I might have an ‘I was a Teenage Shoegazer’ exclusive! I have it on good authority that Jesus Jones started life as the Hillmen in Tony Hill & the Hillmens. Tony was a character who lived in Devizes (just 13 miles away from Jesus Jones in Bradford-on-Avon) and the band released a handful of singles such as Cuckoo Clock, I am a Pirate King and Terry Wogan’s Party. These were all released on the Blue Hat Record Label in Wiltshire. I am a Pirate King sold 11 copies and thankfully Jesus Jones went their own way. I cannot find any information to back up this story. I am expecting an email from Mike Edwards saying that this is complete rubbish and please remove this post.
I remember buying the The Next Big [CD1] because at the time I did not have the album Doubt and the b-sides had a couple of the hits from that album like; Right Here Right Now and Who? Where? Why? It also has the track Idiot Stare which is from the 1993 album Perverse. The creatively titled The Next Big Thing [CD2] features unreleased b-sides.
They hope to have an album out this spring and you can pre-order it via Pledge Music.
The Next Big Thing
Right Here Right Now
Who? Where? Why? (1997 Remix)