Jesus Jones

Real Name:
Jesus Jones
Profile:
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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Albums

Jesus Jones - Liquidizer album art Jesus Jones Liquidizer (Album, Comp) Food, Food Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
SPRO-05348 Jesus Jones - A Conversation With Jesus album art Jesus Jones A Conversation With Jesus(LP, Promo) SBK Records SPRO-05348 US 1989 Sell This Version
C4 93238 Jesus Jones Liquidizer(Cass, Album, Dol) Food, Capitol Records C4 93238 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
CN 5599/S Jesus Jones - In Concert-493 album art 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 art Jesus Jones Doubt (Album, Comp) Food US 1989 Sell This Version
Jesus Jones - Perverse album art Jesus Jones Perverse (Album, Comp) Food Mexico 1993 Sell This Version
TCD 0576 Jesus Jones - In Concert-570 album art Jesus Jones In Concert-570(CD, Transcription) BBC Transcription TCD 0576 UK 1993 Sell This Version
Jesus Jones - Already album art Jesus Jones Already (Album, Comp) Food Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Jesus Jones - London album art Jesus Jones London (Album) Koch Records US 2001 Sell This Version
Jesus Jones - Passages album art Jesus Jones Passages (Album) Jesus Jones Recordings UK, Europe & US 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

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