3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
An Essential Buy,
This review is from: Upside Down: The Best Of (Audio CD)
Being a fan of JAMC from Day 1, this is without doubt their most comprehensive Best Of Compilation to date featuring all their biggest hits plus previously unreleased tracks and B sides such as their incredible version of Syd Barrett's Vegetable Man. So why only four stars? Well for me there are two glaring omissions already alluded to by previous reviewers, Snakedriver and Coast to Coast, two JAMC classics. Personally, I would also have like to have seen the inclusion of the extended versions of April Skies & Happy When it Rains which as far as I am aware have never been released on CD. Having said that, this is still an essential buy for new fans and old fans alike. Jesus and Mary Chain, as it says on the cover, are arguably the last great British Rock'n'Roll band and sadly greatly underrated. Their influence is still very evident in todays alternative music from the likes of BRMC, The Raveonettes and The Manhatten Love Suicides to name just a few.