Posted in music on September 19, 2005
"Okay folks, so apparently a relatively tragic thing has happened tonight. In Brooklyn, before the BJM's Bowery Ballroom show, the band's van along with the U-haul trailer containing ALL OF THE BANDS EQUIPMENT was stolen. People I guess have hustled to get stuff together for them to play the gig tonight but that leaves Anton, Rickey, Frankie, Collin, and Dan without a vehicle and most importantly, without all of their precious musical instruments and amplifiers...
If everyone in the area (or even not so close) keeps an eye out at pawn shops, music stores, private sellers, and even e-bay for this missing gear-it could help eventually track some of it down.
We'll try to provide a more comprehensive list eventually- but off the top of my head is this-
Gretch 1960's round badge drum kit-turquoise.
-kick drum has the BJM logo on it (who knows- the robbers might be stupid enough not to take it off)
Fender Bassman 1960's blackface head
-notable that the 'B' is blackend out so that it reads "assman"
-this is one of the most unique and amazing sounding bass rigs, has a really warm, big fucked up fuzz sound when turned up.
Frankie's 1970's siverface Fender Twin amp
2 Fender Twin re-issue black face amps
- the one Anton plays is notable for it's amazing huge sounding reverb.
Basically it is a huge part of Anton's sound.
-notable for a sticker on the front that reads "Masonic" (again, the bandits might be stupid enough...)
Collin's Rickenbacker bass- red Rickey's 12-string 1960's Gibson ES-335 (possibly (hopefully) he had this with him and it was not stolen)
-amazingly beautiful guitar
Vox Cheetah- maroon
-quite fucked up from years of tour abuse, but Anton's main guitar (owned by Frankie)
Vox 12-string Phantom- black and white
Vox 12-string Starstreamer- sunburst teardrop shape
Rickenbacker 12-string 360- black and white Epiphone 6-string- sunburst
Frankie also has a Telecaster- I'm not sure the details of it.
I'm sure there was more but if people spread the word out there for this gear and people keep their eyes open- some of it might pop up- especially being sold/bought together, then there might be a chance of retrieving some of this stuff.
As of now, I do not know what will happen with the few remaining shows of the tour. We gotta still figure out how to get the guys home!
Anyway, it's a terrible situation- a band's worst nightmare- and maybe
through everyone's love and support we can get through it and hopefully getting some of the stuff back will lessen this huge blow that was dealt to the Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Please repost, spread the word, and keep an eye out."
(thx Miss Ohio)