We (I) hated Jesus and Mary Chain when they came out. They seemed then more derivative of good stuff than, hmmm, Joe Jackson. But that was wrong.
Jesus and Mary Chain didn’t always make great songs, but often did, and always made a sound that you couldn’t help but like. It was a sound that had listened to all of rock history, and most importantly didn’t forget the Crystals and Suicide and the Clash (though the Ramones are in there too).