Despite the riot-inducing gigs, the hostility between Jim and William Reid, the drink, the drugs and the sardonic sense of 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 on someone and you’re horny and lonely. 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. 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. Please help to establish notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention. Sleazy and bluesy, it sounded slightly different to the Jesus and Mary Chain’s usual trajectory but still retained the romanticised lyrics – “Everything just passes by I thought it always would but then I kissed her”.
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To celebrate, here are 13 of their best: It’s also the perfect JAMC prototype: Reverence – Reverence blasted the JAMC into chanis 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”.
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Jesus & Mary Chain – Snakedriver (Live Jools Holland ) – video dailymotion
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. This article is about the compilation album.
Views Read Edit View history. It’s summed up perfectly with the lyric “and we tried so hard and we looked so good and we lived our lives in black”.
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. This page was last edited on 30 Octoberat Like a lot of young people, there’s a vulnerability mwry insecurity to their lyrics; two introverts somehow masquerading “art as terrorism” according to McGee.
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 snakedrived established, the article is likely to be mergedredirectedor deleted.
Influenced by the easy punk and swagger of The Ramones, the magic of Phil Spector’s girl group production and the originality of The Velvet Underground they took on a new mry of guitar music by being a melody driven pop band hidden behind walls of feedback with the early help of Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie. For the EP, see Sound of Speed. Toning down their heartfelt cravings, this could be watermarked as some of the most badass shit they’ve done.
Now, after 18 years, the band will finally be releasing another album, entitled Damage and Joy, set for release next March. If Alan could find mass appeal under the white noise and the relentless drums and the vehement vocals then it was only through pure genius that the JAMC would go on to pave the way for every other shoegaze band on the planet.
Jesus & Mary Chain – Snakedriver (Live Jools Holland 1993)
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 it in All songs written by Jim Reid and William Reidexcept where noted.
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.
Sleazy and bluesy, it sounded slightly different to the Jesus and Mary Chain’s usual trajectory but still retained the romanticised lyrics – “Everything just passes by I thought it always would but then I kissed her”.
To celebrate, here are 13 of their best:. Please help to establish notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention. The Sound of Speed snnakedriver 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 anv depths of emotional discomfort and make it into a glimmering pop song like no other band.
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