The Jesus and Mary Chain Release New Version of "Just Like Honey"
They appear to be pulling a Taylor Swift and re-recording old music
Published Nov 18, 2021What has Taylor Swift started? She's been re-recording her back catalogue in order to gain ownership of her own music, and now proto-shoegazers the Jesus and Mary Chain appear to be following in her footsteps, as a new version of their signature tune "Just Like Honey" has appeared on Spotify.
The band haven't confirmed why they have released this new version of "Just Like Honey" — although it's worth pointing out they sued Warner Music Group earlier this year, alleging that the label has "completely disregarded band's ownership rights" of their own music.
JAMC haven't announced the new version of "Just Like Honey" on their social media channels, and the single isn't clearly labelled as a new recording. It's quite close to the 1985 version, although the quality of the new version is distinctly clearer and more trebly when played back-to-back with the bleary original.
Listen to both versions of "Just Like Honey" below.
Taylor Swift and JAMC are hardly the first artists to re-record their own catalogue. Squeeze and Everclear are among the bands who have remade their hits.