Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?

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Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?
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Studio album by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Released February 23, 2010 (2010-02-23)
Recorded 2009
Genre
Length 71.36
Language English, Icelandic, Russian
Label A
The Brian Jonestown Massacre chronology
My Bloody Underground
(2008)
Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?
(2010)
Aufheben
(2012)
Singles from Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?
  1. "The One"
    Released: 23 November 2009
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 61/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Clash 7/10[3]
Consequence of Sound B[4]
Drowned in Sound 7/10[5]
musicOMH 4/5 stars[6]
NME 8/10 stars[7]
Pitchfork 5.7/10[8]
The Skinny 4/5 stars[9]
Tiny Mix Tapes 1.5/5 stars[10]
Under the Radar 5/10 stars[11]

Who Killed Sgt. Pepper? is the eleventh studio album by American psychedelic rock band The Brian Jonestown Massacre. It was released in February 2010[12] on band leader Anton Newcombe's A Records.[13]

Recording[edit]

The album was recorded in Iceland and at Studio East in Berlin.

Personnel[edit]

The album guest features, among a variety of international musicians, Spacemen 3 bassist Will Carruthers and vocalists Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir and Felix Bondareff.[14]

Content[edit]

The album's title refers to The Beatles' 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It may also refer to Who Killed Bambi?, an early working title for The Sex Pistols' film The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle, as well as a song on the film's soundtrack.

Release[edit]

The album was available for free streaming prior to release, and, like My Bloody Underground, music videos were made for each of the album's songs.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tempo 116.7 (Reaching for Dangerous Levels of Sobriety)" - 5:35
  2. "Þungur Hnífur" (Icelandic for "The Heavy Knife") - 4:11
  3. "Lets Go Fucking Mental" - 4:43
  4. "White Music" - 3:31
  5. "This Is the First of Your Last Warnings" (Icelandic version) - 6:15
  6. "This Is the One Thing We Did Not Want to Have Happen" - 8:05
  7. "The One" - 4:11
  8. "Someplace Else Unknown" - 6:26
  9. "Detka! Detka! Detka!" (Russian for "Baby")- 5:25
  10. "Super Fucked" - 6:36
  11. "Our Time" - 3:03
  12. "Feel It (Of Course We Fucking Do)" - 6:33
  13. "Felt Tipped-Pen Pictures of UFOs" - 9:56

Personnel[edit]

  • Anton Newcombe - Vocals, Guitar, Electronics
  • Will Carruthers - Bass, vocals (tracks 3,6)
  • Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir - Vocals (tracks 5,7)
  • Felix Bondareff - Vocals (tracks 2,9)
  • Jón Sæmundur - Guitar
  • Henrik Baldvin Bjornsson – Guitar
  • Constantine Karlis – Drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Allmusic review". 
  2. ^ "Who Killed Sgt. Pepper? – The Brian Jonestown Massacre". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ Annan, Nick (February 12, 2010). "The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Who Killed Sgt Pepper?". Clash. Music Republic Ltd. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ Maider, Ted (February 22, 2010). "The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Drowned in Sound review". 
  6. ^ Cole, Jenni (February 22, 2010). "The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Who Killed Sgt Pepper?". musicOMH. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ "NME review". 
  8. ^ "Pitchfork Media review". 
  9. ^ Shukla, Mark (February 1, 2010). "Brian Jonestown Massacre – Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?". The Skinny. Radge Media. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ Vodicka, Gabe. "Brian Jonestown Massacre – Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  11. ^ Valish, Frank (February 18, 2010). "Brian Jonestown Massacre: Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?". Under the Radar. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  12. ^ ""Brian Jonestown Massacre ask "Who Killed Sgt Pepper?" on new album"". snobsmusic.net. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 
  13. ^ "The Brian Jonestown Massacre official website". The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Archived from the original on 2007-10-22. Retrieved 2008-01-04. 
  14. ^ ""Brian Jonestown Massacre ask "Who Killed Sgt Pepper?" on new album"". antimusic.com. Retrieved 2010-01-09.