Wednesday, September 06, 2006

... because we're sew guud ...
Thom Yorke got ripped off for the Mercury Prize this year, but he shouldn't feel too badly, because these guys never even got nominated for one.
I present this little slice of rock history - an interview with the Jesus and Mary Chain, back when they were the baby Jesus and Mary Chain. Gawd they were wasters, but who knew that Bobbie Gillespie (with the mushroom fringe) was once so adorable. Check him out pleading for people to "not come to our gigs to faight".
Is your favourie colour gold?
(thanks to Eva - web surfer extraordinaire - for this gem)


17 comments:

eva said...

actually, it's spelled "gewld".

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You are seew raight, Eva. But you are a drama geek; your Scottish accent is seew much better than maine.

Allison said...

OMG, that was littered with one liners!! So great, I can't even choose a favourite. I've only really listened to their music, haven't heard them talk much...

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Aren't they outrageous, Allison?
I could listen to them talk all day.

We also saw a hilariously so-bad-it's-good video of Just Like Honey on YouTube. I think I have a new hobby.

John Mutford said...

Have you read Trainspotting?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Funny you should mention that, John. Eva and I were just discussing how she is a good phonetic speller of Scottish accents because she read Trainspotting (at the tender age of 12). I have not read it yet, although I've been looking for the damn book in the library for ages.

Will said...

Yeah, Thom-ie was robbed too ... although I was rooting for Isobel campbell. Had Thom made that country album, those monkeys wouldn't have stood a chance. Good find of the J&MC video ... I'm gonna go listen to them now.

Ben Heller said...

Better than Duran Duran and Frankie Goes To Hollywood ???

LOL, the arrogance of youth. I'm surprised they even knew who they were. At the time there was this massive sub culture in the UK. Anything remotely mainstream was rejected and treated with complete disdain and FGTH and DD bore the brunt of the derision.

Funny video..

Barbara Bruederlin said...

hahaha there's not a monkey in the entire arctic that could beat out a Thom Yorke album of patriotic country tunes, Will. Why didn't Thom listen to you? Why?
The Isobel Campbell album was pretty haunting, and I really liked Editors' album too.

I'm surprised they could even stand up, Ben! JAMC concerts sounded like they turned into complete fiascos quite quickly, and presumably that played right into the hooligan spirit that we saw in the video.
I think that sub-culture still exists to a certain degree.

Karen said...

Ok, so at least this time I can honestly say I've heard of the Jesus and Mary Chain. However, after that, once again, I'm completely clueless...

Karen said...

Hey Barbara B: don't suppose you could put together a list of songs I SHOULD be listening too? Perhaps so that I could hope to one day be even just 1% as cool as you are. I have a feeling you'd do much better than Jian's poor attempt at the Much Music Song of the Day he did all summer on "Sounds like Canada" on CBC...

kees said...

Bless! I had those sunglasses to my utter shame. What an awesome clip. Good work.

Will said...

But where were my boys Maximo Park?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oh Karen, you are selling yourself far too short, I think.
But that's a great idea for a post. I shall do my own Must Have Song of the Day list (or as you so sassily called it - the Much Music Song of the Day) to rival Jian's, dedicated to you. Thanks for the idea!

I think I still have some sunglasses like that, Kees, and still think they are cool. But did you ever have JAMC hair? I do frequently, sadly.

Good question, Will. With that comb-over and those awesome scissor kicks, Paul Smith should have been a shoe-in for a Mercury.

Karen said...

Woo hoo!

Barbara said...

They put on a concert with only 3 or 4 songs? What wrong with them? I'd go mad too as the audience.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Woohoo back at you, Karen! Thanks for the idea.

They were seriously drug-addled, Barbara W, and very counter-culture. How they managed to produce such great music is absolutely beyond me.