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See The Jesus & Mary Chain North London Riot

See The Jesus & Mary Chain North London Riot

Every day, we bring you the best thing we've seen on YouTube - a great piece of archive footage, a music promo or a clip from one of our favourite movies or TV shows.

Today: Watch the students rebel at a Jesus & Mary Chain gig at the North London Polytechnic on March 15, 1985.

The Jesus & Mary Chain were renowned at the time for rioting that occurred at shows, but this was by far the biggest and costliest.

An estimated £8000 worth of damage was caused, and the riot has gone down in Mary Chain history.

The band fronted by Jim and William Reid have just announced that The Jesus & Mary Chain will play their first show in nine years, at Californian rock festival Coachella, this May.

See the Jesus kids go wild – by clicking here now


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