Things we learnt from the Slowdive listening party

Slowdive guested at one of Tim Burgess from The Charlatans Twitter listening parties on Sunday 4th April. The album chosen was Souvlaki and the band revealed plenty of details you may not have known about the classic album.

It got better reviews than the debut by (The) Verve at the time.

Sing was never originally a song, it was created out of some tape loops Neil made with Brian Eno

They sold all their guitars in the Record & Tape Exchange in Notting Hill.

Ed Buller who’d just taken Suede to the top of the pop charts produced the album.

It still did okay in the charts for a pre-Britpop album.

Souvlaki Space Station was mixed live.

Robert Plant ‘may’ have played on 40 Days

Radiohead’s manager engineered all their records

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Finally, the new we’ve all been waiting for…. there will be more new music and gigs.