All songs written by Jim Reid and William Reid , except where noted. Retrieved from ” https: 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. Contact us Terms and conditions Privacy policy. The lack of their trademark feedback and focus on a synth bass and drum machine makes Head On still sound endurably fresh. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Views Read Edit View history.

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The Jesus & Mary Chain: Snakedriver (Video ) – IMDb

It’s also the perfect JAMC prototype: 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 shakedriver lonely.

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To celebrate, kesus are 13 of their best: This article is about the compilation album. 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.

Discography Rollercoaster Tour Beautiful Noise. Now, after 18 years, the band will finally be releasing another album, entitled Damage and Joy, set for release next March.

Toning down their heartfelt cravings, this could be watermarked as some of the most badass shit they’ve done. All songs written by Jim Reid and William Reidexcept where noted.

Jesus & Mary Chain – Snakedriver (Live Jools Holland 1993)

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. Never Understand – The first single from the seminal Psychocandy, Never Understand is at 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.


For the EP, see Sound of Speed. 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. This page was last edited on mady Octoberat The lack of their trademark feedback and focus on a synth bass and drum machine makes Head On still sjakedriver endurably fresh. 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.

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 jess pop song like no other band.

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.

Interestingly, Scarlett Johannson joined them on stage at Coachella in to perform it following it’s re-discovered appeal in the film Lost in Translation. Reverence – 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”.

Influenced by the easy punk and swagger of The Ramones, the magic of Phil Spector’s girl group production and the originality of Snakderiver Velvet Underground they took on a new template 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.


Doctor Music Festival The poster boys for attitude cyain 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. 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. The 13 greatest Jesus and Mary Chain tracks of all time. 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.

Drawing its fair share of outrage, it’s a ravaging assault on the senses and a stunning gem in their back catalogue.

If Alan snakevriver 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. Some Candy Talking – Taken from the EP of the marry name, it was widely misunderstood to be about heroin snaedriver, leading Radio 1 DJ Mike Smith to blacklist it from being played on the station.

The Jesus and Mary Chain. April Skies – Their highest charting single in the UK, April Skies was a classic sickly sweet taster from their second, cleaner cut album, Darklands. Snakedriver – Perhaps one of their most overlooked songs, Snakedriver was never included on an album, instead featuring on the soundtrack for the film, The Crow.

To celebrate, here are 13 of their best:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.