Monday, March 04, 2013

My Bloody Valentine - Germany 1988

As the whole world is currently digesting the long long awaited new My Bloody Valentine album and revelling  in it's majesty it's probably a good time to remember how the band sounded back in the late eighties before Lord Sheilds had discovered the way to make guitars make noises they don't really want to. Back then the Valentines performed what can only be described as pop songs and were full of an altogether different kind of energy as this set recorded at Kulturzentrum Oldenburg on the fourth of May Nineteen Eighty Eight demonstrates perfectly. All of the tracks in this set come from their early singles and E.P.s and their mini album "Ecstasy" which was later extended into a full length album with the addition of tracks from their "Strawberry Wine" E.P. which is probably worth a few quid these days if you happen to have a vinyl copy hanging around. I don't normally feel comfortable with bands reforming and trying to recapture their old form but in the case of My Bloody Valentine an exception should be made as they have actually produced a new record worthy of a place in their back catalogue and I find myself hoping that this might be just the start of a string of quality new releases (optimistic I know but you have to have a dream).

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We're So Beautiful
Sylvie's Head
(Please) Lose Yourself In Me
(You're) Safe In Your Sleep (From This Girl)
I Don't Need You
By The Danger In Your Eyes
Paint A Rainbow
Kiss The Eclipse 
Lovelee Sweet Darlene
Sunny Sundae Smile
Strawberry Wine

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