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28 May 2011

Mini VJ Set: Dean Bromley, Captain Videogaze at Air Atlantic Underground Radio, chooses his top 5 most influential shoegaze tracks.

Dean Bromley is our very own Mancunian! But aside from that, he is also one of the most knowledgable shoegazers we've ever met. He has seen tons of the classic gaze acts live and at the top of their game, which is amazing (and we aren't jealous AT ALL...), because he's full of stories. As Captain Videogaze over at the fabulous Air Atlantic Underground Radio, he functions as their resident videogazer (go check it out!), which sounds so fun, and that's where our favorite Jaguar (Bytes!) hangs out too! Danny and I were just saying yesterday that we loved that guy - and we do. We love that guy. :) Thanks for everything, Dean! You are truly an asset to the musical community...and the world at large!

1) Ride - Seagull

I will never forgive NME magazine for only giving this album 6 out of 10 in their reviews. It is still the only album I have ever awarded the perfect 10 to. This is far and away my favourite song ever.


2) Primal Scream - Shoot Speed Kill Light

The last ever song on the last ever Creation Records album release. What Kevin Shields brought to this album (check out Accelerator) was the collision of two worlds, a head on crash at 140 mph, the solar system disappearing up its own arse...and we all survive.


3) My Bloody Valentine - Soon

Many say that the ultimate indie/dance crossover track was Stone Roses - "I am the Resurrection". What absolute bollocks. This track comes casually strolling along to "I am the Resurrection", chews it up, gargles on it, and lobs it back out onto the pavement at great speed.


4) The Boo Radleys - Kaleidoscope

First proper shoegaze gig I went to see was the Boo Radleys at the time of Ichabod and I - only 30 people there, they opened with a much more raw version of this, but this was the track which defined the road to "Shoegazeland" that I am still hiking a lift on.


5) The Dandy Warhols - Hard on for Jesus

I loved the Dandy's early stuff - this song has everything. Guitar which hangs around your legs like a dog in heat, keyboards which go off into orbit and back again....