ARCHIVE REVIEW – Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ed Harcourt – Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

(reviewed by Scott Causer)

Tonight we find ourselves in the civilised surroundings of the Queen Elizabeth Hall for the 1st day of Patti Smith’s Meltdown Festival featuring a very rare UK appearance from US psychedelic protagonists The Brian Jonestown Massacre, who will henceforth be known as BJM due to my extreme laziness, unwillingness and inability to keep repeatedly writing their name.  The concert itself is a seated affair and we’re very close to the stage.  Such are the surroundings, it’s almost like waiting for classical musicians to appear.More