The Jesus And Mary Chain

Author: Zoe Howe
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250030234
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Musically, culturally and even in terms of sheer attitude, the Jesus and Mary Chain stand alone. Their seminal debut album Psychocandy changed the course of popular music, and their iconic blend of psychotic white noise and darkly surreal lyrics that presaged the shoegaze movement continues to enchant and confound. Zoë Howe's biography is the fierce, frank and funny tale of the Jesus and Mary Chain, told by the band members and their associates for the very first time. The story begins in the faceless town of East Kilbride, near Glasgow, at the dawn of the 1980s with two intense, chronically shy brothers, Jim and William Reid, listening to music in their shared bedroom. What follows charts an unforgettable journey complete with incendiary live performances, their pivotal relationship with Alan McGee's Creation Records and those famous fraternal tensions—with plenty of feedback, fighting, and crafting perfect pop music along the way. It is high time this vastly influential group and sometime public enemy had their say.

The Jesus And Mary Chain

Author: John Robertson
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ISBN: 9780711914704
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The Jesus And Mary Chain

Author: Jim Reid
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ISBN: 9781999881887
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Extensive set of rare and classic photographs of the Jesus and Mary Chain with words by Jim Reid and Julie Reid, together with selected lyrics. Beautifully presented hardcover book.

The Jesus And Mary Chain S Psychocandy

Author: Paula Mejia
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628929529
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The Jesus and Mary Chain's swooning debut Psychocandy seared through the underground and through the pop charts, shifting the role of noise within pop music forever. Post-punk and pro-confusion, Psychocandy became the sound of a generation poised on the brink of revolution, establishing Creation Records as a tastemaking entity in the process. The Scottish band's notorious live performances were both punishingly loud and riot-spurring, inevitably acting as socio-political commentary on tensions emergent in mid-1980s Britain. Through caustic clangs and feedback channeling the rage of the working-class who'd had enough, Psychocandy gestures toward the perverse pleasure in having your eardrums exploded and loudness as a politics within itself. Yet Psychocandy's blackened candy heart center – calling out to phantoms Candy and Honey with an unsettling charm – makes it a pop album to the core, and not unlike the sugarcoated sounds the Ronettes became famous for in the 1960s. The Jesus and Mary Chain expertly carved out a place where depravity and sweetness entwined, emerging from the isolating underground of suburban Scotland grasping the distinct sound of a generation, apathetic and uncertain. The irresistible Psychocandy emerged as a clairvoyant account of struggle and sweetness that still causes us to grapple with pop music's relation to ourselves.

The Jesus And Mary Chain The Jesus And Mary Chain Albums The Jesus And Mary Chain Members The Jesus And Mary Chain Songs

Author: Source Wikipedia
Editor: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781158207091
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Jesus and Mary Chain Albums, the Jesus and Mary Chain Members, the Jesus and Mary Chain Songs, the Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides

The Jesus And Mary Chain

Author: Andrew Catlin Jim
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ISBN: 9781367767751
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Picture book to accompany the release of the Jesus and Mary Chain Box Set, with words by Jim & Julie Reid

Barbed Wire Kisses

Author: Zoë Howe
Editor: Birlinn
ISBN: 0857906658
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The Mary Chain were the best thing since punk rock' - Bobby Gillespie 'The Jesus and Mary Chain were integral to my musical development' - Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails Praise for Zoë Howe: 'A stunning reinvention of the rock memoir format. Zoë Howe bottles Wilko's lightning' - Dave Collins, Vive Le Rock, on Wilko Johnson: Looking Back at Me 'Brit-rock book of the year' - Gavin Martin on Typical Girls? The Story of The Slits Musically, culturally and in terms of sheer attitude, The Jesus and Mary Chain stand alone. Their seminal debut album Psychocandy would change the course of popular music, and their distinctive blend of psychotic white noise, dark lyrics and a pop sensibility continues to enchant and confound to this day. This book takes us behind the wall of distortion to reveal the fierce, frank and often funny tale of The Jesus and Mary Chain, told by the band members and their associates for the first time. Author Zoë Howe charts each step of the Mary Chain's journey up to the present day, chronicling the formation of the group, their incendiary live performances, the Reids' powerful songcraft and those famous fraternal tensions that would prepare Creation Records boss Alan McGee for the onslaught of the Gallaghers. Thirty years after the Mary Chain formed, it is time this influential group and sometime 'public enemy' had their say. Includes new and exclusive interviews with Jim Reid, Douglas Hart, Bobby Gillespie, Alan McGee, Murray Dalglish, Laurence Verfaillie, John Moore, Ben Lurie, Stephen Pastel and many others.

Creation Stories

Author: Alan McGee
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0283071788
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Alan McGee's role in shaping British musical culture over the past thirty years is hard to overstate. As the founder of Creation Records he brought us the bands that defined an era. A charismatic Glaswegian who partied just as hard as any of the acts on his notoriously hedonistic label, he became an infamous character in the world of music. In Creation Stories he tells his story in depth for the first time, from leaving school at sixteen to setting up the Living Room club in London which showcased many emerging indie bands, from managing the Jesus and Mary Chain to co-founding Creation when he was only twenty-three. His label brought us acts like My Bloody Valentine, House of Love, Ride and, of course, Primal Scream. Embracing acid house, Alan decamped to Manchester and hung out at the Hacienda, and took Creation into the big time with Screamadelica. His drug-induced breakdown, when it came was dramatic. But as he climbed back to sobriety, he oversaw Oasis's rise to become one of the biggest bands in the world. Alan himself becoming one of the figureheads of Britpop. Having sold the label to Sony to stave off bankruptcy, he became disenchanted with the increasingly corporate ethos and left in 1999. Since then he's continued to be an influential figure in the music industry, managing the Libertines and most recently setting up a new label, 359 Music, with Cherry Red.

Popular Culture And New Media

Author: D. Beer
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137270063
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This book explores the material and everyday intersections between popular culture and new media. Using a range of interdisciplinary resources the chapters open up various hidden dimensions, including objects and infrastructures, archives, algorithms, data play and the body that force us to rethink our understanding of culture as it is today.

Popular Music And The New Auteur

Author: Arved Ashby
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199827354
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Popular Music and the New Auteur looks at seven contemporary directors whose feature films are characterized by music-video aesthetics. Demonstrating a fresh kind of cinematic musicality, these filmmakers write against music rather than against script, and allow pop songs a determining role in narrative and imagery.