When in Rome are an English New Wave trio, originally consisting of vocalists Clive Farrington and Andrew Mann, and keyboards player Michael Floreale. They are best known for their 1988 single “The Promise”.
If you remember, this song played during the credits for the movie Napoleon Dynamite.
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The Jesus and Mary Chain are a Scottish alternative rock band formed in East Kilbride, Glasgow in 1983. The band revolves around the songwriting partnership of brothers Jim and William Reid. They released a string of albums, singles and EPs between their 1983 formation and their 1999 breakup, and gained notoriety in their early days for short sets and violence that became common at their live shows. In 2007, the band reunited.
They said they got their name from a line in a Bing Crosby film, although six months later they admitted that this wasn’t true. Other accounts suggest that the name derived from an offer on a breakfast cereal packet, where customers could send off for a gold Jesus & Mary chain.
“Head On” is a song written by Jim Reid and William Reid of the Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain, originally recorded for their 1989 album Automatic. It was released as a single in November 1989. Buy it here.
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