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

EMC 793238 Jesus Jones - Liquidizer album art Jesus Jones Liquidizer (Album, Comp) Food, Food EMC 793238 Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
SPRO-05348 Jesus Jones - A Conversation With Jesus album art Jesus Jones A Conversation With Jesus SBK Records SPRO-05348 US 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
K2-95715 Jesus Jones - Doubt album art Jesus Jones Doubt (Album, Comp) Food K2-95715 US 1991 Sell This Version
TCD 0058 Jesus Jones - In Concert - 511 album art Jesus Jones In Concert - 511(CD, Transcription) BBC Transcription TCD 0058 UK 1991 Sell This Version
STCS FOOD 8 Jesus Jones - Perverse album art Jesus Jones Perverse (Album, Comp) Food STCS FOOD 8 India 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
7243 8 57133 2 3, FOODCD 22 Jesus Jones - Already album art Jesus Jones Already (Album, Comp) Food 7243 8 57133 2 3, FOODCD 22 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
KOC-CD-8282 Jesus Jones - London album art Jesus Jones London (Album) Koch Records KOC-CD-8282 US 2001 Sell This Version
JJDVD1 Jesus Jones - Liquidizer Live In London 2013 album art Jesus Jones Liquidizer Live In London 2013(DVD-V, PAL + CD, Album + Ltd) Not On Label (Jesus Jones Self-released) JJDVD1 UK 2013 Sell This Version
JJR001LP Jesus Jones - Passages album art Jesus Jones Passages (Album) Jesus Jones Recordings JJR001LP UK, Europe & US 2018 Sell This Version
SECLP206 Jesus Jones - Greatest Hits Live album art Jesus Jones Greatest Hits Live(LP, Album) Secret Records (8) SECLP206 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
SECDP208 Jesus Jones - Bright Young Things: Live At The Marquee album art Jesus Jones Bright Young Things: Live At The Marquee(2xCD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC, DVD) Secret Records (8) SECDP208 UK 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

12FOOD 23 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 12FOOD 23 UK 1989 Sell This Version
12FOODP 22 Jesus Jones - Bring It On Down album art Jesus Jones Bring It On Down (Single) Food 12FOODP 22 UK 1989 Sell This Version
12 food 18, 12FOOD 18 Jesus Jones - Info Freako album art Jesus Jones Info Freako (Single) Food, Food 12 food 18, 12FOOD 18 UK 1989 Sell This Version
CD FOOD 21, 20 3409 2 Jesus Jones - Never Enough album art Jesus Jones Never Enough (Single) Food, EMI CD FOOD 21, 20 3409 2 UK 1989 Sell This Version
TODP-2172 Jesus Jones - Real Real Real album art Jesus Jones Real Real Real (Single, Maxi) EMI, EMI, Food TODP-2172 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
060 20 4051 6 Jesus Jones - Right Here, Right Now album art Jesus Jones Right Here, Right Now (EP, Single, Maxi) Food, EMI, Food 060 20 4051 6 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
V-19734 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 V-19734 US 1991 Sell This Version
12 FOODDJ 27 Jesus Jones - International Bright Young Thing album art Jesus Jones International Bright Young Thing (Single) Food, Food 12 FOODDJ 27 UK 1990 Sell This Version
12 FOOD DJ 28 Jesus Jones - Who? Where? Why? (The Crisis Mix) album art Jesus Jones Who? Where? Why? (The Crisis Mix) (Single) Food, EMI 12 FOOD DJ 28 UK 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