History Music / MyBloodyValentine

25th Apr '16 11:18:38 PM aye_amber
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After losing contact for a while and sorting out a housing issue, the band regrouped and settled in London. Tina had left in the chaos, and Debbie Googe was brought aboard as bassist. They released an EP on Fever Records, ''Geek!'', in December 1985, but this did not bring the anticipated reaction. However, they persisted and signed to Kaleidoscope Records. Here they released two more [=EPs=], ''The New Record by My Bloody Valentine'' (1986) and ''Sunny Sundae Smile'' (1987). Soon they built up a small following through regular live gigs. Dave Conway left the band in 1987 from dissatisfaction. After a tortuous audition process[[note]]Shields mentioned making the "mistake" of saying in their ads that they liked TheSmiths, adding "You should've seen some of the fruitballs we got!"[[/note]], the band hired Bilinda Butcher as a vocalist and secondary guitarist, who appeared on two new [=EPs=], ''Strawberry Wine'' and ''Ecstasy'' (1987). The band finally settled down after years of false starts and [=EPs=] with a stable lineup and a new home at Creation Records.

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After losing contact for a while and sorting out a housing issue, the band regrouped and settled in London. Tina had left in the chaos, and Debbie Googe was brought aboard as bassist. They released an EP on Fever Records, ''Geek!'', in December 1985, but this did not bring the anticipated reaction. However, they persisted and signed to Kaleidoscope Records. Here they released two more [=EPs=], ''The New Record by My Bloody Valentine'' (1986) and ''Sunny Sundae Smile'' (1987). Soon they built up a small following through regular live gigs. Dave Conway left the band in 1987 from dissatisfaction. After a tortuous audition process[[note]]Shields mentioned making the "mistake" of saying in their ads that they liked TheSmiths, Music/TheSmiths, adding "You should've seen some of the fruitballs we got!"[[/note]], the band hired Bilinda Butcher as a vocalist and secondary guitarist, who appeared on two new [=EPs=], ''Strawberry Wine'' and ''Ecstasy'' (1987). The band finally settled down after years of false starts and [=EPs=] with a stable lineup and a new home at Creation Records.
27th Mar '16 8:43:52 AM MacronNotes
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* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: They either named themselves after an obscure 1981 Canadian [[SlasherMovie slasher film]] (that was remade in 2009 in [[ThreeDMovie 3D]]), or didn't (other sources say that they just chose the name because they liked the sound out of it, and didn't know about the film until after they had named themselves).

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* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: They either named themselves after an obscure 1981 Canadian [[SlasherMovie slasher film]] (that was remade in 2009 in [[ThreeDMovie 3D]]), 3D), or didn't (other sources say that they just chose the name because they liked the sound out of it, and didn't know about the film until after they had named themselves).
5th Mar '16 1:44:44 PM Roland_Dhalgren
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**** "Soft as Snow (but Warm Inside)" is possibly even less subtle.

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**** "Soft as Snow (but (But Warm Inside)" is possibly even less subtle.subtle.
**** Then there's ''Feed Me Your Kiss'', and the ''Glider'' cover...
** Their songs tend to be very sensual, walking the line between [[IntercourseWithYou Intercourse With You]] and [[SillyLoveSongs Silly Love Songs]]. Some of their stuff on ''Loveless'' and ''mbv'' can be particularly seductive.


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* MindScrew: Good luck trying to figure out what their songs are about. Crosses with [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible True Art Is Incomprehensible]].
5th Mar '16 1:44:44 PM Roland_Dhalgren
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**** "Soft as Snow (but Warm Inside)" is possibly even less subtle.

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**** "Soft as Snow (but (But Warm Inside)" is possibly even less subtle.subtle.
**** Then there's ''Feed Me Your Kiss'', and the ''Glider'' cover...
** Their songs tend to be very sensual, walking the line between [[IntercourseWithYou Intercourse With You]] and [[SillyLoveSongs Silly Love Songs]]. Some of their stuff on ''Loveless'' and ''mbv'' can be particularly seductive.


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* MindScrew: Good luck trying to figure out what their songs are about. Crosses with [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible True Art Is Incomprehensible]].
6th Feb '16 12:50:07 PM Freshmeat
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My Bloody Valentine's second album, ''Music/{{Loveless}}'', was released on 4 November 1991, to universal acclaim and modest commercial success (reaching #24 on the UK charts and on the other side of the Atlantic, the single "Only Shallow" became a moderate hit single on American alternative radio). It is considered their MagnumOpus, taking their painstakingly over-dubbed aggressive-but-dreamy guitar playing, ethereal vocals, and obsessive studio perfectionism (every sound on the album is either guitar, vocals, bass, drums, or a sampled and manipulated version of the same) to a whole new level, and basically remains the ''essential'' {{Shoegazing}} album. For a long time, [=McGee=] claimed the album cost £250,000 to record and nearly bankrupted Creation Records, but Shields has always denied both charges, claiming the 250.000 is an exaggeration and most of the money spent on the album was "money to live on"[[note]]Considering Ó Cíosóig was ''homeless'' during recording, this is not as far-fetched an explanation as it may sound[[/note]], with only a few thousand going into recording itself.

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My Bloody Valentine's second album, ''Music/{{Loveless}}'', was released on 4 November 1991, to universal acclaim and modest commercial success (reaching #24 on the UK charts and on the other side of the Atlantic, the single "Only Shallow" became a moderate hit single on American alternative radio). It is considered their MagnumOpus, taking takes their painstakingly over-dubbed aggressive-but-dreamy guitar playing, ethereal vocals, and obsessive studio perfectionism (every sound on the album is either guitar, vocals, bass, drums, or a sampled and manipulated version of the same) to a whole new level, and basically remains the ''essential'' {{Shoegazing}} album. For a long time, [=McGee=] claimed the album cost £250,000 to record and nearly bankrupted Creation Records, but Shields has always denied both charges, claiming the 250.000 is an exaggeration and most of the money spent on the album was "money to live on"[[note]]Considering Ó Cíosóig was ''homeless'' during recording, this is not as far-fetched an explanation as it may sound[[/note]], with only a few thousand going into recording itself.
5th Feb '16 9:26:02 PM stuffedninja
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->''However decadent one might find the idea of elevating other human beings to deities, My Bloody Valentine, failings and all, deserve more than your respect.''
-->-- '''NME''' review of ''Loveless'', unintentionally encapsulating their legendary status in alternative rock.

->Whenever anyone uses the phrase ''swirling guitars'', this record is why.
-->-- '''Chuck Klosterman''' describing ''Loveless''.
9th Jan '16 7:44:06 PM stuffedninja
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My Bloody Valentine's second album, ''Loveless'', was released on 4 November 1991, to universal acclaim and modest commercial success (reaching #24 on the UK charts and on the other side of the Atlantic, the single "Only Shallow" became a moderate hit single on American alternative radio). It is considered their MagnumOpus, taking their painstakingly over-dubbed aggressive-but-dreamy guitar playing, ethereal vocals, and obsessive studio perfectionism (every sound on the album is either guitar, vocals, bass, drums, or a sampled and manipulated version of the same) to a whole new level, and basically remains the ''essential'' {{Shoegazing}} album. For a long time, [=McGee=] claimed the album cost £250,000 to record and nearly bankrupted Creation Records, but Shields has always denied both charges, claiming the 250.000 is an exaggeration and most of the money spent on the album was "money to live on"[[note]]Considering Ó Cíosóig was ''homeless'' during recording, this is not as far-fetched an explanation as it may sound[[/note]], with only a few thousand going into recording itself.

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My Bloody Valentine's second album, ''Loveless'', ''Music/{{Loveless}}'', was released on 4 November 1991, to universal acclaim and modest commercial success (reaching #24 on the UK charts and on the other side of the Atlantic, the single "Only Shallow" became a moderate hit single on American alternative radio). It is considered their MagnumOpus, taking their painstakingly over-dubbed aggressive-but-dreamy guitar playing, ethereal vocals, and obsessive studio perfectionism (every sound on the album is either guitar, vocals, bass, drums, or a sampled and manipulated version of the same) to a whole new level, and basically remains the ''essential'' {{Shoegazing}} album. For a long time, [=McGee=] claimed the album cost £250,000 to record and nearly bankrupted Creation Records, but Shields has always denied both charges, claiming the 250.000 is an exaggeration and most of the money spent on the album was "money to live on"[[note]]Considering Ó Cíosóig was ''homeless'' during recording, this is not as far-fetched an explanation as it may sound[[/note]], with only a few thousand going into recording itself.



** ''Loveless'' (4 November 1991) [remastered and re-released on 7 May 2012]

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** ''Loveless'' ''Music/{{Loveless}}'' (4 November 1991) [remastered and re-released on 7 May 2012]
31st Dec '15 7:18:45 AM CassandraLeo
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** Less extreme examples are "Soon" (8:47) and the extended version of "Glider" (10:16).
25th Dec '15 6:15:51 PM CassandraLeo
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* BrownNote: The IntendedAudienceReaction of the "holocaust section" of "You Made Me Realise" when performed live. It has been successful: the song has been known to induce hallucinations in audience members.
24th Dec '15 4:59:51 AM Morgenthaler
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MBV embarked on a short tour of England and the USA (co-headlining with Music/DinosaurJr and Music/YoLaTengo) as a result of Creation's financial dire straits, and were dropped from the label soon after. They signed with Island Records in October 1992, and began building their own studio, which was completed by April 1993. After churning out a cover of [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService "We Have All The Time In The World"]] for a charity album and [[Music/{{Wire}} "Map Ref. 41°N 93°W"]] for a tribute album, Shields' severe writer's block, extreme perfectionism (reportedly nearly 60 hours of material were recorded and discarded) and tension between the members caused the band to slide into a decade of inactivity and disintegrate[[note]]Googe left the band in 1996, claiming that she "hadn't been happy for a long time", and formed Snowpony; Colm joined Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions; Shields himself kept busy by playing with PrimalScream, {{Curve}}, DinosaurJr and others[[/note]].

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MBV embarked on a short tour of England and the USA (co-headlining with Music/DinosaurJr and Music/YoLaTengo) as a result of Creation's financial dire straits, and were dropped from the label soon after. They signed with Island Records in October 1992, and began building their own studio, which was completed by April 1993. After churning out a cover of [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService "We Have All The Time In The World"]] for a charity album and [[Music/{{Wire}} "Map Ref. 41°N 93°W"]] for a tribute album, Shields' severe writer's block, extreme perfectionism (reportedly nearly 60 hours of material were recorded and discarded) and tension between the members caused the band to slide into a decade of inactivity and disintegrate[[note]]Googe left the band in 1996, claiming that she "hadn't been happy for a long time", and formed Snowpony; Colm joined Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions; Shields himself kept busy by playing with PrimalScream, {{Curve}}, DinosaurJr Music/PrimalScream, Music/{{Curve}}, Music/DinosaurJr and others[[/note]].
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