Take It from the Man!

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Take It from the Man!
Studio album by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Released May 28, 1996
Recorded November 1995 - February 1996
Genre Psychedelic rock, blues rock, garage rock
Length 69:13
Label Bomp! Records
Producer Larry Thrasher
The Brian Jonestown Massacre chronology
Take It from the Man!
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Take It from the Man! is the third album by American rock band The Brian Jonestown Massacre. It is the first of three critically acclaimed albums released by the band in 1996, preceding Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request and Thank God for Mental Illness. It was another change of style for the band, with a large influence being 1960s garage rock, particularly the early work of The Rolling Stones.

All of the songs were written by Anton Newcombe except "Oh Lord", "B.S.A.", "Cabin Fever" and "In My Life", which were written by Matt Hollywood. It was produced by Larry Thrasher of Psychic TV.

"Dawn" was later re-recorded on the band's first and only album with TVT Records, Strung Out in Heaven.

"Straight Up and Down" was used as theme music for the television drama series Boardwalk Empire on the American cable network HBO. The song appears twice on the album (track 6 and 18), as two different takes. The long version of "Straight Up and Down," in particular, clearly indicates two of the band's biggest 60's influences, as by the final minutes of the song, the vocals mimic both the "Woo-woo!" backing vocals from The Rolling Stones song "Sympathy for the Devil," and the "Na-na-na-na!" vocals from The Beatles song "Hey Jude."

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

No. Title Length
1. "Vacuum Boots"   3:02
2. "Who?"   2:53
3. "Oh Lord"   3:20
4. "Caress"   2:30
5. "(David Bowie I Love You) Since I Was Six"   3:24
6. "Straight Up and Down"   4:30
7. "Monster"   3:16
8. "Take It from the Man"   2:40
9. "B.S.A."   4:32
10. "Mary, Please"   4:10
11. "Monkey Puzzle"   4:03
12. "Fucker"   2:12
13. "Dawn"   2:00
14. "Cabin Fever"   7:56
15. "In My Life"   2:22
16. "The Be Song"   3:26
17. "My Man Syd"   1:50
18. "Straight Up and Down [Long Version]"   11:07
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