I Hate Rock 'n' Roll


"I Hate Rock 'n' Roll" is a song by the Scottish alternative rock group The Jesus and Mary Chain. It was first released as a single on CD and 10" vinyl in mid-1995, and went on to reach #61 in the UK single charts.[1] The 10" format was numbered and limited to 5000 copies, although additional copies are rumored to exist.[2] This single was the band's last release on Blanco y Negro Records, for whom they had recorded since 1985.

"I Hate Rock 'n' Roll"
Single by The Jesus and Mary Chain
from the album Hate Rock 'n' Roll and Munki
B-side"Bleed Me"
ReleasedMay 1995
GenreAlternative rock, noise rock
LabelBlanco y Negro
Songwriter(s)William Reid
Producer(s)Jim Reid, William Reid
The Jesus and Mary Chain singles chronology
"Come On"
"I Hate Rock 'n' Roll"
"Cracking Up"

In the US, the four tracks were only available on Hate Rock 'n' Roll, the band's third compilation album, released later in 1995 by American Recordings.

A reworked version of the track, retitled "I Love Rock 'n' Roll", was later included on the group's sixth album, Munki, released in 1998.[3]

Track listingEdit

Numbered 10" (NEG 81TEX) and CDS (NEG81CD)
  1. "I Hate Rock 'n' Roll" (William Reid) - 3:46
  2. "Bleed Me" (Jim Reid) - 3:37
  3. "3313" (J. Reid) - 3:17
  4. "Lost Star" (W. Reid) - 2:05


The Jesus and Mary ChainEdit

Additional personnelEdit


  1. ^ "I Hate Rock 'n' Roll". Chart Stats. Retrieved on 11 October 2009.
  2. ^ "The Jesus and Mary Chain – I Hate Rock 'N' Roll (1995, Vinyl)".
  3. ^ Ashare, Matt (June 1998). "Jesus and Mary Chain - Munki". CMJ (58).