Never Understand

Summary

"Never Understand"
Never Understand.jpg
Single by The Jesus and Mary Chain
from the album Psychocandy
B-side"Suck"
ReleasedFebruary 1985
GenreNoise pop
Length2:54
LabelBlanco y Negro
Songwriter(s)William Reid, Jim Reid
Producer(s)The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Jesus and Mary Chain singles chronology
"Upside Down"
(1984)
"Never Understand"
(1985)
"You Trip Me Up"
(1985)

"Never Understand" is the first single from the Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain's debut album Psychocandy. It was the band's first release on Blanco y Negro Records and was released through them in February 1985.[1] The song was written by William Reid and Jim Reid, and was produced by The Jesus and Mary Chain. It is considered influential for its use of guitar feedback.[2]

Chart performance

The single reached number 47 on the UK Singles Chart.[3]

Critical reception

The song was ranked number 1 among the "Tracks of the Year" for 1985 by NME.[4]

Track listing

All tracks written by Jim Reid and William Reid, except where noted.

7" (NEG 8)
  1. "Never Understand" – 2:54
  2. "Suck" – 2:07
12" (NEG 8T)
  1. "Never Understand" – 2:54
  2. "Suck" – 2:07
  3. "Ambition" (Vic Godard) – 3:31

Personnel

The Jesus and Mary Chain

References

  1. ^ "The Story Of The Jesus And Mary Chain's Psychocandy". The Quietus. Retrieved on 18 October 2015.
  2. ^ "TRENT REZNOR AND ROBERT SMITH TALK ABOUT THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN’S ‘PSYCHOCANDY’". Retrieved on 18 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Never Understand". Chart Stats. Retrieved on 9 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Albums and Tracks of the Year". NME. 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.

External links

  • Lyrics at MTV.com