Jesus and Mary Chain are a Scottish alternative rock band formed
East Kilbride in 1983. The band revolves around the songwriting
partnership of brothers Jim and William Reid. After signing to
independent label Creation Records, they released their first single
"Upside Down" in 1984. Their debut album
Psychocandy was released to
critical acclaim in 1985 on major label WEA. The band went on to
release five more studio albums before disbanding in 1999. They
reunited in 2007.
1.1 Early years
1.3 Darklands and Automatic
1.4 The 1990s
1.6 Reunion: 2007-present
4 Cultural references
6 External links
Brothers Jim and William Reid had been inspired to form a band as far
back as 1977, having heard groups of the British punk scene; in the
early 1980s they formed their own. William stated, "It was perfect
timing because there weren't any guitar bands. Everybody was making
this electronic pop music." Before forming the band, the brothers
had spent five years on the dole, during which they wrote and recorded
songs at home and worked out the sound and image of the band.
Originally called The Poppy Seeds, and then Death of Joey, they
initially told journalists that they had taken their eventual name
from a line in a
Bing Crosby film, although six months later they
admitted that this wasn't true. Other accounts suggest that the
name derived from an offer on a breakfast cereal packet, where
customers could send off for a gold
Jesus & Mary chain.
The brothers started recording and sending demos to record companies
in 1983 (using a
Portastudio bought with £300 given to them by their
father from redundancy pay after he lost his factory job), and by
early 1984 they had recruited bass player
Douglas Hart and teenage
drummer Murray Dalglish. Early influences included The Velvet
Underground, The Stooges, and The Shangri-Las, William stating in
1985, "We all love The Shangri-Las, and one day we're going to make
Shangri-Las records." Jim mentioned his liking for Pink Floyd,
Siouxsie and the Banshees,
The Monkees and Muddy Waters. Early
demos displayed a similarity to the Ramones, prompting the brothers to
add another element to their sound; in William's words: "That's why we
started using noise and feedback. We want to make records that sound
different." They began playing live in Spring 1984. In the early
days Jim Reid's guitar would be left out of tune, while Dalglish's
drum kit was limited to two drums, and Hart's bass guitar only had
three strings, down to two by 1985; in Hart's words "that's the two I
use, I mean what's the fucking point spending money on another two?
Two is enough."
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. After failing to generate any interest from concert promoters
and record labels in Scotland, the band relocated to Fulham, London,
in May 1984, and soon afterwards their demo tape was passed to fellow
Alan McGee by Bobby Gillespie. Subsequently, McGee promoted a gig
for the band at the Living Room in London in June 1984. On the
strength of hearing the band sound check, McGee signed them to his
Creation Records label on a one-off deal, and McGee also became the
band's manager. Their debut single, "Upside Down", was
recorded in October and released in November that year. The
sessions were produced by Joe Foster, but McGee, unsatisfied with
Foster's work, remixed the A-side, although the B-side, a cover
version of Syd Barrett's "Vegetable Man", remained credited to
Foster. The band were gaining increasing attention from the music
press at this time with Neil Taylor of the
NME describing them as "the
best band in the world".
Dalglish left in November 1984 after a dispute over money and was
replaced shortly afterwards by
Bobby Gillespie who had also formed
Primal Scream two years earlier in 1982. In December the band were
arrested for possession of amphetamines, and
Jim Reid also confessed
to using LSD. "Upside Down" topped the
UK Indie Chart
UK Indie Chart in February
1985 and then again in March and stayed on the chart for 76 weeks,
selling around 35,000 copies in total, making it one of the
biggest-selling indie singles of the 1980s.
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. In late December 1984, the band
performed as part of the ICA Rock Week. 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". This led
several local councils to ban the band from performing in their
"Never Understand" combines
Beach Boys melodies with the distortion of
White Light/White Heat
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The success of "Upside Down" led to interest from WEA-subsidiary
Blanco y Negro Records which signed the group in early 1985. The group
released the single "Never Understand" in February which reached
number forty-seven in the UK Singles Chart. The label had initially
refused to press the single due to its B-side, "Suck", but went ahead
given the alternative put forward by the band, a song called "Jesus
Fuck". The band were eager to get "
Jesus Fuck" released, and Alan
McGee got as far as producing test pressings of a re-issue of "Upside
Down" with the song on the B-side, before the band insisted that
Blanco y Negro include the track on their next single. 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 1985 with a new B-side,
"Just Out of Reach".
John Peel got the band to record a second
session for his
BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1 show in February 1985 (the first was only
a few months earlier), and the band also made a TV appearance on
Whistle Test in March and The Tube the same year. The third
single for Blanco y Negro, "Just Like Honey", released in October,
gave them their biggest hit to date, reaching No. 45.
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. Their
Psychocandy followed in November that year. The album
fused together the Reids' two primary influences: the guitar noise of
The Stooges and
The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground with the pop songwriting and
melodies of The Beach Boys,
The Shangri-Las and Phil Spector; In fact,
the album's opening song, "Just Like Honey," borrows Hal Blaine's
famous drum intro from
The Ronettes 1963 classic, "Be My Baby",
produced and co-written by Spector. The record received
unanimously positive reviews and is now considered a landmark
recording. Drummer Gillespie announced his departure from the band
in October 1985, to concentrate on Primal Scream. He had recorded
most of the drums on Psychocandy, with John Moore filling in when
Gillespie was unavailable, eventually joining the band to replace
him. John Loder also acted as a stand-in drummer when Gillespie
was unavailable for live performances.
When the band signed to WEA subsidiary Blanco y Negro in January 1985,
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. In a performance on
Belgian television in March 1985, the band did smash the set and the
audio equipment, but this was at the request of the TV producer.
Such behaviour became expected of the band and many shows culminated
with the Reids trashing their equipment, which was often followed by
the audience throwing projectiles onto the stage and damaging
On 15 March 1985, 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. Second act
The Jasmine Minks
The Jasmine Minks got through their set
without incident, but the
Jesus and Mary Chain then kept the audience
waiting for over an hour before taking the stage, and then left the
stage after playing for less than twenty minutes. Members of the
audience began throwing cans at where the band were hiding behind the
stage curtains, before mounting the stage to smash the equipment that
remained there. The violence continued for some time before police
eventually took control. The venue blamed the band's late
appearance and two equipment breakdowns, while McGee issued a
statement saying that "the audience were not smashing up the hall,
they were smashing up pop music", going on to say "This is truly art
as terrorism". The violence soon started to become a hindrance to
the band, with people attending concerts simply for the violence
rather than the music, William commenting "I hate it, I despise it. It
gets in the way in terms of getting more gigs, and it gets in the way
of our image". Many performances were cancelled during the
remainder of 1985, with promoters or local councils not prepared to
risk a riot. The violence flared up again at a performance at the
Electric Ballroom in
Camden Town in September, with bottles thrown at
the band while they played, and a section of the audience smashing up
the amplification equipment and smashing the lights afterwards, with
several people injured by flying glass. A major factor in the
audience reaction was the length of the band's sets at the time, which
lasted less than twenty-five minutes, Jim explaining this with
"there's never been a group good enough to play any longer". 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 1985 and 1986, followed by a tour of
Japan. On returning to the UK they toured the UK, this time
without the trouble that had marred earlier performances. The band
revived their acoustic intentions with a stripped-down session for
John Peel in November 1985, which included "Psychocandy", the original
album title track that was omitted from the release, and "Some Candy
Talking", a song which they had been performing for over a year, but
had left off the album. A second version of "Some Candy Talking"
was issued on a free EP issued with the
NME in January 1986, and the
song was released as the band's next single in July. It reached number
thirteen in the UK Singles Chart, but attracted controversy when BBC
Radio 1 DJ Mike Smith decided that the song was a paean to illegal
drugs (denied by the band at the time, but admitted by William a year
later) and convinced the station to ban it from being played.
Darklands and Automatic
In September 1986, the band parted ways with manager Alan McGee, and
came close to splitting up later in the year, with
Jim Reid suffering
from "exhaustion". John Moore had become an established member,
but moved to rhythm guitar, with former Redskins member Martin Hewes
joining the band briefly (although he strongly denies ever joining)
Dead Can Dance
Dead Can Dance percussionist James Pinker taking over on
drums. Blanco y Negro manager
Geoff Travis took over
management duties, and the band returned in December with two gigs at
the National Ballroom in Kilburn, where they premiered new songs
including "April Skies" and "Don't Get Hit". Early in 1987, they
entered the studio to record their second album. The first fruits of
these sessions were released on the "April Skies" single in April,
which saw the band have their first top ten hit. The Beach Boys
influence was evident on the B-side, which included "Kill Surf City",
a reworking of Brian Wilson's "Surf City". The various formats
released also included a cover of Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love?", a
tribute to him with "
Bo Diddley is Jesus", and a live version of Can's
"Mushroom". "Happy When It Rains" was the second pre-album single,
strongly influenced by Smokey Robinson's "My Girl", but it failed to
match the success of "April Skies", only reaching number
twenty-five. The band set out on another UK tour, this time with
sets stretching to 45 minutes, although to a mixed reaction from the
music press. They toured without a drummer, instead using a drum
The band's second album, Darklands, was released during the tour, in
September, described by writer Steve Taylor as "the definitive blend
of light and shade". Featuring a more melodic sound, the album was
recorded almost entirely by the Reids themselves, replacing live
drums with a drum machine, and received overwhelmingly positive
reviews by the British music press. The album's title
track was released as a single in October, and the band were thrown
off the ITV music show The Roxy when they failed to mime well enough
The band's dangerous reputation culminated at a gig at the RPM club in
Toronto in November 1987, when after being heckled throughout the gig
by a group in the audience,
Jim Reid thrust his microphone stand
towards them, hitting one on the head and slashing another on the
arm. Jim was arrested and spent a night in jail, before being
bailed to return the following February. He was subsequently given an
absolute discharge after agreeing to give around £500 to a Salvation
Army charity and apologise to the complainants.
With the court case hanging over the band, they compiled a collection
of B-sides and rarities for release in April 1988 as Barbed Wire
Kisses. They also selected live tracks from a Detroit concert the
previous November for release while they planned further studio work.
Dave Evans, former Mary Chain soundman and bass player with Biff Bang
Pow! (which also featured
Alan McGee and Dick Green of Creation
Records) and Richard Thomas, were recruited in early 1988 to replace
Moore, who formed John Moore and the Expressway, and Pinker.
Their next release was the new recording "Sidewalking", released in
March 1988, and backed by some the live tracks, followed a month later
by Barbed Wire Kisses. Later that year, they did a remix for the
single "Birthday" by The Sugarcubes.
The band's third studio album Automatic was released in October 1989,
by which time Evans had been replaced by Ben Lurie. Boasting heavy
use of synthesized bass and keyboards, the album was not received
quite as well as its predecessors. It contained the singles "Head On"
and "Blues From A Gun". By this time, the violence that was originally
associated with the band was practically non-existent and the Reid
brothers were less antagonistic and aggressive in general. The
Rollercoaster EP (August 1990) would be their last release for over a
year, the band undertaking a tour of the same name with My Bloody
Dinosaur Jr. and Blur.
Douglas Hart had moonlighted with the Acid Angels in 1988, and left
the band in 1991, to have a career in film making, before picking up
his bass again in 2006, playing with the Sian Alice Group, Le Volume
Courbe and Cristine. Thomas also quit the band to join
Renegade Soundwave. The fluid nature of the Mary Chain's line up
continued throughout their entire career, with a revolving door of
drummers, bassists and guitarists being recruited for TV appearances
and gigs whenever they were required, the only constants being the
Reid brothers. The Reid brothers recruited former Starlings rhythm
section Matthew Parkin and Barry Blackler to replace Hart and
The brothers bought their own recording studio in 1991 in Elephant
& Castle in South London, which they dubbed The Drugstore, and
they returned in February 1992 with the first fruits of the new
studio, their next single, "Reverence", which gave them their biggest
hit single in almost five years, reaching No. 10 in the UK.
Spitting feedback and punk rock bile in every direction, the track was
banned from being played on
BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1 and from Top of the Pops, due
to its potentially offensive lyrics ('I wanna die just like JFK, I
wanna die in the USA'...'I wanna die just like
Jesus Christ, I wanna
die on a bed of spikes'). The single was followed by the release
of the album
Honey's Dead (1992), which received mixed reviews.
Rollercoaster Tour to support the album, the band
concentrated on cracking the United States, with an appearance on
David Letterman's show, and a tour as part of the Lollapalooza
line-up, which William later described as "the worst experience of our
lives," followed by their own headlining tour. In December
1992, the Reids again lost their rhythm section, with Ben Lurie
returning and Steve Monti joining on drums. Another compilation
was released in 1993, The Sound of Speed, before they returned to the
studio to record their fifth album proper, Stoned & Dethroned
which would see release in 1994, and featured guest appearances from
Shane MacGowan and William's then-girlfriend Hope Sandoval. The
album was originally planned as an acoustic album, but this idea was
abandoned because, in Jim's words, "We couldn't do enough interesting
things with acoustic guitars to make an album". In the 1995 EP
released under American Records, a number of new works and B-sides
were published which were later collected in the album Munki.
Following the release of the 1995 compilation Hate Rock 'N' Roll, the
Mary Chain parted ways with Blanco y Negro, their record label of over
a decade, and re-signed to their original label Creation Records, and
Sub Pop in America. The band now included former Lush bassist Phil
King. They then recorded 1998's
Munki album, which would turn out
to be their last before splitting the following year.
commercially the least successful album the band released, peaking at
number forty-seven in the UK Album Chart. The album featured the
Reid's sister Linda, who sang on the track "Mo Tucker" as well as
Hope Sandoval on "Perfume".
Though it was not until October 1999 that the split was made official,
on 12 September 1998, William had a falling out in the tour bus with
Ben Lurie before they were to play a sold out performance at
the famous Los Angeles House of Blues. Jim appeared onstage apparently
drunk and barely able to stand or sing. William
walked offstage about 15 minutes into their set, and the show
ended. The audience was later refunded the price of their tickets.
The band finished up their U.S. and Japanese dates without William,
but from that point, it was clear that the band was at its end. Jim
Reid said in 2006 of the tension between himself and William: "After
each tour we wanted to kill each other, and after the final tour we
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Immediately after the split, William Reid went solo as
Lazycame—having already released a solo EP in April 1998—and Jim
Freeheat along with Lurie and ex-Gun Club bassist Romi
Earl Brutus drummer Nick Sanderson, although neither act
received much attention or found any success. In October 2005, it was
announced that the Reids were reunited; Jim Reid's track "Song For A
Secret" a duet with his wife Julie Barber, was released as a single,
paired up with Sister Vanilla's "Can't Stop The Rock", which was
written and produced by William Reid and the brothers' younger
sibling, Linda. The single was released by Transistor Records on 17
Jim Reid promoted his side of the single with a very rare
solo gig at London's Sonic Cathedral club on
John Peel Day, Thursday
13 October 2005. He finished this rare live appearance with a
performance of the early Mary Chain classic "Never Understand". Jim
Reid also performed new material at low-key gigs with a new band
comprising Phil King on guitar, Loz Colbert (Ride) on drums and
Mark Crozer (International Jetsetters).
In 2006 five albums were reissued through Rhino Records: Psychocandy,
Honey's Dead and Stoned & Dethroned on 11
July 2006. Each album was released with a
DVD containing three promo
videos from that particular album.
They performed at Coachella 2007 in April. During their 27 April
2007 main-stage performance, they were joined onstage for the song
"Just Like Honey" by actress
Scarlett Johansson (who acted in the film
Lost in Translation, which featured the song). At the warm up gig on
26 April 2007, in Pomona, California, they were instead joined by
Annie Hardy of Giant Drag. The band's first UK performance since
reforming was at the Meltdown festival in June .
In an interview to Uncut magazine,
Jim Reid announced that a new album
by the band was in the works. In March 2008, the band released a
studio recording of "All Things Must Pass" on the soundtrack album to
NBC television drama Heroes. It was their first new song released
since 1998. In September,
Rhino Records released a 4-CD box set
entitled The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides & Rarities. The
box set consists of material from the Barbed Wire Kisses, The Sound of
Speed and The
Jesus And Mary Chain
Hate Rock 'n' Roll compilations,
alongside unreleased tracks and rarities from throughout their career;
including early performances, unheard demos, re-mixes, alternate
versions of some songs and bootleg recordings.
In 2010, a greatest hits album, Upside Down: The Best of The
Mary Chain, was released via Music Club Deluxe. In 2012, between
March and September, the band went back on tour with a series of dates
through North America, which also included their very first gigs in
China in May. It was confirmed through the band's official website
that John Moore will be returning on guitar, while Fountains of Wayne
drummer Brian Young confirmed via Twitter that he would be replacing
Loz Colbert. The
Jesus and Mary Chain also performed two gigs in Tel
Aviv on 19 and 20 October. In an interview posted to Whopper Jaw in
Jim Reid revealed that he and his brother William had
written songs for a new album, however, they had yet to enter the
In 2013, it was announced that a full-discography vinyl box set,
dubbed as The Complete Vinyl Collection, would be released for the
band's 30th anniversary, via Demon Music Group. In March 2014
the band signed back to
Alan McGee and became the first artists to
sign to the newly reformed Creation Management. They announced
November 2014 dates in the UK to debut the performance of Psychocandy
Live, which toured through 2015 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of
the album's release.
In September 2015,
Jim Reid announced that the band were recording
their first studio album since 1998. The album titled Damage and
Joy was produced by Youth and released on 24 March 2017.
On August 24, 2017,
Bobby Gillespie joined the band on drums for three
songs during their performance at Festival Milar de Mouros in
Main article: The
Jesus and Mary Chain discography
Honey's Dead (1992)
Stoned & Dethroned (1994)
Damage and Joy
Damage and Joy (2017)
Jim Reid – vocals, guitar (1983–1999, 2007–present)
William Reid – guitar, vocals (1983–1999, 2007–present)
Scott Von Ryper – guitar (2015–present)
Brian Young – drums (2012–present)
Mark Crozer – guitar (2007–2008, 2012), bass (2013–present)
Douglas Hart – bass (1984–1991)
Murray Dalglish – drums (1984)
Bobby Gillespie – drums (1984–1986, 2017)
Martin Hewes – drums (1986)
James Pinker – drums (1986)
Dave Evans – rhythm guitar (1987–1989)
Richard Thomas – drums (1988–1990)
Ben Lurie – rhythm guitar/bass (1989–1998)
Steve Monti – drums (1990–1995)
Matthew Parkin – bass (1992)
Barry Blackler – drums (1992)
Nick Sanderson – drums (1993–1998; died 2008)
Lincoln Fong – bass (1994–1995)
Geoff Donkin - drums (1998)
Phil King - bass/guitar (1998, 2007-2015)
Loz Colbert – drums (2007–2008)
John Moore – guitar (1986–1987, 2012), drums (1985–1986)
Duncan Cameron - guitar (1983–1984)
They were referenced in Season 24, Episode 22 of the Simpsons,
"Dangers on a Train". The men of Springfield are helping Homer restore
a train for Homer and Marge's anniversary.
Reverend Lovejoy is reading
a book called The
Jesus and Mary Train.
Their song "Just Like Honey" from
Psychocandy was featured in the
closing scene of the
Sofia Coppola film Lost in Translation. The
acoustic version of their song "Taste of Cindy" was featured in the
Greg Mottola film Adventureland. The song "Reverence" from their
Honey's Dead album was featured in the 1992 film Pet Sematary II.
"Snakedriver" was featured on The Crow: Original Motion Picture
They were referenced by their acronym J.A.M.C. by the band Death Cab
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American. In addition,
Jesus and Mary Chain are referenced in the
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Heartworms. James Mercer mentions them as a band he frequently
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