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Strung Out in Heaven
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Strung Out in Heaven
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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The name "Brian Jonestown Massacre" may seem hokey, but it accurately sums up the band's aesthetic. Their key musical reference point is late Rolling Stones member Brian Jones, and their ramshackle, self-destructive vibe i...  more »

      
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All Artists: Brian Jonestown Massacre
Title: Strung Out in Heaven
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Tvt
Original Release Date: 6/23/1998
Release Date: 6/23/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 016581578029, 0689492059613, 689492059613, 068949205961

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The name "Brian Jonestown Massacre" may seem hokey, but it accurately sums up the band's aesthetic. Their key musical reference point is late Rolling Stones member Brian Jones, and their ramshackle, self-destructive vibe is all too reminiscent of Jim Jones, the Guyana cult overlord who killed himself and his congregation with poisoned vats of Kool-Aid. Strung Out in Heaven, the band's eighth release since 1995, is a retrodelic janglefest of Altamontian proportion. Blending the smarmy, drug-addled sonics of late-'60s Stones with the chime of the Byrds, the hooks of the Animals, and the monochromatic drone of Velvet Underground within their swirl of 12-string guitars, farfisa organs, and jaded vocals, Brian Jonestown Massacre cull some of the most head-spinning moments of '60s rock into a single, unified expression. But unified is the last word you'd use to describe their interband chemistry. Since they formed, they have been through nearly 60 members, and their live shows are as likely to end in a flurry of fists as a transcendent, stupefying jam. Savor them before they self-destruct. --Jon Wiederhorn

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Solid
02/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"every one of their albums is solid, and this is no exception. it's their 'major label' debut (and finale), so it's a little more tame than previous efforts, and ones that followed, but it's ear candy.but do yourself a favour... go buy this on e-bay. TVT printed 100,000 or so copies and flooded record stores with it, but it only sold about 25,000, so there's tonnes out there. average price on e-bay is about $0.99 US.dig."
Go get your creed records
J. Whittaker | buffalo, ny | 03/14/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i'm glad the world seems to hate this band and grab on to whimpy cheese-rock bands like creed. if it's a challenging, rough around the edges (way rough around the edges) rock band you're after, then check out the brian jonestown massacre, and see what rock and roll is all about: medication, pain, love, and loss. on second thought, stick with your creed records, you'll be happier."
Strung out and still Great
Bill Robinson | Huntington, WV | 09/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Back in 98 I saw a video for "Going to Hell", the first track on Strung Out in Heaven by the Brian Jonestown Massacre on 120 Minutes. I downloaded the song and burned it to a disc and forgot about it. Recently I found and listened to the song and decided to order it off of Amazon.com. I'm glad I did. From beginning to end the album is great. Most of the songs start with an acoustic guitar and build droning layers of organs and electric guitars and great harmonies. They touch on alot of styles from the 60's and at times sound like mid 60s Rolling Stones, early Pink Floyd,Velvet Underground,the Byrds and others. Stand out tracks include "Going to Hell", "Lets Pretend that it's Summer", "Wasting Away","Got My Eye on You", "Nothing to Lose" "Love","Maybe Tomorrow","the Lantern",and "Dawn" but really, the whole album is one psychedelic swirl of excellence and brilliance. Anton Newcombe and company are great songwriters and its honestly hard to believe that this group isnt more well known. This is a great starting point for anyone just hearing about them or is curious as to how they sound. Now I'm going to try and get other releases available by the Brian Jonestown Massacre starting with their debut "Methodrone".
Thanks for the music.."