Now I am watching live performances of The Jesus and Mary Chain from the 80’s and crying. Honestly, no modern bands compare to them. Not even close. Not in albums, not in style, not in live performances. Man, I feel so sad I wasn’t born earlier to see them play in the 80’s.
I feel for you, I had a chance to see them in Atlanta back in 92’ or 93’ with spiritualized at the Masquerade in Atlanta, couldn’t go and have always wished I had. They were an amazing band. You are correct in that there are no modern equivalents at the moment.