Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are an American rock and roll band from San Francisco, California, now based in Los Angeles.
BRMC, as they are known for short, formed in 1998, taking their name from Marlon Brando's motorcycle gang in the film The Wild One (1953).
On their first two records they played hard-driving punkish rock influenced by Iggy Pop And The Stooges, The Ramones, The Doors, Sex Pistols, and 1980s British acts like Spacemen 3 and especially The Jesus & Mary Chain. Their style also encompassed slower paced psychedelic dreamy grooves influenced by shoegazers like My Bloody Valentine and Ride. Recently, with their third record Howl, they developed a new sound somewhere between blues, folk, gospel and rock, but still with their old melancholy.
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, writing music and playing together. Looking for a drummer, they met Nick Jago, who hailed from Cornwall in England, who had moved to California to be with his parents. Been used the pseudonym 'Robert Turner' on the first two r...
|country||California, United States of America|
|music genre||Indie rock|
|current members||Peter Hayes (singer)|