DUE OUT 29th FEB '24
The Brian Jonestown Massacre are one of the great contemporary cult
American rock and roll bands. At the peak of their anarchic reign in the San
Francisco underground of the mid '90s their psychedelic output was almost as
prodigious and impressive as their narcotic intake.
Immortalised in one of the most unforgettable rock and roll documentaries of all time,
DIG! alongside their friends/rivals/nemeses, The Dandy Warhol's, in their early years
when the US were obsessed with grunge, the BJM felt like a '60s anachronism. But with
albums like Their Satanic Majesties Second Request and Thank God for Mental Illness, and
incendiary, often chaotic, live shows, they burnished their legend as true believers and
custodians of the original west coast flame; a privilege and responsibility which continues
to this day when the band have a bigger and more dedicated audience than ever.
Joel Gion's memoir tells the story of the first ten years of the band from the Duke Seat. A
righteous account of the hazards and pleasures of life on and off the road, In the Jingle
Jangle Jungle takes use behind the scenes of the supposed behind the scenes film that
cemented the band's legend. Funny as hell, shot through with the innocence and wonder
of a 'percussionist' whose true role is that of the band's 'spirit animal', In the Jingle Jangle
Jungle is destined to take its place alongside cult classics in the pantheon of rock and roll
literature like Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands, Head On, and 45 by Bill Drummond.
It will also feature a foreword by Anton Newcombe, fellow member and founder of The
Brian Jonestown Massacre.