The sound quality of this like most B J M CDs is awful. The music is great however. Some of the lyrics are offensive, but hey so isthe cover! to certain people among us anyway. The influences are varied, one track is pure Joy Division! I guess you would either love or hate this, No need to say which camp I am in.
If, like me, you think that 'Bravery, Repetition and Noise' or 'Give It Back' are Brian Jonestown Massacre classics, then 'Who Killed Sgt.Pepper?' will come as a bit of a disappointment. I've tried listening to this album a few times in the hope of finding some redeeming features, but sadly there are few. It starts promisingly enough with 'Tempo 116.7 (reaching for dangerous levels of sobriety)' and 'Tungur Hnifur', but if i'm honest, i found it all quite boring. It's overlong and devoid of almost anything resembling a decent melody, which is a shame, as i really do love this band.
Instantly catchy, well crafted, well produced and lots of fun.. Being a Brian Jonestown Massacre fan, I was bound to buy it anyway, but it in no way disapoints. A free moving work of modern wonder. Surging on from the sixties tinged affairs of the past, this takes a giant leap forward, containing hugh soundscapes. Anyone new to the band could start here, but should also have a delve into the back catalogue, which is mainly ecapsulated by the Tepid Peppermint Wonderland retrospective. I also recomend catching them live too, who along with the Fall, are the two bands currently performing that can change your life!