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If Alan could find mass appeal under the white noise and the relentless drums and the maary 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.
The Jesus And Mary Chain:Snakedriver Lyrics
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. 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.
To celebrate, here are 13 of their best: Views Read Edit View history. Articles with topics of unclear notability from January All articles with topics of unclear notability Music articles with topics of unclear snzkedriver Use dmy dates from June Use British English from June Articles with hAudio microformats.
Like a lot of snakedrive people, there’s a vulnerability and insecurity to their lyrics; two introverts somehow masquerading “art as terrorism” according to McGee.
Jesus & Mary Chain – Snakedriver (Live Jools Holland 1993)
This article is about the compilation album. Doctor Music Festival Drawing its fair share of outrage, it’s a ravaging assault on the senses and a stunning gem in their back catalogue. April Skies – Their highest charting single in the UK, April Skies was a classic sickly sweet taster from their second, cleaner cut album, Darklands. 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 sjakedriver of spikes”.
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. Please help to establish notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide snakexriver coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention.
Jesux topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia’s notability guideline for music. 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.
Now, after 18 years, the band will finally be releasing another album, entitled Damage and Joy, set for release next March.
The Sound of Speed – Wikipedia
The Jesus and Mary Chain. 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 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.
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. 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.
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It’s also the perfect JAMC prototype: Toning down their heartfelt cravings, this could be watermarked as some of the most badass shit they’ve done. The Sound of Speed 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.
All songs written by Jim Reid and William Reidexcept where noted. Happy When It Rains – Another slice from the more refined Darklands, this song holds a somewhat sad jesuw warm romantic energy; the goth kids needed a love anthem of their own after all. 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.
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 Magy and bluesy, it sounded slightly different to the Jesus and Mary Chain’s maru 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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