Monday, April 18, 2016

Jesus Jones - Doubt B-Sides and Remixes - 1991

I got Jesus Jones, EMF and Blur's first album all at roughly the same time, and that was my initial exposure to what I thought was Madchester.  Inspiral Carpets, Happy Mondays, Charlatans, Stone Roses, the Farm, so forth and so on, didn't come until later for me.  

Doubt is an outstanding album.  I have no problems sitting and listening to it from beginning to end, uninterrupted, and have the time of my life.  In fact, as I was deciding which album to select for today, I played IBYT with my 4-year-old son and him and I danced and laughed around the living room.

But, and there's always a but, and I usually hate what follows.....

But, the remixes and b-sides of Doubt?  Well, they just aren't up to par with the rest of the album.  There's a few good tunes in there, like Damn Good At This, and some of the mixes are great, like DNA's mix of Welcome Back Victoria.  But, for the most part, I have to say "meh".

Why post it?  Jesus Jones is still the bomb, and a disc like this is usually a hard-on for most completists.  I will say, there are 4 remixes missing.  I left them off because I couldn't stand them.  Sorry to make that judgement call, I did it for your own good.

You might like it, you might not.  If you do, your welcome.  If you don't, then piss off.  See you tomorrow.


  1. Aloha Kid Chaos, loving what you have posted so far! Thanks so much for the extras you are adding.

  2. Great blog, keep up the good work

  3. a re-up would be lovely ... :-)