30 years on: My Bloody Valentine - Ecstasy & Wine POLL

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Often overlooked pre-Isn't Anything comp of a 3 song single and 7 song mini-LP
"bubblegum pop with a muffled, pastoral drone overshadowed by a distant whirlwind of buzzsaw guitar feedback" - Melody Maker (1987)

Poll Results

OptionVotes
1. "Strawberry Wine" (alternate mix, originally from "Strawberry Wine") - 2:33 4
2. "Never Say Goodbye" (from "Strawberry Wine") - 2:32 3
4. "She Loves You No Less" (from Ecstasy) - 2:34 3
9. "You've Got Nothing" (from Ecstasy) - 3:41 0
8. "Clair" (from Ecstasy) - 2:33 0
7. "(You're) Safe in Your Sleep (From This Girl)" - 2:31 0
6. "I Don't Need You" (from Ecstasy) - 3:08 0
5. "The Things I Miss" (from Ecstasy) - 2:56 0
3. "Can I Touch You" (from "Strawberry Wine") - 3:15 0
10. "(Please) Lose Yourself in Me" (from Ecstasy) - 3:26 0


Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 11 October 2017 14:34 (two months ago) Permalink

I like this stuff a lot. Shame the band pretty much acts like it never happened.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Wednesday, 11 October 2017 16:14 (two months ago) Permalink

Sometimes I like it more than Isn't Anything or Loveless!

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 11 October 2017 22:43 (two months ago) Permalink

I will say that I prefer it without reservation over Isn't Anything. But, that's where I stop.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:33 (two months ago) Permalink

I still listen to this regularly. Some of their best songs.

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:35 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah it’s massively underrated

The Marmadook (latebloomer), Thursday, 12 October 2017 07:48 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm not sure I've heard all of this but 'Strawberry Wine' is one of my favourite MBV songs. In songwriting terms, it feels of a piece with the Isn't Anything era.

Gavin, Leeds, Thursday, 12 October 2017 09:37 (two months ago) Permalink

From an old Arthur Magazine/Perfect Sound Forever interview:

"You’re remastering all of it? Even the scarcer, mid-1980s stuff like Geek and “Strawberry Wine?

No, all that stuff is…that’s another story. Just the good stuff on Creation. Like all the Geek and “Strawberry Wine”…we kinda like it but it’s still not far enough away. When we did that stuff on Creation I liked it when I did it and I’ve always liked it since. The other stuff we kinda liked it when we did it and we really didn’t like it at all afterwards. And then a few years later, ten years later, you go, “That’s okay actually.” But not really, d’yer know? I don’t have an association with that music in the same way I do with the stuff on Creation, which I still feel very close to."

https://arthurmag.com/2011/03/10/perfect-sound-forever-kevin-shields-of-my-bloody-valentine-interviewed-by-hua-hsu-arthur-no-7nov-2003/

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 12 October 2017 15:34 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Voted "She Loves You No Less"

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"Never Say Goodbye" was my pick.

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 01:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Love this comp so much. A 7" with Strawberry Wine, Safe in Your Sleep, and She Loves You No Less would be one of the best Sarah Records releases ever. And Can I Touch You has a great Spacemen 3 thing going on... but I have to vote for Strawberry Wine in the end.

erry red flag (f. hazel), Wednesday, 22 November 2017 02:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i bought this album back in the day and listen to it quite a bit. i also bought that debut CD but sold it back, it was so bad. i did vote for "Strawberry Wine" just to put it out there.

Bee OK, Thursday, 23 November 2017 03:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

All those songs with zero points are amazing too. I wonder if I’ve listened to this as much as the other albums.

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 23 November 2017 05:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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