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A brief history of Shoegaze - Part 1 The influences (1983-1991)

A brief history of Shoegaze - Part 1 The influences (1983-1991)

Playing tracks by

Cocteau Twins, The Jesus and Mary Chain, A.R. Kane, Galaxie 500, Sonic Youth and more.

An hour long dive into the swirling noise whirlpool of Shoegaze.This mix traces back the origins of the genre and follows its path until its early decline around 1993 when Grunge took over.
I hope you enjoy this little journey to the roots of Shoegaze and further on into its hightime with some classic feedback heavy tracks...I had a lot of fun putting it together !

Cocteau Twins - Musette and drums (83)
The Jesus and Mary Chain - The living end (85)
A.R. Kane - Haunting (87)
Galaxie 500 - Tugboat (88)
Sonic Youth - Silver Rocket (88)
My Bloody Valentine - You made me realise (88)
Spacemen 3 - Revolution (88)
Pale Saints - Sight of you (89)
Lush - De-Luxe (90)
The Boo Radleys - Catweazle (90)
Ride - Dreams burn down (90)
The Telescopes - Everso (90)
Slowdive - Morningrise (91)
My Bloody Valentine - To here knows when (91)

The complete mix will be up soon !

Comments

Plattenkompanie

I guess you can always argue where to start if you aim to trace back the origins and important influences of any music genre.
Shoegaze (a subgenre of Noise Pop to some) does not make an exception here.
I went for the Cocteau Twins because I think that their combination of reverb heavy guitar feedback, dreamy noisescapes and Elizabeth Fraser´s otherworldy ethereal voice is a good starting point and probably a bigger influence on this particular scene than Velvet Underground, The Stooges or Brian Eno´s debut record "Here come the wam jets".
Be that as it may, I hope you enjoy this little journey to the roots of Shoegaze. The complete 2 hour show will be up soon.
(Had this one lying around for years and now I thought: well, what the...post it.)