A few years ago when I first got turned on to the idea of podcasting, one of the first Video Podcast that I got turned onto was one called Four Eyed Monsters. This weekend I was watching the movie that their entire video podcast was advertising. It was fantastic. I watched it once on YouTube, but watching a film on YouTube sucks away all the quality away. I was blown away.
Well I’m not here to review the film, today at least.
The DVD comes with a CD soundtrack of songs featured in the film and podcasts. One of the songs on the soundtrack is a song by a small psychedelic rock band from California called The Brian Jonestown Massacre. The song, “(David Bowie I Love You) Since I Was Six”, was a part of their 1996 album Take It From The Man. The song has a very strong, very thought orchestral quality that is absolutely stunning, and exactly the kind of song that belongs in the soundtrack of a movie. It makes me think of 70’s psychedelic acts that used lots of orchestral strings in their music. I got to say; this is the kind of thing that makes my ears bleed all over the place.
When I started to write up this article, I did some google searching, as any good writer should. The first thing that gets my attention is a result called “the BJM covers project”. Apparently, dedicated fans have been recording cover versions of their favorite BMJ songs, how sweet!
So today I have compiled four versions of this great song.
The original album cut by The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
A fan recorded cover version by The Parking Lot Experiments
A fan recorded cover version by The Koolaid Electric Company