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Jim Reid

In a rare interview, Jim Reid of the Jesus and Mary Chain talks to Mary Anne about his childhood, his career as a singer and his relationship with his brother.

He's famously quiet and publicity-shy. But this morning Jim Reid of the Jesus and Mary Chain opens up to Mary Anne ...

Formed in East Kilbride in 1983, the Jesus and Mary Chain have been one of the most influential British groups of all time, creatively thriving on the electric partnership between Jim Reid and his brother William. Before breaking up in 1999 they released a chain of seminal albums and EPs, punctuated by short, violent live performances.

In 2007 the band reunited - although we are still waiting for the promised comeback album. This year they announced UK tour dates for November 2014 to perform 'Psychocandy Live', celebrating the 30th anniversary of their most famous album.

On this show you can hear the first half of Jim Reid's intimate conversation with Mary Anne, discussing his childhood, accidentally becoming a singer, and his ... shall we say 'up and down' ... relationship with his brother.

This is an unmissable conversation for any Mary Chain fan. Plus expect your fair share of noisy, poppy, dirty rock and roll.

3 hours

Last on

Sat 1 Nov 2014 07:00

Music Played

  • The Jesus and Mary Chain

    April Skies

    • Blanco Y Negro.
  • The Charlatans

    So Oh

    • BMG Chrysalis.
  • Gary Numan


  • First Aid Kit

    Master Pretender

    • Stay Gold.
    • Sony Music.
    • 001.
  • Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine

    Sheriff Fatman (Radio 1 Session, 2 Mar 1991)

  • Arctic Monkeys

    Don't Sit Down, 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair

    • DOMINO.
  • Sunriser

    • Tamikrest

      Djanegh Etoumast

  • Dave & Ansel Collins

    Double Barrel

    • Quality Television.
  • tUnE-yArDs

    Real Thing

    • 4AD.
  • Tricky


    • 4th And Broadway.
  • Sinkane

    New Name

    • Mean Love.
    • City Slang.
    • 001.
  • Toots & The Maytals

    Time Tough

    • Trojan.
  • Nick Hakim


    • Where Will We Go Part 2.
    • Earseed.
  • Talking Heads

    Burning Down The House

    • EMI.
  • Elbow


    • The Take Off And Landing Of Everything.
    • Polydor.
    • 001.
  • Echo & The Bunnymen

    Bring On The Dancing Horses

    • Korova.
  • Real Estate

    Had To Hear

    • Atlas.
    • Domino.
    • 001.
  • Arcade Fire

    Rebellion (Lies)

    • Rough Trade Records.
  • Perfume Genius


    • Turnstile.
  • Sonic Youth

    Sugar Kane

    • Geffen.
  • St. Vincent


    • Caroline.
  • Stetsasonic

    Talkin' All That Jazz

    • Tommy Boy Music.
  • John Coltrane

    What's New

    • Standards.
    • Demon.
    • 9.
  • Jim Reid: Childhood/Punk

  • Television


    • Elektra.
  • Anna Calvi


    • One Breath.
    • Domino.
    • 001.
  • Patti Smith


    • Arista.
  • Interpol

    My Desire

    • Soft Limit.
  • The Flaming Lips

    Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt.1

  • Jim Reid: Jesus & Mary Chain Vision

  • The Jesus and Mary Chain

    You Trip Me Up (John Peel session 29.10.1985)

  • George Clinton

    Atomic Dog

    • Music Club.
  • Future Islands

    Seasons (Waiting On You)

    • 4AD.
  • Elastica

    Waking Up

  • Jack White

    That Black Bat Liquorice

    • Lazaretto.
    • XL Recordings.
    • 002.
  • Jim Reid: Breaking Up

  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

    In The Heat Of The Moment

    • Sour Mash Records Ltd..
  • The Who

    Happy Jack

    • Polydor.
  • Damian Marley

    Welcome To Jamrock

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Island.
  • Song for Huey

    • Aretha Franklin

      Nothing Compares 2 U

      • Telstar.