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Never Understood: The Story of The Jesus and Mary Chain by William Reid, Jim Reid (PRE-ORDER)

Never Understood: The Story of The Jesus and Mary Chain by William Reid, Jim Reid (PRE-ORDER)

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DATE OF RELEASE: Expected 15 Aug 2024

For 5 years after they'd swapped sought-after apprenticeships for life on the dole, brothers William and Jim Reid sat up till the early hours in the front room of their parents' East Kilbride council house, plotting their path to world domination over endless cups of tea, with the music turned down low so as not to wake their sleeping sister.

They knew they couldn't play in the same band because they'd argue too much, so they'd describe their dream ensembles to each other until finally they realised that these two perfect bands were actually the same band, and the name of that band was The Jesus and Mary Chain.

The rest was not silence, and picking up those conversations again more than 40 years later, William and Jim tell the full story of one of Britain's greatest guitar bands for the very first time - a wildly funny and improbably moving chronicle of brotherly strife, feedback, riots, drug and alcohol addiction, eternal outsiders and extreme shyness, that also somehow manages to be a love letter to the Scottish working-class family.

Hardback
Publication: 15 Aug 2024, Orion, White Rabbit
ISBN: 9781399604109

Extent: 304 pages

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