The Jesus and Mary Chain
1983 to 1999
East Kilbride, Scotland, United Kingdom
The Jesus and Mary Chain are a Scottish alternative rock band formed in East Kilbride in 1983. The band revolves around the songwriting partnership of brothers Jim and William Reid. After signing to independent label Creation Records, they released their first single "Upside Down" in 1984. Their debut album Psychocandy was released to critical acclaim in 1985 on major label WEA. The band went on to release five more studio albums before disbanding in 1999. They reunited in 2007.
Thoughts on Songs with The Jesus and Mary Chain
3 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.