Jesus Jones

Jesus Jones

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Jesus Jones
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Mike Edwards (vocals, writer, guitar) and Simon Matthews (Gen: Drums) began gigging around prior to 1986 when they met Alan Doughty (Al Jaworski: Bass). Together they created "Camouflage" (not the one you may have heard of though). Having no commercial luck they reformed as "Big Colour" again with no joy. Eventually after a trip to Spain "Jesus Jones" was born and fleshed out with the addition of Iain "Barry D" Baker (Keyboards and electronic gizmos) and Jerry de Abela Borg (guitar).

Finally the bouncy one (read Gen) had harrassed Food Records enough that they were given a deal. I believe the demo included Info Freako, Cut & Dried and Welcome Back Victoria.

After EMI became more involved in Food (eventually purchasing it) they wanted more control over the records, and the album "Already" suffered. It took too long in coming out and received no support from the label. Eventually Jesus Jones were dropped, although Mike Edwards was retained.

Gen left the band after a conflicting schedule with his other projects of "Baby Chaos", "Regency Buck" and "Deckard". Tony Arthy joined the band as the new drummer. Koch Records then signed the band and "London" was released to good critical praise, but no commercial success. Two singles were lifted from the album, but were largely produced by the Mike Edwards. Since then they released "Culture Vulture" a 4 track single with the elements of the title track to be used to create fan mixes. The results of which are on the official site.
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Jesus Jones Discography

Albums

Jesus Jones Liquidizer (Album, Comp) Food Australia 1989 Sell This Version
SPRO-05348 Jesus Jones A Conversation With Jesus(LP, Promo) SBK Records SPRO-05348 US 1989 Sell This Version
CN 5599/S Jesus Jones / World Party Jesus Jones / World Party - In Concert-493(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 5599/S UK 1990 Sell This Version
Jesus Jones Doubt (Album, Comp) Food Canada 1991 Sell This Version
Jesus Jones Perverse (Album, Comp) Food Spain 1993 Sell This Version
Jesus Jones Already (Album, Comp) Food Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
KOC-CD-8282 Jesus Jones London(CD, Album) Koch Records KOC-CD-8282 US 2001 Sell This Version
JJDVD1 Jesus Jones Liquidizer Live In London 2013(DVD-V, PAL, Ltd + CD, Album, Ltd) Not On Label JJDVD1 UK 2013 Sell This Version
Jesus Jones BBC In Concert (26th February 1991) (Album) Food Unknown
Jesus Jones BBC In Concert (22nd June 1990) (Album) Food Unknown

Singles & EPs

Jesus Jones Info Freako (Single) Food UK 1989 Sell This Version
Jesus Jones Never Enough (Single) Food UK 1989 Sell This Version
Jesus Jones / Crazyhead / Diesel Park West Jesus Jones / Crazyhead / Diesel Park West - The Food Christmas EP 1989 (EP, Single) Food UK 1989 Sell This Version
Jesus Jones Bring It On Down (Single) Food UK 1989 Sell This Version
Jesus Jones Real, Real, Real (Single, Maxi, EP) EMI, Food Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Jesus Jones Right Here, Right Now (EP, Single) Food, EMI, Food Europe 1990 Sell This Version
K2-19727 Jesus Jones Live(CD, EP) SBK Records, Food K2-19727 US 1990 Sell This Version
Jesus Jones Who? Where? Why? (Single) Food, EMI UK 1991 Sell This Version
Jesus Jones International Bright Young Thing (Single) Food, Food UK 1990 Sell This Version
DPRO-05423 Jesus Jones Welcome Back Victoria(CD, Single, Promo) SBK Records DPRO-05423 US 1991 Sell This Version
9951 288 Jesus Jones / EMF Jesus Jones / EMF - Real, Real, Real / Lies(12") EMI 9951 288 Brazil 1991 Sell This Version
V-19734 Jesus Jones Right Here, Right Now / International Bright Young Thing(12") SBK Records V-19734 US 1991 Sell This Version
SPRO-575 Jesus Jones / B.B. Queen Jesus Jones / B.B. Queen - Real, Real, Real / Blueshouse(12", Promo, Maxi) SBK Records, EMI SPRO-575 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
Jesus Jones The Right Decision (Single) Food, EMI Canada 1993 Sell This Version
Jesus Jones Zeroes & Ones (Single) Food, Food, EMI UK 1993 Sell This Version