Stegzy's Music Project

A commentary on Stegzy's album collection

Darklands – Jesus & Mary Chain [#338]

DarklandsThis album is like that pair of socks you have in your drawer that you’re not entirely sure if they belong to you but you’ll wear them anyway.

Although appearing on the Music Project before, JaMC are not my usual listen. They’re a little bit too shoegazery and Scottish for my tastes. Indeed, previous JaMC albums found in my collection ended up in the good old recycle bin. I really can’t explain their inclusion in my music collection other than perhaps it’s because former Dead Can Dance drummer James Pinker plays drums with them occasionally.

Darklands is possibly the most attractive of the three albums we’ve heard already so will probably not join it’s albumic brothers on the digital landfill. In hindsight I can hear how they influenced bands such as Half Man Half Biscuit and you half expect Roddy Frame to make an appearance anytime soon too.


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#123 – Barbed Wire Kisses – Jesus and Mary Chain

Barbed Wire Kisses by The Jesus and Mary ChainBarbed Wire Kisses – Jesus and Mary Chain

Those Scottish lads again. This is their B Side and Rarities compilation album.

Anyone would think I am a fan. I’m not.

Into the recycle bin it goes!


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#108 – Automatic – Jesus & Mary Chain

Screen Shot 2014-08-17 at 17.45.04Automatic – Jesus & Mary Chain

Scottish rock. It seems to be featuring heavily in this project. Maybe I was Scottish once. Or maybe they’re just good at making music.

Automatic is the Jesus & Mary Chain’s third studio album. You can really hear the hints of dirty damp streets of East Kilbride oozing from the synths. I can just imagine the Scottish teenage girls with attitude listening to this in an attempt to be independent yet mainstream.

But unfortunately, as with most 80s bands, excellence comes too late and many potential fans have already heard it a hundred times before from other artists.

One for the recycle bin I think….


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