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named after the MARLON BRANDO's motorcycle gang in the iconic film THE WILD ONE (COLUMBIA, 1953), BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB out of SAN FRANCISCO are an established INDIE ROCK band with a rootsy GARAGE ROCK sound that i highlighted in a past episode of DEER GOD RADIO.
what drew me to the band initially was the intensity and diversity of the songwriting of frontman PETER HAYES, which incorporated some wicked slide playing and a loose sense of timing that really propelled their sound and made it swing. this is not a band that is attempting to reinvent the wheel, but man do they do ROCK N ROLL justice with an earnest, straightforward approach and some killer songs.
plus ive never seen them not wear black. BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB is definitely worth check out, not to mention that other band named after BRANDO's rivals in THE WILD ONE. you know, THE BEATLES.