The Sound of Speed

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The Sound of Speed
JAMC TheSoundOfSpeed Album.jpg
Compilation album by
Released12 July 1993
Recorded1988–1993
GenreAlternative rock
Length74:11
LabelBlanco y Negro
ProducerJim Reid, William Reid
The Jesus and Mary Chain chronology
Honey's Dead
(1992)
The Sound of Speed
(1993)
Stoned & Dethroned
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

The Sound of Speed is a compilation of singles and rare tracks by Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain. The track listing below is for the version released in most of the world - the Japanese version dropped "Snakedriver", "Something I Can't Have", "Write Record Release Blues", "Tower of Song", "Little Red Rooster", "Lowlife" and "Reverberation", but added "Subway", "In the Black", "Terminal Beach" and "I'm Glad I Never".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jim Reid and William Reid, except where noted.

LP (4509-93104-1)

Side 1

  1. "Snakedriver" – 3:44
  2. "Reverence (radio mix)" – 5:39
  3. "Heat" – 3:00
  4. "Teenage Lust (acoustic version)" – 2:25
  5. "Why'd You Want Me?" – 3:15
  6. "Don't Come Down" – 2:39
  7. "Guitarman" (Jerry Reed) – 3:43
  8. "Something I Can't Have" – 3:02

Side 2

  1. "Sometimes" – 2:53
  2. "Write Record Release Blues" – 2:58
  3. "Shimmer" – 2:46
  4. "Penetration" – 2:48
  5. "My Girl" (Smokey Robinson) – 3:05
  6. "Tower of Song" (Leonard Cohen) – 4:49
  7. "Little Red Rooster" (Willie Dixon) – 3:25
  8. "Break Me Down" – 2:29
  9. "Lowlife" – 3:27
CD (4509-93104-2)
  1. "Snakedriver" – 3:44
  2. "Reverence (radio mix)" – 5:39
  3. "Heat" – 3:00
  4. "Teenage Lust (acoustic version)" – 2:25
  5. "Why'd You Want Me?" – 3:15
  6. "Don't Come Down" – 2:39
  7. "Guitarman" (Jerry Reed) – 3:43
  8. "Something I Can't Have" – 3:02
  9. "Sometimes" – 2:53
  10. "Write Record Release Blues" – 2:58
  11. "Shimmer" – 2:46
  12. "Penetration" – 2:48
  13. "My Girl" (Robinson) – 3:05
  14. "Tower of Song" (Cohen) – 4:49
  15. "Little Red Rooster" (Burnett, Dixon) – 3:25
  16. "Break Me Down" – 2:29
  17. "Lowlife" – 3:27
  18. "Deviant Slice" – 3:01
  19. "Reverberation" (Roky Erickson, Tommy Hall, Stacy Sutherland) – 3:46
  20. "Sidewalking (extended version)" – 7:52

Original releases[edit]

Personnel[edit]

The Jesus and Mary Chain[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Brad Davidson – bass (track 15)
  • Wiff – drums (track 15)
  • Dick Meaney – engineer (tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 8 to 10, 15)
  • Anjali Dutt – engineer (track 2)
  • George Kaleve – engineer (track 4)
  • Alan Moulder – engineer (track 7)
  • Flood – engineer (track 17)
  • John Loder – production (track 20)
  • Colin Bell – photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Sound of Speed - The Jesus and Mary Chain". Allmusic.