Brian Jonestown Massacre*Something Else

Label:A Records (4) – AUK043LP
Vinyl, LP, Album, 180g White
Style:Psychedelic Rock


A1Hold That Thought
A2Animal Wisdom
A3Psychic Lips
A4Skin And Bones
A5My Poor Heart
B1My Love
B2Who Dreams Of Cats?
B4Silent Stream

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recorded in berlin

℗&© 2018
Made in the United Kingdom

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  • Barcode: 5055869543125
  • Matrix / Runout (SIDE A): AUK043LP A FYNIL TWEEK
  • Matrix / Runout (SIDE B): AUK043LP B FYNIL TWEEK

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  • Freeman2321's avatar
    Another great album by BJM. The vinyl itself is very good in all categories. Very quiet and little to no ticks/crackling. For 17.99, I'm quite pleased with this purchase. My BJM catalog is almost complete!
    • joshagainst1's avatar
      I found this album to be very minimalistic as suggested by the album cover and some of the lyrical content, to me it was a pretty solid album! No it was not my favorite but it will stay in rotation and not pushed to the back like some of my other records!!

      In my opinion this was a really good record, the only thing that it lacked was a sticker, I would love to have a sticker from the band thrown in with the album!!!!!! Just a nice little touch, in the days where new records cost upwards of $30 and do not even include a lyric sheet, Or any type of insert….
      • turntable1's avatar
        Edited 5 years ago
        Agree with disappear. Don't believe the haters. Something else is superb BJM. Nothing new for sure and sounds like he recorded it over the weekend - but it is brilliant. You just need to look at the zero time he has taken with the cover art and album name that Anton has not spent a lot of time on this release - but that is intentional I would think.

        I saw him live 2 weeks ago and this is how the band is sounding these days. the white vinyl is quiet and sounds pretty good.
        • Bound.Records.NZ's avatar
          Don't believe the haters, everything Anton does has something to appreciate if you like psych rock.
          He's the godfather of psych for a reason.
          • streetmouse's avatar
            With something in the neighborhood of twenty albums since 1995, I’m still pulling out single songs from Brian Jonestown albums and saving them to a superb compilation that rides most comfortably in my back pocket. Though here on Something Else, as William Yeats once said, “Things fall apart, the center can not hold …” there’s nothing that could be more true for Anton Newcombe and his band of merry pranksters as they labor though this autonomous album, where Newcombe seems to be acting within his desires rather than his moral duty, delivering a collection of material that I can easily wave aside, as there was absolutely nothing that held my attention or interest.

            The songs are disjointed, fragmented, delivered without a sense of ascension, accretion or meaning, noisy, driven and filled with elements sounding as if the band has drawn together sustained chords from their lustrous past, pasted them together and are rendering unto us something else. These numbers stumble down the stairs, they crash into door jams and trip over the edges of carpets, all while set to blinding strobing lights that lack visionary wonder, and all without structural continuity or purpose. I actually feel that I’m being lectured here by Mr. Newcombe on what to watch out for less your mind also feels on the verge of falling apart from too many amphetamines, resulting in fingernails bitten to the quick, the lack of showers, and growing old with little grace. Something Else comes across very much like a Newcombe project and not that of a Jonestown outing, filled with funeral type dirges, causing me to think that he’s never gotten past the first two Velvet Underground albums, that he’s locked in place, refusing to look over his shoulder to see the well traveled path the band has been treading over and over again for the last twenty plus years.

            If this is all Brian Jonestown have to offer listeners then I’m stepping off this train, as it’s traveling uphill on slippery rails with not a station in sight. It’s rather tragic to think that this is the same group who swept me away with tracks such as “Nevertheless,” “What You Isn’t,” “Let’s Pretend That It’s Summer,” “Anenome,” or “If Love Is The Drug,” because there’s nothing here that sparks these fires or causes me to remember that there was a time when I considered that Brian Jonestown Massacre to be one of the coolest bands walking the planet.

            Review by Jenell Kesler


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