The Jesus & Mary Chain – Darklands (1987)
Grandpa Biff’s puzzled comment at 1:02 sums up my Darklands experience:
Much like Grandpa Biff, I can’t quite figure out just what it is about Darklands.
It was theoretically ‘new-to-me’ this year but it doesn’t feel that way.
Here’s the closest I’ve come to identifying its familiarity: the whole album sounds like it could have been from the soundtrack of a movie that I liked but can’t remember.
Take the song April Skies: I can totally picture this song playing in the background, accompanying a closing scene where someone is walking away, not pleased necessarily (maybe they didn’t get the girl), but happy with whatever choice they made, ready to move forward.
This specific scene likely doesn’t actually exist; that I started fabricating such movie moments in my head while listening is a credit to The Jesus and Mary Chain.
One of these days I’ll search the world wide web to see if any of the Darklands tunes have been featured in any talking pictures. Until then, I’ll keep enjoying the pleasant pictures in my mind that these solid songs are conjuring for me!