Posted in music on September 19, 2005

Brian Jonestown Massacre is scheduled to play an acoustic show at Pianos tomorrow. Don't know how this news will affect it...

"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)



Tags: CMJ

Comments (22)


Posted by Nelson Muntz | September 19, 2005 8:41 PM

This reminds me of Sonic Youth a few years back.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2005 8:59 PM

who wants to buy instruments that make shitty music real cheap?

Posted by asshole | September 19, 2005 9:08 PM

The Dandy Warhols did it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2005 10:00 PM

Karma has come to collect

Posted by Jeremiah duMont | September 19, 2005 11:23 PM

ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

Posted by anton this! | September 19, 2005 11:39 PM

you know anton stole it himself. drama queen!

it's always sad when bands have their gear stolen though. apparently it happened to the twenty twos on warped tour.

Posted by nora | September 19, 2005 11:51 PM

couldn't have happened to a more deserving asshole. COSMIC PAYBACK'S A BITCH, ANTON!

Posted by joe | September 21, 2005 5:57 PM

Karma will take care of itself...wish ill upon others and collect in your own time...God Bless Anton! Keep rockin...the attack is always upon the holy!

Posted by Dalen | October 1, 2005 6:33 AM

crybabies. shit im glad anton makes these spoiled brats go home with tails between legs.
are you jerks really paying thousands of dollars to live in brooklyn? stupid stupid spoiled brats.



Posted by hate you too | October 5, 2005 11:44 PM

i know who did it

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2005 9:21 PM

It's a bad, bad thing to have your gear stolen as anyone who has ever picked up an instrument and loved it will know, so shame on you wa**kers out there who find this news cause for mirth.....

Posted by guy | December 7, 2005 3:35 PM

indie sux ur all gay go bum camels

Posted by fuzz bucket | October 10, 2006 5:35 PM

Maybe they should take that as a sign....

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Posted by Ayala33Gale | March 21, 2010 2:41 PM

Wow this looks better than BrooklynFest or whatever that was couple wks a matter of fact, better than any shows/festivals that Todd P tries to put together!

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You're a fool Joe. You shouldn't believe everything you see in the movies.

Posted by Jesse M.G. Valencia | August 3, 2011 6:09 AM

A relatively tragic thing has happened,its strange for me!

Posted by graphic design hitchin | December 12, 2011 4:07 AM

It seems an excellent event, I wish I could enjoy that!

Posted by Property management | December 19, 2011 4:16 AM

who wants to buy instruments that make shitty music real cheap?
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