Saturday, February 23, 2008

Looney Tunes

The Brian Jonestown Massacre are one of my favourite bands. 
Their frontman Anton Newcombe is notoriously unstable, and if anyone's seen the documentary "Dig!" about him and The Dandy Warhols, they'll know what I'm talking about. Anton does indeed have "Kangeroos In The Top Paddock" and once released an album called "Thank God For Mental Illness". 
Here's a clip from "Dig!" where Anton f*cks up an gig that was supposed to get him a huge record contract. Amazing stuff, especially the quote at the end "They broke my sitar, motherf*cker"

Anton is a very prolific musician, and the "Tepid Peppermint Wonderland" compilations are a good place to start. 
He also gives all his albums away free on his website, here. 
If you haven't seen "Dig!" - I would recommend it as one of the best rock n roll movies ever. 


ejaydee said...

Did you hear him in GU's Music Weekly? He does sound unstable indeed

Blimpy McFlah said...


Shame the new LP is rubbish. He may call it "experimental", but it really isn't good. Or maybe I need to listen again...

Rock n roll needs nutters like him to rally against the "mortgage rock" that;s clogging up tesco.

TracyK said...

I really enjoyed that film, even though it had a LOT of the Dandy Bleeding Warhols in it. I can't stand them. smug twots. Especially Zia with her "Oops, my top seems to have fallen off" schtick. Have some dignity, woman. And a bra.

TracyK said...

Aw, you really have to now, you've piqued the interest. I'm guessing it is breat-related?