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

Pre-Order Night Beats ‘No Cops’ 7″ ft. B side “Vultures” w/ Robert Levon Been

7%22coverPre-Order the No Cops 7″ now || ft. the B side “Vultures” w/ Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (Official Page) || 

It’s available exclusively in the Platinum Preorder package.

Check out a snippet from the Night Beats Instagram:

Harvard & Stone NYE with Peter Hayes (acoustic set) & Jesse Hughes (EODM)

For those of you in (or planning to be in) LA, check out this event at Harvard & Stone on New Year’s Eve:

harvardstonenyeOrder tickets via Eventbrite:

Harvard & Stone is very proud to announce we’ll be continuing our annual tradition with Jesse Hughes of Eagles Of Death Metal this NYE! This will be a benefit for the victims of the Paris attacks last month with proceeds going to Jesse & Josh Homme’s Sweet Stuff Foundation.

We’re ringing in H&S’ fifth new year with special performances by BRMC’s Peter Hayes, the H&S dancers Jillian & Lil’ Jenni, the legendary H&S band and DJs Dan & Lindsay Mancini plus Yael Vengroff & Joey Bernardo in R&D. Backed by the H&S band, Father Badass himself will be taking the stage and ringing in the New Year at midnight. Our friends at Pernod Ricard and St. Germain are also proud sponsors of the night.

Your ticket includes open bar all night: all craft cocktails & punches, craft beers, bottomless champagne, and of course, karma for days.

To donate directly to Jesse & Josh Homme’s Sweet Stuff Foundation go to:
https://www.thesweetstufffoundation.org/donate/

For table reservations, don’t buy tickets, email us directly at reservations@harvardandstone.com.

BRMC Mailing List sign up

For those of you who want to join BRMC’s mailing list for the free download of the “Ordinary Boy” demo, visit the BRMC Store and put your email address in the bottom form:

Ordinary Boy (demo)

BRMC has surprised us all with a most excellent Christmas gift, thanks BRMC!  Hopefully, it will make the next album!

We wanted to share a demo of a new BRMC song called ‘Ordinary Boy’ with you. We hope you enjoy it, and wish you all happy holidays.

Posted by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (Official Page) on Friday, December 25, 2015

UPDATE: There’s now a higher res version on YouTube:

“Hey everyone, here is a higher quality version of the new song. We’ve had issues in the past with the Facebook direct video links.
Thank you for all your overwhelmingly kind comments though, it means a lot.
Also stay tuned for a downloadable version to arrive shortly in your inbox if you’re on the BRMC mailing list.”