The Jesus and Mary Chain are a Scottish alternative rock band formed in East Kilbride in 1983. The band revolves around the songwriting partnership of brothers Jim and William Reid. In 1984, the band issued its seminal debut single, “Upside Down,” which made The Jesus and Mary Chain an overnight success in the UK. The follow up, “You Trip Me Up,” further perfected the formula and led to their 1985 debut LP Psychocandy. After a two year gap The Jesus and Mary Chain returned with Darklands. After a sprawling 1988 collection of singles, B-sides and demos titled Barbed Wire Kisses, they emerged with Automatic. After another long absence, the Mary Chain resurfaced in 1992 with Honey’s Dead and earned greater US visibility thanks to a spot on that summer’s Lollapalooza line up. The first single, “Reverence,” also won them renewed attention at home when Top of the Pops banned the song because of its opening lines, “I wanna die just like Jesus Christ” and “I wanna die just like JFK.” With 1994’s gentle, largely acoustic Stoned & Dethroned, they reached the US pop charts thanks to the single “Sometimes Always,” a duet with Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval. Another collection of scattered sides, The Jesus and Mary Chain Hate Rock ‘n’ Roll, followed a year later, highlighted by the single “I Hate Rock ‘n’ Roll”. Moving to Sub Pop, they returned with Munki in 1998. William Reid left the group during the subsequent tour, and in 1999, The Jesus and Mary Chain officially disbanded. Eight years later, the Reid brothers, joined by Mark Crozer, Phil King (Lush) and Loz Colbert (Ride), revived the band to perform at the Coachella and Meltdown festivals. The new recording “All Things Must Pass” appeared on the 2008 soundtrack for the television series Heroes. A four disc box set, The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides and Rarities, was released the same year, trailed by expanded reissues of their 1985-1998 studio albums. Performances resumed in 2012, the band later played several dates across Europe and the US that involved the performance of Psychocandy in its entirety, a celebration of the album’s 30th anniversary.
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