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Started by Zugunruhe1 on Mar 17, 2022 3:04:16 PM
The Jesus and Mary Chain

They were a fucking awesome band when they were in their prime. Four decent albums on the trot - Psychocandy, Darklands, Automatic and Honey's Dead.

breakfast - 17 Mar 2022 15:06:25 (#1 of 83)

They are never on Heardle.

I am not that familiar with their work. Do really like the single April Skies though.

TableTopJoe - 17 Mar 2022 15:07:16 (#2 of 83)

Great band, they were fantastic on the one occasion I saw them.

slicey - 17 Mar 2022 15:07:17 (#3 of 83)

<plugs in fuzz pedal>

Too fucking right.

darkhorse - 17 Mar 2022 15:08:38 (#4 of 83)

There's one, You Trip Me Up I think which sounded like somebody singing a little tune to the background noise of water draining down the plughole, but turned up to MASSIVE VOLUME.

Zugunruhe1 - 17 Mar 2022 15:24:59 (#5 of 83)

KEXP played Far Gone and Out half an hour or so ago. Kind of inspired me to start this thread. Blew me way when I first heard Psychocandy.

slicey - 17 Mar 2022 15:28:58 (#6 of 83)

KEXP are excellent. Their youtube channel is full of all sorts of gems.

FrankieTeardrop - 17 Mar 2022 15:35:23 (#7 of 83)

Psychocandy was the one. Annoyingly I only own Darklands which lacks the sheer fuzzy ridiculousness of the debut

Zugunruhe1 - 17 Mar 2022 15:36:42 (#8 of 83)

KEXP are excellent. Their youtube channel is full of all sorts of gems.

Yeah, loads of good live stuff. I listen to KEXP most of the time, even in the car.

toffle - 17 Mar 2022 15:42:03 (#9 of 83)

Four decent albums on the trot

Four great albums, all very different to each other.

But five albums on the trot actually, since they slipped their excellent compilation of discards, Barbed Wire Kisses, into that sequence as well.

If I have a favourite band, they are probably it.

popstar7 - 17 Mar 2022 15:45:30 (#10 of 83)

Haven't listened to them for decades but loved Psychocandy and saw them a couple of times. I would have bought the album just for the cover, tbh. Thought it was the coolest thing I'd ever seen.

Zugunruhe1 - 17 Mar 2022 15:48:13 (#11 of 83)

I love the cover of Honey's Dead - Ophelia by Arthur Hughes.

Tadagee - 17 Mar 2022 15:48:40 (#12 of 83)

Psychocandy is an absolute belter.

A old friend of mine (Geoff Donkin) played drums for the JAMC for a while.

That is my spurious JAMC connection.

enidcoleslaw - 17 Mar 2022 15:55:25 (#13 of 83)

I think Automatic is my favourite. Fond memories of the first album as well: as a pale, shy, naïve student, I had never heard anything like it. Saw them on the Darklands tour, in Bradford. They were fucking ace.

FrankieTeardrop - 17 Mar 2022 15:56:58 (#14 of 83)

A old friend of mine (Geoff Donkin) played drums for the JAMC for a while.

He was in Spectrum too, right?

Tadagee - 17 Mar 2022 16:12:57 (#15 of 83)


And of course the world* famous Beautiful Happiness

*Leamington Spa.

FrankieTeardrop - 17 Mar 2022 16:13:57 (#16 of 83)

What's he doing now?

Tadagee - 17 Mar 2022 16:14:15 (#17 of 83)

God knows. Haven't seen him for years.

FrankieTeardrop - 17 Mar 2022 16:16:08 (#18 of 83)

Richard Formby, also of Spectrum, has been making fabulous music - seek it out. Craven Faults.

Apologies - not Mary Chain, as you were...

darkhorse - 17 Mar 2022 17:49:14 (#19 of 83)

I like this old TV piece about the original hype, with the violence at their gigs and their own confident self assessment.

Tadagee - 17 Mar 2022 18:00:31 (#20 of 83)

I saw them play at Cov Poly. Not quite as lary, but quite lary.

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