by Chris Arnsby. Steve Wright: “Yes yes!! Good evening and welcome to another!! Exciting!
Enthralling!! Top of the Pops!! With me and 'im!!” Peter Powell: “Thank
you! And for openers... The Jesus and Mary Chain! Brilliant song! April Skies!”
The Jesus & Mary Chain: April Skies. The Jesus and Mary Chain are having a
who-can-pretend-to-look-least-bothered-about-being-onstage contest. There's the
drummer, flailing vaguely at his drum kit, one handed in the background. The
guitarist wearing dark glasses who looks at the floor. And the other guitarist
who stands very still and also looks at the floor. Meanwhile, lead singer Jim
Read keeps fiddling with his microphone. He drags the stand around. He pops the
microphone off the stand. He puts the microphone on the floor. He wanders round
the stage. He turns around, spots the microphone on the floor, and seems
surprised how it got there.
he picks the stand up by the base and starts waving it around in a very unsafe
way. Then, apparently bored he drops the stand on the floor where it forms a
potential trip hazard. Obviously worried about this he picks it up again and
then very slowly waves it around his head like Highlander. Just leave
the damn thing along Jim. If you stopped fiddling with it you might do a better
job of miming to your own song.