List of songs recorded by My Bloody Valentine

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My Bloody Valentine performing at the Roundhouse in London, England in June 2008.

My Bloody Valentine, an alternative rock band from Dublin, Ireland, have recorded songs for three studio albums and a number of extended plays, singles and compilation releases. Formed in 1983 by Kevin Shields, Colm Ó Cíosóig and David Conway, the band had a series of unsuccessful releases throughout the mid-1980s on various independent record labels.[1] In 1987, after the addition of bassist Debbie Googe and vocalist-guitarist Bilinda Butcher, My Bloody Valentine released "Strawberry Wine", Ecstasy, and the 1988 EP You Made Me Realise, which were predecessors to the band's debut album Isn't Anything (1988). Considered an independent success,[2] the band released two further EPs before Loveless (1991), their second studio album; which is considered their magnum opus and which received unanimous critical acclaim since its release.[3] Both albums pioneered an alternative rock subgenre known as shoegazing, a term coined by Sounds journalists to describe certain bands' "motionless performing style, where they stood on stage and stared at the floor".[4] My Bloody Valentine disbanded in 1997 after failing to utilise a third album although Kevin Shields was rumoured to have sent 60 hours worth of material to Island Records,[5] with whom the band signed after being dropped by Creation Records in 1991. My Bloody Valentine reunited in 2007 and began completing their third album. The album, m b v, was self-released in 2013 and received "universal acclaim", according to Metacritic.[6]

The band were unsuccessful during their early career, with reviews of their initial releases being unanimously negative.[7] My Bloody Valentine first experienced chart success with their EP The New Record by My Bloody Valentine (1986), which entered the UK Independent Singles Chart at number 22. Their successive releases, 1987's "Sunny Sundae Smile", "Strawberry Wine" and Ecstasy all placed in the independent charts, along with "Feed Me with Your Kiss", "Soon", "To Here Knows When" and Isn't Anything, which peaked at number 1 upon its release.[8] Loveless is the most commercially successful of the band's releases—it peaked at number 24 in the UK Albums Chart[9] and has sold over 290,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan.[10]

Among some of My Bloody Valentine's best known songs are "Only Shallow", a song which includes notable use of Kevin Shields' "glide guitar" technique;[11] "Sometimes", which was featured on the soundtrack to the 2003 film Lost in Translation;[12] "Soon", a duet which incorporates elements of dance music;[13] and "You Made Me Realise", which during live performances features an interlude of noise and excessive feedback known as "the holocaust", which has often lasted for half an hour and reached 130db.[14]

Songs[edit]

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Key
Song released as a single Indicates single release
Song released as a promotional single Indicates promotional single release
A man performing live onstage with an acoustic guitar.
Kevin Shields (pictured in 1989) is the primary songwriter for My Bloody Valentine and solely composed all songs on m b v (2013).
A woman performing live onstage with an electric guitar.
A third of the lyrics on Isn't Anything (1988) and Loveless (1991) were written by vocalist and guitarist Bilinda Butcher (pictured in 2009).[15]
A woman performing live onstage with a bass guitar against a blue backlight.
Bassist Debbie Googe (pictured in 2008) co-wrote one My Bloody Valentine song: "Never Say Goodbye", a b-side to "Strawberry Wine".
A man performing live onstage with a clock situated around his neck. A woman with a camera sits in the background.
"Instrumental No 1" features a sample of "Security of the First World" by Public Enemy (vocalist Flavor Flav pictured in 1991).[16]
A man with headphones performs at DJ mixing desk.
Andrew Weatherall (pictured in 2005) released a remixed version "Soon" on the "Glider E.P. Remixes single in 1990.
A man  raising a glass with his right hand in front of a number of microphones.
My Bloody Valentine contributed a cover version of "We Have All the Time in the World", performed by Louis Armstrong (pictured in 1965), to Peace Together in 1993.
A man performing live onstage with an electric guitar.
One of the band's final releases before their disbandment was a cover version of "Map Ref. 41°N 93°W" by Wire (vocalist and guitarist Colin Newman pictured in 2008).
Song Writer(s) Release Year Ref.
"A Town Called Bastard" N/A Man You Love to Hate – Live 1985 [17]
"All I Need" Kevin Shields Isn't Anything 1988 [18]
"Angel" N/A EP's 1988–1991 2012 [19]
"Blown a Wish" Bilinda Butcher
Kevin Shields
Loveless 1991 [20]
"By the Danger in Your Eyes" David Conway
Colm Ó Cíosóig
Kevin Shields
The New Record by My Bloody Valentine 1986 [21]
"Can I Touch You" Kevin Shields "Strawberry Wine" 1987 [22]
"Cigarette in Your Bed" Kevin Shields You Made Me Realise 1988 [23]
"Clair" Colm Ó Cíosóig
Kevin Shields
Ecstasy 1987 [24]
"Come in Alone" Kevin Shields Loveless 1991 [20]
"Cupid Come" Bilinda Butcher
Kevin Shields
Isn't Anything 1988 [18]
"Don't Ask Why" Kevin Shields Glider 1990 [25]
"Don't Cramp My Style" David Conway
Colm Ó Cíosóig
Kevin Shields
This is Your Bloody Valentine 1985 [26]
"Drive It All Over Me" Bilinda Butcher
Colm Ó Cíosóig
Kevin Shields
You Made Me Realise 1988 [23]
"Emptiness Inside" Kevin Shields "Feed Me with Your Kiss" 1988 [27]
"Feed Me with Your Kiss" dagger Kevin Shields Isn't Anything 1988 [18]
"Forever and Again" David Conway
Colm Ó Cíosóig
Kevin Shields
This is Your Bloody Valentine 1985 [26]
"Glider" Kevin Shields Glider 1990 [25]
"Good for You" N/A EP's 1988–1991 2012 [19]
"Homelovin' Guy" David Conway
Colm Ó Cíosóig
Kevin Shields
This is Your Bloody Valentine 1985 [26]
"Honey Power" Bilinda Butcher
Kevin Shields
Tremolo 1991 [28]
"How Do You Do It" N/A EP's 1988–1991 2012 [19]
"I Believe" Kevin Shields "Feed Me with Your Kiss" 1988 [27]
"I Can See It (But I Can't Feel It)" Kevin Shields Isn't Anything 1988 [18]
"I Don't Need You" Kevin Shields Ecstasy 1987 [24]
"I Need No Trust" Kevin Shields "Feed Me with Your Kiss" 1988 [27]
"I Only Said" Kevin Shields Loveless 1991 [20]
"If I Am" Kevin Shields m b v 2013 [29]
"In Another Way" Kevin Shields m b v 2013 [29]
"Incidental One"
[note 1]
Mark Eitzel
Kevin Shields
Offbeat: A Red Hot Soundtrip 1996 [30]
"Incidental Peace" Kevin Shields Offbeat: A Red Hot Soundtrip 1996 [30]
"Inferno" David Conway
Colm Ó Cíosóig
Kevin Shields
This is Your Bloody Valentine 1985 [26]
"Instrumental No 1" dagger
[note 2]
Kevin Shields "Instrumental" 1988 [32]
"Instrumental No 2" Kevin Shields "Instrumental" 1988 [32]
"Is This and Yes" Kevin Shields m b v 2013 [29]
"Kevin Song"
[note 3]
N/A N/A N/A [34]
"Kiss the Eclipse" David Conway
Kevin Shields
"Sunny Sundae Smile" 1987 [35]
"Loomer" Bilinda Butcher
Kevin Shields
Loveless 1991 [20]
"Lose My Breath" Bilinda Butcher
Kevin Shields
Isn't Anything 1988 [18]
"Love Machine" David Conway
Kevin Shields
Geek! 1985 [36]
"Lovelee Sweet Darlene" David Conway
Kevin Shields
The New Record by My Bloody Valentine 1986 [21]
"Map Ref. 41°N 93°W"
[note 4]
Bruce Clifford Gilbert
Graham Lewis
Colin Newman
Whore: Various Artists Play Wire 1996 [37]
"Moon Song" Kevin Shields Tremolo 1991 [28]
"Moonlight" David Conway
Kevin Shields
Geek! 1985 [36]
"Never Say Goodbye" Debbie Googe
Colm Ó Cíosóig
Kevin Shields
"Strawberry Wine" 1987 [22]
"New You" Kevin Shields m b v 2013 [29]
"No More Sorry" Bilinda Butcher
Kevin Shields
Isn't Anything 1988 [18]
"No Place to Go" dagger David Conway
Kevin Shields
Geek! 1985 [38]
"Nothing Is" Kevin Shields m b v 2013 [29]
"Nothing Much to Lose" Kevin Shields Isn't Anything 1988 [18]
"Off Your Face" Bilinda Butcher
Kevin Shields
Glider 1990 [25]
"On Another Rainy Saturday" David Conway
Kevin Shields
The New Record by My Bloody Valentine 1986 [21]
"Only Shallow" Hash-tag Bilinda Butcher
Kevin Shields
Loveless 1991 [20]
"Only Tomorrow" Kevin Shields m b v 2013 [29]
"Paint a Rainbow" David Conway
Kevin Shields
"Sunny Sundae Smile" 1987 [35]
"(Please) Lose Yourself in Me" Colm Ó Cíosóig
Kevin Shields
Ecstasy 1987 [24]
"Scavengers" N/A Man You Love to Hate – Live 1985 [17]
"Several Girls Galore" Bilinda Butcher
Kevin Shields
Isn't Anything 1988 [18]
"She Loves You No Less" Kevin Shields Ecstasy 1987 [24]
"She Found Now" Kevin Shields m b v 2013 [29]
"Slow" Kevin Shields You Made Me Realise 1988 [23]
"Soft as Snow (But Warm Inside)" Hash-tag Colm Ó Cíosóig
Kevin Shields
Isn't Anything 1988 [18]
"Sometimes" Kevin Shields Loveless 1991 [20]
"Soon" dagger Kevin Shields Glider 1990 [25]
"Soon" (The Andrew Weatherall Mix) Kevin Shields "Glider E.P. Remixes" 1990 [39]
"Strawberry Wine" dagger
[note 5]
Kevin Shields "Strawberry Wine" 1987 [22]
"Sueisfine" Colm Ó Cíosóig
Kevin Shields
Isn't Anything 1988 [18]
"Sugar" dagger
[note 6]
Kevin Shields "Sugar"/"December, with the Day" 1989 [41]
"Sunny Sundae Smile" dagger David Conway
Kevin Shields
"Sunny Sundae Smile" 1987 [35]
"Swallow" Kevin Shields Tremolo 1991 [28]
"Sylvie's Head" David Conway
Kevin Shields
"Sunny Sundae Smile" 1987 [35]
"The Devil Made Me Do It" N/A Man You Love to Hate – Live 1985 [17]
"The Last Supper" David Conway
Colm Ó Cíosóig
Kevin Shields
This is Your Bloody Valentine 1985 [26]
"The Love Gang" David Conway
Colm Ó Cíosóig
Kevin Shields
This is Your Bloody Valentine 1985 [26]
"The Man You Love to Hate" N/A Man You Love to Hate – Live 1985 [17]
"The Sandman Never Sleeps" David Conway
Kevin Shields
Geek! 1985 [36]
"The Things I Miss" Colm Ó Cíosóig
Kevin Shields
Ecstasy 1987 [24]
"Thorn" Kevin Shields You Made Me Realise 1988 [23]
"Tiger in My Tank" David Conway
Colm Ó Cíosóig
Kevin Shields
This is Your Bloody Valentine 1985 [26]
"To Here Knows When" dagger Bilinda Butcher
Kevin Shields
Tremolo 1991 [28]
"Touched" Colm Ó Cíosóig Loveless 1991 [20]
"We Have All the Time in the World"
[note 7]
John Barry
Hal David
Peace Together 1993 [42]
"We're So Beautiful" David Conway
Kevin Shields
The New Record by My Bloody Valentine 1986 [21]
"What You Want" Kevin Shields Loveless 1991 [20]
"When You Sleep" Hash-tag Bilinda Butcher
Kevin Shields
Loveless 1991 [20]
"(When You Wake) You're Still in a Dream" Colm Ó Cíosóig
Kevin Shields
Isn't Anything 1988 [18]
"Who Sees You" Kevin Shields m b v 2013 [29]
"Wonder 2" Kevin Shields m b v 2013 [29]
"You Made Me Realise" dagger Kevin Shields You Made Me Realise 1988 [23]
"You Never Should" Kevin Shields Isn't Anything 1988 [18]
"(You're) Safe in Your Sleep (From This Girl)" Kevin Shields Ecstasy 1987 [24]
"You've Got Nothing" Kevin Shields Ecstasy 1987 [24]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Incidental One" features Mark Eitzell of Skylab as a vocalist, reciting lyrics he wrote over music written by Kevin Shields.
  2. ^ "Instrumental No 1" was released as a non-album single originally titled "Instrumental" in 1988 and issued with the first 5,000 LP copies of Isn't Anything.[31] It was retitled on the compilation album EP's 1988–1991 (2012).
  3. ^ "Kevin Song" remains unreleased although available on various bootlegs.[33] It was planned for release on the compilation album EP's 1988–1991 (2012), but was excluded from the final track listing.
  4. ^ "Map Ref. 41°N 93°W" is a cover version of the Wire song, not an original composition.
  5. ^ An alternate mix of "Strawberry Wine" was later released on the compilation album Ecstasy and Wine (1989).[40]
  6. ^ "Sugar" was released as a split single with Pacific; the b-side, "December, with the Day", is not a My Bloody Valentine recording.
  7. ^ "We Have All the Time in the World" is a cover of the Louis Armstrong song, not an original composition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ McGonial 2007, p. 23–24.
  2. ^ McGonial 2007, p. 29.
  3. ^ McGonial 2007, p. 97.
  4. ^ McGonial 2007, p. 31.
  5. ^ Stubbs, David (1989). "Sweetheart Attack: My Bloody Valentine's Isn't Anything is The Eighties Rock Album". Uncut (IPC Media) (February 1999). 
  6. ^ "M B V Reviews, Ratings, Credits and More". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Stud, Ben; Stud, Dom (1991). "My Bloody Valentine – The Class of '91". Melody Maker (IPC Media) (2 November 1991). 
  8. ^ Lazell 1997, p. 155.
  9. ^ "My Bloody Valentine | Artist". Official Charts Company. British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  10. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (7 November 2012). "My Bloody Valentine's Loveless Follow-Up Coming This Year". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  11. ^ DiPerna, Alan (1992). "Bloody Guy". Guitar World (Harris Publications) (March 1992): 26. 
  12. ^ "Lost in Translation – Original Soundtrack: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  13. ^ McGonial 2007, p. 20.
  14. ^ Ewing, Tom (23 June 2008). "Articles: My Bloody Valentine | Features". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  15. ^ McGonial 2007, p. 78.
  16. ^ Harrison, Daniel (8 May 2012). "My Bloody Valentine – Isn't Anything / Loveless / EPs 1988–1991". State. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  17. ^ a b c d Man You Love to Hate – Live (Liner notes). My Bloody Valentine. Schuldige Scheitel. 1985. SCH 102. 
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Isn't Anything (Booklet). My Bloody Valentine. Creation Records. 1988. CRELP 040 CD. 
  19. ^ a b c EP's 1988–1991 (Liner notes). My Bloody Valentine. Sony Music Entertainment. 2012. 88691941692. 
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i Loveless (Liner notes). My Bloody Valentine. Creation Records. 1991. CRE CD 060. 
  21. ^ a b c d The New Record by My Bloody Valentine (Album notes). My Bloody Valentine. Kaleidoscope Sound. 1986. KS 101. 
  22. ^ a b c "Strawberry Wine" (Liner notes). My Bloody Valentine. Lazy Records. 1987. LAZY 07T. 
  23. ^ a b c d e You Made Me Realise (Liner notes). My Bloody Valentine. Creation Records. 1988. CRE 055T. 
  24. ^ a b c d e f g Ecstasy (Album notes). My Bloody Valentine. Lazy Records. 1987. LAZY 08. 
  25. ^ a b c d Glider (Album notes). My Bloody Valentine. Creation Records. 1990. CRE 073T. 
  26. ^ a b c d e f g This is Your Bloody Valentine (Liner notes). My Bloody Valentine. Tycoon Records. 1985. ST 7501. 
  27. ^ a b c "Feed Me with Your Kiss" (Single notes). My Bloody Valentine. Creation Records. 1988. CRE 061T. 
  28. ^ a b c d Tremolo (Album notes). My Bloody Valentine. Creation Records. 1991. CRE 085T. 
  29. ^ a b c d e f g h i m b v (Booklet). My Bloody Valentine. mbv Records. 2013. mbv LP 01. 
  30. ^ a b Offbeat: A Red Hot Soundtrip (Booklet). Various artists. Alternation Records. 1996. IRS 993.519. 
  31. ^ "My Bloody Valentine – New Releases – Friday 4th May". Sony Music Ireland. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  32. ^ a b "Instrumental" (Single notes). My Bloody Valentine. Creation Records. 1988. CREFRE 4. 
  33. ^ Lost Tracks and Rare Cuts (Liner notes). My Bloody Valentine. Alti Philosophi. 2010. 
  34. ^ Leslie-Hynan, Chris (23 March 2004). "2×CD My Bloody Valentine Compilation Due Next Month". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 2 April 2004. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  35. ^ a b c d "Sunny Sundae Smile" (Single notes). My Bloody Valentine. Lazy Records. 1987. LAZY 04T. 
  36. ^ a b c Geek! (Album notes). My Bloody Valentine. Fever Records. 1985. FEV 005. 
  37. ^ Whore: Various Artists Play Wire (Booklet). Various artists. WMO. 1993. WMO 2CD. 
  38. ^ "No Place to Go" (Liner notes). My Bloody Valentine. Fever Records. 1985. FEV 005X. 
  39. ^ "Glider E.P. Remixes" (Album notes). My Bloody Valentine. Creation Records. 1990. CRE 073X. 
  40. ^ Brown, Nick (1991). "My Bloody Valentine". Spiral Scatch (February 1991). 
  41. ^ "Sugar"/"December, with the Day" (Single notes). My Bloody Valentine/Pacific. Creation Records/The Catalogue. 1989. CAT067. 
  42. ^ Peace Together (Booklet). Various artists. Island Records. 1993. 518 063-2. 

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