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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Charlie, yer gossip is about ten years out of date!

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

saw the Lost in Translation trailer!

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

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

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

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

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

also, finally a new fansite:

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

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

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

Curt1s, Curt1s - be careful what you wish for!

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

He loves cheese.

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

Kevin Shields is my Friendster.

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


Interested in
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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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

that profile is CLASSIC.

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

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

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

Shields lives in Long Island now? Where?

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

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

Sasha (sgh), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 22:22 (fourteen 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

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 (twelve 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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

wow, you are so beyond music julio.

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

Why should it be anything you want it to be?

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

Grabbed it on slsk last night

calstars, Friday, 27 October 2017 14:08 (two months ago) Permalink

Getting Blade Runner vibes off this. The chimes obviously, but also the sweeping bendy notes, CS-80 swapped out for guitar.

Noel Emits, Friday, 27 October 2017 17:55 (two months ago) Permalink

Good new interview with more engaging lies from Kevin about when a new album will come out.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Hey Kevin: less talk, more action

calstars, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 16:16 (two months ago) Permalink

Less talk?

imago, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 16:19 (two months ago) Permalink

Good interview with him. I sort of feel the same way he feels about volume. I've seen lots of shows and lots of loud shows and rarely ever wear earplugs, yet I don't think my years at 42 are bad. In fact, I think they're still pretty good, and I've always wondered if that had something to do with how I listen to music versus how loud I listen to music. Though tbh, I don't listen to music at home or in the car, or on headphones, at high volumes.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 17:38 (two months ago) Permalink

so tour summer 2018 then, and he's "100%" certain (:D) that the new album will be out around then? cool!

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 17:40 (two months ago) Permalink

kevin shields is the friend you tell to show up 3 hours earlier than everyone else

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 17:40 (two months ago) Permalink

The Eno-Shields is EXACTLY how you'd think that would go. Its an 'this is ok and here is why' sorta thing.

― Spencer Chow, Thursday, 26 October 2017 Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

That's beautiful.

Has anyone put together a comp of these one-off tracks and remixes he has put out over the years before their last album?

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 2 November 2017 15:34 (two months ago) Permalink

It's interesting that they must have decided not to rebuild the album cross-fades as a live mixdown and instead spent a year making custom edit blocks to do it! Presumably so the timing is as close to the original possible.

Surely they weren't editing the original masters so this analogue cut will be from a 3rd generation(?) tape.

Noel Emits, Thursday, 2 November 2017 16:39 (two months ago) Permalink

apropos of nothing, here is a youtube mbv cover which i find inspiring. skip to 1:58

phenibut rock (rip van wanko), Thursday, 2 November 2017 16:50 (two months ago) Permalink

came across this jpop song from 1997 recently

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 2 November 2017 17:00 (two months ago) Permalink

Wow, that is kind of impressive how well they integrated that into the song. It almost feels like a sample.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Thursday, 2 November 2017 17:21 (two months ago) Permalink

Good, that.

Mark G, Thursday, 2 November 2017 23:28 (two months ago) Permalink

I don't actually listen to a lot of live shows, but came across this recently and it's really something. "Isn't Anything" era soundboard recording:

Spencer Chow, Friday, 3 November 2017 03:42 (two months ago) Permalink

0:00:00 - You Never Should
0:03:52 - Cigarette In Your Bed
0:07:55 - Sueisfine
0:10:28 - Cupid Come
0:15:04 - Lose My Breath
0:19:09 - Nothing Much To Lose
0:23:19 - Thorn
0:27:11 - I Can See It (But I Can't Feel It)
0:31:26 - Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)
0:34:03 - Feed Me With Your Kiss
0:38:21 - When You Wake (You're Still In A Dream)
0:42:24 - Slow
0:46:11 - You Made Me Realise
0:52:45 - Lovelee Sweet Darlene

Spencer Chow, Friday, 3 November 2017 03:43 (two months ago) Permalink

Thank you Spencer.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 3 November 2017 06:33 (two months ago) Permalink

Thanks, sounding great.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 3 November 2017 11:50 (two months ago) Permalink

I must admit (sorry...) that this band is not my cup of tea ...and sincerely, i thought my recording was completely failed cause the voices are very blurred in the mix ... But no, it's the way they sound ...


scoff walker (diamonddave85), Friday, 3 November 2017 15:41 (two months ago) Permalink

this has gotten me to revisit MBV which I hadn't listened to much in the past two years. It's very good! It's certainly a less produced album than loveless.

akm, Friday, 3 November 2017 19:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Belinda's vox missing from this SB recording... :-(

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 3 November 2017 20:33 (two months ago) Permalink

Otherwise, A+

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 3 November 2017 20:33 (two months ago) Permalink

Very extensive new interview with the man:

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 18:50 (two months ago) Permalink

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