The Return Of My Bloody Valentine

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Damn, this thread is turning into paparazzi press!

JP Almeida (JP Almeida), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 15:58 (11 years ago) Permalink

Charlie, yer gossip is about ten years out of date!

kate (kate), Wednesday, 16 July 2003 07:33 (11 years ago) Permalink

saw the Lost in Translation trailer!

James Blount (James Blount), Wednesday, 16 July 2003 07:41 (11 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...
did I just completely miss this???

http://www.npr.org/display_pages/features/feature_1431220.html

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 01:55 (10 years ago) Permalink

Apparently you're not alone. But at least it's there!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 02:04 (10 years ago) Permalink

also, finally a new fansite:

http://www.mybloodyvalentine.net/

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 02:05 (10 years ago) Permalink

With all the MBV dropping on ILM and the gaze thing and the fact that Kevin did several songs on Lost In Translation I would hope so. I hope so.

cs appleby (cs appleby), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 02:24 (10 years ago) Permalink

Kevin Shields and Ned Raggett are slowly merging into one being:

http://www.mybloodyvalentine.net/images/filter03.jpg

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Wednesday, 7 January 2004 02:37 (10 years ago) Permalink

Curt1s, Curt1s - be careful what you wish for!

t\'\'t (t\'\'t), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 02:39 (10 years ago) Permalink

That joke has been made several times now on many threads! First by me I think. ;-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 02:40 (10 years ago) Permalink

He loves cheese.

Chris Ott (Chris Ott), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 02:41 (10 years ago) Permalink

A'right then, Ned. You've recorded you 'Ecstasy & Wine' now, obviously. When is yer 'Isn't anything' due?

t\'\'t (t\'\'t), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 02:43 (10 years ago) Permalink

Kevin Shields is my Friendster.

Kevin Shields
Member Since May 2003
Last Login 01/06/2004 

Gender:
Male

Interested in
Meeting People for:
Friends, Activity Partners

Status:
Single

Age:
40

Occupation:
Recording artist & dyslexia spokesman

Location:
United Kingdom

Hometown:
Long Island, NY and Dublin, Ireland

Interests:
Rearranging my recording studio, bankrupting record labels, the hypnagogic state, gourmet meals, martial arts, breeding chinchillas, smoking lots of dope, watching lots of TV, easy projects, writing fresh and simple material, and just keeping it simple!

Favorite Music:
Beach Boys, Burt Bacharach, Beatles, Public Enemy, Sonic Youth, Ramones

Favorite TV Shows:
Just about anything, really.

About Me:
You may have heard of my band, My Bloody Valentine. Many critics have written about us in very flowery terms. I don't think I understood what they were saying in those reviews half the time. That guy from Phish loves me guitar sounds though. Do me a favor and buy my Lost in Translation soundtrack. Island Records isn't helping me out much these days. Also kids, don't forget to buy our box set that's coming out in early '04.

Who I Want to Meet:
Great recording effects designers, more film directors, those with good weed, record labels who understand my fondness for expensive food and all of the time I like to spend in and out of the studio. Just remember... I NO LONGER DO REMIXES!

Momus (Momus), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 02:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

Sure sounds like him!

When is yer 'Isn't anything' due?

I must achieve my breakthrough.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 02:51 (10 years ago) Permalink

that profile is CLASSIC.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 04:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

Hands up who owns his remix of Hurricane £1? < /old Select jokes>

Enrique (Enrique), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 09:34 (10 years ago) Permalink

Shields lives in Long Island now? Where?

Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 12:07 (10 years ago) Permalink

the duties + demands placed on a dyslexia spokesman are immense¡
do you people really think he has time for anything else¿
surely he has found his true calling.

dyson (dyson), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 16:19 (10 years ago) Permalink

Can someone post the link to 'What Kevin Shields is doing now'?

Sasha (sgh), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 22:22 (10 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...
site says to expect this in late '05 or early '06...

http://www.mybloodyvalentine.net/news/boxset.html

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 22 January 2004 04:17 (10 years ago) Permalink

hmmm don't mean to be a cynical carl but i don't believe any of that page for a damn second.

the surface noise (electricsound), Thursday, 22 January 2004 04:21 (10 years ago) Permalink

last i'd heard the retrospective was a double CD, not a million disc double box set

the surface noise (electricsound), Thursday, 22 January 2004 04:22 (10 years ago) Permalink

well, until then we'll have this "City Girl" video:

http://metroencoding.net/emperornorton/ref/kevinshields_city-girl_320x180_large-REF.mov

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 22 January 2004 04:25 (10 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...
uh, has there been any speak of Kevin Shields playing this years Meltdown!?

what on earth is he going to play?

Hari A$hur$t (Toaster), Friday, 29 April 2005 22:32 (9 years ago) Permalink

WHOA.

"The Coral Sea 0 Text: Patti Smith Music: Patti Smith, Kevin Shields, Cat Power (Queen Elizabeth Hall, 22 June)"

I am so FUCKING there.

box.of.rox, Friday, 29 April 2005 23:10 (9 years ago) Permalink

Now furiously googling for cheap flights to London.

box.of.rox, Friday, 29 April 2005 23:12 (9 years ago) Permalink

I'm sure whatever it is, it'll be good. :-) Pity I'll miss it by two weeks!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 29 April 2005 23:14 (9 years ago) Permalink

what is this exactly?

Aerodynamic (Aerodynamic), Friday, 29 April 2005 23:17 (9 years ago) Permalink

It's this thing.

Alba (Alba), Friday, 29 April 2005 23:22 (9 years ago) Permalink

you would sit through the whole of horses to see kevin shields eat some pie? that's dedication.

keith m (keithmcl), Friday, 29 April 2005 23:26 (9 years ago) Permalink

I'll have to ask him about this if I can get him on the phone soon -- supposed to talk for the "Loveless" book I hope to finish in two weeks.

Ohh shit should I start a thread here trawling for questions here for Mr. Shields, or is that redundant?

I tried trawling through here for ideas for the book a year ago and it all just seemed so redundant to type "Loveless" in the search engine, since almost every single thread came up! Hah.

What I REALLY need is help tracking down any of the people who worked on the album (esp. any of the 57 engineers) now that I got my "high quality" (hah) VOIP on and can make free phone calls to the UK...

Michael J McGonigal (mike mcgonigal), Friday, 29 April 2005 23:26 (9 years ago) Permalink

xpost
What on earth do you mean, "sit through"? I fucking LOVE Horses. All the more reason.

box.of.rox, Friday, 29 April 2005 23:30 (9 years ago) Permalink

"Ohh shit should I start a thread here trawling for questions here for Mr. Shields, or is that redundant?" - The most obvious questions seem so sadly unanswerable..

I'm greatly interested in your book, Michael. Do you have a title for it?

Steve Gertz (sgertz), Friday, 29 April 2005 23:35 (9 years ago) Permalink

Ohh sorry to assume everyone knows I'm doing this, hah -- first Mr. Keenan was supposed to do it then he had to bail, and I've taken a few months more than I was supposed to to write the thing -- but somehow that's all fitting given the topic, right? That's what I tell myself anyway!

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0826415482

Michael J McGonigal (mike mcgonigal), Friday, 29 April 2005 23:41 (9 years ago) Permalink

you've spoken to mcgee already?

shine headlights on me (electricsound), Friday, 29 April 2005 23:44 (9 years ago) Permalink

Nope, put mutltiple requests in but never heard back! I dunno if he doesn't want to talk or maybe my contact info is bogus? I'll keep trying.

Michael J McGonigal (mike mcgonigal), Friday, 29 April 2005 23:46 (9 years ago) Permalink

You asked for it. You've dreamed of it. Now finally, together, for one night only: Steve Earle and Patti Smith (Royal Festival Hall, 19)!!!!

john'n'chicago, Friday, 29 April 2005 23:49 (9 years ago) Permalink

"horses" is a peice of shit

Aerodynamic (Aerodynamic), Friday, 29 April 2005 23:53 (9 years ago) Permalink

You mean "piece"? In any case, I do not agree, obviously.

Glad to hear that the 33-1/3 book on Loveless is well under way -- been waiting for that one. Sorry, can't think of any good questions off the top of my head, only idiotic/boring ones.

box.of.rox, Friday, 29 April 2005 23:59 (9 years ago) Permalink

Question one: To Here Knows When...HOW?

Question two: Really?

The Father of Honky-Crunk (Matt Chesnut), Saturday, 30 April 2005 00:01 (9 years ago) Permalink

yeah...piece

Aerodynamic (Aerodynamic), Saturday, 30 April 2005 00:04 (9 years ago) Permalink

Wait, here's a geek question. I swear I read somewhere that dude had an instrument specially built just to record "Sometimes." True? And if so, how was it customised? Like he'd even remember at this point. Still I'm curious.

Also, have you talked or will you be talking to Bilinda, Colm, and/or Debbie? I'd be interested to hear what they have to say about the album at this point.

box.of.rox, Saturday, 30 April 2005 00:20 (9 years ago) Permalink

Kevin Shields and Cat Power are totally gonna get married and sit in an apartment for the rest of their lives getting stoned and watching kung-fu movies in Spanish and eating lentils and duct taping over the windows and bitching about how nobody understands how hard it is for them to make music. It's gonna be like Les Enfants. Starring Alan McGee as Paul.

nabiscothingy, Saturday, 30 April 2005 02:39 (9 years ago) Permalink

wow, you are so beyond music julio.

corey c (shock of daylight), Saturday, 30 April 2005 02:46 (9 years ago) Permalink

Yay for Mike! I'm glad *someone's* doing it -- I was asked once or twice by others if I ever wanted to try for it but I gotta be honest, I find it near impossible to talk about the album or its personal impact on me, it was simply that profound. I've learned to accept that the most entrancing, powerful and moving album and music of my life will ultimately be indescribable by myself -- but that's why I like reading other interpretations of it.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 30 April 2005 04:02 (9 years ago) Permalink

Really -- let's talk about this for a second. Is Loveless unbelievabl.y overrated? Think about it -- it's possible. I love it, too. It makes me feel completely overwhelmed, like I'm stranded in a studio with nowhere to go, where high frequencies are the norm and nothing sounds clear. It's all sound -- all dreamy, all fresh.

Except for those drums, which haunt me in their determinate sincerity. What the hell is it about them that just...stays there? Do they anchor the music or do they ground it? Because there's something about the rest of it all that feels so fucking free. But those drums -- they bring it all back down to earth, as if sound were not indeterminate at all. As if it were very much finite.

The thing about Loveless is that is should be anything I want it to be. But it isn't.

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Saturday, 30 April 2005 04:15 (9 years ago) Permalink

Why should it be anything you want it to be?

sleep (sleep), Saturday, 30 April 2005 04:36 (9 years ago) Permalink

I guess you explained what you mean by that in the post (that it should be more formless and thus more malleable in the mind of the listener, i think?), but I guess I'm asking why any album should be expected to be everything/anything to everyone/anyone? Of course that's impossible.

sleep (sleep), Saturday, 30 April 2005 04:42 (9 years ago) Permalink

The big question is between Cat Power and Kevin Shields will either of them manage to play a full set of songs?

Hari A$hur$t (Toaster), Saturday, 30 April 2005 08:38 (9 years ago) Permalink

What, does Shields have trouble playing live? I thought the problem was getting his own stuff recorded to his satisfaction. Anyway it sounds like the show is going to consist of Smith's "The Coral Sea" (her elegy for Robert Mapplethorpe, published in 1996) with music by herself, Shields, and Power, so "full set of songs" is probably moot.

Uh, I'm probably not fucking there. As the effect of that potent little cup of Chantico™ wanes, it becomes clear that spending a thousand bucks or so basically just to go to one show is too insane at this point even for me, even to see two of my personal top five living artists (one of whom is in some sort of weird career limbo and whom I'll likely never get to see perform) on a stage together, probably for the only time ever. SOB. Somebody had better bootleg this, is all. Horses haters note: no one will have to "sit through" anything; see the schedule.

(However! When I got up yesterday I had perfect indie-rock bedhead, requiring no human intervention whatsoever, for the first and undoubtedly last time in my life. I'll take my karmic consolation prizes where I can find them.)

box.of.rox, Saturday, 30 April 2005 09:11 (9 years ago) Permalink

I don't get it, if earplugs are an essential precaution when seeing MBV then what's the point of playing so loud? All it does is enable idiots to permanently injure themselves. Or is knowing that you're in the midst of such loud volumes, albeit protected, part of the fun?

― jmm, Saturday, November 9, 2013 8:15 PM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

imo a lot of their guitar tones are sort of contingent on being loud

call all destroyer, Sunday, 10 November 2013 01:23 (10 months ago) Permalink

Most of the show is not, imo, any louder than normal loud shows, but the long, loud bit in the middle of YMMR is meant to overwhelming and to be felt in your body. I loved it and I wished I could it at home.

xps

disgruntled punter (Je55e), Sunday, 10 November 2013 01:23 (10 months ago) Permalink

This opening band omg what is this

Homo schaduwkabinet (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 10 November 2013 02:00 (10 months ago) Permalink

this feels like a State sketch

Homo schaduwkabinet (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 10 November 2013 02:01 (10 months ago) Permalink

is it variety lights?

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Sunday, 10 November 2013 02:05 (10 months ago) Permalink

I think it's dumb mittens or something

Homo schaduwkabinet (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 10 November 2013 02:07 (10 months ago) Permalink

drowning mittens

Homo schaduwkabinet (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 10 November 2013 02:07 (10 months ago) Permalink

Maybe it was another band idk

Homo schaduwkabinet (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 10 November 2013 02:12 (10 months ago) Permalink

No it was them bcz David Yow had a shirt that said "yow"

Homo schaduwkabinet (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 10 November 2013 02:14 (10 months ago) Permalink

Yikes when they are on it this is one of the best live bands, even now. I have seen them suck though. Suck or best they are fucking loud.

Do earplugs - they crank the volume throughout the show so you can't really notice it. Beautiful but beastly.

kraudive, Sunday, 10 November 2013 02:26 (10 months ago) Permalink

Yeah I would do earplugs. There are bands that try and do an MBV-style "noise assault" and they flip on a few loops and walk off stage and let it ring and wooooh a large part of legitimizing it is the audience realization that yes this is real noise art and not just a bunch of guys that decided to let some noise go on instead of actually playing music and even that can be damaging and if I was in MBV I would make damn sure to try and make the loudest, most punishing noise ever, so yeah please do the earplugs.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 10 November 2013 03:02 (10 months ago) Permalink

Are they playing songs from the new album?

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 10 November 2013 03:03 (10 months ago) Permalink

yes

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Sunday, 10 November 2013 03:04 (10 months ago) Permalink

I am pretty sure the "wear earplugs" conversation has been happening on this thread nonstop since like May or June.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Sunday, 10 November 2013 03:26 (10 months ago) Permalink

"wonder 2" was incredible

tɹi.ʃɪp (Treeship), Sunday, 10 November 2013 07:06 (10 months ago) Permalink

So they play the same set every night?

It's a shame they don't play more from the m b v, Only Tomorrow, Wonder 2 and New You are gorgeous live.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 10 November 2013 08:10 (10 months ago) Permalink

xxp otm

OutdoorFish, Sunday, 10 November 2013 22:58 (10 months ago) Permalink

This is sometimes referred to as the "holocaust section" or "volcano section", and usually lasted about 15 minutes, although there are reports of shows where it went on for well over half an hour.[2][3][4]

you're welcome

Homo schaduwkabinet (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 11 November 2013 15:01 (10 months ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

M b v is the pillow I lay my head on when I walk with my eyes closed

calstars, Monday, 17 February 2014 16:42 (6 months ago) Permalink

I was going to buy the vinyl yesterday but it was 46 dollars!!

Treeship, Monday, 17 February 2014 17:05 (6 months ago) Permalink

otm

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 17 February 2014 17:07 (6 months ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

Soon to record a new EP, which means we won't hear anything from it for at least five years or so...

http://www.nme.com/news/my-bloody-valentine/78033

Ned Raggett, Friday, 20 June 2014 21:18 (2 months ago) Permalink

Still, good to know.

Mark G, Friday, 20 June 2014 21:28 (2 months ago) Permalink


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