Personalities | My Bloody Valentine | Eighties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1983–97, 2007–present)

MBV began as a thrashy 1960s garage band and ended up redefining the sound of rock guitar on the swirling, distorting but lambently beautiful Loveless (1991). Isn’t Anything from 1988, features slightly more recognizable tunes and song forms. Vocalist/guitarist Bilinda Butcher contributed lyrics and (guitarist/vocalist) Kevin Shields the revolutionary sounds. Deb Googe (bass) and Colm O’Ciosoig (drums) contributed the rhythm. The next album has been promised for many years. Shields also works with Primal Scream.

Styles & Forms | Eighties | Rock
Personalities | New Model Army | Eighties | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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