Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request

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Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request
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Studio album by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Released June 18, 1996
Recorded 1995 at Bloody Angle Studios
Genre
Length 73:53
Label
The Brian Jonestown Massacre chronology
Take It from the Man!
(1996)Take It from the Man!1996
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request
(1996)
Thank God for Mental Illness
(1996)Thank God for Mental Illness1996

Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request is the fourth studio album by American psychedelic rock band The Brian Jonestown Massacre. It was released on June 18, 1996 by record label Tangible and distributed by Bomp! Records, and is the second of three full-length albums released by the band that year.

Recording[edit]

Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request was recorded in 1995 at Bloody Angle Studios.

Content[edit]

The album's title and music is influenced by The Rolling Stones' 1967 album Their Satanic Majesties Request.[1]

Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request reveals vast experimentation with Indian drones, sitars, mellotrons, farfisas, didgeridoos, tablas, congas, and glockenspiels.[1] Following in the footsteps of Keith Richards and Brian Jones, BJM capture and explore the psychedelic rock sound of the late 1960s.[citation needed] The opening track, All Around You (Intro), pays tribute to the showmanship of the Stones, calling one and all to the psychedelic trip that they are about to experience.[citation needed]

The song "Donovan Said" is itself a tribute to Donovan's "The Fat Angel", mimicking the vocal patterns of the verse at about a 3/4's of the speed.[citation needed]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

AllMusic's Jason Ankeny wrote: "their music is too rich to be merely retro, and too knowing to be merely slavish – the Stones themselves haven't made a record this strong or entertaining in years."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs on the album were written by Anton Newcombe, except for "No Come Down" and "Miss June '75", written by Matt Hollywood.

Side A
  1. "All Around You (Intro)" – 5:35
  2. "Cold to the Touch" – 3:20
  3. "Donovan Said" – 4:42
  4. "In India You" – 3:40
Side B
  1. "No Come Down" – 5:48
  2. "(Around You) Everywhere" – 0:56
  3. "Jesus" – 6:30
  4. "Before You" – 1:59
  5. "Miss June '75" – 7:33
Side C
  1. "Anemone" – 5:34
  2. "Baby (Prepraise)" – 0:30
  3. "Feelers" – 5:27
  4. "Bad Baby" – 8:22
Side D
  1. "Cause, I Lover" – 1:17
  2. "(Baby) Love of My Life" – 1:06
  3. "Slowdown (Fuck Tomorrow)/Here It Comes" – 6:46
  4. "All Around You (Outro)" – 4:48

Personnel[edit]

The liner notes also contain a list of instruments appearing on the album:

"acoustic guitar, sitar, clavs, mellotron, tambora, echoplex-feedback-generator, electric guitar, dumbek, tablas, flute, farfisa, recorder, tape loops, drums, acoustic bass, shinni, chanter, didgeridoo, vox jaguar, French horn, viola, tuba, SMS serge, 12-string electric guitar, harmonium, tambourines, cabasa, conga, jimbe, accordion, celeste, glockenspiel, bells, fish, piano, hammond, cello, wolf horn, maracas, weird-fucking-Chinese-shit, tyco drum, vibes, woodwinds and other top secret crap."

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Ankeny, Jason (1996-06-18). "Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request - The Brian Jonestown Massacre". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-01-12.