MBV have been around a long time now. Colm Cusack (before he was known by his Gaeilic name Colm O'Ciosoig) and Kevin Shields had met in the late 1970s as teenagers in Dublin and joined a local punk rock band named The Complex.
Towards the end of 1983, Shields and O'Ciosoig formed their own band with singer Dave Conway. Conway, who went by the stage name Dave Stelfox, suggested names such as Burning Peacocks before they settled on My Bloody Valentine.
The band's initial line up was completed by Conway's girlfriend Tina, who played keyboards. Like Madonna, Tina never had a surname!
You can read all about MBV here; wiki/My_Bloody_Valentine
My Bloody Valentine - Only Shallow
We've posted a few MBV collections before ... My Bloody Valentine
And now, we offer a shitload of more wonderful MBV stuff!
Yes indeed friends, here we have the full My Bloody Valentine studio Discography of albums, EPs and compilations.
A wet dream for the real MBV fan!
MBV have released two studio albums, eight singles, ten extended plays, and one compilation album.
This list does not include material performed by members or former members of My Bloody Valentine that was recorded as Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions, Primal Scream or related sideprojects.
1988 Isn't Anything
* Released: November 1988
* Label: Creation Records
* Formats: CD, cassette, vinyl
* Released: November 4, 1991
* Label: Creation Records
* Formats: CD, cassette, vinyl
1989 Ecstasy and Wine
* Label: Lazy records
* Released: November, 1989
* Format: CD, vinyl
1985 This Is Your Bloody Valentine
1986 The New Record by My Bloody Valentine
1986 Sunny Sundae Smile
1987 Strawberry Wine
1988 You Made Me Realise
1988 Feed Me with Your Kiss
1990 Glider Remixes
Geek! was the second EP by My Bloody Valentine, and their first to feature bass player Debbie Googe. It was released in December 1985.
The record has become nearly impossible to find, with used copies procuring price tags up to nearly USD $200.00!
1. "No Place to Go" – 3:20
2. "Moonlight" – 3:20
The New Record by My Bloody Valentine (1986)
1. "Lovelee Sweet Darlene" – 2:13
2. "By the Danger in Your Eyes" – 2:51
3. "On Another Rainy Saturday" – 2:41
4. "We're So Beautiful" – 2:31
My Bloody Valentine - Sunny Sundae Smile (1986)
1. "Sunny Sundae Smile" – 2:30
2. "Paint a Rainbow" – 2:19
My Bloody Valentine - Strawberry Wine EP (1987)
Only 2,500 copies were released.
The contents of the EP were later combined with the group's next release, Ecstasy, and reissued as the mini-album Ecstasy and Wine, although a different version of the title track "Strawberry Wine" was used.
01 - Strawberry Wine
02 - Never Say Goodbye
03 - Can I Touch You
Ecstasy entered the UK indie album chart in December 1987, spending four weeks on the chart and peaking at number 12.
The contents of the LP were later combined with the group's previous release, Strawberry Wine, and reissued as the album Ecstasy and Wine.
1. "She Loves You No Less" – 2:34
2. "The Things I Miss" – 2:56 *
3. "I Don't Need You" – 3:08
4. "(You're) Safe in Your Sleep (From This Girl)" – 2:31
1. "Clair" – 2:33 *
2. "You've Got Nothing" – 3:41
3. "(Please) Lose Yourself in Me" – 3:26 *
All songs written by Kevin Shields except * by Shields/Colm Ó Cíosóig.
MP3 and WAV!
A seminal and hugely influential (i.e. ripped off left, right and centre!!) EP/ 12 inch!
Hard to believe this came out 20 years ago! Fuck, that makes me feel old!
It was MBV's first record for Creation Records, and their first to consistently demonstrate the beginnings of their signature sound. Though a fairly short track in its recorded version, during live performances the band would repeat a single chord from the song for as long as they felt bearable, the song descending into cacophony for upwards of twenty minutes. The band referred to this as the "holocaust section".
For their 2008 reunion shows, You Made Me Realise has brought each show to an ear-splitting conclusion.
In May 2007, NME magazine placed "You Made Me Realise" at number 50 in its list of the 50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever!
Creation 12-inch 1. "You Made Me Realise" – 3:46
2. "Slow" – 3:11
3. "Thorn" – 3:36
4. "Cigarette In Your Bed" – 3:29
5. "Drive It All Over Me" – 3:04
My Bloody Valentine - You Made Me Realise - Creation 12-inch (Vinyl -> WAV)
My Bloody Valentine - Feed Me With Your Kiss EP (1988)
1. "Feed Me with Your Kiss" – 3:56
2. "I Believe" – 3:01
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything LP (1988)
The magnificent debut album!
We've already posted this here .. Isn't Anything
My Bloody Valentine -The Peel Sessions (1988)
01 - I Can See It (But I Can't Feel It)
02 - Lose My Breath
03 - (When You Wake) You're Still In A Dream
04 - Feed Me With Your Kiss
My Bloody Valentine - Ecstasy and Wine (1989)
Ecstasy and Wine is a compilation album by My Bloody Valentine, released by Lazy Records in February 1989, at which time the group were signed to Creation.
The album combines the EPs Strawberry Wine and Ecstasy, although a different version of the track "Strawberry Wine" was used.
1. "Strawberry Wine" – 2:33
2. "Never Say Goodbye" – 2:32
3. "Can I Touch You" – 3:15
4. "She Loves You No Less" – 2:34
5. "The Things I Miss" – 2:56
1. "I Don't Need You" – 3:08
2. "(You're) Safe in Your Sleep (From This Girl)" – 2:31
3. "Clair" – 2:33
4. "You've Got Nothing" – 3:41
5. "(Please) Lose Yourself in Me" – 3:26
My Bloody Valentine - Glider (1990)
My Bloody Valentine - Glider (Remixes) - 1990
There were two remixed versions. This is the Second 12-inch - Cat. no.: CRE073T (also reported as CRE073TX)
1. "Soon" (The Andrew Weatherall Mix) – 7:33
2. "Glider" (Kevin Shields Remix)
My Bloody Valentine -Loveless (1991)
The long awaited second LP eventually arrived in 91, after years during which Shields perfection obsession apparently grew to demented Howard Hughes levels!
The recording of Loveless is rumored to have cost £250,000, a figure that came close to bankrupting the band's record label Creation Records. My Bloody Valentine's relationship with Creation Records deteriorated during the album's recording, and the band was removed from the label due to the difficulty and expense of working with Shields. While the album was not a great commercial success, Loveless was well received by critics.
Read in more detail about the torurous story around this LP here; wiki/Loveless_(album)
Somewhat maligned at the time, but a stone cold classic! Now it is widely regarded as a landmark of the alternative rock genre. The album has been cited by several artists as an influence, and by critics as one of the best albums of the 1990s.
The Irish Times recently published an All-Time Top 40 Irish Albums list and Loveless is at No.1!
1. "Only Shallow" (Bilinda Butcher, Shields) – 4:17
2. "Loomer" (Butcher, Shields) – 2:38
3. "Touched" (Colm Ó Cíosóig) – 0:56
4. "To Here Knows When" (Butcher, Shields) – 5:31
5. "When You Sleep" – 4:11
6. "I Only Said" – 5:34
7. "Come in Alone" – 3:58
8. "Sometimes" – 5:19
9. "Blown a Wish" (Butcher, Shields) – 3:36
10. "What You Want" – 5:33
11. "Soon" – 6:58
The lead track, "To Here Knows When", has a longer and more ethereal coda—essentially constituting a separate song—than the version later included on the album Loveless. "Swallow" also has an instrumental coda; "Honey Power" has one with wordless "ooh and ahh" vocalizing by Bilinda Butcher. All three segues/codas feature backwards guitar loops and heavy reverb. In Nov. 1991, Shields commented:
"Tremolo had seven tracks on it, but you're not allowed to do that, so we called it four tracks and didn't name three of them. People just thought they were weird bits!"
The cover art was also used as one of the band's most popular t-shirt designs.
Videos were filmed for the songs "Swallow" and "To Here Knows When" under the direction of Angus Cameron.
1. "To Here Knows When" (plus instrumental coda) – 5:46
2. "Swallow" (plus instrumental coda) – 4:52