Barbed Wire Kisses

Barbed Wire Kisses

The Jesus And Mary Chain Story

eBook - 2014
Rate this:
'The Mary Chain were the best thing since punk rock' -- Bobby Gillespie'The Jesus and Mary Chain were integral to my musical development' -- Trent Reznor, Nine Inch NailsPraise for Zo©± Howe:'A stunning reinvention of the rock memoir format. Zo©± Howe bottles Wilko's lightning' -- Dave Collins, Vive Le Rock, on Wilko Johnson: Looking Back at Me'Brit-rock book of the year' -- Gavin Martin on Typical Girls? The Story of The SlitsMusically, culturally and in terms of sheer attitude, The Jesus and Mary Chain stand alone. Their seminal debut album Psychocandy would change the course of popular music, and their distinctive blend of psychotic white noise, dark lyrics and a pop sensibility continues to enchant and confound to this day. This book takes us behind the wall of distortion to reveal the fierce, frank and often funny tale of The Jesus and Mary Chain, told by the band members and their associates for the first time. Author Zo©± Howe charts each step of the Mary Chain's journey up to the present day, chronicling the formation of the group, their incendiary live performances, the Reids' powerful songcraft and those famous fraternal tensions that would prepare Creation Records boss Alan McGee for the onslaught of the Gallaghers. Thirty years after the Mary Chain formed, it is time this influential group and sometime 'public enemy' had their say.Includes new and exclusive interviews with Jim Reid, Douglas Hart, Bobby Gillespie, Alan McGee, Murray Dalglish, Laurence Verfaillie, John Moore, Ben Lurie, Stephen Pastel and many others.
Publisher: ©2014
[Place of publication not identified] :, Birlinn Ltd,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781495650239
Characteristics: 1 online resource (318 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)
Alternative Title: Jesus and Mary Chain story


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at my library

To Top