The Jesus and Mary Chain

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtrack
Tags: shoegaze post-punk alternative indie rock seen live noise pop indie rock 80s alternative rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Formed in East Kilbride, Scotland, this indie quartet originally comprised William Reid (28 October 1958, Glasgow, Scotland; vocals/guitar), Jim Reid (b. 29 December 1961, Glasgow, Scotland; vocals/guitar), Douglas Hart (bass) and Murray Dalglish (drums). In the summer of 1984 they moved to London and signed to Alan McGee’s label, Creation Records. Their debut, ‘Upside Down’, complete with trademark feedback, fared well in the independent charts and was backed with a version of Syd Barrett’s ‘Vegetable Man’. In November 1984, Dalglish was replaced on drums by Primal Scream vocalist Bobby Gillespie (b. 22 June 1964, Glasgow, Scotland). By the end of the year, the band was attracting considerable media attention due to the violence at their gigs and a series of bans followed. Early the following year, the band signed to the WEA Records label Blanco y Negro.

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