Music from history that kids today need to know about: No 5 – The Jesus and Mary Chain

The Jesus and Mary Chain were the Jedward of their day – brothers, with big hair, regional accents, a limited vocal range and VERY VERY NOISY. Their music was renowned for being particularly good at attracting UFOs down from the sky, something which Jedward are as yet unable to do.

Jae saw The Jesus and Mary Chain live in Belfast and they were excellent, although they only played for 20 minutes, which was a bit irritating when you’ve paid a whole £6 for a concert ticket. Jae’s parents used to wind her up by calling them Jesus and the Mary Chain. Oh what larks we had in 1985.

Look out for Bobby Gillespie  from Primal Scream looking cool in this video. We haven’t met Primal Scream yet in our music from history lessons but I have a feeling we will.

As Michael Rosen would say: THE NOISE!

This one is a bit more melodic, but still with an overlay of NOISE. They kind of let the side down by sitting on a beach, but redeem themselves by doing so in leather jackets:


Possibly not suitable for Eurovision.

March 24, 2012. Tags: , , . Stuff we love.


  1. Lindy replied:

    OK I stopped reading after the first sentence. My brain cannot wrap itself around that statement.

  2. jae replied:

    Sorry, I know it’s a lot to take in but it had to be said.

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