The Jesus and Mary Chain Birthday

Out of print

Release Date April 21, 1998

Catalog No SP434

Sub Pop kicked off their second volume of their singles club with a bang, starting with this 7-inch single from one of their biggest new signees: the Jesus and Mary Chain. The disc includes the track “Birthday” from the band’s (at the time) recently released LP Munki as well as a dreamy new b-side called “Hide Myself.” The tracks were each written by William and Jim Reid respectively – underscoring the divisions in both the album and the crumbling relationships within the band based off the Reid brothers’ conflicts.

-Dusty Henry, courtesy of KEXP


  1. Birthday
  2. Hidemyself