treat for fans."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.She Made Me
  • Buy for $0.992.Evergreen
  • Buy for $0.993.Convertible
  • Buy for $0.994.Their Majesties 2nd Request (Enrique's Dream)
  • Buy for $0.995.Hide & Seek
  • Buy for $0.996.Methodrone [Live at the Compound]
  • Buy for $0.997.Cold to the Touch
  • Buy for $0.998.Anemone
  • Buy for $0.999.Never Ever
  • Buy for $0.9910.Feelers
  • Buy for $0.9911.Not If You Were the Last Dandy on Earth

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.This Is Why You Love Me
  • 2.Lantern
  • 3.Malela
  • 4.If Love Is the Drug Then I Want to OD
  • 5.When Jokers Attack
  • 6.Prozac vs. Heroin
  • 7.Nailing Honey to the Bee
  • 8.Illuminomi
  • 9.There's a War Going On
  • 10.Thoughts of You by Acid
  • 11.Never Ever by Acid
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes

Product Description:

While The Singles Collection (1992-2011) is not as essential as Tepid Peppermint Wonderland, it is a nice alternative that delivers a wide spread of Brian Jonestown Massacre material. The band's music will always be overshadowed by Anton Newcombe's debauchery and tantrums (seen throughout the 2003 documentary Dig!), and the sheer number of albums makes it difficult to dive right in (although, the five albums from 1996-1998 are all excellent), but this compilation provides a nice starting point. The 22 remastered tracks are taken straight from vinyl 45s and cover a range of styles, from '60s-influenced psych to gnarled garage rock, and in later work, shoegaze -- including two drone-based songs that Newcombe released under the name Acid. Fourteen of the tracks were previously unavailable on CD, and some suffer from fidelity issues, but that doesn't make them any less appealing. ~ Jason Lymangrover

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