Is it a Dandy Massacre or A Brian Warhol?





The Dandy Warhols have been a long-time guilty pleasure of mine, after slickly polishing up droney Velvet Underground psychedelia and eventually morphing it into what a Duran Duran grandkids’ band would sound like. Plus, Courtney Taylor is pretty hot for a dude.

So what’s the deal with their new single?  “The World The People Together (Come On)”  

Not that its not what you would typically expect from The Dandys. Its a fun track. Its just a reoccurrence. Something I noticed a while back…

The Brian Jonestown Massacre has been a long-time favorite of mine, after making sweet 60’s revival rock with hypnotically catchy hooks, while strictly shunning the music industry for the 18 years they’ve been together. Plus Anton Newcombe is totally out of his mind.

So what’s the deal with this track?  “You Have Been Disconnected?”

Not that its not what you would typically expect from The Massacre. Its an awesome track. Its just a reoccurrence.

Something I noticed a while back.

Yeah.., go ahead. Listen to those tracks again. See?


“Dig” was a pretty cool documentary that garnered quite a bit of critical acclaim, as it chronicled 7 years in the life of two bands: The Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

In the film, best friends Courtney Taylor and Anton Newcombe become sworn rivals and their respective bands, once united, diverged down opposite paths: The Dandys surfed the polished, sometimes predictable wave of commercial success. The Massacre self-imploded several times, shunned the music industry and blew through copious amounts of hypodermic needles.


So what’s the deal with this track: “Godless” by The Dandy Warhols

Not that I’m trying to be nitpicky. They’re awesome bands. I always thought the “rivalry” was a bit orchestra… You know what? Its just a little something…

Ok, Ok… Now listen to this one: When Jokers Attackby The Brian Jonestown Massacre


Whoa…, Deja Vu




Filed under Music, Opinion

4 responses to “Is it a Dandy Massacre or A Brian Warhol?

  1. guittard

    The tracks you mention do sound similiar. It’s like the Byrds and the Beatles having similiar sounding songs: “Bells of Rhymney” and “If I Needed Someone.”

  2. utopia901

    Absolutely Mr. Guittard.
    Any idea who is borrowing from who?

  3. guittard

    I can’t really be sure. They still seem to keep the competition going but I believe Anton is rising up from his “Bloody Underground.” He’s shown that he can stick to his guns and be noticed “his” way. I respect that.

  4. utopia901

    To your point, Dear Mr. Guittard, one of the very reasons I have followed the Brian Jonestown Massacre for years now is because of Anton’s ability to “be noticed ‘his’ way”. Anton has shunned the music industry from day one and has shown the capacity to produce amazing music; and even in some cases, music that could very well fit into the mainstream.
    It’s interesting to see that more and more artists are approaching music distribution in very a similar way to Anton’s, such as Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails and The Raconteurs. Looks like Anton’s long-standing “music revolution” is finally happening.
    Thanks for the commentary, Mr. Guittard!

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