It's been a while since my last post, but I found it a bit discouraging when some f**ktard decided to be cool and try to show off his knowledge by trying to point out that he thought my "My Bloody Valentine" post was not lossless. Honestly people, why the hell would I waste my time ripping, posting and seeding something at lossless size if it weren't lossless? ALL of these rips are from ORIGINAL pressings, not even CD-Rs, and ripped using EAC and AccurateRip (I must thank 4444 for proper instructions on ripping). I also began posting logs for those anal about having exact copies, which is completely cool with me. If you don't appreciate these posts though, then please keep your comments to yourself; don't be a jackass and ruin it for everyone else. That said, here's another classic for you all to enjoy (in LOSSLESS)
Anyhow, rants aside here's the spiel I always give
Every once in a while when I get the chance I will make sure to post records that I consider essential, monuments in music and those which may change the way you think about music that aren't already posted here on Demonoid.
Also if anyone has the Dual-Disc editions of any Jesus & Mary Chain Album I would love to see it posted (as well as the DVD side)
ARTIST: The Jesus & Mary Chain
RELEASE DATE: 1985
1) Just Like Honey [3:00]
2) The Living End [2:14]
3) Taste the Floor [2:54]
4) The Hardest Walk [2:36]
5) Cut Dead [2:45]
6) In a Hole [3:01]
7) Taste of Cindy [1:39]
8) Some Candy Talking* [3:15]
8) Never Understand [2:58]
9) Inside Me [3:08]
10) Sowing Seeds [2:47]
11) My Little Underground [2:30]
12) You Trip Me Up [2:22]
13) Something's Wrong [4:00]
14) It's So Hard [2:35]
A Quick Overview
Well, I guess I'm kind of tired of posting detailed reviews anymore since these posts aren't always appreciated. So this time, I'll make it quicker than usual. Any fans of the Velvet Underground will feel right at home, and the unitiated won't have such a hard time either. Despite the noise and guitar-fuzz, these tunes are catchy as hell. Highly recommended, and a personal favorite of mine.
This torrent is meant to introduce people to this album, and is in no way intended to act as a substitute for buying the record. I sincerely urge you to buy this album and support the artists of these classics. Even if you decide to buy it used, you can purchase any of these CDs at a more than reasonable price from Amazon.com or Half.com.
Excerpt from AMG Review:
Arguably Psychocandy is an album with one trick and one trick alone -- Beach Boys melodies meet Velvet Underground feedback and beats, all cranked up to ten and beyond, along with plenty of echo. However, what a trick it is. Following up on the promise of the earliest singles, the Jesus and Mary Chain with Psychocandy arguably created a movement without meaning to, one that itself caused echoes in everything from bliss-out shoegaze to snotty Britpop and back again. The best tracks were without question those singles, anti-pop yet pure pop at the same time: "Just Like Honey," starting off like the Ronettes heard in a canyon and weirdly beautiful with its bells, "You Trip Me Up" and its slinking sense of cool, and most especially "Never Understand." Storming down like a rumble of bricks wrapped in cotton candy and getting more and more frenetic at the end, when there's nothing but howls and screaming noise, it's one hell of a track. However, at least in terms of sheer sonic violence and mayhem, most of the other cuts were pretty hard to beat, as sprawling, amped-up messes like "The Living End" (which later inspired both a band and a movie title) and "In a Hole." "My Little Underground" is actually the secret gem on the album, with a great snarling guitar start, an almost easygoing melody and a great stuttering chorus -- not quite the Who but not quite anything else. What the Reids sing about -- entirely interchangeable combinations regarding girls, sex, drugs, speed, and boredom in more or less equal measure -- is nothing compared to the perfectly disaffected way those sentiments are delivered. Bobby Gillespie's "hit the drums and then hit them again" style makes Moe Tucker seem like Neil Peart, but arguably in terms of sheer economy he doesn't need to do any more.
NOTE: Please continue to re-seed until you are sure others are seeding as well. I can't always be on uTorrent and I'd like to keep this one going.
If you enjoyed Psychocandy, I'm also looking for these records
*Television - Adventure
*Spinal Tap - This is Spinal Tap
*Queens of the Stone Age - Queens of the Stone Age, Over the Years and Through the Woods [live]
*The Stooges - Raw Power (not Bowie mix or "Rough Power")
*Replacements - Let it Be
*Yo La Tengo - All except for 'I Am Not Afraid of You...' and 'Summer Sun'
*Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising
Autechre - Tri Repetae ++
Elliot Sharp - I/S/M, Fractal*, Hammer, Anvil, Stirrup*, Terraplane, Figure Ground, Blues for Next, Do the Don't, Commune
The Sound - Jeopardy, From the Lion's Mouth
Echo & the Bunnymen - Crocodiles
The Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen, Congregation, 1965
Bernard Herrmann - Vertigo, North by Northwest, The Four Faces of Jazz, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Marvellous Film World of Bernard Herrmann, Music from the Great Hitchcock Movie Thrillers
Original Soundtracks - Psycho
or any good records by the following artists
Kitchens of Distinction
Mission of Burma
His Name is Alive
Feel free to leave any comments as well. I'm always glad to see people enjoying these torrents.