Blanco y Negro , Def American Recordings. William Reid , Jim Reid. Automatic Honey's Dead The Sound of Speed The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Release Date November, Feeling Blue Introspection. Track Listing. Just Like Honey. The Jesus and Mary Chain. The Living End. Struggling to get gigs, the band took to turning up at venues claiming to be the support band, playing their short set and making a quick exit. Dalglish left in November after a dispute over money and was replaced shortly afterwards by Bobby Gillespie who had also formed Primal Scream two years earlier in Playing in front of small audiences, during early shows the Mary Chain performed very short gigs, typically fuelled by amphetamines and lasting around 20 minutes,  and played with their backs to the audience, refusing to speak to them.
During their performance, bottles were thrown on stage, with press reports exaggerating events and claiming that there had been a riot, and national newspaper The Sun running a story on the band concentrating on violence and drugs, the band attracting the tag "The new Sex Pistols". The follow-up, "You Trip Me Up", was delayed due to staff at the pressing plant refusing to press it due to the presence of the song, now re-titled "Jesus Suck"; The single was released in June with a new B-side, "Just Out of Reach".
Eager to avoid the violence of earlier gigs and to give an opportunity for their songs to be heard without distortion and feedback, the band planned to perform several unannounced acoustic sets supporting Sonic Youth , but this was abandoned when the plans were leaked. When the band signed to WEA subsidiary Blanco y Negro in January , there were stories reporting that they had stolen money from managing Director Rob Dickens's jacket and destroyed his office, all untrue but seen as good publicity by manager McGee.
On 15 March , the Jesus and Mary Chain played a gig at the North London Polytechnic in front of one of their largest crowds up to that point. The organizers had overbooked the venue, leaving hundreds of fans locked outside. When Gillespie and Hart attempted to break the locks, the police were called. Support band Meat Whiplash had stirred up violence before the Mary Chain set foot onto the stage when singer Paul McDermott threw an empty wine bottle into the audience, prompting four members of the crowd to attack him, leading to their set being abandoned.
The violence continued for some time before police eventually took control. It gets in the way in terms of getting more gigs, and it gets in the way of our image". Lack of songs was also a factor, according to Jim: "We've only got enough songs to play for that long". After the success of the album in the UK, the band embarked on a tour of the United States in late and , followed by a tour of Japan.
Rhino reissues the first five albums from this famed Scottish band; each CD has been remastered and includes music videos. Before they came along, many people still assumed that in order to make aggressive, energetic noises, the members of rock bands had to actually move around, do guitar windmills, and look engaged. The JAMC did not like this situation, because those poses tended to be either uncool or boring, and often made one look like a complete twat. Australia's Music Charts — Live in Concert.
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This was a landmark CD, and its influence is impossible to overestimate; while looking over their shoulder at the Velvet Underground as their spiritual predecessors, the Jesus and Mary Chain essentially provided the blueprint for shoegazing rock, a debt freely acknowledged by Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine, whose "Isn't Anything" is widely considered to be the first proper shoegazing release. But don't get it just because it's a pioneering release. Buy it because it's a catchy pop masterpiece that just about totally subverts that genre by burying it under heavily distorted guitar riffs and a massive wash of feedback.
Buy it because it's melodic, hummable, and as memorable on the five-hundredth listen as it is on the first. This is as close to a can't-miss recording as I have heard in the 25 years since its release. Just buy it. Excellent album! Classic from way back when One person found this helpful.
Great album in a great condition. A fuzz, drone rock classic. Pop music with loads of echo, fuzz, and feedback. Incredibly influential, this full length debut album will be enjoyed for decades to come.
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Highly Recommended. Great album, sound is brilliant but disk was covered in marks. Item returned.Jesus and Mary Chain's debut album from has always been hard to find on vinyl, but thanks to the surprising success of Lost In Translation, we get this glorious g reissue. Lost In Translation introduced the uninitiated to the beauty of "Just Like Honey," but .