Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
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The band's first two records were indebted to classic hard rock influenced by Led Zeppelin and also encompassed slower paced psychedelic rock and space rock influences from bands such as The Verve and The Jesus And Mary Chain. Recently, with their third record Howl, they developed a more concrete sound and style; encompassing blues, folk, and rock, while remaining angst-ridden in theme.
The vocals are shared between Robert Levon Been (Bass) and Peter Hayes (guitar). Been and Hayes met at high school in San Francisco and quickly formed a band, Hayes having recently left the Brian Jonestown Massacre. Looking for a drummer, they met Nick Jago, from Devon, England, who had moved to California to be with his parents after spending some time at Winchester School of Art, where he was studying fine art. Been used the pseudonym 'Robert Turner' on the first two records, in an attempt to not be linked to his famous father (Michael Been of The Call.) He later dropped this identity when promoting Howl.
The band was originally called The Elements, but after discovering that another band had the same name, it changed the name to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Its second album Take Them On, On Your Own has several songs such as "Generation" and "US Government" that are critical of the United States government(and in particular George Bush) that were echoed by punk band Green Day the next year.
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