Never Understood: The Story of The Jesus and Mary Chain

Jesus and Mary Chain

Availble in two editions:

Standard Edition (9781399604109), £25, published 12 September 2024

Record Store Edition (9781399622868):
  • limited to 2,000 copies,
  • published 3rd October 2024
  • SIGNED BY WILLIAM AND JIM – with alternate, original cover artwork and housed in a bespoke slipcase all designed by William Reid.

For 5 years after they'd swapped sought-after apprenticeships for life on the dole,
brothers William and Jim Reid sat up till the early hours in the front room of their parents' East Kilbride council house, plotting their path to world domination over endless cups of tea, with the music turned down low so as not to wake their sleeping sister. They knew they couldn't play in the same band because they'd argue too much, so they'd describe their dream ensembles to each other until finally they realised that these two perfect bands were actually the same band, and the name of that band was The Jesus and Mary Chain.
The rest was not silence, and picking up those conversations again more than 40 years
later, William and Jim tell the full story of one of Britain's greatest guitar bands for the
very first time - a wildly funny and improbably moving chronicle of brotherly strife,
feedback, riots, drug and alcohol addiction, eternal outsiders and extreme shyness, that
also somehow manages to be a love letter to the Scottish working-class family.

£65.00 GBP
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