MBV came pre-gloomy. With Kevin saying on record, "I'm just waiting for the darkness to come." The more I listen to it now, the more it does sound like a very bleak album, and it did boost the popularity of UK shoegaze as it languished in the US. Kevin tried his hand at Joy Division cover bands, but they didn't work out - his mind was elsewhere right then. It wasn't as much of a "I want to throw it all away" kind of thing as later on when he cried off the tour after Is this it, Kevin? But you know what I mean.
Kevin says it was inspired by seeing the photo of clubber Wayne Duddell, who had taken his own life, hanging from a lamp post. He wanted to look for a song that reflected his feelings - that he didn't want to be alone - and he and Colm came up with The Ghost of Trees which gave them something to play live. It became their opening DJ set, with a short interlude for sleep, and they realised they had an album on here. They left when the record company said they won't give them a deal because it's too dark. Bilinda couldn't do that.
I love Ghost Of Trees, love it!!! You know how when early Coil would invent these weird rhythms and put them on albums, to give them a bit of structure? That's what Kevin did here - but his sounds are more melodic than Coil. The title track is also a dreamy highlight. The follow up A Warm Ghost is a little bit of a mess - start with the greedy start at 2:42, then the moody breakdown at 5:10, then the busy intro, then the fuzz at 6:07, then the paranoid echo at 6:18-6:20.
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