Stoned & Dethroned [CASSETTE] Import
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* The Jesus And Mary Chain’s fifth studio album was originally conceived as an acoustic album. Mutating over the course of the recording to incorporate electric performances played by a live band, it is nevertheless their most mellow and intimate collection. Incorporating elements of Cosmic Country, Americana and 60s West Coast Pop into their signature sound, the brothers Reid redefined what the band were capable of once again. Their collaboration with Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval on "Sometimes Always" was their biggest chart hit in the USA and the album also features guest vocals from The Pogues’ Shane MacGowan. * This deluxe expanded edition features all the non-album b-sides, the pre-Stoned & Dethroned Sound Of Speed EP (including the classic Mary Chain track "Snakedriver" recorded for the film 'The Crow'), previously unreleased material including a 1994 BBC radio session, an alternate version of "God Help Me", and a radio interview with Jim and William Reid discussing the making of the album. There are also outtakes, previously uncompiled material (including the band's rendition of the Cramps' classic "New Kind Of Kick", and a complete 1995 live set. * The 55-minute DVD features the promo videos for all the singles including the first time on DVD for the video for "Something I Can't Have" and previously unreleased archival TV appearances, including their 1993 appearance on Later with Jools Holland, four studio performances shot for MTV and a revealing 1994 interview with Jim and William Reid. * The 24 page booklet contains exclusive new interviews that tell the band’s story in their own words, alongside lyrics, rare memorabilia and previously unpublished photos. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Top Customer Reviews
At the time, there were rumours they were set to record an accustic album supported by a variety of vocalists. For whatever that didn't happen and history has this album instead.
I'll be completely honest; I love this record. It holds many memories; some of them very personal. Consequently, it's difficult to single out particular tracks but "Dirty water", "Bullet lovers", "Girlfriend", "She", "Till it shines" and "Everybody I know" all resonate nearly thirteen years later. Good stuff.
I'd disagree with the previous reviewer on one point - the Marychain where far from being a one trick pony. They were a fine slightly left field pop band who produced a cannon of work that continues to endure.
I still don't like Darklands - I bought the deluxe edition for completism's sake &, as much as I dig those squally, amped-up b-sides, the LP itself still leaves me cold. Stoned & Dethroned is, however, an oft overlooked, much neglected corker. It's no masterpiece - the songs all begin to sound the same after a while, & there are too many of them - but a little judicious cherry-picking reveals a very fine album indeed. It's true, I suspect, that The Mary Chain were consciously "doing a Mazzy Star" in the hope of breaking into the American market but, on reflection, the likelihood of that ever happening was ludicrously slim - Hope Sandoval, after all, was a stunner with a beautiful voice. Jim & Reid, meanwhile, were neither (sorry lads).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This album sucks
Rabidly brilliant til now, the Reid Bros tried to do a Mazzy Star,,,,
,,,without the guitarist or tunes
I think goin out with Hope... Read more
This album has been widely condemned by critics as the start of the Mary Chain's decline. It certainly marked the point at which the band strayed furthest from its original... Read morePublished on 6 Oct. 2011 by Chris G
Stoned & Dethroned is the fifth album by the Scottish alternative band The Jesus and Mary Chain. For the first time since Psychocandy, JAMC recorded with an actual full band. Read morePublished on 14 April 2010 by P. Frizelle
I actually bought this album after reading some of the other reviews here on Amazon. I, like many, lost interest in the band after Honeys Dead and got engrossed in the whole grunge... Read morePublished on 27 July 2007 by Ghostdriver
Following `Honey's Dead' and the Rollercoaster tour with Dinosaur Jr, Blur & My Bloody Valentine, the Mary Chain delivered the `Snakedriver' and the relative to `Barbed Wire... Read morePublished on 3 July 2006 by Jason Parkes
This album continues the JMC's move away from the tinny over-feedbacksound of the 80s and towards their laid-back, melancholic-yet-optimisticsound of the 90s. Read morePublished on 28 April 2004