Brian Jonestown Massacre

Though admittedly and purposefully stuck in a droning, 1967-era psychedelic musical moment, the Brian Jonestown Massacre remains true to the original form. While Oasis (and now the Strokes) wrote songs that sounded too much like mere rip-offs of British Invasion sounds, BJM writes life-stinks, mod-rocker songs that the Stones in their heyday wish they could have written. Often referred to as My Bloody Valentine meets the Velvet Underground, this band really doesn't fit into such a tidy package. As cocky front man Anton Newcombe says in an Alternative Press interview, "The Velvets, Stones and the Beatles can sue each other for ripping each other off, but they can't sue me. I'm the one who created something new out of it."
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