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September 12, 1998 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For years, Jesus and Mary Chain vocalist-guitarist Jim Reid rarely uttered a word on stage. So it's almost startling to hear the Scotsman speak at length, and with a cutting sense of passion and humor, as in a recent telephone interview from his London home. "To be honest, [my reticence while performing] has to do with being incredibly shy," Reid said in a thick Scottish accent. "It has do with not feeling very comfortable with being on stage.
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July 13, 2002 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This appreciation isn't for a deceased musician, but for a departed band. The Jesus and Mary Chain, one of the most exciting and influential rock groups of the last 20 years, officially called it quits in 1998, but it disappeared from the pop scene so quietly that no one had a chance to offer farewell.
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July 5, 1990 | BILL LOCEY
The Scottish rockers The Jesus and Mary Chain probably won't get a lot of work doing Optimist Club fund-raisers. Not with songs such as "Head On" which features lyrics such as: "And the way I feel tonight I could die and I wouldn't mind. And there's something going on inside. Makes you want to feel makes you want to try. Makes you want to blow the stars from the sky. I can't stand up I can't cool down. I can't get my head off the ground."
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September 12, 1998 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For years, Jesus and Mary Chain vocalist-guitarist Jim Reid rarely uttered a word on stage. So it's almost startling to hear the Scotsman speak at length, and with a cutting sense of passion and humor, as in a recent telephone interview from his London home. "To be honest, [my reticence while performing] has to do with being incredibly shy," Reid said in a thick Scottish accent. "It has do with not feeling very comfortable with being on stage.
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February 3, 1990 | ROBERT HILBURN
Remember the 20-minute performances? Remember the nights with no encores? Remember the way the band was so intimidated by trying to re-create the alluring textures of its albums that it seemed almost apologetic for even stepping on stage? Then you remember the old Jesus and Mary Chain. On Thursday night at the Universal Amphitheatre, the new--and improved--Jesus and Mary Chain stood proud. The concert ran a full 75 minutes. The group did two encore numbers.
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December 2, 1990 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is The Times' Pop Music Critic.
Rock Losing Its Grip as Other Genres Gain. That recent headline on a Billboard magazine article documenting rock's dwindling share of the pop album market was sobering, but it wasn't unexpected. It has been clear for some time now that rock is no longer the creative heart of pop music. Rather than reflect the imagination and daring that it did in past decades, most rock deals shamelessly in hollow or recycled gestures--and all too often represents nothing more than casual entertainment.
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April 26, 1992 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic. and
The first music in three years from what is arguably the most influential British band of the '80s was greeted here with understandable enthusiasm. "A scorching return to form (by) what has to be the most important band working in Britain today," declared the New Musical Express about "Reverence," the group's first single from its "Honey's Dead" album. "The very pulse of modern rock is beating within these sturdy grooves."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2002 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This appreciation isn't for a deceased musician, but for a departed band. The Jesus and Mary Chain, one of the most exciting and influential rock groups of the last 20 years, officially called it quits in 1998, but it disappeared from the pop scene so quietly that no one had a chance to offer farewell.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 1989 | ROBERT HILBURN
The joke used to be that when you went to interview the Jesus and Mary Chain you didn't know whether to bring along a tape recorder or a book of crossword puzzles--to give you something to do during the long pauses in the conversation. Jim and William Reid, the brothers who are the architects of the British rock group's mostly dark, emotionally-charged soundscapes, weren't exactly effusive.
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September 11, 1992 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spend a while chatting with a Red Hot Chili Pepper about life on the "Lollapalooza '92" tour, which begins a three-day stop today at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, and you get the penthouse view: The vista could hardly be more panoramic, or the accommodations more satisfactory.
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September 11, 1992 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spend a while chatting with a Red Hot Chili Pepper about life on the "Lollapalooza '92" tour, which begins a three-day stop today at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, and you get the penthouse view: The vista could hardly be more panoramic, or the accommodations more satisfactory.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 1992 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic. and
The first music in three years from what is arguably the most influential British band of the '80s was greeted here with understandable enthusiasm. "A scorching return to form (by) what has to be the most important band working in Britain today," declared the New Musical Express about "Reverence," the group's first single from its "Honey's Dead" album. "The very pulse of modern rock is beating within these sturdy grooves."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 1990 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is The Times' Pop Music Critic.
Rock Losing Its Grip as Other Genres Gain. That recent headline on a Billboard magazine article documenting rock's dwindling share of the pop album market was sobering, but it wasn't unexpected. It has been clear for some time now that rock is no longer the creative heart of pop music. Rather than reflect the imagination and daring that it did in past decades, most rock deals shamelessly in hollow or recycled gestures--and all too often represents nothing more than casual entertainment.
NEWS
July 5, 1990 | BILL LOCEY
The Scottish rockers The Jesus and Mary Chain probably won't get a lot of work doing Optimist Club fund-raisers. Not with songs such as "Head On" which features lyrics such as: "And the way I feel tonight I could die and I wouldn't mind. And there's something going on inside. Makes you want to feel makes you want to try. Makes you want to blow the stars from the sky. I can't stand up I can't cool down. I can't get my head off the ground."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 1990 | ROBERT HILBURN
Remember the 20-minute performances? Remember the nights with no encores? Remember the way the band was so intimidated by trying to re-create the alluring textures of its albums that it seemed almost apologetic for even stepping on stage? Then you remember the old Jesus and Mary Chain. On Thursday night at the Universal Amphitheatre, the new--and improved--Jesus and Mary Chain stood proud. The concert ran a full 75 minutes. The group did two encore numbers.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 1989 | ROBERT HILBURN
The joke used to be that when you went to interview the Jesus and Mary Chain you didn't know whether to bring along a tape recorder or a book of crossword puzzles--to give you something to do during the long pauses in the conversation. Jim and William Reid, the brothers who are the architects of the British rock group's mostly dark, emotionally-charged soundscapes, weren't exactly effusive.
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