sign up and post links to cool music videos

Rehearsal Space: Anton Newcombe (The Brian Jonestown Massacre)

Everyone has an opinion about Anton Newcombe. He is a controversial figure, inspiring strong reactions of both devotion and criticism. In 2004, Ondi Timoner released her award-winning documentary Dig! that followed the lives and careers of the bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols for seven years. Anton has denounced his depiction in the film that propelled him further into the public spotlight. As the founder and the only continual member of The BJM, he is well-versed in more than eighty instruments and equally competent at producing and running record labels. His musical prodigy and his influence on the current music climate cannot be denied.

In this episode of Rehearsal Space, Anton talks about the process of making the BJM’s ninth studio album, My Bloody Underground. He explains how his non-music interests lead him to use multimedia in his art; for example, they’re releasing a video piece to go with every song on the album. Finally, Anton shares his opinions on the subjects of free music, criticism, and songs as performance art.

Permalink HERE

otc, August 9, 2008 at 5:31:12 AM CEST

I really love DIG but the whole time I was watching it I couldn't ever shake the feeling that all of the BJM hype was bullshit. After actually checking out a few of their albums I can now safely say it is. The whole movie you hear people say "Anton is a genius! he can play 80 instruments! he's like Lennon!" etc. Anyways it's all empty, if he were actually a genius then maybe he would of produced an album worth listening to by now instead of a few decent songs. He's a great documentary subject but not anyone whose music I pay attention to. Besides wouldn't a real musical genius try something new instead of constantly trying to re-hash classic rock conventions.

loz, August 10, 2008 at 4:20:08 PM CEST

strange, i don't have an opinion on Anton Newcombe.

bodysong, August 10, 2008 at 7:19:17 PM CEST

no one would even know who this guy is if it weren't for DIG. aside from that, otc is right on the nose about the music.


Hiya stranger, login to post links to music videos.

You can subscribe to this site as RSS or on twitter.

Made with Antville

Recent comments:
It shouldn't be a... kevathens; 21:24
NYT confirms (for me)... kevathens; 23:03
Olivia passed, age 73 kevathens; 04:22
That was great kevathens; 15:10
Good call Kev :)... robodrug; 23:47
"We play games a... kevathens; 19:21
Wondering, do they pronounce... kevathens; 19:18
I like that; kevathens; 04:48
Post Malone praises Hwasa's... robodrug; 00:11
Ivan died in his... kevathens; 01:33
Noted :D robodrug; 02:48
77m People must love... robodrug; 18:39
'moderate radio hit' if... kevathens; 20:42
Chung Ha falls into... robodrug; 16:15
Concept seems old school,... robodrug; 15:59
Title translation: “to fly... robodrug; 15:20
Gee ❤️ kevathens; 23:47
It makes me puke... kevathens; 16:52
One of the sadder... kevathens; 16:50
This video charms the... kevathens; 01:39
Terrible but iconic? kevathens; 20:54
👍 cool robodrug; 19:17
"getting attn stateside" kevathens; 19:06
I don't know if... kevathens; 18:58
Nice kevathens; 18:55
That's well nice! Minted! robodrug; 04:37
Another clip from the... robodrug; 04:36
There is also this... robodrug; 04:14
Yep! robodrug; 03:56
Tragic! Ex Wonder Girls... robodrug; 03:55
It's an interesting video,... kevathens; 03:36
"aespa are the downfall... robodrug; 03:26
This is that song... kevathens; 01:03
Liked that! Iron Brew... robodrug; 03:03
List of some previously... robodrug; 00:51
Odd, I would have... robodrug; 00:29
A whole other universe... kevathens; 20:13
TW: Guns, murder kevathens; 20:04
Swear I musta got... robodrug; 16:42
40 MM hits on... robodrug; 12:52
I remember this, but... antdude; 19:22
4.5b kevathens; 18:52
3.4b watches kevathens; 18:46
Not this Jordy kevathens; 00:19
Parts of this are... kevathens; 00:01
Welcome back! robodrug; 00:50
Location: Digbeth/Bordely districts, Birmingham... robodrug; 13:16
Chuh! It only took... robodrug; 12:16
Sure OK robodrug; 03:03
robodrug: No, leave it... antdude; 18:57

August 2022