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Psychocandy [VINYL]

Jesus & Mary Chain Vinyl
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Like the Velvet Underground, their most obvious influence, the chart success of the Jesus and Mary Chain was virtually nonexistent, but their artistic impact was incalculable; quite simply, the British group made the world safe for white noise, orchestrating a sound dense in squalling feedback which served as an inspiration to everyone from My Bloody Valentine ... Read more in Amazon's Jesus & Mary Chain Store

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  • Vinyl (2 Nov 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B00015HX3Q
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 242,328 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Just Like Honey
2. Living End
3. Taste the Floor
4. Hardest Walk
5. Cut Dead
6. In a Hole
7. Taste of Cindy
8. Never Understand
9. Inside Me
10. Sowing Seeds
11. My Little Underground
12. You Trip Me Up
13. Something's Wrong
14. It's So Hard

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Debut album.

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Our product to treat is a regular product. There is not the imitation. From Japan by the surface mail because is sent out, take it until arrival as 7-14 day. Thank you for you seeing it.

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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
By Lenny
Format:Audio CD
Well it did, prior to this I was listening to Queen's 'Greatest Hits', 'Genesis' by Genesis, Rush's '2112' and Scorpions 'World Wide Live'. Dear God, what was I thinking. Basically I hadn't heard 'my' music yet, only my friends taste in it, hence the appalling selection above. This all changed when my best friend Lee bought this album and I listened to it in his bedroom. Quite simply it blew me away. This is the moment, a moment all music lovers have, which I can point to and say 'there, it all started there'. I could bore you with a long list of namechecked bands but I won't, suffice to say that this album and this band led me to exciting new places.

The music itself? Well, I understand that it has just been re-issued and re-mastered which says a lot in itself. It still sounds great, perfect pop underneath a torrent of guitar and drums, fresh as ever, youth captured and held. It deserves its standing as one of the finest debut albums of recent times. What else is there to say but buy it!
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THANK GOD FOR JESUS 19 Sep 2011
Format:Audio CD
The Jesus and Mary Chain offered the only significant respite to the terminal state of popular music in the 1980s and almost single handedly brought a resurgence to the whole dire scene. While the Smiths were wailing on the moor tops, people who liked the JAMC wanted to hear the sound of breaking glass to the revving of motorcycle engines . For a variety of reasons including an increasingly self absorbed music press it never really happened for them (whatever "it" is) and all the glorious melody, gleeful abandon, anarchy, threat and reworking of those rich primal seams of rock n' roll were only to be enjoyed by a relative few at the time. Hugely undervalued and underrated all albums are superb - the worst of the Mary Chain was always miles better than the best of everyone else. What was the Orson Welles quote about starting at the top and working his way down after Citizen Kane? This 3 disc set bristles with an excitement that the corporate music industry cannot manufacture and with career spanning appearances on The Old Grey Whistle Test, Top Of The Pops to Jools Holland they really looked looked like they meant it. If this album put some fire into your adolescence - buy it for your children before they start pestering you for the Smiths box set.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great package 20 Oct 2011
By Hutters
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Memories came flooding back - the music and the experience of the early gigs. If you're a fan, you've probably got most of this in different places, but it's great to have decent copies of it all. I thoroughly recommend this, the J&MC's finest hours.
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4.0 out of 5 stars play LOUDLY 18 Aug 2012
Format:Audio CD
Better sound with this release, louder, maybe compressed?

I would have preferred the lp on its own on disc one, with the b-sides on the bonus disc instead of the demos which I don't really care for

At least Some Candy Talking has been rightfully removed

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5.0 out of 5 stars don't read, get and listen! 3 Dec 2008
Format:Audio CD
As a 14 year old at school seeing the Mary Chain do 'In a Hole' on BBC2's Whistle Test in early 1985 was the starting point for a journey into alternative culture for me, a journey that continues to this day.

It's hard to describe how crap music was in 1985, even the independent scene was living on the fag ends of punk, then came this...quite simply one of the most original records ever recorded.

I'll always remember playing my school mates-who at the time were big fans of Phil Collins, Tears for Fears and Frankie Goes to Hollywood- 'You Trip Me Up', and trying to convince them the feedback soaked melodies sounded like a top ten hit!

Thank you Jim, William, Douglas and Bobby you saved my life!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 17 Mar 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Influenced by the guitar sound of The Stooges and The Velvet Undeground-like vocals the Reid brothers made this stunning record and so they set the bar for Noise pop and indie-rock to come. I have yet to come over anything more original and stunning than this from it's genre.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ominous beauty 22 July 2007
Format:Audio CD
Inspired by The Velvet Underground and perhaps also The Cure, The J&M Chain made feedback and distortion an integral part of their wall of sound, creating a unique and distinctive niche in rock music. It was in the way they did it - the distortion never sounds intrusive or discordant but complements the detached vocals for a cohesive music of eerie beauty.

In this crucial way the music differs from most of the output of the industrial genre, in that it has a trance-like, hypnotic quality. My favorite tracks on this seminal album include Just Like Honey, The Living End, The Hardest Walk, Sowing Seeds, My Little Underground and the sublime You Trip Me Up, a poignant blend of the tender and the ominous.

Psychocandy is a successful experiment in blending feedback with melody, creating atmospheric and always tuneful soundscapes that linger in the mind. Those who like Mercury Rev or My Bloody Valentine will love this classic album which takes rock music to places it's never been before.
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