With draping chords and bitter pauses, the opening drumbeats are an obvious nod to Spector, setting the mantra for what the Jesus and Mary Chain would come to define. Sometimes Always – Stoned and Dethroned was created under the conception that it would be an acoustic record, which eventually wasn’t quite the case. To celebrate, here are 13 of their best:. Articles with topics of unclear notability from January All articles with topics of unclear notability Music articles with topics of unclear notability Use dmy dates from June Use British English from June Articles with hAudio microformats. The Jesus and Mary Chain.

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Doctor Music Festival Sleazy and bluesy, it sounded slightly different to the Jesus and Mary Chain’s usual trajectory but still retained the romanticised lyrics – “Everything nesus passes by I thought it always would but then I kissed her”.


Views Read Edit View history. Like a lot of young people, there’s a vulnerability and insecurity to their lyrics; two introverts somehow masquerading “art as terrorism” according to McGee.

The 13 greatest Jesus and Mary Chain tracks of all time.

Upside Down – The initial demo given to Creation Records, the game changer, the song that made Alan McGee froth at the mouth with uninhibited adulation for the Reid brothers, the song that made him believe that they were gonna be the best band in the world.

Now, after 18 years, the band will finally be releasing another album, entitled Damage and Joy, set for release next March. The brothers Reid, from the wastelands of East Kilbride, proved with the right amount of surliness and self-belief, anyone could be in a band. If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be mergedredirectedor deleted. Sometimes Always – Stoned and Dethroned was created under the conception that it would be an acoustic record, which eventually wasn’t quite the case.


The poster boys for attitude over ability, they created a soundscape of angry, arty, Glaswegian youth that gave them a notoriety not even manager Alan McGee could expect when signing them to Creation Records. Happy When It Rains – Another slice from the more refined Darklands, this song holds a somewhat sad yet warm romantic energy; the goth kids needed a love anthem of their own after all.

Maryy – Reverence blasted the JAMC into the 90s with buzzing guitars and contemptuous, blasphemous lyrics with the opening line stating “I wanna die just like Jesus Christ, I wanna die on a bed of spikes”.

April Skies – Their highest charting single in the UK, April Skies was a classic sickly sweet taster from their second, cleaner cut album, Darklands. For the EP, see Sound of Speed.

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Toning down their heartfelt cravings, this could be watermarked as some of snaoedriver most badass shit they’ve done. Drawing its fair share of outrage, it’s a ravaging assault on the senses and a stunning gem in their back catalogue.

Despite the riot-inducing gigs, the hostility between Jim and William Reid, the drink, the drugs and the sardonic sense ssnakedriver humour, it’s easy to forget that The Jesus and Mary Chain created not just articulate expressions of angst and alienation but also the perfect soundtrack for when you have a huge crush fhains someone and you’re horny and lonely. Side Walking – Released as a single inthe track’s menacing chug and sampled drum loop from Roxanne Shante’s Roxanne Revenge mirrored their growing interest in hip hop.

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Sometimes Always, taken from the album, however was a stateside hit featuring Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval with the lyrics narrating William and Hope’s own frenetic relationship. It’s also the perfect JAMC prototype: Jim ReidWilliam Reid. The Jesus and Mary Chain.


Just Like Honey – No amount of riots or distortion or drug taking or brotherly brawling could downplay the fact that the Jesus and Mary Chain could swim the depths of emotional discomfort and make it into a glimmering pop song like no other band.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Head On – “The way I feel tonight, Oh I could die and I wouldn’t mind”, perhaps best summises the dead-eyed, laconic confidence vested by Jim Reid that even the Pixie’s tried their hand at covering snakedriger in Discography Rollercoaster Tour Beautiful Noise.

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Retrieved from ” https: Never Understand – The first single from mady seminal Psychocandy, Never Understand is jfsus first listen a mass of frenzied guitar skrees that reaches blistering heights, but take a more concentrated listen and the multi-layered noise makes it one Jackson Pollock of a song.

Some Candy Talking – Taken from the EP of the same name, it was widely misunderstood to be about heroin use, leading Radio 1 DJ Mike Smith to blacklist it from being played on the station. To celebrate, here are 13 of their best:. The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia’s notability guideline for music.