Still In a Dream: A Story of Shoegaze (boxset)

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Still In a Dream: A Story of Shoegaze (boxset)

Post by angelsighs » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:29 pm

always thought this whole scene needed a boxset. someone's finally done it, and they have wisely played fast and loose with the term, covering ambient, drone, spacerock etc all under that banner. Spiritualized and Spectrum feature. I honestly can't think of a band they have obviously missed.

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Post by runaway » Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:57 pm

This looks amazing. A few bands I don't recognize but many of the usual suspects...and Majesty Crush!
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Post by natty » Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:01 pm

Take my money now! :lol:

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Post by stegraham » Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:45 am

Shame it's not out before Xmas, that would definitely go on my pressie list!

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Post by BzaInSpace » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:10 am

What!!?? The Spacemen and Spiritualized are nowhere even close to what I consider "shoegazing"'to be.... That's tantamount to calling them goth or some shit!!

Seriously though - loads of stuff I've never heard before. Looks like an interesting comp.

Proper 4AD style artwork and all!

MBV might as well be on there also. Weird how they are not - Loveless sorta is the instigator for a lot of this music, no?
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Post by burningwheel » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:12 pm

A lot of non gaze bands unless I'm they know something we don't!
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Re: Still In a Dream: A Story of Shoegaze (boxset)

Post by angelsighs » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:55 pm

Spiritualized may not be shoegaze but they are still fairly close to that sound.. not a million miles away. soft, dreamy vocals. oodles of reverb. sound familiar?
as I said, they have wisely been fairly broad with the definition. there was definitely something in the water around the turn of the 90s where guitar bands got all dreamy and noisy. they've included some of the dancier and more ambient stuff too (Bark Psychosis, AR Kane)

the only obvious omission is MBV, that's either because 1) it was too obvious or 2) they couldn't get permission?

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Post by moop » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:38 pm

angelsighs wrote:the only obvious omission is MBV, that's either because 1) it was too obvious or 2) they couldn't get permission?
no verve either as far as i can see. i don't buy the 'too obvious' line, reckon it's more about getting approval.

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Post by spzretent » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:55 pm

I didn't look that close at every disc but I would say almost none of disc 5 are shoegaze bands.
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Post by runaway » Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:23 am

Check the comments- label says they couldn't get clearance for MBV or Stereolab.

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Post by MODLAB » Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:32 pm

Ugh... This is a tough one for me. As I had started something similar that was going to have a book etc...

It was something that I started a couple of years ago and just started to write all the plans etc.

Oh well.


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Post by The Dr » Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:20 pm

can you post the tracklist please? i have fb blocking software! :D
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Post by MODLAB » Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:22 pm

DISC 1
1. THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN Rollercoaster
2. THE COCTEAU TWINS Cherry-Coloured Funk
3. THE HOUSE OF LOVE Christine
4. A.R. KANE Baby Milk Snatcher (12” Version)
5. ULTRA VIVID SCENE Mercy Seat (12” Version)
6. SPACEMEN 3 Hypnotized
7. LOOP Arc-Lite (Sonar)
8. 14 ICED BEARS Surfacer
9. GALAXIE 500 Tugboat
10. THE PRAYERS Puppet Clouds
11. KITCHENS OF DISTINCTION The 3rd Time We Opened The Capsule
12. A.C. MARIAS One Of Our Girls Has Gone Missing
13. THE TELESCOPES Precious Little
14. PALE SAINTS Sight Of You
15. JANE FROM OCCUPIED EUROPE Ocean Run Dry
16. SONIC BOOM Angel

DISC 2
1. RIDE Drive Blind
2. LUSH De-Luxe
3. SEE SEE RIDER Slip So Slow
4. NIGHTBLOOMS Crystal Eyes
5. THE DARKSIDE Waiting For The Angels
6. VELOCITY GIRL I Don’t Care If You Go
7. CRANES Inescapable
8. CHAPTERHOUSE Falling Down
9. WHIPPING BOY Switchblade Smile
10. THE BOO RADLEYS Kaleidoscope
11. SWERVEDRIVER Rave Down
12. SLOWDIVE Slowdive
13. THE CHARLOTTES Liar
14. DR. PHIBES & THE HOUSE OF WAX EQUATIONS Sugarblast
15. BLEACH Decadence
16. CATHERINE WHEEL She’s My Friend (Wilde Club Version)
17. BLOW-UP Somersault Sunrise
18. BARK PSYCHOSIS All Different Things

DISC 3
1. CURVE Ten Little Girls
2. THE DYLANS Godlike
3. TH’ FAITH HEALERS Gorgeous Blue Flower In My Garden
4. THE LILYS February Fourteenth
5. THE HONEY SMUGGLERS Good Afternoon
6. SPIREA X Chlorine Dream
7. MOONSHAKE Gravity
8. SPITFIRE Translucent
9. MOOSE Suzanne
10. SPIRITUALIZED Run
11. REVOLVER Heaven Sent An Angel
12. LOWLIFE June Wilson
13. THE ECSTASY OF SAINT THERESA Square Wave
14. BLACK TAMBOURINE By Tomorrow
15. WHIPPED CREAM Explosion
16. SMASHING ORANGE My Deranged Heart
17. THE HINNIES Gong
18. BANG BANG MACHINE Geek Love (Original 12” Version)

DISC 4
1. THE SUNFLOWERS Closer
2. DROP Mirrored
3. THE BELLTOWER In Hollow
4. SWEET JESUS Phonefreak Honey
5. ADORABLE Sunshine Smile
6. SUN DIAL I Don’t Mind
7. SWALLOW Sugar Your Mind
8. DROP NINETEENS Winona
9. FLAMING LIPS Talkin' 'Bout The Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everyone Wants To Live Forever)
10. MEDICINE Aruca
11. COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS Charming Sister Kiss Me Dead!!
12. THE HONEY BUZZARDS Starhappy
13. LOVELIESCRUSHING Babysbreath
14. MAJESTY CRUSH No. 1 Fan
15. THE SWIRLIES Park The Car By The Side Of The Road
16. SUBMARINE Chemical Tester
17. BAILTER SPACE Shine
18. SPECTRUM True Love Will Find You In The End
19. BLIND MR. JONES Spooky Vibes

DISC 5
1. AN APRIL MARCH Memory
2. FLYING SAUCER ATTACK Soaring High
3. DRUGSTORE Alive
4. SECRET SHINE Loveblind
5. MERCURY REV Bronx Cheer
6. THE CURTAIN SOCIETY Chelsea
7. SEEFEEL Plainsong
8. SPINDRIFT Surround Sound
9. ROLLERSKATE SKINNY Miss Leader
10. BARDO POND Die Easy
11. ALISON’S HALO Dozen
12. SWIRL The Last Unicorn
13. BOWERY ELECTRIC Next To Nothing
14. BETHANY CURVE Me Voy
15. ASTROBRITE Orange Creamsickle
16. LUNA 23 Minutes In Brussels
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Post by spzretent » Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:40 pm

The ttitle of this box set is so misleading.
The Story of Space Rock maybe. Just not as marketable apparently.
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Re: Still In a Dream: A Story of Shoegaze (boxset)

Post by The Dr » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:39 pm

MODLAB wrote:DISC 1
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thank you very much :D

question- i have not heard of a bunch of them. are they any good or is it like the bargin bin cds one used to buy in woolworths wi8th maybe one or two people you've heard of singing songs you've never heard of?
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Post by The Dr » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:40 pm

MODLAB wrote:Ugh... This is a tough one for me. As I had started something similar that was going to have a book etc...

It was something that I started a couple of years ago and just started to write all the plans etc.

can you expand?
“You're not Dostoevsky,' said the citizeness

'Well, who knows, who knows,' he replied.

'Dostoevsky's dead,' said the citizeness, but somehow not very confidently.

'I protest!' Behemoth exclaimed hotly. 'Dostoevsky is immortal!”

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Re: Still In a Dream: A Story of Shoegaze (boxset)

Post by MODLAB » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:50 pm

The Dr wrote:
MODLAB wrote:Ugh... This is a tough one for me. As I had started something similar that was going to have a book etc...

It was something that I started a couple of years ago and just started to write all the plans etc.

can you expand?

Sure.

A friend of mine had put out a book and cd/lp collection about the drum and bass scene here in the UK. So, I spoke to him how he went about getting photographs, people to contribute to the story and of course the music. It's a really nice project!!!



As of now it's just about 30 pages of notes, contacts, music ideas, and about 200 images in a file. I wanted to create something the movie could not do. Sadly, things have taken so long due to work and taking care of a family that I had not taken it to the next level. Maybe i'll try over xmas to sort it out. When I met RIDE sans Mark for that intimate talk last month I had seen and heard so much more than anyone has ever spoken about that 'era'.


So, you never know. I need to sit and really think about the next steps to honest.


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Re: Still In a Dream: A Story of Shoegaze (boxset)

Post by semisynthetic » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:27 pm

I understand, and have often commented on the difficulty of the "categorization" of Music, (or just as often, the mis-categorization of same); but regardless of how I might question the point, to have such a nice slice of what is an important era of Music to me with selections that I generally like, this looks like it may be a really nice set that I intend to obtain.

Over the years I have been lucky enough to hear or read about, (Thanks angelsighs!); or see ads for, or just be fortunate and happen across, in a proper, complete type of Record Store; Wonderful Box Sets. The Majority of these are on vinyl; some are MULTIPLE 12" LP Box Sets, and a few are Beautifully Boxed in Hardwood, Velvet and sometimes Leather, in that Special Classical Music Style of the 1920's, or the Heavily and Protective Box Sets of the style of the 1980's.

I look forward to seeing how this set is packaged.
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Re: Still In a Dream: A Story of Shoegaze (boxset)

Post by niamhm » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:25 pm

An interesting opinion piece on `shoegazing` and who killed it? With quotes from liner notes from this box set so I`m assuming it was inspired by it, posted on The Quietus site today, diminishing returns and circumstances if its the chart bothering end your speaking of, the more experimental end continued along in the margins/underground untroubled,

http://thequietus.com/articles/19489-sh ... owdive-mbv

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Re: Still In a Dream: A Story of Shoegaze (boxset)

Post by is » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:37 pm

I have no problem at all with the title of the record. How about calling it Dreampop? Or is that something else?

I must say I don't know ALL of the bands on the list (which I also admit I have only scanned) - and while some of them are not, it's fair to say, the first bands you would think of, they all at least dabbled with the sound at one stage or another.

Nice to see The Charlottes and Slowdive next to each other, even if they are in the wrong order.

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