Provides a fresh perspective to the fabled events witnessed in Dig! plus a panoply of debauched tales from Gion's personal life... Gion is a fount of vibrant storytelling
Tales told through the prism of San Franciscian subterranean psychescenster Joel Gion. Casted into the fray via the vanguard of an embryonic yet already near mythical BJM brethren, bubbling up from faded Victorian grandeur bedsit land streets, as a new youth guitar scene thus unravels into existence. Surely genuine psychedelia's last stand
Candid, insightful, and by turns both hilarious and regretful... Engaging, unique and endlessly quotable, In the Jingle Jangle Jungle is a must-read for fans of turn-of-the-millennium psychedelic rock 'n' roll.
A riotous, yet strangely graceful walk through a life of deep bohemian adventure
A new postmodern Beat sensation. Gion steers us through the hedonism and headaches of the BJM's alternative America with spontaneous-prose sincerity, ecstatic warmth and a Brautiganesque eye for the absurd. Love it.
I shot the perfect bootleg video of Joel with the BJM once: he's menacing but perfectly in the pocket with his tambourine and I just couldn't turn away. Damnit, now he's got me glued to these pages in a similar way... I think my brother knows how to feel.
'[while] peppered with breezy humour, it pulls a few punches in exposing the uglier side to life in a struggling rock band'