Spacegirl and Other Favorites is a collection of The Brian Jonestown Massacre's first recordings originally released only on LP in 1996. The band as it existed in 1993, just two years after forming, was already a vehicle for the twisted artistic sense of Anton Newcombe. Recorded around the time of the group's official debut, Methodrone, most of these songs actually feature only the work of Newcombe himself, dating from a series of all-night studio experiments that proved to be his immersion in the recording process. The Brian Jonestown Massacre's Spacegirl and Other Favorites is now reissued on "a records," Anton Newcombe's own record label and is presented here on colored 180g vinyl remastered at Abbey Road.
Since 1995 The Brian Jonestown Massacre has released numerous albums, first for Bomp! Records, the label which gave them their start, and later for TVT and Tee Pee. BJM has been essential in the development of the modern U.S. garage scene, and many LA and SF musicians got their start playing with Newcombe, including Peter Hayes of The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Originally Newcombe was heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones' psychedelic phase, and the band's name even 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.