To celebrate the album’s 25-year anniversary, The Jesus And Mary Chain
are reissuing their long-sold-out sixth studio album ‘Munki’. Out
October 6th 2023 on Fuzz Club, the reissue arrives on CD and gatefold
double LP. The vinyl has been remastered by Pete Maher (The Rolling
Stones, Jack White, Liam Gallagher). Originally released June 2nd 1998
on Sub Pop / Creation Records, ‘Munki’ was – up until the Mary
Chain’s reformation in 2007 – an experimental rock’n’roll
masterclass turned swan song for the Reid brothers, whose fractious
in-fighting culminated in the band’s break-up less than a year after
its release. It was perhaps fitting, then, that ‘Munki’ is argued by
some as the definitive Mary Chain record in the way it seemed to chart
the full array of musical directions the band had ploughed over the five
records that came before. The decision to bookend the album with Jim’s
rousing sing-along ‘I Love Rock 'N' Roll’ and William’s caustic
white-noise anthem ‘I Hate Rock 'N' Roll’ perfectly captures the
two-fold tension at the heart of the Mary Chain at that time – a
tension between noise and melody, and warring brothers. Across the
album’s 17 tracks and 70-minute running time, there are the expected
abrasive noise-rock epics ‘Cracking Up’ and ‘Degenerate’ by way
of fuzzed-out pop hits like ‘Fizzy’ and the tender acoustic
slow-burner ‘Never Understood’. Between the Reid’s Glaswegian
snarls and unapologetically insolent lyrics – "I'm a mean motherf*cker
now, but I once was cool”, “McDonald’s is sh*t!”, “Children
are fools!” being just a few lyrical highlights – ‘Munki’ also
features two great guest appearances. Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval
returns for another Mary Chain duet on ‘Perfume’, which has a
swagger that’s equal parts menacing and bittersweet, and the Reid’s
younger sister Linda (Sister Vanilla) sings beautifully on top of ‘Moe
Tucker’s motorik proto-punk scuzz.
OUT 20 OCTOBER 2023...
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