The Brian Jonestown Massacre Their Satanic Majesties Second Request on Colored 180g 2LP
Truth in advertising: the Brian Jonestown Massacre's sophomore album does, as promised, spring forth from the Rolling Stones' long-underrated 1967 masterpiece â€œTheir Satanic Majesties Requestâ€, copping not only Mick and Keith's leering bad-boy attitude but also their their rock-and-roll-circus spirit. Opening with the brilliant All Around You (Intro), a tongue-in-cheek guide to the mind-altering journey ahead, the record is a kaleidoscopic, drug-fueled freakout â€” like the Stones' namesake album, Their Satanic Majesties Second Request is painted by Eastern drones and psychedelic tangents, each track bubbling with dozens of sound effects including sitars, mellotrons, farfisas, didgeridoos, tablas, congas, and glockenspiels. Travelling through the past, darkly, the Brian Jonestown Massacre arrives on the other side unscathed; their music is too rich to be merely retro, and too knowing to be merely slavish. The Stones themselves haven't made a record this strong or entertaining in years.