THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN Released Second LP ‘DARKLANDS’ 30 Years Ago Today…

Band: THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
Album: DARKLANDS – their second LP
Released: 31 August 1987 – 30 years ago…
All Music wrote: “The basic formula at the heart of the band (inspired plagiarism of
melodies and lyrics alike, plenty of reverb, etc.) stayed pretty much the same, even if
the mixes were cleaned up. ‘Darklands’ is no ‘Psychocandy’ in the end – nothing the
band released later ever was – but it’s still a good listen…”

Note: drum machines were used in place of drummer Bobby Gillespie
who became Primal Scream‘s charismatic frontman…
My score: although it was impossible to even equal their debut LP the bros
produced here some cool, amplified Beach Boys vibrations with twilight colors…
Three Top Tracks: Happy When It Rains / April Skies / About You

/ HAPPY WHEN IT RAINS / superb single with a high degree of addictive poppiness

/ APRIL SKIES / another superb earworm single

/ ABOUT YOU / moony balladry à la the Reid bros

Full album (original = 1-10)…


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