Friday, April 22, 2011

A day with the Jesuses: The Jesus And Mary Chain

The Jesus and Mary Chain weren't really named after Jesus at all; they took their name from an offer on a box of breakfast cereal. They could, had things been different, been known as The Tom And Jerry Shrinky-dinks or 20p Off Your Next Purchase Of Special K.

They're an interesting example of the way that nobody very much cares if you call your band Something Something Jesus. True, there were a few swivel-eyed loons who wrote to local newspapers, but it really took the triple blasphemy of loud feedback, venue riots and passing Bobby Gillespie off as a drummer before people started to get up petitions.

Still, they are sublime:

The Jesus And Mary Chain get an X-Factor of 6.

[Buy: PsychoCandy]
[Part of A Day With The Jesuses]