Independent labels, Shoegaze, Dream Pop and Psychedelia
It‘s time to Dream Gaze – I now feel the need to invest my time, money, effort and change my blog’s direction with a focus on various genres of the late eighties underground such as Dream Pop, Indie-Jangle, Shoegaze and Psychedelia.
A relevant starting point for me is at around the time The Jesus & Mary Chain released their incredible first single during November 1984. This record foreshadowed the energy and creation to come and influenced hundreds of like-minded, long-haired outsider types who formed bands and went crazy with guitar distortion and fuzz pedals.
Some of the groups who will have their records investigated are listed below. My cut-off point is 1993, just before the so-called Brit Pop scene raided the mainstream.
- Pooh Sticks
- Hangman’s Beautiful Daughters
- Spacemen 3
- Sun Dial
- My Bloody Valentine
- House Of Love
- Sea Urchins
- Jesus & Mary Chain
- Teenage Fanclub
- See See Rider
- Ultra Vivid Scene