History Music / Slowdive

20th Sep '17 4:31:23 AM bt8257
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Their second album, ''Souvlaki'', features some of their best songs, such as "Alison", "Machine Gun", "40 Days", "Sing", "Souvlaki Space Station", "When the Sun Hits", and "Dagger". With time, ''Souvlaki'' has also found itself a place in the canon of landmark {{Shoegazing}} albums next to My Bloody Valentine's ''Music/{{Loveless}}'', Music/{{Ride}}'s ''Nowhere'', and Music/{{Lush}}'s ''Split''. An additional EP that year saw them experiment with influences from ambient techno and country. However, around this time the {{Shoegazing}} fad in the UK was dying down and even earning HypeBacklash, and the US distributor SBK Records' attempts to promote their albums in the midst of {{Grunge}} proved incredibly incompetent and stupid. Additionally, SBK pulled funding, forcing the band to finance two 1994 US tours themselves.

A week after ''Pygmalion'' was released, they were dumped by Creator/CreationRecords -- Halstead had been threatened that the relationship with the label would end unless they delivered a "pop album", and predictably, [[WriterRevolt he completely ignored them]]. Slowdive ceased to exist around this time: Chaplin and Savill left, while Goswell, Halstead and [=McCutcheon=] regrouped as Mojave 3 and signed to Creator/FourADRecords. With Mojave 3 they instead focused on combining DreamPop, electronic experimentation and some mild country influences.

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Their second album, ''Souvlaki'', features some of their best songs, such as "Alison", "Machine Gun", "40 Days", "Sing", "Souvlaki Space Station", "When the Sun Hits", and "Dagger". With time, ''Souvlaki'' has also found itself a place in the canon of landmark {{Shoegazing}} albums next to My Bloody Valentine's Music/MyBloodyValentine's ''Music/{{Loveless}}'', Music/{{Ride}}'s ''Nowhere'', and Music/{{Lush}}'s ''Split''. An additional EP that year saw them experiment with influences from ambient techno and country. However, around this time the {{Shoegazing}} fad in the UK was dying down around this time and even earning HypeBacklash, and the HypeBacklash; also, US distributor SBK Records' attempts to promote their albums in the midst of {{Grunge}} proved {{grunge}} were incredibly incompetent and stupid. Additionally, [[FromBadToWorse Additionally]], SBK pulled funding, forcing the band to finance two 1994 US tours themselves.

A week after ''Pygmalion'' was released, they were dumped by Creator/CreationRecords -- Halstead had been threatened that the relationship with the label would end unless they delivered a "pop album", and predictably, [[WriterRevolt he completely ignored them]]. Slowdive ceased to exist broke up around this time: Chaplin and Savill left, while Goswell, Halstead and [=McCutcheon=] regrouped as Mojave 3 and signed to Creator/FourADRecords. With Mojave 3 they instead focused on combining DreamPop, electronic experimentation and some mild country influences.




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* LampshadeHanging: The title of ''Holding Our Breath'' is a reference to the critical pasting the band were expecting (and received) after ''Loveless'' prompted certain critics to start a HypeBacklash. Their work has since been VindicatedByHistory.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Just like Music/{{Ride}}, Music/{{Lush}} and many other contemporaries.

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* LampshadeHanging: The title of ''Holding Our Breath'' is a reference to the critical pasting the band they were expecting (and received) after ''Loveless'' prompted certain critics to start a HypeBacklash. Their work has since been VindicatedByHistory.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Just like Music/{{Ride}}, Music/{{Lush}} Music/{{Lush}}, Music/CatherineWheel and many other contemporaries.
5th Sep '17 8:07:27 PM bt8257
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* TheCameo: Music/BrianEno shows up to add keyboards and treatments to "Sing" and "Here She Comes".

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* TheCameo: Music/BrianEno shows up to add adds keyboards and treatments to "Sing" and "Here She Comes".
23rd Aug '17 2:08:37 AM bt8257
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The band was formed in 1989 by childhood friends Halstead and Goswell, with Chaplin and Savill joining the band shortly thereafter. Their first release, a self-titled EP got them critical praise in the British press. Sustaining their momentum with two more [=EPs=], they then released their first album, ''Just for a Day'' in 1991. They quickly got compared to Music/MyBloodyValentine, and while they were an influence, Slowdive never fit in completely with the shoegaze aesthetic, owing more to the Music/CocteauTwins.

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The band was formed in 1989 by childhood friends Halstead and Goswell, with Chaplin and Savill joining the band shortly thereafter. Their first release, a self-titled EP got them critical praise in the British press. Sustaining their momentum with two more [=EPs=], they then released their first album, ''Just for a Day'' in 1991. They quickly got compared to Music/MyBloodyValentine, and while they were an influence, Slowdive never fit in completely with the shoegaze aesthetic, owing more to the Music/CocteauTwins.
23rd Aug '17 1:15:59 AM bt8257
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Slowdive are a British DreamPop[=/=]{{Shoegazing}} band active during TheEighties and TheNineties, named after the Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees song "Slowdive". Next to Music/MyBloodyValentine, they are considered one of the best examples of their genres. The band primarily consisted of Nick Chaplin (bass), Rachel Goswell (vocals, guitar), Neil Halstead (vocals, guitar), and Christian Savill (guitar). The drummer's chair was filled by Simon Scott from 199094 and Ian [=McCutcheon=] from 199495.

The band was formed in 1989 by childhood friends Halstead and Goswell, with Chaplin and Savill joining the band shortly thereafter. Their first release, a self-titled EP got them critical praise in the British press. Sustaining their momentum with two more EP's, they then released their first album, ''Just for a Day'' in 1991. They quickly got compared to Music/MyBloodyValentine, and while they were an influence, the band never fit in completely with the shoegaze aesthetic, owing more to the Music/CocteauTwins.

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Slowdive are a British DreamPop[=/=]{{Shoegazing}} band active during TheEighties and TheNineties, named after the Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees song "Slowdive". Next to Music/MyBloodyValentine, they are considered one of the best examples of their genres. The band primarily consisted of Nick Chaplin (bass), Rachel Goswell (vocals, guitar), Neil Halstead (vocals, guitar), Nick Chaplin (bass), and Christian Savill (guitar). The drummer's chair was filled by Simon Scott from 199094 and Ian [=McCutcheon=] from 199495.

The band was formed in 1989 by childhood friends Halstead and Goswell, with Chaplin and Savill joining the band shortly thereafter. Their first release, a self-titled EP got them critical praise in the British press. Sustaining their momentum with two more EP's, [=EPs=], they then released their first album, ''Just for a Day'' in 1991. They quickly got compared to Music/MyBloodyValentine, and while they were an influence, the band Slowdive never fit in completely with the shoegaze aesthetic, owing more to the Music/CocteauTwins.



A week after ''Pygmalion'' was released, they were dumped from Creator/CreationRecords -- Halstead had been threatened that the relationship with the label would end unless they delivered a "pop album", and predictably, [[WriterRevolt he completely ignored them]]. Slowdive ceased to exist around this time: Chaplin and Savill left, while Goswell, Halstead and [=McCutcheon=] regrouped as Mojave 3 and signed to Creator/FourADRecords. With Mojave 3 they instead focused on combining DreamPop, electronic experimentation and some mild country influences.

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A week after ''Pygmalion'' was released, they were dumped from by Creator/CreationRecords -- Halstead had been threatened that the relationship with the label would end unless they delivered a "pop album", and predictably, [[WriterRevolt he completely ignored them]]. Slowdive ceased to exist around this time: Chaplin and Savill left, while Goswell, Halstead and [=McCutcheon=] regrouped as Mojave 3 and signed to Creator/FourADRecords. With Mojave 3 they instead focused on combining DreamPop, electronic experimentation and some mild country influences.



!!Classic lineup:

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!!Classic lineup:line-up:



* BreakupSong: ''Souvlaki'' has a few, considering the relationship between Neil and Rachel dissolved before it came out. "40 Days" and "Dagger" were written from Neil's perspective, while the lyrics to "Souvlaki Space Station" came from Rachel.

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* BreakupSong: ''Souvlaki'' has a few, considering since the relationship between Neil and Rachel dissolved before it came out. "40 Days" and "Dagger" were written from Neil's perspective, while the lyrics to "Souvlaki Space Station" came from Rachel.
6th Aug '17 2:50:59 AM bt8257
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* EpicRocking: "Spanish Air", "Rutti", "Crazy for You", "Trellisaze", "J's Heaven", "Blue Skied an' Clear", "Slomo", "Go Get It", "Falling Ashes", "30th June".

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* EpicRocking: "Spanish Air", "Rutti", "Crazy for You", "Trellisaze", "J's Heaven", "Blue Skied an' Clear", "Slomo", "Go Get It", "Falling Ashes", "30th June".June"
6th Aug '17 2:50:40 AM bt8257
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* EpicRocking: "Spanish Air", "Rutti", "Crazy for You", "Trellisaze", "J's Heaven", "Blue Skied an' Clear", "Slomo", "Go Get It", "Falling Ashes", and "30th June".

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* EpicRocking: "Spanish Air", "Rutti", "Crazy for You", "Trellisaze", "J's Heaven", "Blue Skied an' Clear", "Slomo", "Go Get It", "Falling Ashes", and "30th June".
6th Aug '17 2:50:15 AM bt8257
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* EpicRocking: "Spanish Air", "Rutti", "Crazy for You", "Trellisaze", "J's Heaven","Blue Skied an' Clear", "Slomo", "Go Get It", "Falling Ashes", and "30th June".

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* EpicRocking: "Spanish Air", "Rutti", "Crazy for You", "Trellisaze", "J's Heaven","Blue Heaven", "Blue Skied an' Clear", "Slomo", "Go Get It", "Falling Ashes", and "30th June".
6th Aug '17 2:22:41 AM bt8257
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The band was formed in 1989 by childhood friends Halstead and Goswell, with Savill and Chaplin joining the band shortly thereafter. Their first release, a self-titled EP got them critical praise in the British press. Sustaining their momentum with two more EP's, they then released their first album, ''Just for a Day'' in 1991. They quickly got compared to Music/MyBloodyValentine, and while they were an influence, the band never fit in completely with the shoegaze aesthetic, owing more to the Music/CocteauTwins.

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The band was formed in 1989 by childhood friends Halstead and Goswell, with Savill and Chaplin and Savill joining the band shortly thereafter. Their first release, a self-titled EP got them critical praise in the British press. Sustaining their momentum with two more EP's, they then released their first album, ''Just for a Day'' in 1991. They quickly got compared to Music/MyBloodyValentine, and while they were an influence, the band never fit in completely with the shoegaze aesthetic, owing more to the Music/CocteauTwins.
3rd Aug '17 12:56:09 AM bt8257
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* ButtMonkey: ''Hoo boy'', with the treatment of their label and reviews ''mocking them'' simply because of the backlash shoegaze received, they got this status...until being {{vindicated by history}} kicked in and reviewers who mocked them began to praise them and are now a staple within shoegazing that ''isn't'' called Music/MyBloodyValentine. ''Souvlaki'' is now sometimes considered to be just as good, if not ''[[https://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2014/01/five-reasons-slowdives-souvlaki-trumps-loveless.html better]]'' than ''Music/{{Loveless}}''.

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* ButtMonkey: ''Hoo boy'', with the treatment of their label and reviews ''mocking them'' simply because of the backlash shoegaze received, they got this status...until being {{vindicated by history}} kicked in and reviewers who mocked them began to praise them and are now a staple within shoegazing that ''isn't'' called Music/MyBloodyValentine. ''Souvlaki'' is now sometimes considered to be just as good, if not ''[[https://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2014/01/five-reasons-slowdives-souvlaki-trumps-loveless.html better]]'' than ''Music/{{Loveless}}''.



* CoverVersion: "Some Velvet Morning" by Music/LeeHazelwood and Nancy Sinatra was added as a bonus track to the USA edition of ''Souvlaki'' (one of the few good things done by SBK Records) and came out on a separate EP in the UK. "Golden Hair" by Music/SydBarrett was part of a Peel Session and later bundled with the remastered two-disc edition of ''Just for a Day''.
* DreamPop: DreamPop and {{Shoegazing}} go hand-in-hand, but they are unanimously considered one of the dreamiest bands in the latter genre.
* EchoingAcoustics: They used this quite a lot, bringing their sound closer to the middle between DreamPop and {{shoegazing}}.
* EpicRocking: "Spanish Air", "Souvlaki Space Station", "Blue Skied an' Clear", "Trellisaze", "J's Heaven", "Rutti", "Crazy for You", "Slomo," "Go Get It," "30th June," and "Falling Ashes".
* IAmTheBand: ''Pygmalion'' is more of a Halstead solo album than a band effort.

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* CoverVersion: "Some Velvet Morning" by Music/LeeHazelwood Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra was added as a bonus track to the USA edition of ''Souvlaki'' (one of the few ''few'' good things done by SBK Records) Records did) and came out on a separate EP in the UK. "Golden Hair" by Music/SydBarrett was part of a Peel Session and later bundled with the remastered two-disc edition of ''Just for a Day''.
* DreamPop: DreamPop and {{Shoegazing}} go hand-in-hand, but they are they're unanimously considered one of the dreamiest bands in the latter genre.
* EchoingAcoustics: They used this quite a lot, bit, bringing their sound closer to the middle between DreamPop and {{shoegazing}}.
{{Shoegazing}}.
* EpicRocking: "Spanish Air", "Souvlaki Space Station", "Blue Skied an' Clear", "Trellisaze", "J's Heaven", "Rutti", "Crazy for You", "Slomo," "Trellisaze", "J's Heaven","Blue Skied an' Clear", "Slomo", "Go Get It," "30th June," and It", "Falling Ashes".
Ashes", and "30th June".
* IAmTheBand: ''Pygmalion'' is more of a Neil Halstead solo album than a band effort.album.



* {{Shoegazing}}

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* {{Shoegazing}}{{Shoegazing}}: One of the best known bands in this genre, alongside Music/MyBloodyValentine, Music/{{Ride}}, Music/{{Lush}} and Music/CatherineWheel.



* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Their closer from the 2017 effort "Falling Ashes" sounds more like a song on ''Pygmalion'' than from the album itself.

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Their The closer from the 2017 effort ''Slowdive'', "Falling Ashes" Ashes", sounds more like a song on ''Pygmalion'' than from the album itself.''Pygmalion''.
2nd Aug '17 7:34:16 PM bt8257
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Their second album, ''Souvlaki'', features some of their best songs, such as "Alison", "Sing", "Machine Gun", and "Dagger". With time, ''Souvlaki'' has also found itself a place in the canon of landmark {{Shoegazing}} albums next to My Bloody Valentine's ''Music/{{Loveless}}'', Music/{{Ride}}'s ''Nowhere'', and Music/{{Lush}}'s ''Split''. An additional EP that year saw them experiment with influences from ambient techno and country. However, around this time the {{Shoegazing}} fad in the UK was dying down and even earning HypeBacklash, and the US distributor SBK Records' attempts to promote their albums in the midst of {{Grunge}} proved incredibly incompetent and stupid. Additionally, SBK pulled funding, forcing the band to finance two 1994 US tours themselves.

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Their second album, ''Souvlaki'', features some of their best songs, such as "Alison", "Sing", "Machine Gun", "40 Days", "Sing", "Souvlaki Space Station", "When the Sun Hits", and "Dagger". With time, ''Souvlaki'' has also found itself a place in the canon of landmark {{Shoegazing}} albums next to My Bloody Valentine's ''Music/{{Loveless}}'', Music/{{Ride}}'s ''Nowhere'', and Music/{{Lush}}'s ''Split''. An additional EP that year saw them experiment with influences from ambient techno and country. However, around this time the {{Shoegazing}} fad in the UK was dying down and even earning HypeBacklash, and the US distributor SBK Records' attempts to promote their albums in the midst of {{Grunge}} proved incredibly incompetent and stupid. Additionally, SBK pulled funding, forcing the band to finance two 1994 US tours themselves.



* BreakupSong: ''Souvlaki'' has a few of these, considering the relationship between Neil and Rachel dissolved before it came out. "40 Days," and "Dagger" were written from Neil's perspective while "Souvlaki Space Station" came from Rachel.

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* BreakupSong: ''Souvlaki'' has a few of these, few, considering the relationship between Neil and Rachel dissolved before it came out. "40 Days," Days" and "Dagger" were written from Neil's perspective perspective, while the lyrics to "Souvlaki Space Station" came from Rachel.



* DreamPop: Dream Pop and Shoegazing go hand-in-hand, but they are unanimously considered one of the dreamiest bands in the latter genre.

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* DreamPop: Dream Pop DreamPop and Shoegazing {{Shoegazing}} go hand-in-hand, but they are unanimously considered one of the dreamiest bands in the latter genre.



* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Their closer from the 2017 effort "Falling Ashes" sounds more like a track from ''Pygmalion'' than from the album itself.

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Their closer from the 2017 effort "Falling Ashes" sounds more like a track from song on ''Pygmalion'' than from the album itself.
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