The Jesus And Mary Chain Darklands on Import 180g LP
Exploring territory mined by their heroes The Velvet Underground and The Stooges, Glasgow, Scotland-based alt-rockers The Jesus And Mary Chain were the link between melody and feedback in the ’80s and ’90s. The band’s half-dozen albums, nearly two dozen singles, and riot-inducing live shows were in turn an inspiration to the next generation of sonic subversives, from My Bloody Valentine to The Chemical Brothers and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
Debut album Psychocandy (1985) defined The Jesus and Mary Chain as nihilist rebels, while its follow-up Darklands (1987) revealed their softer (albeit still gloomy) side. Darklands is more accessible and hooky than Psychocandy, leaving most of the feedback and some of the noise behind to focus more on the songwriting rather than the atmosphere. With tracks such as "April Skies,” “Darklands,” “Happy When It Rains” and “Nine Million Rainy Days,” the Reid brothers proved they had plenty of great songs in them and that they wouldn’t be boxed in by the past.
The Jesus And Mary Chain Darklands Track Listing:
2. Deep One Perfect Morning
3. Happy When It Rains
4. Down On Me
5. Nine Million Rainy Days
6. April Skies
8. Cherry Came Too
9. On The Wall
10. About You