La storia tormentata, riottosa, seminale dei Jesus And The Mary Chain viene raccontata dal libro “Barbed Wire Kisses: The Jesus and Mary Chain Story”. Un’imperdibile biografia autorizzata che si preannuncia essere e narrare “fierce, frank and funny tale” dei fratelloni Reid. 272 pagine scritte dalla giornalista Zoë Howe, che vanta già la bio ufficiale delle Slits (“Typical Girls?”) e la co-scrittura delle memorie di Wilko Johnson dei Dr. Feelgood “Looking Back at Me”. Il volume esce il 19 maggio per la Birlinn Limited imprint Polygon ed è già acquistabile attraverso Amazon. Per il Record Store Day venidta speciale in tutti i negozi aderenti all’iniziativa. La casa editrice scrive:
Musically, culturally and in terms of sheer attitude, the Jesus and Mary Chain stand alone. Their seminal debut album Psychocandy would change the course of popular music, and their iconic blend of psychotic white noise, darkly surreal lyrics and Shangri-Las sweetness continues to enchant and confound. This authorised book is the fierce, frank and funny tale of the Jesus and Mary Chain, told by the band members and their associates for the first time. The story begins in the faceless new town of East Kilbride, near Glasgow, at the dawn of the 1980s with two intense, chronically shy brothers, Jim and William Reid, listening to music in their shared bedroom. What follows charts their incendiary live performances, their relationship with Alan McGee’s Creation Records and those famous fraternal tensions that prepared McGee for the onslaught of the Gallaghers, with plenty of feedback, fighting and, most importantly, perfectly crafted pop music along the way. It is time this vastly influential group and sometime ‘public enemy’ had their say.