“We became seminal for doing nothing” – Debbie Googe of My Bloody Valentine

From Drowned In Sound:

My Bloody Valentine bassist Debbie Googe says the “became seminal for doing nothing.”

It was just absolutely incredible. It’s brilliant, yet also quite weird in a way that we became seminal for doing nothing. We never got that much press at the time. We never got many front covers. Loveless had the misfortune of coming out the same week as Nevermind which meant we didn’t really get a lot of first-hand press, but we got loads afterwards as more and more bands cited us so we became seminal. Which in a way, probably gives you a longer lifespan than actually being popular.

I guess it would be very easy for me to take some of the credit, but nearly all of it is down to Kevin. He’s very single-minded, and undoubtedly the reason My Bloody Valentine receive that kind of attention, so whenever I hear people talking about us I just say to myself, “No, actually they mean Kevin!”

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