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The Jesus & Mary Chain: Honey's Dead (Def American)

Richard C. Walls, Musician, May 1992

EVER SINCE the J & M brothers — Jim Reid, vocals; William Reid, guitar — shaded down the obliterating blasts of white noise which made their debut Psychocandy so singular, they've worked their little sub-genre — a sort of doomy and decadent bubblegum music, great hairy elephantine riffs looming over little sing-song ditties — adroitly, without further adjustment or development. Which means that Honey's Dead is more of the same, and if you liked Automatic, you'll likely think that this one's swell too.

Total word count of piece: 319


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