Label
Sony Music UK
Release date
1998
Running length
39 tracks
Running time
155:21

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The Jesus & Mary Chain - I Love Rock 'N' Roll 2:37 2,982
1 The Jesus and Mary Chain - I Love Rock n Roll (Album) 2:36 651
2 The Jesus & Mary Chain - Birthday 3:57 2,652
2 The Jesus and Mary Chain - Birthday (Album) 3:56 770
3 The Jesus and Mary Chain - Stardust Remedy (Album) 2:25 648
3 The Jesus & Mary Chain - Stardust Remedy 2:26 2,027
4 The Jesus & Mary Chain - Fizzy 3:39 1,935
4 The Jesus and Mary Chain - Fizzy (Album) 3:38 627
5 The Jesus & Mary Chain - Moe Tucker 3:18 1,761
5 The Jesus and Mary Chain - Moe Tucker (Album) 3:18 594
6 The Jesus & Mary Chain - Perfume 4:38 1,627
6 The Jesus and Mary Chain - Perfume (Album) 4:37 590
7 The Jesus & Mary Chain - Virtually Unreal 3:38 1,681
7 The Jesus and Mary Chain - Virtually Unreal (Album) 3:37 575
8 The Jesus & Mary Chain - Degenerate 5:30 1,659
8 The Jesus and Mary Chain - Degenerate (Album) 5:28 556
9 The Jesus & Mary Chain - Cracking Up 4:41 4,957
9 The Jesus and Mary Chain - Cracking Up (Album) 4:40 662
10 The Jesus and Mary Chain - Commercial (Album) 7:01 566
10 The Jesus & Mary Chain - Commercial 7:02 1,461
11 The Jesus & Mary Chain - Supertramp 3:37 1,455
11 The Jesus and Mary Chain - Supertramp (Album) 3:36 602
12 The Jesus and Mary Chain - Never Understood (Album) 4:13 567
12 The Jesus & Mary Chain - Never Understood 4:14 1,476
13 The Jesus and Mary Chain - I Can't Find The Time For Times (Album) 4:16 597
13 The Jesus & Mary Chain - I Can't find The Time For Times 4:17 1,352
14 The Jesus & Mary Chain - Man On The Moon 3:41 1,427
14 The Jesus and Mary Chain - Man On The Moon (Album) 3:40 570
15 The Jesus & Mary Chain - Black 5:18 1,693
15 The Jesus and Mary Chain - Black (Album) 5:17 638
16 The Jesus & Mary Chain - Dream Lover 3:06 1,406
16 The Jesus and Mary Chain - Dream Lover (Album) 3:05 549
17 The Jesus & Mary Chain - I Hate Rock 'N' Roll 3:45 2,613
17 The Jesus and Mary Chain - I Hate Rock n Roll (Album) 3:43 521
1 The Jesus & Mary Chain - Hide Myself 3:30 931
2 The Jesus & Mary Chain - Rocket 2:59 869
3 The Jesus & Mary Chain - Easy Life, Easy Love (Live version) 4:03 1
4 The Jesus & Mary Chain - 40.000 K 2:50 91
5 The Jesus & Mary Chain - Nineteen 666 3:29 87

About this album

Munki is the sixth studio album released by “The Jesus and Mary Chain”. After leaving Blanco y Negro, the Reid brothers signed to Sub Pop in the U.S. and Creation, who had released their debut single “Upside Down” in 1984, in the UK. The origin of the album title, according to Ben Lurie in an interview with Spin magazine, was that they “wanted an un-Mary Chain-like title…It doesn’t mean anything. It’s just a word. Misspelled on purpose.” In an interview with The Herald, Jim said that their sister Linda suggested it. This was the band’s final studio album before their 8-year breakup from October 1999 to June 2007.

The album features an appearance from Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star, who had previously duetted with the band on the single “Sometimes Always”, and includes the singles “I Hate Rock ‘n’ Roll” (released in 1995), “Cracking Up” and “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

The album is often thought of as sounding “divided” due to the Reids’ crumbling relationship, Jim Reid recalls: “Me and William weren’t really getting along at all. That last year we barely even spoke. Munki is one of my favorite albums, but it was really divided. William would go into the studio with the rest of the band and record while I wasn’t there, and then I’d go in with them when William wasn’t there.”

According to an interview in Alternative Press magazine, Jim said that “I Hate Rock ‘n’ Roll” was written by his brother “out of sheer frustration with the kind of crap we have to deal with in the music business.

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  • helldriverZJ

    they just do not have a bad album

    15 Mar 2013 Reply
  • MASTER-DIK-

    this is their best album next to stoned & dethroned

    9 Dec 2012 Reply
  • deathorglory-

    this album is actually really good

    17 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Williamsst

    A great good bye album.

    10 Mar 2012 Reply
  • LoL_Sir

    Birthday, Black, Fizzy, Virtually Unreal, Never Understood & I Love/Hate Rock'n'Roll Are the things i can listen for years

    27 Aug 2011 Reply
  • christibear

    certainly not a psychocandy, automatic or even darklands

    22 Oct 2010 Reply
  • corcinodiego

    meu favorito

    25 Sep 2010 Reply
  • yparc

    great album. highlights for me are fizzy & virtually unreal

    18 Mar 2010 Reply
  • william_0191

    fizzy!!!! fucking love this song<333

    30 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Lex1334

    Remains my first and favourite JAMC album. And also one of my all-time favourite albums in general. Easily.

    29 Dec 2009 Reply
  • newwavelad

    theirs best!

    15 Mar 2009 Reply
  • manuzani

    this is a really great album. i love it.

    3 Nov 2008 Reply
  • The_Thing88

    Meh, easily my least favourite, this one. It's not a BAD album, it's just... well... "meh". Commercial, Perfume and Moe Tucker are quality (even if Perfume does sound more like Primal Scream than JAMC), but the rest of it doesn't register really.

    1 Nov 2008 Reply
  • franksting

    I love munki. Moe tucker, Black and Commercial (McDonalds is shit, Burger King is shit) are magic!!!

    3 Aug 2007 Reply
  • mbeachy

    munki is a completely respectable j&mc album, but it apparently gets no love...

    9 Apr 2007 Reply

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