Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - B.R.M.C. (April 3, 2001)

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club… The longest ever band name that makes you wonder why such a name was picked up? Well, Peter Hayes and guys liked the movie Wild One with Marlon Brando very much. But, besides, it really describes them perfectly: their music is mainly psychedelic, melancholic, rebellious, makes you feel like you ride a motor-bike under a crazy wind that takes the sound of the music away, which still echoes in your mind...
They sound nice in their short version too, however: B.R.M.C. A very britishly sounding but still American band, whose latest album, The Effect of 333 was totally independently recorded with their own efforts which they are very proud of.
But the best album they made was their first album called B.R.M.C. It is really a well shaped collection of wonderful songs that take you high up to the sky with its pure melodies and Peter Hayes’s velvet vocal. They really have a very good taste for music and each of their song is beautiful in its own way. Positive and dreamy Awake, cute and melodic Down Here with a very pretty background solo are one of the many pearls of the album. They even have some country sound in some songs like Screaming Gun, as if taken from old Westerns, while Spread your Love and Whatever Happened to My Rock’n’roll are perfect crazy dancing songs with endless passion and desire! Head up High and Too Real are such lovely ballads you can not believe can be sung by the same B.R.M.C Does it feel too real , When everything you've learned to love seems to change? Does it feel too real When everything you love to fear seems the same?...
As Sure as the Sun sounds even a bit like grunge with its dominant bass and interesting outro where Peter mumbles “I’m gonna take my time” with a voice as if during church ceremonies. At my Door is a wonderful acoustic song and its waves resemble the flying birds in a pure summer blue sky. Love burns deserves a special attention as it is an unbelievably powerful song sticking to your mind and making you feel the love burning inside you. It makes you want to lose your mind and sink into the absorbing sea of love and fever. I like the guitars in these song suddenly “switching into the song with a loud distortion” emphasizing the strong and catchy chorus you want to repeat all the time in your mind!
Red Eyes and Tears is quite hard probably the hardest song in the album with hard lyrics too, a very passionate song too despite the monotone vocal. It has a winning solo and drums.
Rifles is another masterpiece of this album with a «stretching singing style» which is the main salt of the song. It has impressive lyrics too: I see the color in your eyes, I see the images I own, I see more color in your eyes, Than the reflections from purple skies.
Salvation sounds very much like Blur’s Tender to me, it has the same drums and very similar chorus, the same majesty and love theme.
Here is the B.R.M.C.'s self titled debut album: 14 incredible songs which make you want them more and more and never get bored of listening to. Here is a band with a long name that gets stuck for a long time in your mind. ..


4 comments:

Goyushek said...

My first experience with this band was many years ago when I got a CD for my birthday with no proper tracklist. And I liked a song, really, too much, but didn't know the band playing. I found it out only last year. Yes, it was BRMC. And the song was Love Burns :)
Now I enjoy it again :)
Strange that I didn't discover this band earlier.. Quite strange..

Manu said...

Me too, i am very sad that i didn't know them earlier, they are soooo cool!!!

Anonymous said...

they are massively underrated...the best band in the world....

Niels said...

Make sure to listen to their Baby 81 album for some groovy rock&roll like "Berlin", "Weapons of Choice" and "Window" (this last song is more down tempo but still very good, with piano and all ^^)