THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN Released Compilation Album ‘BARBED WIRE KISSES’ 30 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

16 April 2018

BAND: THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN

ALBUM: BARBED WIRE KISSES

RELEASED: 18 April 1988 – 30 years ago

ALL MUSIC wrote: “Just a few years into their official recording career, ‘The Jesus and Mary Chain’ had enough B-sides, outtakes, and other things sitting around to warrant a collection
of nearly all of them, thus ‘Barbed Wire Kisses’. A welcome inclusion is the original debut single on Creation, ‘Upside Down’ which in terms of the mix alone makes ‘Psychocandy’ sound like ‘Boston’. A large number of tracks essentially continue the ‘Psychocandy’ aesthetic without adding much to it, though those not entirely taken with ‘Darklands’ will find much to love with the likes of ‘Head’ and ‘Cracked.’ Meanwhile, two alternate versions of album cuts, an acoustic take on ‘Taste of Cindy’ and a neat demo take of ‘On the Wall’ add to the fun.”

TURN UP THE VOLUME‘s favorite track: SWING

Album in full

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THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN: Website – Facebook – Discography


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