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Jesus And Mary Chain’s Jim Reid: “William and I can work together without killing each other at the moment”

Jesus And Mary Chain’s Jim Reid: “William and I can work together without killing each other at the moment”

Jim Reid talks to Uncut about The Jesus And Mary Chain’s resurgence in the new issue, dated August 2014 and out now.

Reid and the band’s new manager Alan McGee discuss the forthcoming Psychocandy shows, their recent South American tour and the possibility of new material in 2016.

“The band is almost like a third brother, you can’t just walk away from it,” says Jim Reid of his volatile relationship with brother William.

“Most of our adult life, it’s something that’s been there between us and it’s something we both love and want to take control of.

“When we recorded Psychocandy, we argued like hell and there were actual fistfights. It’s never going to be ideal, but we know how far too far is now, so we can kind of work together without killing each other at the moment.”

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