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Birth Place: East Kilbride, Greater Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Years Active: 1983–1999, 2007–present
Genres: Alternative Rock, Noise Pop, Post-punk, Shoegazing

The Jesus and Mary Chain is a Scottish alternative rock band formed in East Kilbride, Glasgow in 1983. The band revolves around the songwriting partnership of brothers Jim and William Reid. They released a string of albums, singles and EPs between their 1983 formation and their 1999 breakup, and gained notoriety in their early days for short sets and violence that became common at their live shows. In 2007, the band reunited. The brothers started recording and sending demos to record companies in 1983, and by early 1984 they had recruited bass player Douglas Hart and teenage drummer Murray Dalglish. The band had been signed by Blanco y Negro on the strength of their debut, Slaughter Joe-prod... Continue Bio >>


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