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San Francisco, United States (1998 – present)

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is a rock band from San Francisco, United States. The band formed in 1998. Influences include The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Verve, The Rolling Stones, Oasis, T. Rex, The Velvet Underground, Love and Rockets, Daniel Ash, and The Jesus and Mary Chain.

The band’s second album ‘Take Them On, On Your Own’ featured several songs (‘Generation’ and ‘US Government’) which were critical of the United States’ foreign policy and George Bush in particular.

After conflict with their label (Virgin Records), the band was dropped in 2004. Nick Jago left the band at the end of their summer tour in the same year due to “internal conflict”.

Following Jago’s departure Peter Hayes and Robert Levon Been regrouped and recorded the band’s third album. With their third record Howl, they added , and , a la Spiritualized.

In 2005 the band inked a new deal with Echo in the UK, and RCA in the US. Nick Jago also returned to the fold. The band’s third album “Howl” was released that same year to widespread critical acclaim. Jago returned after most of the album was recorded but played on “Promise”.

“Baby 81” the band’s fourth album was released on May 1st, 2007. In June 2008 Nick Jago once again left the touring line-up of the band being replaced by The Raveonettes’ touring drummer Leah Shapiro. Nick stated that “…I am fired again and to be honest with you I respect their decision”.


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  • donkukis

    Best band in the world.

    16 Apr 5:59am Reply
  • CoraLyra

    The lyrics they write are just pure poetry. The songs are so good... Fuck I can't get enough of them. Real music right here with this band.

    8 Apr 6:29pm Reply
  • MarchOfClouds

    I've always known my heart's been held by you...

    26 Mar 3:04pm Reply
  • Rivacks

    20 Mar 2:16am Reply
  • CoraLyra

    I just can't stop listening to BRMC these days. They're marvelous.

    17 Mar 1:18am Reply
  • alexaCollective

    the effects of 333 is objectively the best album this band has ever put out

    13 Mar 2:08am Reply
  • brmc0509

    Love, LOVE BRMC!! Saw them in Toronto last year...worth the wait but I don't want to wait that long again. Still on my heavy rotation. Love watching them evolve....

    10 Mar 3:11am Reply
  • erikngn

    Годные ребята, очень.

    9 Mar 12:52am Reply
  • TeoIfO

    Some good psychedelic rock in there ::::)

    3 Mar 5:57pm Reply
  • Storchel

    I would say "Sell it" is their heaviest song, and besides the best one on the new album, but that's just me

    28 Feb 6:11pm Reply
  • LiquidSheep

    Yeah, when I first stumbled upon BRMC, I expected a really loud, noise hard rock band. Turned out they DO make some hard rock, but a lot of other things as well. Versatile and great.

    26 Feb 5:12pm Reply
  • minoe54

    Live of BRMC in Nancy last weekend there :)

    19 Feb 10:14pm Reply
  • der_friese

    "Check out the brand new music video for "Some Kind of Ghost" directed by Daniel Mancini. Also, download two free b-side tracks, "God's Gonna Cut You Down" and "Some Kind of Ghost (Acoustic Mix) by clicking here:"; from official site

    11 Feb 9:08pm Reply
  • Luiz_Landa

    BRMC is not a hard rock band, nor is a typical indie band, if you are looking for heavy songs listen to Let the Day Begin and Weapon of Choice

    6 Feb 4:53pm Reply
  • MAphrodyte

    Hey guys ! After the concert, you're welcome to party at my sister's studio with us in Paris at Cité des arts ! we can hang out and have fun :) just in box me

    4 Feb 6:29pm Reply
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  • Reeenaaatooo

    In my opinion, 'Howl' is one of the softest, because it's mainly based on folk songs, lots of harmonicas.. I don't know what kind of music you like so it's difficult to recommend, but the last two albums (Specter and Beat the Devil's tattoo) is a lot based on shoegaze. The heaviest stuff is on 'Baby 81' or 'Take them own on your own”. 'Effects of 333' is heavy psychedelic shit, but really crazy, doesn't even sound like BRMC, and the first album (BRMC) is a classic. One thing I can tell you for sure: if you classify Black Rebel as a “typical indie band”, you didn't listened enough of it, or you didn't get it, cause this band is fucking awesome! They have so many great influences, from classic rock to shoegaze, passing by folk and blues, and they're underestimated. A song that I would like to suggest is this one (american X):

    24 Jan 6:39pm Reply
  • amsterm

    Heart & Soul ...

    23 Jan 3:54am Reply
  • Amrabart

    yes, check out the 'Howl' album

    21 Jan 6:40pm Reply
  • BlancaXLobo

    Do they have any heavier songs/albums? I expected some cool hard rock by the band's name, but after listening to few hit songs they sound like typical indie band. I mean, I'm dissapointed, but I'm just asking, not being rude.[2]

    20 Jan 7:33pm Reply
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