Googe performing in 2008
|Birth name||Deborah Ann Googe|
24 October 1962 |
Yeovil, Somerset, England
|Genres||Alternative rock, shoegazing|
|Instruments||Bass, guitar, keyboards, drums, vocals|
|Labels||Fever, Kaleidoscope Sound, Lazy, Creation, Island, mbv|
|Associated acts||My Bloody Valentine, Snowpony, Primal Scream, Thurston Moore|
My Bloody Valentine
Prior to joining My Bloody Valentine, she played for a band called Bikini Mutants in her hometown of Yeovil, who gigged with The Mob. Googe had moved from Yeovil to London, and in early 1985, an ex-girlfriend of hers recommended her as a bass player to Kevin Shields and Colm Ó Cíosóig of My Bloody Valentine. She joined the band after an audition in April 1985. She left the group in 1996, noting she "hadn't been happy for a long time".
Googe is known for her raucous style of bass playing in MBV's live performances.
Googe joined My Bloody Valentine's 2007 reunion, and their subsequent tours.
Work outside My Bloody Valentine
After leaving MBV in 1995, Googe briefly became a taxi driver. She formed Snowpony in 1996 with her then-girlfriend, Katharine Gifford, formerly of Stereolab. They released 3 albums and 4 EPs between 1997 and 2003.
She occasionally plays keyboards with the massed fuzz organ experimentalists band Pimmel and also plays drums and sings backing vocals for Rockhard.
On August 4th, 2014 Googe joined Thurston Moore in his personal project, in order to play on the upcoming shows, alongside with them is Steve Shelley also from Sonic Youth, and UK musician James Sedwards.
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- Maconie, Stuart. "The Artery of Noise!" NME 21 April 1990
- Debbie Googe Interview at Creation Records Website[dead link]
- Reed, Kayla (2014-08-05). "Thurston Moore forms new band with members of Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine". The A. V. Club.