Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Jesus & Mary Chain|
Sound of Speed
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
20 track 1993 comp of singles & rarities by the brothersReid up to that point. Includes the extended version of'Sidewalking', their unique covers of Elvis Presley's'Guitar Man' & the Temptations' 'My Girl', plus the radiom... more »
20 track 1993 comp of singles & rarities by the brothersReid up to that point. Includes the extended version of'Sidewalking', their unique covers of Elvis Presley's'Guitar Man' & the Temptations' 'My Girl', plus the radiomix of their alternative hit 'Reverence', an acousticversion of 'Teenage Lust' and much more! A Blanco Y Negrorelease. Though it overlaps on 13 tracks with the Japaneseedition, it contains three more than it!
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It's no Barbed Wire Kisses, but a serviceable B-sides collec
Bes Pantheos | 07/23/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a fan of the Mary Chain, and still sitting on the fence about buying this record, let me assure you- the extended remix of 'Sidewalking' is not only worth the price of the disc, it may be the finest piece of music (or noise) ever recorded by JAMC. The rest of the album is hit or miss by Mary Chain standards, and certainly not the tour de force of Barbed Wire Kisses (the only B-sides collection, aside from the new Nick Cave compilation, to actually equal or surpass many of the band's regular LPs). That being said, a hit or miss record by the Mary Chain is head and shoulders better than most platinum selling pop records of the past 15 years. Whereas the witty cynicism of a song like 'Write, Record, Release Blues' is not lost on me, that doesn't make up for the fact that it is still a basically boring tune, but then you run into unabashed genius in the likes of 'Penetration,' 'Snakedriver,' or the ever-creepy, yet always appealing 'Teenage Lust.' Right about then, you remember why great bands like the Pixies were looking up to the Reid brothers back in the late 80's, and you walk away smiling because you still dig Leonard Cohen, so the arthritic humor of 'Tower of Song' suddenly seems alot funnier than it did when you were sixteen. After all of that, you probably owe it to yourself to buy the record, but you certainly owe it to the brothers Reid, for all they did to save your teenage soul."
My first and favourite JAMC cd
Zoltan Geffert | Hungary | 04/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was the best music I had ever heard and I still love to listen to all these songs day by day through years and decades. Well, I'm glad to say I have turned to be JAMC fan with many other albums they scored."
More of the same, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Jason Wilken | Omaha, NE | 04/18/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Jesus and Mary Chain (JMC) is one of truly great unappreciated bands. This album strikes me as something for the real fans only--I don't think this one will appeal to the masses. There's a blistering extended version of Reverence near the begining of the album, which by itself would have been enough for me to buy this album. There's several other bright spots--"Something I Can't Have" is reminiscent (but still distinct) of "Tumbeldown". JMC does good remakes of "Tower of Song" and "Guitarman," but their remake of "My Girl" is a little too strange for even diehard fans like myself. If you like JMC, buy this album. If you don't know JMC, start with "Honey's Dead," "Automatic," or "Stoned and Dethroned" before you buy this one."