Head On: A Jesus And Mary Chain Interview →
By John Doran , November 22nd, 2010 In Julian Temple’s documentary on the Sex Pistols, The Filth And The Fury, the opening scenes are dedicated to portraying the failures of the Harold Wilson and the James Callaghan Labour administrations. When set against a backdrop of three-day weeks, the rubbish going uncollected across the UK, bodies piling up outside graveyards in Liverpool, power ...
theartsdesk Q&A: Musician Jim Reid of The Jesus... →
Written by Thomas H Green Jim Reid (b 1961) is lead singer and, with older brother William, the creative driving force behind The Jesus and Mary Chain. Together they created a furore in the mid-Eighties, bursting onto the scene with punk churlishness, a uniquely noisy sound and riots that exploded at their every gig. It seemed for a moment as if a new Sex Pistols had arrived. Instead...
The Jesus and Mary Chain – Upside Down: The Best... →
Posted by PJ Meiklem, Fri 19 Nov 2010 The whopping 44 track beast that is Upside Down: The Best of the Jesus & Mary Chain prompts that age-old question – can you have too much of a good thing? In short, scuzzy adrenalin-soaked blasts JAMC truly are one of the great British bands of the last twenty five years; they transported the down-at-heel characters of...
Jim Reid on BBC Music via The VPME →
By Andy Von Pip via The Von Pip Musical Express: Any new Mary Chain news in these here parts is good news and Jim Reid recently recorded an hour long special with Matt Everitt for BBC 6 Music to discuss his life , career and the musical influences that shaped the Jesus And Mary Chain. It’s part of the station’s ‘First Time’ series and will be broadcast on Sunday (7th November) at 12.00. ...