Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Biography

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club were formed in 1998, a San Francisco-based group who have been writing, recording and performing almost nonstop since their onset. The group's sound is a mixture of ethereal rock and burning white noise psychedelica. Introspective lyrics and inventive musicianship separate them from their contemporaries. B.R.M.C. named themselves after Marlon Brando's motorcycle gang in the 1950 movie 'The Wild One'. Originally the group's name had been The Elements but quickly changed after discovering many other bands had shared the same title.

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Robert and Peter met in high school; there they started writing and playing together making four-track recordings in their garage. They needed a drummer to complete the group. In 98' they met drummer, Englishman Nick Jago, and began recording together and performing live in San Francisco. They recorded a full-length demo making a limited print of 500 CD's, with no record label backing. In the summer of '99 the band concentrated on Los Angeles, playing live relentlessly for the next six months and becoming one of the most talked about bands in LA landing a deal with Virgin Records.

Given the opportunity to produce and mix their records themselves the band went into exclusion recording at their home studio and Sound City in Los Angeles. There are 11 tracks featured on their debut LP.


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