Friday, August 31, 2018
The story that I heard about the Jesus and Mary Chain's debut album Psychocandy was that they went into a regular 24-track recording studio, recorded their fairly simple songs, then realized that after recording guitar, bass, drums and vocals there were a lot of tracks left over. So they filled all the unused tracks with guitar feedback. I don't know if this story is true or not, but I do know that if you listen to Psychocandy at a high volume, it will melt your eardrums. At regular volume, they have a sort of Phil Spector Wall-of-Sound feel. They toned the whjole aural assault thing down quite a bit after that first album, but the songs are still quite good. Anyway, please enjoy the Jesus and Mary Chain.