A Look Back at Scottish Rock Band The Jesus and Mary Chain

In the mid-1980s there came a band out of East Kilbride, Scotland who sounded so fresh, so full of something new, that there has never been a sound anywhere near the same before or since in the world of rock music.  The Jesus and Mary Chain (TJAMC) arrived on the music scene when rock and roll was in trouble……electronic pop had taken over the direction that music seemed to be following and the rock guitar was essentially on life-support. In a time when Billboard No. 1s were made up of such forgettable songs such as “Like a Virgin,” “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “I Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Sussudio,” and “Everytime You Go Away,” it was beyond a breath of fresh air to hear a back-to-the-basics rock band with an emphasis on the written song and blistering guitars. The Jesus and Mary Chain was founded by songwriting...

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