My Bloody Valentine, live at the Apollo Manchester, 29th June 2008
Something good to look forward to...
It has been 17 years since the release of Loveless, My Bloody Valentine's legendary album, which cost £250,000 to record, bringing Creation Records close to bankruptcy. "It was," Shields said this weekend, "a very, very damaged time for everybody."
My Bloody Valentine then signed to Island Records and Shields spent years in isolation, working in the studio until in 1997 Island finally cut him off, upset at the lack of progress. "That was it," Shields explained. "It was like the plug was pulled, 'No money for you anymore.'"
Revenue from the recent gigs have allowed the band to buy some £200,000 in equipment, and though the revitalised group has not yet been performing new songs, Shields seems enthusiastic for the future. He's not worried, either, that his outlook has improved from the "loveless" days of the early 90s.
"I definitely don't think you need to suffer to be creative," he insisted. "I've written some of my best songs when I've been happy."
01. I Only Said 02. When You Sleep 03. (When You Wake) You're Still In A Dream 04. You Never Should 05. Cigarette In Your Bed 06. Come In Alone 07. Only Shallow 08. Thorn 09. Nothing Much To Lose 10. To Here Knows When 11. Blown A Wish 12. Slow 13. Soon 14. Feed Me With Your Kiss 15. Sueisfine 16. You Made Me Realise
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