The Jesus and Mary Chain
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1983 to 1999
East Kilbride, Scotland, United Kingdom
The Jesus and Mary Chain are a Scottish band that revolves around the songwriting partnership of brothers Jim Reid and William Reid. From East Kilbride, Glasgow, Scotland, the JAMC released a constant string of albums, singles and EPs until their demise in 1998. Having influenced many post-punk and noise rock bands, the group finally reunited in 2007. The initial line-up, formed in 1983, was augmented by bassist Douglas Hart and drummer Bobby Gillespie. Gillespie played standing up in the manner of The Velvet Underground's Maureen "Moe" Tucker. JAMC's early gigs have become the stuff of legend in underground circles.
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Thoughts on Songs with The Jesus and Mary Chain
2 years ago
"Drop" is slang for "overdose". So William Reid may be referring to himself, or another, but given the slightly sad, downbeat feel of the song, I take the meaning to be a poignant observation of the "twisted times" of a drug user contrasted with the equally twisted world in which he/she lives.