I Shall Be Released – Robert Levon Been (BRMC) w/ Garth Hudson, Sister Maud Hudson


Published on Mar 26, 2017

I Shall Be Released – Robert Levon Been (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) w/ Garth Hudson (The Band), Sister Maud Hudson, Keith Allison, Derrick Anderson, Willie Aron, Tara Austin, Steve Barton (Translator), Bebopalula, Cindy Lee Berryhill, Nelson Bragg, Russ Broussard, Peter Case, Susan Cowsill, Morty Coyle, Gary Eaton, Louise Goffin, David Goodstein, Skylar Gudasz, Nick Guzman, Danny Henry, Peter Holsapple, Dave Jenkins, Alex Jules, Sarah Kramer, Jim Laspesa, Rob Laufer, Ben LeCourt, Danny McGough, Robert Mache, Carlo Nuccio, Vicki Peterson, Chris Price, Julianna Raye, Terry Reid, Jerry Riopelle, Luther Russell, Syd Straw, Jordan Summers, Mark Walton, Victoria Williams, Steve Wynn, Jeff Young, Emeen Zarookian

Wild Honey Foundation
A Benefit for The Autism Think Tank

The Wild Honey Orchestra & Garth Hudson play The Band’s Music From Big Pink, The Band, and beyond!

Hosted by Chris Morris
Alex Theatre
Glendale, California
March 25, 2017

Robert joins Night Beats on bass 8/4 & 8/6 in Mexico

Exciting news for BRMC/Night Beats fans in Mexico!

BRMC/DFA1979 at the Wiltern 10/25 Pre-sale on now!

BRMC recently announced 4 new dates to their co-headline tour with Death From Above 1979 and Deap Vally:

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Death From Above 1979 with special guest Deap Vally announce 4 new tour stops this fall!

10/13 House of Blues @ Chicago, IL
10/25 The Wiltern @ Los Angeles, CA
11/9 The Paramount @ Huntington, NY
11/12 House of Blues @ Boston, MA

Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 29th at 10 AM local time.

Thanks to LA music blog The Scenestar, we have some pre-sale codes to go with it!

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Death From Above 1979 will team up for a co-headlining tour! The two bands, along with opener Deap Vally, will perform an all-ages show at the Wiltern on Tuesday, October 25.

Tickets for this show will go on sale this Friday, July 29, at 10:00 a.m. via Live Nation for $35.00 each plus service fees. If you want to get your tickets early, Live Nation will have a presale on Wednesday, July 27, at 10:00 a.m. Password: RESERVED. Click below to purchase your tickets to see Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Death From Above 1979 at the Wiltern this “Rocktober”!

BUY TICKETS: October 25th: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club w/ Death From Above 1979 at the Wiltern

Listen to Sin Alley’s Some Weird Sin EP with Peter Hayes on Spotify/YouTube!

It’s as close to new BRMC as we can get for now! The EP “Some Weird Sin” now available on Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, i❤️radio and other music sites – one of the tracks called “Switchblades” features Peter Hayes BRMC on organ

Here’s the Spotify player:

And YouTube playlist:

Night Beats w/Robert Levon Been @ Ace Theater 5/1/16

BRMC posted a couple videos of the Night Beats at the Ace Theater with Robert on their Facebook page, check them out:

 

Sin Alley “Shoot Me Down” with Peter Hayes

Sin Alley has posted a track called “Shoot Me Down ” recorded with Peter Hayes BRMC , from an album that he co-produced (and also featured on guitar, organ and backing Vox) called “Some Weird Sin.”  Check it out!

Happy 15th anniversary to B.R.M.C. – debut album of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club!

Thanks to Turn Up That Volume! for reminding us that Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s debut album B.R.M.C. turns 15 today.

Fifteen years ago an utterly cool trio, out of San Francisco, dropped one of best debut rock & roll albums of this century. School friends Robert Levon Been (bass & vocals) and Peter Hayes (guitar & vocals) were joined by British drummer Nick Jago in 1998 (who left the band in 2008 and was replaced by Leah Shapiro). Originally called The Elements, they changed their name, after discovering that another band had the same name to BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, after Marlon Brando‘s motorcycle gang in 1953 movie The Wild One. The band had it all. Black leather jackets, confident looks and an overwhelming sonic impact. Debut album B.M.R.C. contained a series of scorching killer anthems. Powered with over-amped guitars, booming drums, and piercing vocals. Nasty riffs and giant choruses. Imagine the darkest moments of The Jesus and Mary Chain fused with the forceful tumult of Detroit punks The Stooges . Yes, bloody impressive! The start of a long career with ups and downs, with intensity and honesty, with imposing rock and dazzling roll. Here are three of my favorite highlights of that stunning debut LP…

Here’s a bit from more recent review of the album by DrunkenWerewolf:

Originally released in 2001, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s self-titled debut came to fruition off the back of Peter Hayes’ departure from The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Confronted with the comparison BRMC would probably hate it, but the album owes a lot to Anton Newcombe’s unholy dirge of psychedelic sound. The difference between the haphazard collective and San Francisco’s own dirty purveyors is that the latter were largely held together, and that sense of direction is more than evident on their debut.

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There’s a photo of the Japanese version to the right from eil.com, which just had a few bonus tracks including the one this site is named after:

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Japanese CD album (CDLP)
Tracklisting / Additional Info:1. Love Burns
2. Red Eyes And Tears
3. Whatever Happened To My Rock ‘N’ Roll (Punk Song)
4. Awake
5. White Palms
6. As Sure As The Sun
7. Rifles
8. Too Real
9. Spread Your Love
10. Head Up High
11. Salvation
12. Screaming Gun – Bonus Track
13. At My Door – Bonus Track
14. Down Here – Bonus Track

As a little bonus, here’s a scan of the track list of their 1999 demo that helped get them that deal for the 2001 debut:

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Videos/Photos from BRMC’s São Paulo/Buenos Aires shows

A huge amount of photos, videos, and reviews have turned up from BRMC’s shows in São Paulo and Buenos Aires. Here’s a few notable ones:

 

 

 

 

Niceto Photos/Reviews

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club en Niceto: inmensamente negro

Fotos: Tomás Correa Arce

Fotos por Camila Senia

Fotos por Camila Senia

 

BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB
18/03/2016 – House of Vans (Casa das Caldeiras) – São Paulo

SET LIST: 1. Beat the Devil’s Tattoo / 2. Let the Day Begin / 3. Rival / 4. Ain’t No Easy Way / 5. Berlin / 6. Returning / 7. American X / 8. Red Eyes and Tears / 9. Salvation / 10. Shuffle Your Feet / 11. Weapon of Choice / 12. Six Barrel Shotgun / 13. Awake / 14. Weight of the World / 15. Lose Yourself / 16. Conscience Killer / 17. Spread Your Love / 18. Whatever Happened to My Rock ‘n’ Roll (Punk Song).

Foto: Marcelo Mug/Vans

Foto: Marcelo Mug/Vans

"BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB" 18/03/2016 - House of Vans (Casa das Caldeiras)

Fotos: Edi Fortini

Someone named Daniel Diniz de Rezende actually recorded the whole show in São Paulo. Thanks Daniel for being awesome!

George Fest – Art of Dying [Official Live Video]

Watch Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s performance of “Art of Dying” from GeorgeFest – a tribute to George Harrison – now at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWg1ABpQ5Dc

“Teenage Disease” from Live In Paris

Watch “Teenage Disease” from Live In Paris now on YouTubehttp://bit.ly/1W8s4fI

This is a clip from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s live DVD/CD “Live In Paris”.

Available now on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1S3yWgg

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Night Beats “VULTURES” ft. Robert Levon Been

Looks like we can listen to the new Night Beats track “Vultures” that Robert Levon Been performed on:

Hey folks, so back when Leah was getting her new brain installed, I met up with the band the Night Beats and helped co-produce and perform on their upcoming album ‘Who Sold My Generation’ (along with Nick Jodoin at home studio in Echo Park).

I just got word though that the first single ‘No Cops’ is being released as 7 inch vinyl, along with the b-side ‘Vultures’ which we co-wrote together just for some late night fun.

Anyway it’s about as weird as weird gets without adult supervision.
hope you enjoy-

From
Robert Levon Been

‘VULTURES’
It’s not the same, not the same, not the same old sound yeah
You used to ignore but you had to get closer yeah
I know there’s something in the soul of a vulture see,
Inside the glove is the hand that will hold you
Whisper words as you’re close to another
Raise your voice stand at your altar

It’s not the song that stops,
It’s just the devil’s watch, hypnotized by the side of a mountain
Blinded by the walls on the side of the story, burnin’ in your eyes with a neon glory

It’s not the same not the same not the same old way yeah
You used to ignore but you moved from the summer yeah
I know there’s something in the soul of a vulture’s mouth
Inside the glove is the hand that’ll take you out

You have been sold and bought,
lost in a chinese market in the year of the cock with a rodent
wishin’ to the stars when you’re down on the bottom,
even when you’re good you just think your rotten,
swearin’ to your cause, I don’t think you’re a martyr,
even for a God I don’t think you’d applaud

I know it’s right I know its cold, I know its closer to you
I know it’s right I know its cold, I know its closer to you my love, and I’d hate for you, to turn me around

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