Friday, July 4, 2008

BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE Paris Bataclan July 3rd

UPDATED JULY 13th WITH NEW BJM VIDEO check here :
http://fr.youtube.com/user/rockingparis


With ( far left ) and without Anton

A Couple of pics from Patrice Guino ( thanks mate ! )

Back to the Hot & Sweaty Bataclan theatre ( The Counting crows played here a few days ago , check picture review AND videos on this site ) to see The Brian Jonestown Massacre and his mad leader Anton Newcombe .
We arrived too late to see The Blakes.
Strange gig than this one.
1st:
Anton seems to be infuenced by all this psyche scene from the 60's but his band the BJM sounds more like the Cure at their worst.
There is this famous quote at a Neil Young concert when someone shouted "It all sounds the same" and Neil Young to answered back " well it's all one song"
This could apply tonight as our photographer Patrice Guino noticed jokingly : " The BJM they 're like the Ramones ! they changed the lyrics but they're playing the same song ".
2nd :
They might be on stage for more than 90 min but the affective time they are really playing is just less than 70 min.
There is a 2-3 min gap between each song ( to tune or to talk ) sometimes much more when Anton is leaving the stage for god knows which reason and leaves the others improvising some weird noises.
3rd :
They're playing most of the set completely in the dark.
So all this is pretty average.

Here's a video , don't ask me which song :