Barbed Wire Kisses (B-Sides and More) is a compilation album by Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain. It was released on 18 April 1988 by Blanco y Negro Records. The album contains singles, B-sides and rare tracks. Throughout the 1980s the band was known for their prodigious output in these formats, often in limited editions which quickly went out of print. This album collects many of those releases spanning the band's career up to that point.
|Barbed Wire Kisses|
|Compilation album by|
|Released||18 April 1988|
|Label||Blanco y Negro|
|The Jesus and Mary Chain chronology|
|Singles from Barbed Wire Kisses|
The band's cover of Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love?" was used on the soundtrack to the 1988 film Earth Girls Are Easy. "Mushroom" is a cover of a Can song. "Sidewalking" was voted one of the best singles of 1988 by Musician magazine.
The title comes from a line in the song "Cherry Came Too" from the Darklands album.
This album was not included in the 2006 remasterings of the group's back catalogue. All tracks from this compilation, except for "Mushroom" and "Just Out of Reach" (which appears in a re-recorded form on Barbed Wire Kisses) are now included on The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides & Rarities.
The name is also used for Zoë Howe's 2014 biography of the band.
Some, but not all, of the releases of the album credit the short noise instrumental "F-Hole" (from the "Happy When It Rains" 12" single) as appearing directly after the demo version of "On the Wall," but it's there on all of the releases. "F-Hole" appears as its own track on the 2008 compilation The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides & Rarities.
The Jesus and Mary Chain
|Australian Albums (ARIA)||97|
|European Albums (Music & Media)||37|
|Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)||38|
|New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)||29|
|UK Albums (OCC)||9|
|US Billboard 200||192|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Gold||100,000^|
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.