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...Formed in East Kilbride, Scotland in 1983 by brothers Jim and William Reed, the Jesus and Mary Chain released a series of albums—starting in 1985—that brought new life to post-punk music. Inspired to form a band following the 1970s British...

The Jesus and Mary Chain's Psychocandy

Paula Mejia

Paula Mejia is a writer, journalist and critic. Her work has appeared in The A.V. Club, NME, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Rookie, SPIN and other publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

33 1/3 Books

...The Jesus and Mary Chain’s swooning debut Psychocandy seared through the underground and to the top of the pop charts, shifting the role of noise within pop music forever. Post-punk and pro-confusion, Psychocandy became the sound...