There are some forefathers of alternative music. For instance The Smiths, The Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen and the Jesus and Mary Chain. While the others enjoyed some, if only limited, mainstream success. The Mary Chain never moved into the limelight, but were major stars of the alternative scene.
A colourful history with rioting at gigs after only playing feedback for half an hour, the famous Bobby Gillespie standing drumming technique and sibling fights that make the Gallagher brothers’ arguments look pathetic.
The first Mary Chain album I brought was Automatic. This was more of a rock album but still my favourite. It is a real mixed bag and more aggressive than Darklands. It is very brawling and black leather. Towering riffs that create a driving album Coast to Coast and Head On (covered by The Pixies) are exceptional.
Here Comes Alice
Coast To Coast
Blues From A Gun
Her Way Of Praying
Half Way To Crazy