The Return Of My Bloody Valentine

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''Julio in "can dish it out but can't take it" SHOCKAH!!!''

I deal in facts. you deal in myths.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 12:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Going back to the ULU show in 1990, Colm's drumming was fucking breathtaking. And in such heat. The walls were literally melting. I think that Sonic Boom supported in solo guise - the usual indie liggers of the day were propping up the bar (hello Miki!).

Robert Moore (treble), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 12:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Snowpony, I think. 'Snowplough' is a million times better, though.

Andrew Thames (Andrew Thames), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 13:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Shields has been christened "Bagpuss" by the Primal Scream clan. Anyone know the origin of this? A friend of mine always said that MBV gave off the appearance of being unwashed and slightly smelly.

Robert Moore (treble), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 13:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Julio I gotta say:

free jazz/improv has a small but committed audience. ppl who are into indie go into management.

seems roughly equal to "I will spin it positively for the subculture I like, and negatively for the one I don't" - if indie is "dead," then free jazz has decomposed. I happen to like both so whateveh, but I just wanted to say.

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 13:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I like both too (well, not everything, its a case by case basis). I was just playing around.

(but actually, indie is not that much of a 'subculture' anymore whereas 60s jazz and free improv (there is a distinction here btw), despite being older, has more of that, but that doesn't matter)

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 13:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

colm still plays with hope sandoval and if i'm not completely mistaken he and she are married and both live in berkeley.

anthony kyle monday (akmonday), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 13:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

they live near berkeley in kensington.

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 14:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I thought Hope Sandoval was hanging with William Reid, or is that mouldy old corn?

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Tuesday, 15 July 2003 14:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Damn, this thread is turning into paparazzi press!

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

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

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

saw the Lost in Translation trailer!

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

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

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

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

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

also, finally a new fansite:

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

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

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

Curt1s, Curt1s - be careful what you wish for!

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

He loves cheese.

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

Kevin Shields is my Friendster.

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


Interested in
Meeting People for:
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Recording artist & dyslexia spokesman

United Kingdom

Long Island, NY and Dublin, Ireland

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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

that profile is CLASSIC.

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

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

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

Shields lives in Long Island now? Where?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

one 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 (twelve years ago) Permalink


"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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Now furiously googling for cheap flights to London.

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

what is this exactly?

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

It's this thing.

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

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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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!

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

you've spoken to mcgee already?

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

"horses" is a peice of shit

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


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

Are they playing songs from the new album?

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


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

"wonder 2" was incredible

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

xxp otm

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

three 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 (three years ago) Permalink

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

Treeship, Monday, 17 February 2014 17:05 (three years ago) Permalink


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

four months pass...

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

Ned Raggett, Friday, 20 June 2014 21:18 (three years ago) Permalink

Still, good to know.

Mark G, Friday, 20 June 2014 21:28 (three years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Hm, I feel a little bad that I was a bit dismissive of this earlier.

EveningStar (Sund4r), Wednesday, 26 November 2014 22:21 (two years ago) Permalink

Well. I put the l.p. on at home but lasted about a minute.

maybe wasn't in the mood.

Mark G, Wednesday, 26 November 2014 22:25 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Walking through LACMA the other day and came upon this lovely 'Glider' reminder:

Spencer Chow, Saturday, 7 February 2015 05:08 (two years ago) Permalink


Ned Raggett, Saturday, 7 February 2015 05:50 (two years ago) Permalink

Forgot to mention it's Sam Francis 'Toward Disappearance' (1957)

Spencer Chow, Saturday, 7 February 2015 06:12 (two years ago) Permalink

also a good Sam Francis, which is rare in itself

totally unachievable goals and no incentive to compromise (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 9 February 2015 20:33 (two years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

hey this album is pretty good!

says the guy who never listened to it before today for a variety of reasons

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 12 August 2015 21:34 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

This fucking album.

calstars, Saturday, 3 October 2015 22:03 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah i mean

i know you all think i'm crackers but i'm really not sure this isn't their best one

twunty fifteen (imago), Saturday, 3 October 2015 22:12 (one year ago) Permalink

i... might agree with you

brimstead, Saturday, 3 October 2015 22:58 (one year ago) Permalink

the ending is quite something.. last two songs make it sound like the album is being chewed up in a blender and then sucked into a black hole

brimstead, Saturday, 3 October 2015 22:59 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...
ten months pass...

does anyone else think 'She Found Now' sounds very similar to Astrobrite's 2007 song 'Xero Hero (Lonely Boy)' (@45:12 in the video)? or is this just a case of all shoegaze sounding the same?

memories of a cruller (unregistered), Friday, 11 November 2016 00:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

Well. I put the l.p. on at home but lasted about a minute.

maybe wasn't in the mood.

― Mark G, Wednesday, 26 November 2014 22:25 (one year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I played the CD in the car about 3 weeks ago. Sounds good, was in the mood, I guess.

Mark G, Friday, 11 November 2016 11:49 (seven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

kevins cultural observations are probably one of the most interesting of that time

i remember watching this interview and thinking this is probably one of few people on tv to talk about third culture kids and felt good about it

F♯ A♯ (∞), Friday, 10 February 2017 03:57 (four months ago) Permalink

So, when's the new EP coming?

Mark G, Friday, 10 February 2017 11:05 (four months ago) Permalink

This year.

Chewshabadoo, Friday, 10 February 2017 13:02 (four months ago) Permalink


Mark G, Friday, 10 February 2017 15:05 (four months ago) Permalink

"This year."

-- Kevin Shields

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 10 February 2017 15:06 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I was born there, and I lived there, and I've got an American passport.

fields of salmon, Monday, 3 April 2017 23:40 (two months ago) Permalink

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