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My Bloody Valentine Jukebox

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Play My Bloody Valentine's songs without the need to search for it in YouTube.Simply type in the song's code from the list and play this virtual JukeBox !My Bloody Valentine are an alternative rock band formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1983. The band's lineup has consisted since 1987 of founding members Kevin Shields (guitar and vocals) and Colm O' Ci'oso'ig (drums) with singer-guitarist Bilinda Butcher and bassist Debbie Googe.As My Bloody Valentine's music evolved, their use of distortion, pitch bending, and digital reverb resulted in a sound that came to be known as shoegazing. The group's seminal 1991 album Loveless, which took nearly two years to make and nearly bankrupted their record label Creation Records, received extensive critical acclaim and remains iconic. Following Loveless, My Bloody Valentine became inactive, with Shields rumoured to have recorded - and shelved - several albums' worth of songs. In mid-2007, Shields announced that the band had reunited and were working on new material. The band subsequently toured across Europe and the U.S. The band's third album, m b v, was released in 2013.Kevin Shields and Colm O' Ci'oso'ig met in late 1978 as teenagers in Dublin. The pair became friends in what is described as "an almost overnight friendship" and later formed The Complex, a local punk rock band, in 1979. The Complex featured guitarist Liam O' Maonlai'. Shields described the band as "what all the nerds and weirdos actually do as opposed to the cool people with the leather jackets" and said "we started rehearsing, it was an every Sunday kind of thing." In 1981, O' Maonlai left The Complex to form Hothouse Flowers, and Shields and O' Ci'oso'ig decided to form another band with vocalist David Conway, who performed under the pseudonym Dave Stelfox. Conway suggested a number of names, including Burning Peacocks, before the band settled on My Bloody Valentine. It is unclear whether Conway took the name from the 1981 horror film My Bloody Valentine.Soon after recording the demo tape, Ivers left the band and Conway's girlfriend, Tina Durkin, joined as a keyboard player. Around this time, Shields contacted Gavin Friday of the Dublin post-punk band The Virgin Prunes. According to Shields, he met Friday in Finglas and asked "look, we're in a group, have you got any advice?" to which Friday replied "get out of Dublin." Friday gave the band contacts that secured them a show in Tilburg, Netherlands. The band moved to the Netherlands after the show and lived there for nine months, opening for R.E.M. on one occasion on 8 April 1984. Due to a lack of opportunities and a lack of correct documentation, the band then relocated to West Berlin, Germany in late 1984 and recorded its debut mini album, This Is Your Bloody Valentine. The album failed to receive much attention, and the band temporarily returned to the Netherlands, before settling in London, United Kingdom in the middle of 1985.After a period when My Bloody Valentine members lost contact with each other as they looked for places to stay, the band regrouped and decided to audition bass players. The band lacked a regular bassist and Conway's girlfriend had decided to leave the band, not feeling confident in her abilities as a keyboard player. Having been given the telephone number of a bass player in London, Debbie Googe, they invited her to audition, and, ultimately, to join the band, fitting in rehearsals around her day job. Conway was the main songwriter in the early line-up, with Shields describing the process: "for each song he'd write about 3 pages of lyrics and usually me and Colm would pick out the bits we liked and David would sing that".At this point the band were rehearsing at Salem Studios, which was connected to the record label Fever Records. Impressed by what they heard, Fever agreed to release an EP.

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