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The Jesus and Mary Chain – Something I Can’t Have (1993)

Unrequited love and frustrated desire are timeless themes from which a wellspring of art has come into existence. That unique bittersweet cocktail of abject misery and untethered joy projected onto the object of romantic and carnal longings is an infinite source of inspiration for songwriters past.

Channelling the love/hate energy endemic to a horny young male (?) seemingly forced to occupy the same space as a girl who inflames their libido, the Reid Brothers tear down the walls of their seedy bed-sit lust with buzzsaw guitars, killer melodies and a fierce existential cognisance of limited time and opportunity.

 

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