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The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Thank God For Mental Illness LP

The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Thank God For Mental Illness LP

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At the risk of further labouring 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 for Mental Illness", is the Brian Jonestown Massacre's down-and-dirty country-blues outing, all 12-odd tracks supposedly recorded on a single July day at a cost of just $17.36. 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.


1. Spanish Bee
2. It Girl
3. 13
4. Ballad of Jim Jones
5. Those Memories
6. Stars
7. Free and Easy, Take 2
8. Down
9. Cause I Love Her
10. Too Crazy to Care
11. Talk - Action = Shit
12. True Love

About this product: this reissue is pressed on 180g black vinyl.