My Bloody Valentine ‎– This Is Your Bloody Valentine

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Forever And Again 3:35
Homelovin' Guy 3:03
Don't Cramp My Style 2:25
Tiger In My Tank 3:30
The Love Gang 3:55
Inferno 4:40
The Last Supper 4:32

Versions (6)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ST7501 My Bloody Valentine This Is Your Bloody Valentine(12", MiniAlbum) Tycoon ST7501 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
DLP 7501, ST 7501 My Bloody Valentine This Is Your Bloody Valentine(12", MiniAlbum, RE) Dossier, Tycoon DLP 7501, ST 7501 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
DLP 7501, ST 7501 My Bloody Valentine This Is Your Bloody Valentine(12", MiniAlbum, RE, Blu) Dossier, Tycoon DLP 7501, ST 7501 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
DCD 9019 My Bloody Valentine This Is Your Bloody Valentine(CD, RE) Dossier DCD 9019 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
none My Bloody Valentine This Is Your Bloody Valentine(12", MiniAlbum, Unofficial) Not On Label (My Bloody Valentine) none Unknown Sell This Version
DLP 7501, ST 7501 My Bloody Valentine This Is Your Bloody Valentine(12", MiniAlbum, Unofficial, Blu) Dossier (2), Tycoon (2) DLP 7501, ST 7501 Unknown Sell This Version

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HooperBell

HooperBell

February 10, 2017
referencing This Is Your Bloody Valentine, 12", MiniAlbum, RE, DLP 7501, ST 7501

Although by most standards, this is a somewhat underwhelming debut release by My Bloody Valentine, I have to confess for holding a soft spot for this LP. Their influences here are very much to the fore (The Cramps, The Birthday Party and The Doors being the primary ones), and there is certainly very little at all to indicate the directions they would take following this release. However, a close listening to "Don't Cramp My Style" shows that Kevin Shields already had a way of working with feedback and distortion without it completely submerging the music itself, which he developed into what MBV became much later on.

This album also shows Kevin's knack for coming up with decent lead guitar lines on e.g. "The Love Gang" (never followed up on since), and Colm O'Ciosoig's impressive drumming contributions. David Conway's vocals are very much in the NIck Cave/Lux Interior mode of things, and Tina Durkin's keyboards only really come to the fore on the likes of "The Last Supper". You could see even here that, with Kevin contributing bass guitar on this album, Tina's role was never going to last on a long-term basis (whatever happened to her, by the way?).

"This Is Your Bloody Valentine" is worth checking out by those already familiar with My Bloody Valentine's work over the years. For the casual listener, I would recommend starting with their most well-known releases, and working backwards from there.

Note: As has been pointed out here already, this Dossier re-issue was not sanctioned at all by the band, and they only found out about it once they were told that copies were turning up in London record shops. Both Kevin and Colm were reportedly angry about this "re-issue", because no permission to re-issue this was sought, and also because none of the original band members received any royalties for this. Kevin himself has no problem talking about the original Tycoon release (he has done so in past interviews), but the unauthorised Dossier "re-issue" is an entirely different matter.
mimikaki

mimikaki

June 18, 2016
referencing This Is Your Bloody Valentine, 12", MiniAlbum, RE, DLP 7501, ST 7501

What is the difference between Dossier original edition and bootleg?

I have two copies and My Bloody Valentine on the spine is bigger on one edition and there is a star on the back before * BASS BY SHIELDS.

Can anyone help Please?
catfish.deity

catfish.deity

January 18, 2014
referencing This Is Your Bloody Valentine, 12", MiniAlbum, RE, DLP 7501, ST 7501
Wife randomly found it for me in a record shop in KY a couple years ago. I'm glad they fired their original singer...he was simply awful.
Abraxas80

Abraxas80

April 20, 2011
referencing This Is Your Bloody Valentine, 12", MiniAlbum, ST7501

Recently, I came across this little gem, the debut release of the Irish alternative rock band My Bloody Valentine, a mini-LP of seven songs, much to my surprise their debut is very different from their later soegazing-orientated work,

The music is very retro in terms of all the positive aspects of what made the pioneers of rock and punk so big, what you here is an enjoyful blend of 50ies rockabilly and 70ies punk, it's like James Dean meets Johnny rotten in a Lost Highway car crash.

from the mood the album sometimes reminds me to Joy Division, there's also a certain The Doors influence in it, the singer Dave Conway performs a similar vocal style but after he left the group the band's guitarist Kevin Shields took over and the vocal style changed significally to a more balanced and calmer one.

The album benefits from its minimalistic instrumentation which gives it that authentic live-feeling.

The opening song "Forever and Again" reminds me of a certain imagery, smokey streets of chicaco in the 50s, gloaming street lights, and seedy statures the perfect sound of a an old gangster movie.

Another highlights are the powerful and punky "homelovin' guy" and two psychedelics "inferno" and "the last supper"

I recommend this album to every serious punkrock fan.