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Barbed Wire Kisses: The Jesus and Mary Chain Story (Anglais) Broché – 19 mai 2014


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'This Mary Chain book is a million times better than the Morrissey autobiography' - @drphunkneuro

'Highly recommend @zoehowe's JAMC bio. A touching story of kids in the music business, recalled by their adult selves. a cut above the usual' - Euan McColm

'The best band in the world' - Neil Taylor, NME

'Pretty Scottish boys surfing a wave of doom and gloom and enjoying every moment of it. The Jesus and Mary Chain's debut is a decadent alt rock masterpiece of bubblegum pop' - Rolling Stone (naming the band's debut album one of the 500 best albums of all time)

'Thoroughly enjoying 'Barbed Wire Kisses'. Great anecdotes & teenage memories' - Vic Galloway

'I just finished the Mary Chain book 'Barbed Wire Kisses'. It's f***ing brilliant. Get it read people' - Stuart Braithwaite, Mogwai

'Barbed Wire Kisses adroitly charts the Mary Chain's career from their pre-Creation Portastudio demos through to their alcohol-fuelled implosion on 1998's ill-fated Munki tour [ - ] It's engaging throughout, but the chapters on the myth-making early years [ - ] leap especially vigorously off the page' - Record Collector

'Bunking the biographical trend, pleasingly filled more with anecdotes than footnotes' - The Quietus

'One of my favourite authors writing about one of my favourite bands, wonderful!' - Den Browne

'Zoë Howe is one of our favourite music writers - a great writer who is in love with rock n roll and a writer who can make the essence and magic of the dark stuff seem so alive' --John Robb, Louder Than War

'Thoroughly enjoying 'Barbed Wire Kisses'. Great anecdotes & teenage memories' - Vic Galloway

'I just finished the Mary Chain book 'Barbed Wire Kisses'. It's f***ing brilliant. Get it read people' - Stuart Braithwaite, Mogwai

'Barbed Wire Kisses adroitly charts the Mary Chain's career from their pre-Creation Portastudio demos through to their alcohol-fuelled implosion on 1998's ill-fated Munki tour […] It's engaging throughout, but the chapters on the myth-making early years […] leap especially vigorously off the page' - Record Collector

'Bunking the biographical trend, pleasingly filled more with anecdotes than footnotes' --The Quietus

'One of my favourite authors writing about one of my favourite bands, wonderful!' --Den Browne

Présentation de l'éditeur

Musically, culturally and in terms of sheer attitude, the Jesus and Mary Chain stand alone. Their seminal debut album Psychocandy would change the course of popular music, and their iconic blend of psychotic white noise, darkly surreal lyrics and Shangri-Las sweetness continues to enchant and confound. This book is the fierce, frank and funny tale of the Jesus and Mary Chain, told by the band members and their associates for the first time. The story begins in the faceless new town of East Kilbride, near Glasgow, at the dawn of the 1980s with two intense, chronically shy brothers, Jim and William Reid, listening to music in their shared bedroom. What follows charts their incendiary live performances, their relationship with Alan McGee's Creation Records and those famous fraternal tensions that prepared McGee for the onslaught of the Gallaghers, with plenty of feedback, fighting and, most importantly, perfectly crafted pop music along the way. It is time this vastly influential group and sometime public enemy had their say.

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HASH(0x97daab94) étoiles sur 5 Far Gone and Out 7 novembre 2014
Par James D Fortier - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
No one reviewed this yet? Zoë Howe, allow me to thank you first. Wonderful job. Loved it. Hard to put down.

My admiration for the Mary Chain is rivaled only by Siouxsie and the Banshees (obsessed by both). Waited forever for a book like this. I knew Jim and William fought, but I never knew how bad it was! Nonetheless, they released a trove of superb records that stand many repeat airings and the test of time.

If you ever update this I'd love to see even more detail/perspectives on the actual songs from each record and also hear how projects like The Power of Negative Thinking" were developed. But those are minor quibbles. Great work. If you're a fan – like all their records – this is a must.
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HASH(0x97e449d8) étoiles sur 5 Five Stars 30 novembre 2014
Par Roberto Quintas - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
The tense and dense history of a band that makes it own way to sucess. I am devouring it.
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HASH(0x97daa720) étoiles sur 5 in with the out crowd 29 novembre 2014
Par Marcus A. Vitchell - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
What a fantastic job on this book. The author is clearly a fan , but remains objective. A great look into a great band.
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HASH(0x97e3ca8c) étoiles sur 5 Sowing Seeds 11 avril 2015
Par The Duke of Windsor - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
I was especially excited when I saw this book was about to be released. That is, until I saw who the author was. I had read Howe's bio of the Slits, "Typical Girls", with equal anticipation several years ago. Sadly, despite the exciting subject, that book fell somewhat flat. Not to excessively disparage the author, but her style is akin to reading an extremely long magazine article: rather lacking in dimension and any form of analysis. I had hoped that a few years and an especially dynamic subject would make for a more nuanced and in-depth probe into the life of such a fantastic band. And, this time, it almost does. Almost. But, that being said, the fact that this is an essentially, well, "factual", book (except when the author confuses the Seeds with the Saints) is not a bad thing by any means and is likely to be a great read for any and all JAMC fans. The fact that extensive contemporary interviews with Jim Reid, Bobby Gillespie and Alan McGee are fearured solidly throughout (although not William, sadly) makes this the (current) semi-official history of the band. So, to summarize, this is a modestly well-written book saved by a great band, fascinating personalities, excellent interviews and anecdotes straight from the insiders. Oh, and approximately 80 pages of timeline, discography, band member notes and index which make this seem a longer book than it actually is.
HASH(0x97d86dbc) étoiles sur 5 The Pride of East Kilbride 20 janvier 2016
Par Cindy - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
I have so much respect for the JAMC. I already loved their music, but this book helped me to see them as regular lads with dreams and ambitions and the steadfast determination to carve out their own paths instead of accepting a life confined to the factories (XTC's song "Making Plans for Nigel" comes to mind). Their story is an inspirational one of persistence, never giving up, and remaining true to one's self and values despite insurmountable societal pressure and demands. They did music their way, on their own terms, and without compromise. The poignant anecdotes about their humble upbringing, schooling, and fraternal struggles remind me of my own childhood. The fact that the music and the group still endure after all these years is a testament to the power of magical songwriting and the strength of familial bonds.
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