Track of the Week – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club “Circus Bazooko”
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has been around for some time. A hard rock band with a soft side, BRMC is the epitome of grunge meets soul. They excel in the art of poetic feedback in their music while at the same time holding the title of masters of the guitar. These guys bring the perfect combination of grunge, rock, soul, and folk, all with flawless vocals and a heart of gold. BRMC just released their 8th studio album called Wrong Creatures. The album is perfectly in line with what we would expect from the group, with a few surprises in between. This week’s Track of the Week is “Circus Bazooko” off this new album and we can’t get enough of it.
“Circus Bazooko” brings that creepy clown organ to life, reminding the listener of a horror movie. Opening with a melody using that organ, the listener is suddenly in the middle of the circus ring facing the ringleader head on. The vocals enter the song with a lazy flatness that only BRMC could pull off. The track has a sway to it that reminds one of a drunkard telling a sad story. All the confusion and conviction brings the song to life. As the chorus hits, the song breaks down a bit. The vocals have a disparity in them, with a sad desperation as he says he’s “still alone…still a monster, still alone as a clown.” Yet, the track has a toe-tapping upbeat nature to it as the organ pulls the song along. This isn’t a fast tune, but it is bound to be an earworm. Its unique nature stands out among the rest of Wrong Creatures. The end of the track fades out for a denouement only Black Rebel Motorcycle could pull off. Check it out at the top of the page.