Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Friday, November 25, 2011

THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN / Psychocandy (1985)

The noise terrorists' first album is a fan favourite but not very forgiving for newcomers. The production gives the impression that it was recorded in a tin fallout shelter. The brothers write songs on an acoustic and then record them on electric with more feedback and distortion than is necessary, but that's their way.
Psychocandy has some great Pop songs buried beneath the fuzzy sound, but you may have to work extra hard to hear them. Later albums were more ear-friendly, so don't hate them just yet.~

Songs of Note: Taste of Cindy; Never Understand

3½ seeds out of 5

3 comments:

cuckoo77 said...

Pretty much the exact same way I feel about this album. Loved it a lot more when I was younger. Doesn't quite hold up quite as well as their later albums.

Dr Faustus said...

They've recently released then all in deluxe editions. 2 CDs and a DVD for each album, full of B-sides, demos, acoustic versions and music videos. I managed to get them all except Munki but it's my least favourite so :smug:

cuckoo77 said...

That seems to be the latest thing with "alt" bands from the late '80's/early '90's.