The First Time I Heard: My Bloody Valentine
THE FIRST TIME I HEARD MY BLOODY VALENTINE is Part VI in an ongoing series by Scott Heim where musicians and writers tell their stories of first hearing the music of an iconic artist or band.
40 musicians (such as Bob Mould and people from The Antlers, Slowdive, Electrelane, Pale Saints, Camper Van Beethoven, and many more) writing about their first time hearing MBV.
Please also check out previous editions about David Bowie, The Smiths, Joy Division, Cocteau Twins and Kate Bush
Reversed Music Icons Fandom Project By Butcher Billy
From the Website:
The story of band t-shirts started in the 60’s and 70’s when hard rock had its heyday. Die-hard fans, who religiously supported their favourite acts, showed it to the world by wearing the fittingly ugly merchandise.
That continued in the next decades spreading to all genres of pop music that could generate a fandom, and eventually even rockstars started using t-shirts featuring their own music heroes, proudly reverencing to the world the past influences to their creative process.
This is a series that reverses the natural course of pop culture hierarchy - the influencer will sport the shirt of the influenced - completely messing with space time continuum and raising the question:
Bands and musicians that became hugely influential in music history - would they, when alive or in an early stage of their careers, support the new acts that came decades after inspired by their own legacy?