THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN – Debut Masterpiece ‘PSYCHOCANDY’ Came Out 35 Years Ago Today

18 November 2020

Band: THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN (Scotland)
Active: 1983–1999, 2007–present

Album: PSYCHOCANDY
Released: 18 November 1985 – 35 years ago today
Score: #31 in the UK

AllMusic/Ned Raggett: “Arguably Psychocandy is an album with one trick and one trick alone — Beach Boys melodies meet Velvet Underground feedback and beats, all cranked up to ten and beyond, along with plenty of echo. However, what a trick it is… What the Reids sing about — entirely interchangeable combinations regarding girls, sex, drugs, speed, and boredom in more or less equal measure — is nothing compared to the perfectly disaffected way those sentiments are delivered. Bobby Gillespie’s “hit the drums and then hit them again” style makes Moe Tucker seem like Neil Peart, but arguably in terms of sheer economy he doesn’t need to do any more.”
Score: 5/5.

Turn Up The Volume: Fuzz and buzz pop at its best. Amen.

Singles: Never Understand / You Trip Me Up / Just Like Honey

– NEVER UNDERSTAND –

– YOU TRIP ME UP –

– JUST LIKE HONEY –

Full album…
(#1 – #14)

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