The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides & Rarities

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The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides & Rarities
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Box set by
ReleasedSeptember 2008
GenreAlternative rock, noise pop, post-punk
LabelBlanco Y Negro
Rhino
ProducerMason Williams, Phil Ward-Large, John Loder, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Bill Inglot, Stephen Hague, Joe Foster
The Jesus and Mary Chain chronology
Live in Concert
(2003)
The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides & Rarities
(2008)
Upside Down: The Best of The Jesus and Mary Chain
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
ChartAttack4/5 stars[2]
The Guardian4/5 stars[3]
Mojo4/5 stars[4]
Paste8.7/10[5]
Pitchfork Media7.5/10[6]
PopMatters7/10 stars[7]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[8]
Uncut4/5 stars[9]
The Village Voicefavorable[10]

The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides & Rarities is a box set compilation album by the noise pop band The Jesus and Mary Chain, released in 2008. As the title proclaims, it contains b-sides and rarities from the group's career.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jim Reid and William Reid; except where indicated.

Disc one
No.TitleMusicLength
1."Up Too High" (demo '83)William Reid3:44
2."Upside Down" 3:00
3."Vegetable Man"Syd Barrett3:35
4."Suck" 2:08
5."Ambition"Vic Goddard3:29
6."Just Out of Reach" 2:08
7."Boyfriend's Dead" 1:43
8."Head" 3:50
9."Just Like Honey" (demo Oct. '84) 2:59
10."Cracked" 3:47
11."Taste of Cindy" (acoustic version) 2:00
12."The Hardest Walk" 3:13
13."Never Understand" (alternate take) 3:26
14."My Little Underground" (demo) 2:33
15."The Living End" (demo) 2:17
16."Some Candy Talking" 3:18
17."Psychocandy" 2:54
18."Hit" 3:28
19."Cut Dead" (acoustic) 2:47
20."You Trip Me Up" (acoustic) 2:42
21."Walk and Crawl" 2:24
Disc two
No.TitleMusicLength
1."Kill Surf City" 3:11
2."Bo Diddley Is Jesus" 3:18
3."Who Do You Love"Ellas McDaniel4:05
4."Everything's Alright When You're Down" 2:39
5."Shake" 2:01
6."Happy When It Rains" (demo) 3:47
7."Happy Place" 2:24
8."F. Hole" 1:09
9."Rider" 2:12
10."On the Wall" (Porta Studio demo) 3:42
11."Surfin' U.S.A." (April outtake)Chuck Berry, Brian Wilson2:58
12."Here It Comes Again" 2:33
13."Don't Ever Change" 3:33
14."Swing" 2:26
15."Sidewalking" 3:35
16."Surfin' U.S.A." (Summer mix)Berry, Wilson2:58
17."Shimmer" 2:47
18."Penetration" 2:48
19."Break Me Down" 2:31
20."Subway" 2:06
21."My Girl"Smokey Robinson, Ronald White3:05
Disc three
No.TitleMusicLength
1."In the Black" 2:55
2."Terminal Beach" 2:25
3."Deviant Slice" 3:03
4."I'm Glad I Never"Lee Hazlewood1:31
5."Drop" (acoustic remix) 1:54
6."Rollercoaster" 3:52
7."Silverblade" 2:58
8."Lowlife" 3:28
9."Tower of Song"Leonard Cohen4:50
10."Heat" 3:01
11."Guitarman"Hubbard, Jerry Reed3:43
12."Why'd You Want Me" 3:14
13."Sometimes" 2:52
14."Teenage Lust" (acoustic version) 2:25
15."Reverberation (Doubt)"Roky Erickson, Tommy Hall, Stacy Sutherland3:47
16."Don't Come Down" 2:41
17."Snakedriver" 3:41
18."Something I Can't Have" 3:03
19."Write Record Release Blues" 2:57
20."Little Red Rooster"Chester Arthur Burnett, Willie Dixon3:27
Disc four
No.TitleMusicLength
1."The Perfect Crime"J. Reid1:35
2."Little Stars"W. Reid3:33
3."Drop" (Re-recorded)W. Reid1:53
4."I'm In With the Out Crowd"J. Reid2:37
5."New York City"W. Reid1:59
6."Taking It Away"Ben Lurie2:12
7."Ghost of a Smile"Shane MacGowan2:55
8."Alphabet Street"Prince2:17
9."Coast to Coast" (alternate - William Vox) 2:17
10."Dirty Water" (demo - William Vox)W. Reid3:15
11."Till I Found You" 2:05
12."Bleed Me"J. Reid3:38
13."33⅓"J. Reid3:19
14."Lost Star"W. Reid2:05
15."Hide Myself"J. Reid3:31
16."Rocket"Lurie3:02
17."Easylife, Easylove"J. Reid4:08
18."40.000k"J. Reid2:51
19."Nineteen666"Dick Meaney, W. Reid3:31
20."Some Candy Talking" (acoustic version; iTunes US bonus track) 3:12

Personnel[edit]

  • Vanessa Atkins - Editorial Supervision
  • Glenn A. Baker - Photography
  • Paul Barber - Project Assistant
  • Barry Blacker - Drums
  • P.G. Brunelli - Photography
  • Andrew Catlin - Photography
  • Murray Dalglish - Drums
  • Brad Davidson - Bass
  • Donna DeChristopher - Project Assistant
  • Geoff Donkin - Drums
  • Steve Double - Photography
  • Terry Edwards - Trumpet
  • Casey Estevez - Package Supervision
  • Dave Evans - Rhythm guitar
  • Dele Fadele - Liner Notes
  • Sheryl Farber - Project Assistant
  • Lyn Fey - Project Assistant
  • Lincoln Fong - Bass
  • Joe Foster - Producer
  • Bobby Gillespie - Drums
  • Steven P. Gorman - Photo Research
  • Dick Green - Bass
  • Stephen Hague - Producer
  • Douglas Hart - Bass
  • Dan Hersch - Remastering
  • Martin Hewes - Drums
  • Robin Hurley - Project Assistant
  • Wendy Idele - Photography
  • Bill Inglot - Compilation Producer, Remastering
  • Ivan Ivan - Remixing
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain - Producer
  • Philip King - Bass
  • Gie Knaeps - Photography
  • Masaki Koike - Art Direction, Design
  • John Loder - Producer, Engineer
  • Ben Lurie - Bass, Rhythm guitar, background vocals
  • Shane MacGowan - Vocals
  • Ross Marino - Photography, Cover Photo
  • Patrick Milligan - Discographical Annotation
  • Steve Monti - Drums
  • John J. Moore - Drums, Rhythm guitar
  • Kenny Nemes - Product Manager
  • Karen Parker - background vocals
  • Matthew Parkin - Bass
  • Steve Peck - Engineer
  • Joshua Petker - Art Supervisor
  • James Pinker - Drums
  • David Ponak - Project Assistant
  • Alessandra Quaranta - Photo Research
  • Jim Reid - Guitar, Vocals, Producer, Instrumentation
  • Julie Reid - Project Assistant
  • Linda Reid - Vocals
  • William Reid - Guitar, Vocals, Producer, Instrumentation
  • Paul Rider - Photography
  • Ebet Roberts - Photography
  • Nick Sanderson - Drums
  • Hope Sandoval - Vocals
  • Tom Sheehan - Photography
  • Nina Talikka - Research Assistant
  • Richard Thomas - Drums
  • Phil Ward-Large - Producer
  • Scott Webber - Project Assistant
  • Kevin Westenberg - Photography
  • Mason Williams - Compilation Producer
  • Steve Woolard - Project Assistant

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides & Rarities - The Jesus and Mary Chain". Allmusic.
  2. ^ "Jesus And Mary Chain — The Power Of Negative Thinking: B-Sides And Rarities". ChartAttack. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ Petridis, Alexis (19 February 2009). "The Jesus and Mary Chain: The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides and Rarities". Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  4. ^ Mojo magazine. December 2008, p.120
  5. ^ "The Jesus and Mary Chain: The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides & Rarities". Paste.
  6. ^ Berman, Stuart (1 October 2008). "The Jesus and Mary Chain - The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides and Rarities". Pitchfork. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  7. ^ "The Jesus and Mary Chain: The Power of Negative Thinking". PopMatters.
  8. ^ "The Jesus and Mary Chain: The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides and Rarities". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 25 September 2008.
  9. ^ Uncut magazine. December 2008, p.100
  10. ^ "The Jesus and Mary Chain Gleefully Confound Both their Fans and Themselves". Village Voice.