zephyr illusions photo by donna October 1992. The view atop Chasseral, Jura Mountains looking across Switzerland to The Alps on the horizon. Fog, intensely thick, rising from Lac Bienne and stretching its fingers high onto the Lignières-Plateau de Diesse after wholly filling the valley below the plateau.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

My next roadtrip will be a short one to historic Philadelphia in mid-February to hear/see Black Rebel Motorcycle Club play a gig at Theatre for the Living Arts.

Even though Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has been around for a few years and have made a few releases, i've only recently been turned on to them by a friend. B.R.M.C. comprises only 3 guys, but these 3 guys produce a big, a very cool and a rather unique sound... something that i find refreshing in a time when there are so many bands being promoted that only seem to recycle all the same tunes.

B.R.M.C. creatively mixes and blends an Alternative electric vibe with an acoustic Folk-cum-Rock sound, sometimes throwing a little bit of an Industrial edge into the mix. an added bonus is good meaningful lyrics. this may sound chaotic, but somehow B.R.M.C. manages to capture and harness the energy of chaos and produce songs that make musical sense and throw you only a little bit off balance... and, sometimes, being a little bit off balance puts a new and exciting spin on life.
and, i dig it when music adds a new exciting spin to life :)

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's latest album, 'Howl', is characterized by strong rhythmic acoustic guitar with a hard raw edge punctuated with harmonica laid over an even foundation of solid drumming. if i were to relate 'Howl's' sound to other musicians, i'd say the overall vibe is like Bob Dylan-meets-The Dandy Warhols.

you can hear some songs from 'Howl' here. [you'll need Real Player]


  1. hope you enjoy your trip.. i'll certainly check out the link :)

  2. you can also see more videos by going to the BRMC official website and looking at the 'Video' page. also, a couple of songs can be heard by going to the 'Recordings' then 'Howl' page.

    btw, teeheeheee, Peter Hayes (the frontman) sure is cute, isn't he? :D

  3. euh.. cute...

    well i'll leave that for you to judge ;)