Label
Rhino/Warner Bros.
Release date
18 Jul 2006
Running length
14 tracks
Running time
39:19

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Jesus and Mary Chain - Just Like Honey 3:02 41,517
2 Jesus and Mary Chain - The Living End 2:17 14,815
3 Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste The Floor 2:57 14,813
4 Jesus and Mary Chain - The Hardest Walk 2:37 13,432
5 Jesus and Mary Chain - Cut Dead 2:49 10,476
6 Jesus and Mary Chain - In A Hole 3:03 9,270
7 Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste Of Cindy 2:00 10,799
8 Jesus and Mary Chain - Never Understand 2:58 12,356
9 Jesus and Mary Chain - Inside Me 3:09 8,114
10 Jesus and Mary Chain - Sowing Seeds 2:50 7,640
11 Jesus and Mary Chain - My Little Underground 2:32 7,737
12 Jesus and Mary Chain - You Trip Me Up 2:27 11,516
13 The Jesus and Mary Chain - Something's Wrong 4:01 96,664
14 Jesus and Mary Chain - It's So Hard 2:37 6,037

About this album

Psychocandy is the debut studio album by Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain. It was released in November 1985 on Blanco y Negro Records. The album is considered a landmark recording: its combination of guitar feedback with traditional pop song structures proved influential on the forthcoming shoegaze genre and alternative rock in general. The band would move away from its abrasive sound with the release of their second album, 1987’s Darklands. The band had been signed by Blanco y Negro on the strength of their debut, Slaughter Joe-produced single “Upside Down” and media attention generated by the band’s highly charged and energetic gigs. The album includes the singles “Never Understand”, “You Trip Me Up” and “Just Like Honey”. Following reissue on CD in August 1986, the bonus track “Some Candy Talking”, which was originally released on the namesake EP, was included on the album, only on the UK Blanco y Negro CDs released in 1986 and 1997; in the USA, it was released on CD by Reprise in 1986 and American Recordings in 1993 without the bonus track. In 2006, the album was remastered and released in DualDisc format without “Some Candy Talking” to conform with the original playlist. In 2011, it was re-released (along with the other five studio albums) by Edsel in collaboration with Rhino as a two-CD set with extra tracks (singles, B-sides, demos and Peel Sessions) and a DVD (NTSC, all-region).

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  • goldfishclowns

    This is the album that convinced me that you can make catchy pop music, but also cover it under layers of fuzz and feedback at the same time. Great stuff.

    11 Nov 12:22am Reply
  • sohamsali1

    Hauntingly beautiful.

    19 Oct 11:17am Reply
  • StrictlyStupid

    baby i love it

    1 Oct 11:28pm Reply
  • Gaffes

    In my opinion this is an essential album, way ahead of its time. In the top 5 albums of the 80's.

    7 Jun 2:29pm Reply
  • Nimbie

    Oh, this album. Have no words to describe how much I love it. Reveals itself a little more with every new listen.

    18 Apr 9:49pm Reply
  • TheLibrarian_

    Every song is great.

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • dAdriano

    ★★★★★

    29 Oct 2013 Reply
  • silverlage

    More distortion...Noise???? HaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHaheeheeHeeHeeHaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa HaHaHaHaHa

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Who_Scared_You

    wow shits a really great album

    25 Jun 2013 Reply
  • kissesneverdie

    the NOISE NOISE NOISE NOISE.

    20 May 2013 Reply
  • bastardette

    This will forever be my favorite album.

    14 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Tron1276

    How have I not shouted on this yet? This album helped me get through high-school and it's still an amazing classic.

    17 Dec 2012 Reply
  • nofuckingnoise

    could use more distortion.

    24 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Erythromycine

    just bought this album for 4£ original mastering from '86 !!

    14 Aug 2012 Reply
  • LORDOFDOOM13

    Is this album always really quiet, or did I just get a bad download?

    1 Aug 2012 Reply
  • matt1337c

    I love how this album can be so harsh and abrasive and still have such femininity to it.

    3 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Zelda7

    And I agree, that's a shame so many only listen to "Just Like Honey". It's probably not even the best track on the album.

    21 May 2012 Reply
  • Zelda7

    Headache? This is just heaven made into noise pop. It's not Merzbow.

    17 May 2012 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    dem guitars

    7 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Fonzythedog

    I adore this album, but it does give me a fucking headache.

    12 Mar 2012 Reply
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