Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Jesus & Mary Chain - Happy When It Rains 12"

This is another gem in the pre shoegazer world, and the 7th Jesus & Mary Chain 12" release. The title track 'Happy When It Rains' is a brilliant example of the early sound of this band, although a little easier on the ears than some of the other 'screech-infused' classics on Psycho Candy. Although Darkland is an amazing album by my standard, some think this album pales in comparison to Psycho Candy. To that I say bollocks!, but you can make your own distinctions. This 12" offers 3 solid tracks, and 1:04 minutes of noise in 'F-Hole' which makes little sense but hey, who cares! Not exactly a rare record, Probably a $15 record at a record show, but one that should grace any collection in my opinion (along with all the early J&MC eps). Download->play loud->enjoy!

Track 1, Happy When It Rains (Long Version)

Track 2, Everything's Alright When You're Down

Track 3, Happy Place

Track 4, F. Hole

Grab the tracks here, password-pwemb.blogspot.com

UK Blanco Y Negro Records 1987, NEG25T

Personal rating 4/5

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