Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Gets Sinful, Lustful, Serious at Grand Central Miami

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Grand Central Miami

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Better Than: That old Marlon Brando biker movie, The Wild One, from which Black Rebel Motorcycle Club took its name.

Interestingly the rival biker gang in that 1953 black and white flick were called The Beetles. This makes a strange kind of sense as Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are as far from Beatlesque as a rock n roll band can be. You'd have to go back to the Fab Four's Hamburg leather jacket days to find any resemblance with this California trio's moody atmospherics. But that just covers the BRMC's fashion sense. More proper forefathers would be the cool dreaminess of The Jesus and Mary Chain or My Bloody Valentine, and perhaps you could call Muse to be BRMC's overdramatic cousin.

See also: BRMC's Robert Levon Been Talks Rock 'n' Roll, His Father's Death, and Fronting the Call

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