“We don’t want you to be yourself, you see/we want you to free yourself”

The Brian Jonestown Massacre – “Straight Up and Down [long version]” from Take it from the Man! (1996)

The BJM isn’t a very good band. Their music is 98% derivative. Fortunately for them, frontman Anton Newcombe has been childish enough to have had a mediocre indie documentary made about him, plus the band has one of the better names in the business; hence, the slight notoriety.

But I have to hand it to ’em from time to time for some pretty sweet jamming. And I’d better be careful or else Anton Newcombe is gonna go Anton Chigurh on my ass.

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Posted by Jordy

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5 Comments

Filed under 1990s, Garage, Psychedelic, Rock

5 responses to ““We don’t want you to be yourself, you see/we want you to free yourself”

  1. Adam Bailey

    call it, friendo

  2. A great song and a great band!!!

  3. Fuck You

    “The BJM isn’t a very good band. Their music is 98% derivative. ”

    And you are a fucking idiot

  4. Ride

    you can’t say it isn’t a very good band, when it is

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