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

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Poll Closing Date: Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00 (in 1 month)

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)

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

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

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

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 11 October 2017 22:43 (six days 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 (five days ago) Permalink

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

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:35 (five days ago) Permalink

Yeah it’s massively underrated

The Marmadook (latebloomer), Thursday, 12 October 2017 07:48 (five days 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 (five days 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."


Spencer Chow, Thursday, 12 October 2017 15:34 (five days ago) Permalink

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