another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Friday, 27 February 2015

some candy talking




last time i saw the jesus and mary chain was october 1989, my memory of the gig was a twenty minute set, noise, strobes and the band were gone amid a fistfight between the brothers jim and william reid and a guitar left leaning against an amplifier in a wall of feedback. 26 years later and i'm back again to see the band perform 'phsycocandy' at rock city in enemy territory [s'nottingham] the band hit the stage around 2100 hrs and play the encore first, leave the stage and have a brew before coming back to an old newsreel of the town of the future, or, their hometown of east kilbride, to perform the phsycocandy album in full, no breaks, end to end, thirty eight minutes of bliss, smoke, feedback and amplifiers turned up to eleven, the waistlines may be a little thicker and the hairlines a little thinner, but they kick it, big time, all too soon, the 'game over' slide appears and the house lights come on and we stumble out into the cold rain, almost thirty years gone.....................................

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