How did I miss an entire genre? It was purely and utterly by chance after a discussion on the Rising Star discord channel about types of music that I happened to fire up YouTube and click on a song that clicked with me.
This doesn’t happen to me, I don’t hear a song ONCE and it clicks, so when it does I am always in shock.
I listened, then listened again, sent the song to @steevc who didn’t really like it and wondered, ‘why is it that one of us thinks a song is great and for someone else it does nothing’.
That how music is, subjective to a tee, and I am betting that few others like today's musical offerings.
...'Kurt also looked like a zombie during 'Smells like Teen Spirit' but he was definitely not a shoegazer'...
Shoegazing was born from the early '90s where the singer and players spent their time gazing at the floor to be sure they hit the correct pedals.
Looking like zombies seems to be another aspect of shoegazing but not exclusively, maybe it was a 90's thing? Many other artists fitted the genre, not just the one I will feature today.
Sweetness and Light - Lush (Gala -1990)
I am a big fan of that oddball band 'The Cocteau Twins' and this is possibly why I fell in love with the sound of 'Lush' right away.
It's hardly surprising to discover many of their albums were produced by one Robin Guthrie of that band and the influence is immediately recognizable.
Emma Anderson appears to be the creative force behind Lush, and some of their stuff is as way out as the twins material.
Out of Control - Lush (EP - 2016)
Following the suicide of the drummer in 1996, the band was devastated and split. They briefly reformed 20 years later for a short period and released a little new music that sounded straight from the nineties.
Making a video with ordinary looking people and not models is a little different. She looks Scottish to me, what do you think @meesterboom?
I’m not saying Scottish chicks are not great looking but she has that look.
Desire Lines - Lush (Split - 1994)
How the fuck did I miss this? The track which I will have to force myself to not play so much as I don’t want to get sick of hearing it.
The guitars are what draws me and Emma Anderson does a great job of sounding like Sunday's guitarist David Gavurin.
As I am a massive fan of this band, I heard the similarities right away, and as The Sundays' are never going to return latched on to that sound I love so much.
Now I am waiting for you all to say to me, ‘I can’t hear anything special’. That’s just me and my weird ears, I can’t help it.
Note the zombie-like looks in the final video. I think I’m falling in love with Miki Berenyi with her bright red hair.
If only she still looked like that now. I do have a thing for ladies of the orient. Listening to Lush takes me firmly back to the nineties, a time when life was less complicated.
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