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The Jesus And Mary Chain: “We have a lot of love, but a lot of bad vibes"

Scotland’s foremost indie rock trailblazers are back. And so is the intra-band hate they say is so important

Since exploding into rock’s consciousness in a riotous squall of feedback in 1984, The Jesus And Mary Chain’s combination of Brill Building sugar and black-leather spite saw them dominate the indie milieu for more than a decade. Having re-formed in 2007 after splitting in ’98, brothers Jim and William Reid (vocals and guitar respectively) re-employed old pal Alan McGee as their manager, toured Psychocandy, and later this month release the Youth-produced Damage And Joy, their first album in 19 years. Singer Jim Reid talks to CR about negative energy, hearing damage and sibling wars.

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