The ever battling Reid Brothers have actually recorded the first new Jesus & Mary Chain album in two decades and it is an absolute blast. Produced by ex-Killing Joke bassist Youth, "Damage And Joy" manages to evoke the unique sonic pallet of their catalog without relying on nostalgia. Filled to the brim with great tracks, I'll share a few of my early faves.
It's starting to sound like Spring around here...
I've heard most of these tracks on various bootlegs but not with this fidelity. An official release of one of the main motivators of the "Liverpool Explodes" Scene captured at the height of their powers. I've always been Julian/Teardrop first but Ian and The Bunnymen were right behind. Great stuff that brings me back to the heady days of the early 80s. Check out some of the covers in their set.
Making up for lost time, here's more "newish" things worth investigating.
First... an old tune from the brilliant Michael Hall that is appropriate right now.
I have been unable to update this blog due to an overwhelming sense of "what the fuck." More than halfway through my 60th year on the planet, the realization that society, culture, humanity and basic human decency may expire before me is alarmingly possible. I've always believed that we would be much further along the evolutionary wheel by the time I reached this age.
Oh well... shit happens, right?
The current occupant of The White House is not the reason everything seems to have gone off the rails. He is the result. It's been a battle to turn off the incessant noise of reality television becoming real life. Faces glued to that screen in their hand connected to everything all the time but really nothing at all.
At least we still have music. Here's some new things... but first a song that proves again how far ahead of the curve David Bowie always was.
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