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Barbed wire kisses (b-sides and more) [VINYL]

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  • Vinyl
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Blanco Y Negro
  • ASIN: B000091BXA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN Barbed Wire Kisses (1988 UK 17-track vinyl LP a compilation of b-sides and demos taken from early single releases including the classic Upside Down housed in the picture sleeve with original jet black inner. The sleeve displays some light shelfwear at the edges and despite a few light hairline surface scuffs the vinyl appears in G+ condition BYN15 )

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Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Great cd. Shows that their lesser known stuff. B sides etc were great
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Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Great condition and felt like a 90's goth again.
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Format: Audio Cassette Verified Purchase
A really piece of History! I've got the vinyl to! I just love Jesus and Mary Chain! One of my favourites!
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Format: Audio CD
Okay, so this is a compilation and not a rounded studio album. I'll also concede that there's a lot of crazy stuff on there. BUT there are some total gems that make this album well worth looking at. Two next to each other that come to mind are "Swing" and the Demo of "on the wall" - far better than the other version in my view. I have actually owned this since it came out and have listened to it a good deal more than Psychocandy or Darklands.
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Format: Audio CD
This album has the b-sides from the Mary Chains first couple of albums. Its worth the price alone to hear Upside Down their fist single and possibly the least commercial, most angry and distorted record ever released. Has a great cover of Can's Musroom recorded live in Germany too!
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By A Customer on 29 Jun. 2002
Format: Audio CD
There's two major omissions, the cover of Vic Goddard/Subway Sect's classic 'Ambition', from the 'Never Understand' 12" & 'Vegetable Man', another cover (Syd Barrett), the b-side of the Creation released call to arms 'Upside Down'. These two are amongst the best the early (and best) Mary Chain had to offer.
There are some fantastic moments - the amphetamine beach boys rush of 'Surfin' USA' & 'Kill Surf City' and the post blues slash and burn on 'Who do you love' & 'Bo Diddley is Jesus' are fine illustrations that for all their willingness to embrace experimentation and their ability to shock and revile, the Mary Chain were at their best a well honed rock and roll band. Motown rhythms, Spector-esque wall of sound, surf breaks, 60's hooks and pop melodies, the Mary Chain were a re-invention of the best of pop of ages.
Re-invigorating lost classic genres - motorbike songs in 'Rider' & 'The Living End' (from the debut album 'Psychocandy'), are 'Leader of the Pack' from the point of view of the soon to be dead leather clad hero.
There are nods to krautrock, versions of Can's 'Mushroom' and the Darklands (2nd LP) era stuff 'Swing', 'On the Wall' and Velvets style noise in 'Cracked' & 'Head' and over 20 tracks you get a great snapshot of their first half decade.
The later albums got patchier, but the blueprint of their soundchange from noiseniks to avant-rock is well documented here, essentially the journey from 'Upside down' to 'Sidewalking'.
And for those who think they never wrote tunes, check out the acoustic version of 'Taste of Cindy', the gorgeous ' Psychcandy' and the pure pop thrill of 'Everything's alright when you're down'.
Buy the debut album fisrt, then this or 'Darklands'.
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