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Sunday, October 30, 2016

A Jon S-SUPER POST-The Jesus and Mary Chain

(scott) Oh, hell yes, an old favorite of mine.....haven't even went through it yet, so I may have some stuff to
add later, but when we summarize the bands of the 80's, THE CHAIN has to come out near the top.......their unique combination of squalling Velvet Underground-style feedback and sludge guitar, blended with those Beach Boys type harmonies, made for one of the most identifiable sounds in rock.......great albums here, great live shows, and I'll do my own inventory and see it I have anything to add (It's possible)......

This is yet another of the well done, comprehensive, and so incredibly valuable to the readers posts that comes from Jon S, when he puts one together, NO ONE can contend with him.......SOOOO many great posts, and this is simply another one!

Like the band's obnoxious followers used to chant in the 1980's, "HEY, Man, NOBODY touches THE CHAIN!")........some fab stuff here, I will say that this was a band with some really BAD material as well, so pick and choose......."Psychocandy" (especially) and "Honey's Dead" are good starting points, but there really IS a LOT of great material here!

Psychocandy (1985)

01 Just Like Honey/02 The Living End/03 Taste The Floor/04 The Hardest Walk/05 Cut Dead/06 In A Hole/07 Taste Of Cindy/08 Never Understand/09 Inside Me/10 Sowing Seeds/11 My Little Underground/12 You Trip Me Up/13 Something's Wrong/14 It's So Hard/15 Suck (Never Understand B-Side)/16 Ambition (Never Understand B-Side)/17 Just Out Of Reach (You Trip Me Up B-Side)/18 Boyfriend's Dead (You Trip Me Up B-Side)/19 Head (Just Like Honey B-Side)/20 Cracked (Just Like Honey B-Side)/21 Upside Down/22 Vegetable Man/23 In A Hole (John Peel Session 23rd October 1984)/24 You Trip Me Up (John Peel Session 23rd October 1984)/25 Never Understand (John Peel Session 23rd October 1984)/26 Taste The Floor (John Peel Session 23rd October 1984)/27 The Living End (John Peel Session 3rd February 1985)/28 Inside Me (John Peel Session 3rd February 1985)/29 Just Like Honey (John Peel Session 3rd February 1985)/30 Some Candy Talking (John Peel Session 29th October 1985)/31 Psychocandy (John Peel Session 29th October 1985)/32 You Trip Me Up (John Peel Session 29th October 1985)/33 Cut Dead (John Peel Session 29th October 1985)/34 Up Too High (Demo)/35 Upside Down (Demo)/36 Never Understand (Demo)/37 Taste The Floor (Demo)/38 In A Hole (Demo)/39 Something's Wrong (Demo)/40 Just Like Honey (Demo)/41 The Livng End (Demo)/42 My Little Underground (Demo)/43 Never Understand (Alternate Version)/44 Jesus Fuck

Paradiso, Amsterdam 3/9/85

01 Band warming up/02 In A Hole/03 Vegetable Man/04 Taste The Floor/05 You Trip Me Up/06 The Living End/07 Just Like Honey/08 Jesus Fuck

San Diego 12/21/85

01 In A Hole/02 Just Like Honey/03 Inside Me/04 Mushroom/05 The Hardest Walk/06 Taste Of Cindy/07 Taste The Floor/08 The Living End/09 Cracked/10 You Tripped Me Up/11 Cracked

The Roxy, Los Angeles 12/22/85

01 Never Understand/02 Mushroom/03 Inside Me/04 The Living End/05 Here It Comes Again/06 You Trip Me Up/07 Just Like Honey

Darklands (1987)

01 Darklands/02 Deep One Perfect Morning/03 Happy When It Rains/04 Down On Me/05 Nine Million Rainy Days/06 April Skies/07 Fall/08 Cherry Came Too/09 On The Wall/10 About You/11 Some Candy Talking/12 Taste Of Cindy (acoustic)/13 Psychocandy/14 Hit/15 Darklands/16 Down On Me/17 Deep One Perfect Morning/18 Fall/19 In The Rain/20 Happy Place/21 Kill Surf City/22 Bo Diddley Is Jesus/23 Who Do YouLOVE/24 Everything's Alright When You're Down/25 Shake/26 Happy When It Rains (demo)/27 Happy Place/28 F.Hole/29 Rider/30 On The Wall(Portastudio demo)/31 Surfin' USA (April outtake)/32 Here It Comes Again/33 Walk And Crawl/34 Some Candy Talking (NME version)/35 Mushroom/36 The Hardest Walk (soundtrack version)/37 Don't Ever Change/38 Swing/39 Darklands (with strings)/40 Interview (Janice Long)

U4 Club, Vienna 4/10/87

01 You Trip Me Up/02 Happy When It Rains/03 Cherry Came Too/04 Everything's Alright When You're Down/05 Just Like Honey/06 The Hardest Walk/07 April Skies/08 The Living End/09 Taste Of Cindy/10 Nine Million Rainy Days/11 Down On Me/12 Kill Surf City/13 Never Understand

Umbertide, Italy 8/29/87

01 In A Hole/02 The Hardest Walk/03 Fall/04 Some Candy Talking/05 Cherry Came Too/06 Everything's Alright When You're Down/07 Just Like Honey/08 Happy When It Rains/09 Deep One Perfect Morning/10 9,000,000 Rainy Days/11 April Skies/12 Kill Surf City/13 Bo Diddley is Jesus

Rote Fabrik, Zurich 10/1/87

01 In A Hole/02 Fall/03 You Trip Me Up/04 Happy When It Rains/05 Cherry Came Too/06 Everything's Alright When You're Down/07 Just Like Honey/08 The Hardest Walk/09 April Skies/10 The Living End/11 Taste Of Cindy/12 Nine Million Rainy Days/13 Down On Me/14 Kill Surf City/15 Never Understand

Paradiso, Amsterdam 10/13/87

01 April Skies/02 Taste Of Cindy/03 Cherry Came Too/04 Some Candy Talking/05 The Living End/06 Down On Me/07 Just Like Honey

Barbed Wire Kisses (1988 Compilation)

01 Kill Surf City/02 Head/03 Rider/04 Hit/05 Don't Ever Change/06 Just Out Of Reach/07 Happy Place/08 Psycho Candy/09 Sidewalking/10 Who Do You Love/11 Surfin' USA/12 Everything's Alright When You're Down/13 Upside Down/14 Taste Of Cindy/15 Swing/16 On The Wall/17 Cracked/18 Here It Comes Again/19 Mushroom [Live]/20 Bo Diddley Is Jesus

The Whiskey A Go-Go, West Hollywood CA 10/11/88

01 Rider/02 The Hardest Walk/03 Surfin' USA/04 Darklands/05 You Trip Me Up/06 Just Like Honey/07 April Skies/08 Coast To Coast/09 Fall/10 The Living End/11 Nine Million Rainy Days/12 Inside Me/13 Who Do You Love_/14 Sidewalking/15 Gimme Hell/16 Kill Surf City

Automatic (1989)

01 Here Comes Alice/02 Coast to Coast/03 Blues from a Gun/04 Between Planets/05 Uv Ray/06 Her Way of Praying/07 Head On/08 Take It/09 Halfway to Crazy/10 Gimme Hell/11 Drop/12 Sunray/13 Sidewalking (Extended Version)/14 Sidewalking (7_ Mix)/15 Sidewalking (Chilled to the Bone Mix)/16 Taste of Cindy (Live in Detroit)/17 April Skies (Live in Detroit)/18 Surfin' USA (Summer Mix)/19 Shimmer/20 Penetration/21 Break Me Down/22 Subway/23 In the Black/24 Terminal Beach/25 Deviant Slice/26 I'm Glad I Never/27 Drop (Acoustic Version)/28 Sidewalking (BBC Radio Session)/29 Coast to Coast (BBC Radio Session)/30 Take It (BBC Radio Session)/31 My Girl (BBC Radio Session)/32 Far Gone and Out (BBC Radio Session)/33 Silverblade (BBC Radio Session)/34 Here Comes Alice (BBC Radio Session)/35 Coast to Coast (Alternate Version)/36 Just Out of Reach (88 Version)/37 Radio Ad/38 Nine Million Rainy Days (Live in Detroit)

Loreley Festival, Germany 6/24/89

01 In A Hole/02 The Hardest Walk/03 Coast To Coast/04 Who Do You Love_/05 The Living End/06 Inside Me/07 April Skies/08 Her Way Of Praying/09 Everything's Alright When You're Down/10 Rider/11 Halfway To Crazy/12 Nine Million Rainy Days/13 Sidewalking/14 Gimme Hell/15 Kill Surf City

Octagon, Sheffield 9/11/89

01 Intro/02 Rider/03 Everything's Alright When You're Down/04 The Hardest Walk/05 Coast To Coast/06 Halfway To Crazy/07 Head On/08 Her Way Of Talking/09 Taste The Floor/10 9 Million Rainy Days/11 The Living End/12 Who Do You Love/13 Take It/14 April Skies/15 Some Candy Talking/16 Sidewalking/17 Gimme Hell/18 Kill Surf City

Calamity Jane's, Las Vegas 2/4/90

01 Head On/02 Halfway To Crazy/03 Coast To Coast/04 Her Way Of Praying/05 Taste The Floor/06 The Living End/07 Who Do You Love/08 Blues From A Gun

The Roxy, Atlanta 2/21/90

01 Intro/02 Penetration/03 Rider/04 Everything's Alright When You're Down/05 The Hardest Walk/06 Head On/07 Halfway To Crazy/08 Coast To Coast/09 Her Way Of Praying/10 Taste The Floor/11 Nine Million Rainy Days/12 You Trip Me Up/13 Who Do You Love/14 Take It/15 April Skies/16 Blues From A Gun/17 Sidewalking/18 Gimme Hell/19 Kill Surf City

Honey's Dead (1992)

01 Reverence/02 Teenage Lust/03 Far Gone and Out/04 Almost Gold/05 Sugar Ray/06 Tumbledown/07 Catchfire/08 Good for My Soul/09 Rollercoaster/10 I Can't Get Enough/11 Sundown/12 Frequency/13 Rollercoaster (Ep Version)/14 Silverblade/15 Lowlife/16 Tower of Song/17 Far Gone and Out (Arc Weld Mix)/18 Teenage Lust (Desdemoana Mix)/19 Reverence (Radio Mix)/20 Heat/21 Guitarman/22 Why'd You Want Me/23 Sometimes/24 Teenage Lust (Acoustic Version)/25 Reverberation (Doubt)/26 Don't Come Down/27 Why'd You Want Me (Alternate Version)/28 Catchfire (Live at Sheffield Arena, 28th March 1992)/29 Blues from a Gun (Live at Sheffield Arena, 28th March 1992)/30 Head On (Live at Sheffield Arena, 28th March 1992)/31 Reverence (Live at Sheffield Arena, 28th March 1992)/32 Far Gone and Out (Live at Sheffield Arena, 28th March 1992)/33 Halfway to Crazy (Live at Sheffield Arena, 28th March 1992)/34 Frequency (Live at Sheffield Arena, 28th March 1992)/35 Sidewalking (Live at Sheffield Arena, 28th March 1992)/36 Jim and William Reid Talk to Mark Goodier/37 Jim and William Reid Talk to Tommy Vance

Teenage Lust (New York 3/23/92)

01 Introduction/02 Catchfire/03 Blues From A Gun/04 Head On/05 Teenage Lust/06 Reverence/07 Everything's Alright When You're Down/08 Halfway To Crazy/09 Far Gone And Out/10 In A Hole/11 Taste The Floor/12 Gimme Hell/13 Sugar Ray/14 Kill Surf City/15 You Trip Me Up/16 Sidewalking

The Sound Of Speed (1993 Compilation)

01 Snakedriver/02 Reverence (Radio Mix)/03 Heat/04 Teenage Lust (Acoustic Version)/05 Why'd You Want Me/06 Don't Come Down/07 Guitarman/08 Something I Can't Have/09 Sometimes/10 Write Record Release Blues/11 Shimmer/12 Penetration/13 My Girl/14 Tower Of Song/15 Little Red Rooster/16 Break Me Down/17 Lowlife/18 Deviant Slice/19 Reverberation/20 Sidewalking (Extended Version)

Stoned & Dethroned (1994)

01 Dirty Water/02 Bullet Lovers/03 Sometimes Always/04 Come On/05 Between Us/06 Hole/07 Never Saw It Coming/08 She/09 Wish I Could/10 Save Me/11 Till It Shines/12 God Help Me/13 Girlfriend/14 Everybody I Know/15 You've Been a Friend/16 These Days/17 Feeling Lucky/18 Snakedriver/19 Something I Can't Have/20 Write Record Release Blues/21 Little Red Rooster/22 Come On - BBC Radio Session/23 God Help Me (William Vocal) - BBC Radio Session/24 Everybody I Know - BBC Radio Session/25 The Perfect Crime - BBC Radio Session/26 Till I Found You/27 Dirty Water - Demo (William Vocal)/28 Gold Help Me - Alternate Vocal Take/29 The Perfect Crime/30 Little Stars/31 Drop (Re-Recorded)/32 I'm in with the Out Crowd/33 New York City/34 Taking It Away/35 Ghost of a Smile/36 Alphabet Street/37 New Kind of Kick (Live)/38 Come On - Single Version/39 Reverence - Live at the Tinity Centre Bristol/40 Snakedriver - Live at the Trinity Centre Bristol/41 Come On - Live at the Trinity Centre Bristol/42 Happy When It Rains - Live at the Trinity Centre Bristol/43 Teenage Lust - Live at the Trinity Centre Bristol/44 The Perfect Crime - Live at the Trinity Centre Bristol/45 Everybody I Know - Live at the Trinity Centre Bristol/46 Girlfriend - Live at the Trinity Centre Bristol/47 Hole - Live at the Trinity Centre Bristol/48 Head On - Live at the Trinity Centre Bristol/49 Sugar Ray - Live at the Trinity Centre Bristol/50 I Hate Rock'n'roll - Live at the Trinity Centre Bristol/51 Interview (Steve Lamacq)

Ritz Theatre, Ebor City FL 10/13/94

01 Intro/02 Blues From A Gun/03 Fall/04 Hole/05 Everybody I Know/06 Dirty Water/07 Head On/08 Far Gone And Out/09 Save Me/10 Girlfriend/11 Catchfire/12 Happy When It Rains/13 Come On/14 Snakedriver/15 Nine Million Rainy Days/16 I'm In With The Out Crowd/17 Sugar Ray/18 God Help Me/19 Sidewalking/20 Encore Break/21 New Kind Of Kick/22 Reverence

Hate Rock 'n' Roll (1995 Compilation)

01 I Hate Rock 'n' Roll/02 Snakedriver/03 Something I Can't Have/04 Bleed Me/05 33 13/06 Lost Star/07 Penetration/08 New York City/09 Taking It Away/10 I'm In With The Out Crowd/11 Little Stars/12 Teenage Lust (Desdemoana Mix)/13 The Perfect Crime

Munki (1998)

01 I Love Rock 'n' Roll/02 Birthday/03 Stardust Remedy/04 Fizzy/05 Moe Tucker/06 Perfume/07 Virtually Unreal/08 Degenerate/09 Cracking Up/10 Commercial/11 Supertramp/12 Never Understood/13 I Can't Find the Time for Times/14 Man On the Moon/15 Black/16 Dream Lover/17 I Hate Rock 'n' Roll/18 45rpm/19 Bleed Me/20 33 1_3/21 Lost Star/22 Hide Myself/23 Rocket/24 Easylife, Easylove/25 40,000k/26 Nineteen666/27 Reverence/28 I Love Rock'n'Roll/29 Degenerate/30 Mo Tucker/31 Snakedriver/32 Cracking Up/33 Happy When It Rains/34 Stardust Remedy/35 Head On/36 Sugar Ray/37 Dream Lover/38 Supertramp/39 Virtually Unreal

Roskilde Festival, Denmark 6/28/98

01 Degenerate/02 Snakedriver/03 Cracking Up/04 Fizzy/05 Happy When It Rains/06 Teenage Lust/07 Stardust Remedy/08 Head On/09 I Love Rock'n'Roll/10 Dreamlover/11 Supertramp/12 I Hate Rock'n'Roll/13 Virtually Unreal/14 Reverence

The Complete John Peel Sessions (2000)

01 In A Hole/02 You Trip Me Up/03 Never Understand/04 Taste The Floor/05 The Living End/06 Inside Me/07 Just Like Honey/08 Some Candy Talking/09 Psychocandy/10 You Trip Me Up/11 Cut Dead/12 Fall/13 In The Rain/14 Happy Place/15 Sidewalking/16 Coast To Coast/17 Take It/18 My Girl/19 Far Gone And Out/20 Silverblade/21 Here Comes Alice

21 Singles (2002 Compilation)

01 Upside Down/02 Never Understand/03 You Trip Me Up/04 Just Like Honey/05 Some Candy Talking/06 April Skies/07 Happy When It Rains/08 Darklands/09 Sidewalking/10 Blues from a Gun/11 Head On/12 Rollercoaster/13 Reverence/14 Far Gone and Out/15 Almost Gold/16 Snakedriver/17 Sometimes Always/18 Come On/19 I Hate Rock N Roll/20 Cracking Up/21 I Love Rock N Roll


Coachella 4/27/07

01 Never Understand/02 Head On/03 Far Gone and Out/04 Sidewalking/05 Snakedriver/06 Happy When it Rains/07 Some Candy Talking/08 Between Planets/09 Blues from a Gun/10 Cracking Up/11 All Things Must Pass/12 Teenage Lust/13 Just Like Honey/14 Reverence

The Power Of Negative Thinking - B-Sides & Rarities (2008 Compilation)

01 Up Too High (Demo '83)/02 Upside Down/03 Vegetable Man/04 Suck/05 Ambition/06 Just Out Of Reach/07 Boyfriend's Dead/08 Head/09 Just Like Honey (Demo Oct. '84)/10 Cracked/11 Taste Of Cindy (Acoustic Version)/12 The Hardest Walk/13 Never Understand (Alternate)/14 My Little Underground (Demo)/15 The Living End (Demo)/16 Some Candy Talking/17 Psychocandy/18 Hit/19 Cut Dead (Acoustic)/20 You Trip Me Up (Acoustic)/21 Walk And Crawl/22 Kill Surf City/23 Bo Diddley Is Jesus/24 Who Do YouLOVE/25 Everything's Alright When You're Down/26 Shake/27 Happy When It Rains (Demo)/28 Happy Place/29 F.Hole/30 Rider/31 On The Wall (Demo)/32 Surfin' USA (Outtake)/33 Here It Comes Again/34 Don't Ever Change/35 Swing/36 Sidewalking/37 Surfin' USA (Summer Mix)/38 Shimmer/39 Penetration/40 Break Me Down/41 Subway/42 My Girl/43 In The Black/44 Terminal Beach/45 Deviant Slice/46 I'm Glad I Never/47 Drop (Acoustic Re-Mix)/48 Rollercoaster/49 Silverblade/50 Lowlife/51 Tower Of Song/52 Heat/53 Guitarman/54 Why'd You Want Me/55 Sometimes/56 Teenage Lust (Acoustic Version)/57 Reverberation (Doubt)/58 Don't Come Down/59 Snakedriver/60 Something I Can't Have/61 Write Record Release Blues/62 Little Red Rooster/63 The Perfect Crime/64 Little Stars/65 Drop Re-Record/66 I'm In With The Out Crowd/67 New York City/68 Taking It Away/69 Ghost Of A Smile/70 Alphabet Street/71 Coast To Coast (Alternate - William Vox)/72 Dirty Water (Demo - William Vox)/73 Till I Found You/74 Bleed Me/75 33 1_3/76 Lost Star/77 Hide Myself/78 Rocket/79 Easylife, Easylove/80 40,000k/81 Nineteen666

House Of Blues, San Diego CA 6/17/12

01 Snakedriver/02 Head On/03 Far Gone and Out/04 Between Planets/05 Blues From a Gun/06 Teenage Lust/07 Sidewalking/08 Cracking Up/09 All Things Must Pass/10 Some Candy Talking/11 Happy When It Rains/12 [station ID]/13 Just Like Honey/14 Reverence/15 The Hardest Walk/16 Taste Of Cindy/17 Never Understand

The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh 2/19/15

01 April Skies/02 Head On/03 Some Candy Talking/04 Psychocandy/05 Up Too High/06 Reverance/07 Upside Down/08 Intro To Psychocandy/09 Just Like Honey/10 The Living End/11 Taste The Floor/12 The Hardest Walk/13 Cut Dead/14 In A Hole/15 Taste Of Cindy/16 Never Understand/17 Inside Me/18 Sowing Seeds/19 My Little Underground/20 You Trip Me Up/21 Something's Wrong/22 It's So Hard/

The Warfield, San Francisco 5/16/15

1-01 April Skies/1-02 Head On/1-03 Some Candy Talking/1-04 Psychocandy/1-05 Up Too High/1-06 Reverence/1-07 Upside Down/1-08 Just Like Honey/1-09 The Living End/1-10 Taste the Floor/1-11 The Hardest Walk/1-12 Cut Dead/1-13 In a Hole/1-14 Taste of Cindy/1-15 Never Understand/1-16 Inside Me/1-17 Sowing Seeds/1-18 My Little Underground/1-19 You Trip Me Up/1-20 Something's Wrong/1-21 It's So Hard



  1. Wow. Fully comprehensive and a truck load of boots! Fantastic.

  2. Though not an official JAMC release, these Reid bros remixes have always been a favorite of mine

  3. Thanks, Jon S! I think the Coachella set is the one when Scarlett Johansson sang on "Just Like Honey". Does anyone have the JAMC show from the Royal Festival Hall, London on 6/22/2007?