Wait, you’ve got to look at this first. The JAMC on Dave Letterman! Playing with the house band! Dave’s got one of those long CD covers they used to do in the US, which I couldn’t wait to buy when I went to Tower Records in LA! And he calls them kids! That bass player, and his white trousers! Jim’s wearing a pair of sunglasses I used to have! They finish with the big drums! Paul says “they are very nice and well behaved kids”!
I know, everyone has to believe that Psychocandy is the first and last word on the Mary Chain, but it was never going to be anything other than of underground cult appeal, which is probably what they wanted at the time. But later they declared themselves classicists, and were working on a new album that would prove it: I heard this in the US and though ‘damn, they’ve actually nailed it’.
The video really should have been made in an open top car haring across the Nevada desert, rather than for £100 in a warehouse in half an hour, but it doesn’t matter: when I have this in my headphones my ears fill to bursting, I can feel the heat of the endless sun on my skin, and a smile crosses my face as I hear the Beach Boys bathed in feedback. At last. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v4AAd00dSQ