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The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides & Rarities [Box]


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Up Too High (Demo '83)
    2. Upside Down
    3. Vegetable Man
    4. Suck
    5. Ambition
    6. Just Out of Reach
    7. Boyfriend's Dead
    8. Head
    9. Just Like Honey (Demo Oct. '84)
    10. Cracked
    11. Taste of Cindy (Acoustic Version)
    12. Hardest Walk, The
    13. Never Understand (Alternate) - (alternate take)
    14. My Little Underground (Demo)
    15. Living End, The (Demo)
    16. Some Candy Talking
    17. Psychocandy
    18. Hit
    19. Cut Dead (Acoustic)
    20. You Trip Me Up (Acoustic)
    21. Walk and Crawl
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Kill Surf City
    2. Bo Diddley is Jesus
    3. Who Do You Love
    4. Everything's Alright When You're Down
    5. Shake
    6. Happy When It Rains (Demo)
    7. Happy Place
    8. F.Hole
    9. Rider
    10. On the Wall (Porta Studio Demo)
    11. Surfin' USA (April Out-Take) - (alternate take)
    12. Here It Comes Again
    13. Don't Ever Change
    14. Swing
    15. Sidewalking
    16. Surfin' USA (Summer Mix) - (remix)
    17. Shimmer
    18. Penetration
    19. Break Me Down
    20. Subway
    21. My Girl
    0. DISC 3:
    1. In the Black
    2. Terminal Beach
    3. Deviant Slice
    4. I'm Glad I Never
    5. Drop (Acoustic Re-Mix) - (remix)
    6. Rollercoaster
    7. Silverblade
    8. Lowlife
    9. Tower of Song
    10. Heat
    11. Guitarman
    12. Why'd You Want Me
    13. Sometimes
    14. Teenage Lust (Acoustic Version)
    15. Reverberation (Doubt)
    16. Don't Come Down
    17. Snakedriver
    18. Something I Can't Have
    19. Write Record Release Blues
    20. Little Red Rooster
    0. DISC 4:
    1. Perfect Crime, The
    2. Little Stars
    3. Drop (Re-Recorded)
    4. I'm In With the Out Crowd
    5. New York City
    6. Taking It Away
    7. Ghost of a Smile
    8. Alphabet Street
    9. Coast To Coast (Alternate - William Vox) (alternate take)
    10. Dirty Water (Demo - William Vox)
    11. Till I Found You
    12. Bleed Me
    13. 33 1/3
    14. Lost Star
    15. Hide Myself
    16. Rocket
    17. Easylife, Easylove
    18. 40.000k
    19. Nineteen666
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    Issued in 2008, this four-disc box set finds the Rhino label reverently presenting a slew of B-sides and rarities by the lauded Scottish noise-pop act the Jesus & Mary Chain. Proceeding in chronological order from 1983 to 1998, THE POWER OF NEGATIVE THINKING moves from the U.K. group's fierce, feedback-drenched early era (see the pounding squall of "Upside Down" and the rumbling "Just Out of Reach") to its more reflective later tunes (the jangly "Ghost of a Smile" and the gentle "Bleed Me"). The collection also features a number of previously unreleased tracks, including the formative demo "Up Too High" and the amped-up anthem "Walk and Crawl," making NEGATIVE THINKING absolutely essential for any dedicated JAMC fan.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (p.75) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "11 covers reveal the band's sense of humor....Feedback freaks will savor the nuclear noise pop."
    Magnet (p.109) - "THE POWER OF NEGATIVE THINKING is a weighty, absorbing, often hugely entertaining and occasionally thrilling curio. JAMC completists will love it..."
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's thrilling and has lost little of the initial impact....An alternate take on 'Never Understand' obliterates with screeching feedback, howls and screams..."
    Paste (magazine) (p.61) - "Acorss these 81 tracks, you get B-side demo versions of well-known Jesus and Mary Chain songs, excellent covers, acoustic renditions, alternate mixes and more. It's fascinating..."
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