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Joel Gion

In The Jingle Jangle Jungle Keeping Time With The Brian Jonestown Massacre

    The memoir from Joel Gion, the tambourine playing frontman of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, one of the great contemporary cult American rock and roll bands.

    The Brian Jonestown Massacre are one of the great contemporary cult American rock and roll bands. At the peak of their anarchic reign in the San Francisco underground of the mid '90s their psychedelic output was almost as prodigious and impressive as their narcotic intake. Immortalised in one of the most unforgettable rock and roll documentaries of all time, DIG! alongside their friends/rivals/nemeses, The Dandy Warhol's, in their early years when the US were obsessed with grunge, the BJM felt like a '60s anachronism. But with albums like Their Satanic Majesties Second Request and Thank God for Mental Illness, and incendiary, often chaotic, live shows, they burnished their legend as true believers and custodians of the original west coast flame; a privilege and responsibility which continues to this day when the band have a bigger and more dedicated audience than ever.

    Joel Gion's memoir tells the story of the first ten years of the band from the Duke Seat. A righteous account of the hazards and pleasures of life on and off the road, In the Jingle Jangle Jungle takes use behind the scenes of the supposed behind the scenes film that cemented the band's legend. Funny as hell, shot through with the innocence and wonder of a 'percussionist' whose true role is that of the band's 'spirit animal', In the Jingle Jangle Jungle is destined to take its place alongside cult classics in the pantheon of rock and roll literature like Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands, Head On, and 45 by Bill Drummond. It will also feature a foreword by Anton Newcombe, fellow member and founder of The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

    The Brian Jonestown Massacre

    The Future Is Your Past

      The album was recorded in Berlin By Anton Newcombe , joining him in the studio for this album were Hakon Adalsteinsson (guitar), & Uri Rennert (drums) . The band in 2022 have been touring and completed a 34 date tour in North America with Mercury Rev and the Magic Castles which was very successful , with 3 festival appearances in the summer of 2022 in Angers , France , Graz , Austria & Switzerland which were also successful. With this the band went on tour in Europe which started in September 2022 with many sold out shows . .

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Liam says: Album twenty from neo-psychedelia legends, 'The Future Is Your Past' is another exceptional addition to the Brian Jonestown Massacre canon. Full of expansive excursions and stellar trips, the record also comes with some crayons to colour in the sleeve for those of you who are feeling artistic!

      TRACK LISTING

      1) Do Rainbows Have Ends
      2) Nothing Can Stop The Sound
      3) The Light Is About To Change
      4) Fudge
      5) Cross Eyed Gods
      6) As The Carousel Swings
      7) The Mother Of All Fuckers
      8) All The Feels
      9) Your Mind Is My Café
      10) Stuck To Yous

      Brian Jonestown Massacre

      The Real

        Numbered and limited to 1000 copies each worldwide. Recorded in Berlin & remotely between 2020 & 2021, the opening track “The Real” is from the forthcoming album “Fire Doesn’t Grow On Trees” the second track “Where Do We Go From Here?” is exclusive to this release. With Anton Newcombe (Vocals/ Guitars), Ryan Carlson Van Kriedt (keyboards), Hakon Adalsteinsson (guitar), Hallberg Daði Hallbergsson (bass), & Uri Rennert (drums) playing on this offering. It is 30 years since the release of their first single She Made Me / Evergreen. Released in 1992, the band continue to deliver the sound of the Brian Jonestown Massacre.

        Cover artwork by Anthony Ausgang.

        TRACK LISTING

        SIDE A - The Real
        SIDE B – Where Do We Go From Here?

        The Brian Jonestown Massacre

        Third World Pyramid

        Third World Pyramid is the first album that was fully recorded & produced at Anton’s new Cobra Studio in Berlin . It is the 15th full length release from the Brian Jonestown Massacre recorded from early 2016.

        Featuring Ricky Maymi , Dan Allaire , Joel Gion , Collin Hegna & Ryan Van Kriedt from the band .Also Emil Nikolaisen from the Norwegian band Serena-Maneesh joins the band on this album , plus vocal performance Tess Parks and Katy Lane .

        Anton Newcombe has been a very busy man these past 2 years, kicking off with the critically acclaimed Brian Jonestown Massacre album ‘Revelation’ in May 2014. After a successful UK and European tour, the BJM followed this up with the ‘+-‘ EP (Nov 2014). 2015 saw the release of ‘Musique de film imaginé’ (April); an imaginary film soundtrack album featuring the track ‘Bonbon’ which has, ironically, been used in ‘Dheepan’; the Palme D'or winner at Cannes film festival 2015. In June, Anton and Tess Parks embarked on a well received tour of the UK and Europe to support the release of ‘I Declare Nothing’. Anton finished the year with a BJM mini-album release entitled ‘Mini-Album Thingy Wingy’. 

        STAFF COMMENTS

        Barry says: Encompassing aspects of wandering psychedelia, meditative drone and anthemic indie balladry, this newest outing from Newcome and co. is their most diverse and exciting yet, cementing them as one of the most defining and prolific acts in modern music.

        TRACK LISTING

        SIDE A:
        1) - Good Mourning
        2) - Government Beard
        3) - Don't Get Lost
        4) - Assignment Song
        SIDE B: 
        1) - Oh Bother
        2) - Third World Pyramid
        3) - Like Describing Colors To A Blind Man On Acid
        4) - Lunar Surf Graveyard
        5) - The Sun Ship

        CD - Tracklisting
        1) - Good Mourning
        2) - Government Beard
        3) - Don't Get Lost
        4) - Assignment Song
        5) - Oh Bother
        6) - Third World Pyramid
        7) - Like Describing Colors To A Blind Man On Acid
        8) - Lunar Surf Graveyard
        9) - The Sun Ship 

        The Brian Jonestown Massacre

        Musique De Film Imaginé

          The strangest thing happened to this album after it’s release in 2015 one of the tracks “Bonbon” was used on the soundtrack to the 2015 Palme D’Or winning film “Dheepan” so maybe this album was becoming less imaginary .Musique de film imaginé (music for film imagined) is a soundtrack that pays homage to the great European film directors of the late 50’s and 60’s, such as François Truffaut & Jean-Luc Godard (to name but two), created by Anton Newcombe on behalf of the Brian Jonestown Massacre for an imaginary French film.

          Guests on this daring symphonic experience are French chanteuse and multi-instrumentalist SoKo and Italian actress, singer and director Asia Argento. SoKo is signed to Because Music and her track ‘We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow’ was featured in the viral video ‘First Kiss’, which has garnered over 63 million views and debuted at number 9 in the Billboard Hot 100 last year. Asia Argento, who has starred in music videos for Marilyn Manson, Placebo and Tim Burgess, recently wrote the storyline for ASAP Rocky’s music video and short film ‘Phoenix’, which has had over 5.5 million hits. Both vocal performances are in French. Anton Newcombe recorded Musique de film imaginé in Berlin in August 2014, after a successful European tour for the Brian Jonestown Massacre

          TRACK LISTING

          1 - Après Le Vin 
          2 - Philadelphie Story (with Soko) 
          3 - La Dispute 
          4 - L'Enfer 
          5 - Elle S'échappe
          6 - Le Cadeau 
          7 - Le Sacre Du Printemps (with Asia Argento) 
          8 - Le Souvenir 
          9 - Les Trois Cloches 
          10 - Bonbon 
          11 - L'Ennui 
          12 - Bonbon
          13 - La Question  
          14 - Au Sommet

          The Brian Jonestown Massacre

          Give It Back!

            Give It Back! was the sixth studio album by American psychedelic rock band The Brian Jonestown Massacre, originally released in 1997 by record label Bomp!. First time on 180g audiophile vinyl. Notably, this is the only album that features Peter Hayes, who later founded the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The sessions for the record were filmed for the documentary Dig!. Though only a couple of minutes of these sessions appear in the film.

            TRACK LISTING

            SIDE A -

            1) Super Sonic
            2) This Is Why You Love Me
            3 ) Satellite
            4) Malela 
            5) Salaam

            SIDE B –

            1) Whoever You Are,
            2) Sue,

            SIDE C –

            1) (You Better Love Me) Before I Am Gone 
            2) Not If You Were The Last Dandy On Earth
            3) # 1 Hit Jam

            SIDE D –

            1) Servo
            2) The Devil May Care (Mom & Dad Don’t) 
            3) Their Satanic Majesties Second Request

            The Brian Jonestown Massacre

            Thank God For Mental Illness

              At the risk of further belabouring a rather obvious point, with "Thank God For Mental Illness", their third collection of absolutely stunning music in 1996, the Brian Jonestown Massacre parallels the prolific and effortless brilliance of the Rolling Stones at their fevered late-1960s peak; the sheer scope of their achievements is stunning — rarely are bands quite so productive, or quite so consistently amazing. "Thank God" is the BJM's down-and-dirty country-blues outing, all 13-odd tracks supposedly recorded on a single July day at a cost of just $17.36.

              Brian Jonestown Massacre

              Take It From The Man!

                This LP brings the traditional Brian Jonestown Massacre sound mixed with eastern influences & bringing it up to date with the benefit of all the additional weirdness that's been discovered in the past 40 years.

                Two dozen band members later and numerous “ups and downs” (some have been famously sensationalized in the media ), the one thing that has always remained consistent for this psychedelic collective, is front man Mr. Anton Alfred Newcombe.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Vacuum Boots
                2. Who?
                3. Oh Lord
                4. Caress
                5. (David Bowie I Love You) Since I Was Six
                6. Straight Up And Down
                7. Monster
                8. Take It From The Man
                9. B.S.A.
                10. Mary
                11. Monkey Puzzle
                12. Fucker
                13. Dawn
                14. Cabin Fever
                15. In My Life
                16. The Be Song
                17. My Man Syd
                18. Straight Up And Down

                The Brian Jonestown Massacre

                Mini Album Thingy Wingy

                Mini Album Thingy Wingy are 7 brand new & exclusive tracks recorded by Anton Newcombe in is his studio in Berlin in 2014 & 2015. Running at over 34 minutes, the mini album is co produced, engineered & mixed by Fabien Leseure. This release contains four self written songs by Anton Newcombe, a co write of the band’s first Slovakian song (Prší Prší) with Vladimir Nosal, another co write (Pish) with Tess Parks and a cover of the 13th Floor Elevator’s track “Dust” which features Alex Maas from the Black Angels on jug.

                Originally, Anton Newcombe was heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones' psychedelic phase, but his work in the 2000s has expanded into aesthetic dimensions approximating the UK Shoegazing genre of the 1990s and incorporating influences from world music, especially Middle Eastern and Brazilian music.

                This album brings the traditional Brian Jonestown Massacre sound mixed with eastern influences & bringing it up to date with the benefit of all the additional weirdness that's been discovered in the past 40 years.

                TRACK LISTING

                DOUBLE 10” – Tracklisting
                SIDE A -
                1 ) Pish
                2) Prší Prší

                SIDE B -
                1) Get Some
                2) Dust

                SIDE C -
                1) Leave It Alone
                2) Mandrake Handshake

                SIDE D-
                1) Here Comes The Waiting For The Sun

                LP - Tracklisting
                SIDE A -
                1 ) Pish
                2) Prší Prší
                3) Get Some
                4) Dust

                SIDE B -
                5) Leave It Alone
                6) Mandrake Handshake
                7) Here Comes The Waiting For The Sun

                CD - Tracklisting
                1 ) Pish
                2) Prší Prší
                3) Get Some
                4) Dust
                5) Leave It Alone
                6) Mandrake Handshake
                7) Here Comes Waiting For The Sun

                Revelation is the first album that was fully recorded & produced at Anton’s recording studio in Berlin. It is the 14th full length release from the Brian Jonestown Massacre recorded from late 2012 to early 2014. With Anton Newcombe refining the 13 tracks that appear on the album.

                Featuring Ricky Maymi an original member of the band playing on this album. It also features Joachim Alhund (Les Big Byrds), Constatine Karlis (Dimmer), & Ryan Van Kriedt (Asteroid #4). Plus vocal performance in Swedish by Joachim Alhund (Les Big Byrds) on the opening track.

                This album brings the traditional Brian Jonestown Massacre sound mixed with eastern influences & bringing it up to date with the benefit of all the additional weirdness that's been discovered in the past 40 years. Two dozen band members later and numerous “ups and downs” (some have been famously sensationalized in the media), the one thing that has always remained consistent for this psychedelic collective, is front man Mr. Anton Alfred Newcombe.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Vad Hände Med Dem?
                2. What You Isn't
                3. Unknown
                4. Memory Camp
                5. Days, Weeks And Moths
                6. Duck And Cover
                7. Food For Clouds
                8. Second Sighting
                9. Memorymix
                10. Fist Full Of Bees
                11. Nightbird
                12. Xibalba
                13. Goodbye (Butterfly)

                The Brian Jonestown Massacre

                Aufheben

                  Aufheben or Aufhebung is a German word with several seemingly contradictory meanings, including "to lift up", "to abolish", or "to sublate". The term has also been defined as "abolish," "preserve," and "transcend." In philosophy, aufheben is used by Hegel to explain what happens when a thesis and antithesis interact. A brand new album by the Brian Jonestown Massacre , recorded in Berlin in Anton Newcombe’s studio & the infamous East German Radio Station “Studio East”

                  Featuring Matt Hollywood an original member of the band. It also features Will Carruthers (Spacemen 3 , Spritualized) , Constatine Karlis (Dimmer), & Thibault Pesenti (Rockcandys) . Plus vocal performances by Eliza Karmasalo (in Finnish) This album brings the traditional Brian Jonestown Massacre sound mixed with eastern influences & bringing it up to date with the benefit of all the additional weirdness that's been discovered in the past 40 years.


                  The Brian Jonestown Massacre

                  My Bloody Underground

                    After spending time writing and recording in Liverpool, England and Reykjavik, Iceland; "My Bloody Underground" is the thirteenth full length album released by the band, and is released on Anton Newcombe's own record label A Recordings. Fans and critics of Brian Jonestown Massacre who have eagerly awaited a new album for a little over four years now will not be disappointed with its musical content, quality and controversy to follow. The opening track titled "Bring Me The Head Of Paul McCartney On Heather Mill's Wooden Peg (Dropping Bombs On The White House)" begins and soars into an echoing wave of tambourines and trancelike acoustics, that continues for 12 more tracks and 75.87 minutes, stirring visions of sunny Californian communes to New York City bars on the Lower East Side. From Rishikesh to Reykjavik, the entire album provides provocative glimpses into Anton Newcombe's head, both the darkness and the light, so clearly and so beautifully self produced.

                    The Brian Jonestown Massacre

                    Tepid Peppermint Wonderland Volume 2

                      This comes for the first time on 180g vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. Re-mastered for vinyl.

                      This 22 track compilation spans the years 1995 – 2004 featuring key tracks from all their albums as well and live recordings and many unreleased tracks.BJM has been essential in the development of the modern U.S. garage scene, and many LA and SF musicians got their start playing with Newcombe, including Peter Hayes of The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Originally Newcombe was heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones' psychedelic phase - the name comes from Stones guitarist Brian Jones combined with a reference to cult leader Jim Jones, but his work in the 2000s has expanded into aesthetic dimensions approximating the UK Shoegazing genre of the 1990s and incorporating influences from world music, especially Middle Eastern and Brazilian music.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Side A
                      1) Nailing Honey To The Bee
                      2) That Girl Suicide
                      3) Nevertheless
                      4) Evergreen
                      5) Starcleaner
                      6) Let Me Stand Next To Your Flower – Live

                      Side B
                      1) Hide & Seek – Live
                      2) In My Life
                      3) Mary Please
                      4) Talk-Action=Shit
                      5) Oh Lord
                      6) This Is Why You Love Me

                      Side C
                      1) Not If You Were The Last Dandy On Earth
                      2) Swallowtail – Live
                      3) Feel So Good
                      4) Fucker
                      5) #1 Hit Jam

                      Side D
                      1) Ballad Of Jim Jones
                      2) Free & Easy - Take 2
                      3) Stolen
                      4) Mansion In The Sky
                      5) Sue


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