The Jesus and Mary Chain are a Scottish alternative rock band formed in Scotland in 1983. Although their chart success was virtually non-existent, their artistic impact was incalculable; making the world safe for white noise and dense sound serving as inspiration to many artists. They have released six studio albums over their career as well as a variety of B-sides and compilations.
The band released a compilation of singles, b-sides and rare tracks in 1988, with the title Barbed Wire Kisses. It contains a heavily thrashed-up cover of the Beach Boys “Surfin’ USA” as well as various alternate versions of album cuts including “Taste of Cindy” and “On The Wall”. The compilation was awarded four stars by Allmusic.Pressed on blood red vinyl, exclusively for Black Friday.
1: 1) Kill Surf City 3: 1) Surfin’ USA
2) Head 2) Everything’s Alright When You’re Down
3) Rider 3) Upside Down
4) Hit 4) Taste Of Cindy (Acoustic Version)
5) Don’t Ever Change 5) Swing (Darklands Out-take)
2: 1) Just Out Of Reach 4: 1)On The Wall (Porta Studio Demo Version)
2) Happy Place 2) Cracked
3) Psycho Candy 3) Here It Comes Again
4) Sidewalking 4) Mushroom (Live In Nuremburg 1986)
5) Who Do You Love 5) Bo Diddley Is Jesus