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Psychocandy (Expanded Version)

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Arguably Psychocandy is an album with one trick and one trick alone -- Beach Boys melodies meet Velvet Underground feedback and beats, all cranked up to ten and beyond, along with plenty of echo. However, what a trick it is. Following up on the promise of the earliest singles, the Jesus and Mary Chain with Psychocandy arguably created a movement without meaning to, one that itself caused echoes in everything from bliss-out shoegaze to snotty Britpop and back again. The best tracks were without question those singles, anti-pop yet pure pop at the same time: "Just Like Honey," starting off like the Ronettes heard in a canyon and weirdly beautiful with its bells, "You Trip Me Up" and its slinking sense of cool, and most especially "Never Understand." Storming down like a rumble of bricks wrapped in cotton candy and getting more and more frenetic at the end, when there's nothing but howls and screaming noise, it's one hell of a track. However, at least in terms of sheer sonic violence and mayhem, most of the other cuts were pretty hard to beat, as sprawling, amped-up messes like "The Living End" (which later inspired both a band and a movie title) and "In a Hole." "My Little Underground" is actually the secret gem on the album, with a great snarling guitar start, an almost easygoing melody and a great stuttering chorus -- not quite the Who but not quite anything else. What the Reids sing about -- entirely interchangeable combinations regarding girls, sex, drugs, speed, and boredom in more or less equal measure -- is nothing compared to the perfectly disaffected way those sentiments are delivered. Bobby Gillespie's "hit the drums and then hit them again" style makes Moe Tucker seem like Neil Peart, but arguably in terms of sheer economy he doesn't need to do any more.
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1
Just Like Honey
00:03:02

William Reid, Producer, Writer - The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Producer, Writer - John Loder, Engineer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1985 Warner Music UK Ltd

2
The Living End
00:02:15

William Reid, Composer, Producer - The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Composer, Producer - John Loder, Engineer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1985 Warner Music UK Ltd

3
Taste the Floor Explicit
00:02:56

William Reid, Composer, Producer - The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Composer, Producer - John Loder, Engineer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1985 Warner Music UK Ltd

4
The Hardest Walk
00:02:37

William Reid, Composer, Producer, Writer - The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Composer, Producer, Writer - John Loder, Engineer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1985 Warner Music UK Ltd

5
Cut Dead
00:02:45

William Reid, Composer, Producer - The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Composer, Producer - John Loder, Engineer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1985 Warner Music UK Ltd

6
In a Hole
00:03:02

William Reid, Composer, Producer - The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Composer, Producer - John Loder, Engineer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1985 Warner Music UK Ltd

7
Taste of Cindy
00:01:41

William Reid, Composer, Producer - The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Composer, Producer - John Loder, Engineer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1985 Warner Music UK Ltd

8
Never Understand
00:02:58

William Reid, Composer, Producer - The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Composer, Producer - John Loder, Engineer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1985 Warner Music UK Ltd

9
Inside Me
00:03:09

William Reid, Composer, Producer - The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Composer, Producer - John Loder, Engineer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1985 Warner Music UK Ltd

10
Sowing Seeds
00:02:49

William Reid, Composer, Producer - The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Composer, Producer - John Loder, Engineer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1985 Warner Music UK Ltd

11
My Little Underground
00:02:31

William Reid, Composer, Producer - The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Composer, Producer - John Loder, Engineer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1985 Warner Music UK Ltdt

12
You Trip Me Up
00:02:25

William Reid, Composer, Producer - The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Composer, Producer - John Loder, Engineer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1985 Warner Music UK Ltd

13
Something's Wrong
00:04:02

William Reid, Composer, Producer - The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Composer, Producer - John Loder, Engineer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1985 Warner Music UK Ltd

14
It's So Hard
00:02:37

William Reid, Composer, Producer - The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Composer, Producer - John Loder, Engineer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1985 Warner Music UK Ltd

15
Suck (Single Version)
00:02:07

William Reid, Writer - The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Writer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1985 Warner Music UK Ltd

16
Ambition (Single Version)
00:03:29

The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Vic Goddard, Writer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1985 Warner Music UK Ltd

17
Just out of Reach
00:02:07

William Reid, Composer, Producer - The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Composer, Producer - John Loder, Producer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1985 Warner Music UK Ltd

18
Boyfriend's Dead (Single Version)
00:01:41

William Reid, Writer - The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Writer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1985 Warner Music UK Ltd

19
Head
00:03:49

William Reid, Composer, Producer - The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Composer, Producer - John Loder, Producer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1985 Warner Music UK Ltd

20
Cracked
00:03:45

William Reid, Composer, Producer - The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Composer, Producer - John Loder, Producer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1985 Warner Music UK Ltd

21
Upside Down
00:02:59

William Reid, Composer, Producer - The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Composer, Producer - John Loder, Producer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1984 Warner Music UK Ltd

22
Vegetable Man (Single Version)
00:03:34

Syd Barrett, Writer - The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1984 Warner Music UK Ltd

23
Just Like Honey (Demo)
00:02:57

William Reid, Writer - The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Lead Vocals, Writer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 1984 Warner Music UK Ltd

24
The Living End
00:02:16

The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Lead Vocals, Writer - William Gordon Reid, Writer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2008 Warner Music UK Ltd.

25
My Little Underground
00:02:32

The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Lead Vocals, Writer - William Gordon Reid, Writer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2008 Warner Music UK Ltd.

26
Never Understand (Alternate Version)
00:03:24

William Reid, Composer - The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Composer

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2008 Warner Music UK Ltd

27
Jesus Fuck Explicit
00:02:29

William Reid, Composer - The Jesus And Mary Chain, MainArtist - Jim Reid, Composer, Lead Vocals

© 2006 Warner Music UK Ltd ℗ 2011 Warner Music UK Ltd.

Album Description

Arguably Psychocandy is an album with one trick and one trick alone -- Beach Boys melodies meet Velvet Underground feedback and beats, all cranked up to ten and beyond, along with plenty of echo. However, what a trick it is. Following up on the promise of the earliest singles, the Jesus and Mary Chain with Psychocandy arguably created a movement without meaning to, one that itself caused echoes in everything from bliss-out shoegaze to snotty Britpop and back again. The best tracks were without question those singles, anti-pop yet pure pop at the same time: "Just Like Honey," starting off like the Ronettes heard in a canyon and weirdly beautiful with its bells, "You Trip Me Up" and its slinking sense of cool, and most especially "Never Understand." Storming down like a rumble of bricks wrapped in cotton candy and getting more and more frenetic at the end, when there's nothing but howls and screaming noise, it's one hell of a track. However, at least in terms of sheer sonic violence and mayhem, most of the other cuts were pretty hard to beat, as sprawling, amped-up messes like "The Living End" (which later inspired both a band and a movie title) and "In a Hole." "My Little Underground" is actually the secret gem on the album, with a great snarling guitar start, an almost easygoing melody and a great stuttering chorus -- not quite the Who but not quite anything else. What the Reids sing about -- entirely interchangeable combinations regarding girls, sex, drugs, speed, and boredom in more or less equal measure -- is nothing compared to the perfectly disaffected way those sentiments are delivered. Bobby Gillespie's "hit the drums and then hit them again" style makes Moe Tucker seem like Neil Peart, but arguably in terms of sheer economy he doesn't need to do any more.
© Ned Raggett /TiVo

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