Tuesday, September 11, 2007
MML Pop Quiz: The Original Shoegazers?
Before the term shoegazers first was coined by the NME and soon adopted widely by the British music press, there were a handful of bands that most now consider the precursors to that specific genre. While I believe that the swirling guitars of American bands who gained exposure in the UK during the mid 80s (Dinosaur Jr., Husker Du) were heavy handed fuel for the original sound, the pre-existing structure that would shape this new movement most definitely evolved within the UK. The "mystery track" featured today was released in March 1985, around four years before the original joking mention of the term shoegazers, as part of a four song EP by a band most of you know... We were revisiting some music over a couple of beers the other night, and had to double check our home audio system to make sure this was the same band we had originally chosen. The track and/or artist will be easy for some of you to identify while others of you might require a few additional listens.
Can any of you name the artist? Extra points for the title of this amazing instrumental song...
MP3: March 1985 - Mystery Shoegaze Track
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