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Shoegazing

Shoegazing is a style of music that emerged in Great Britain in the late 1980s. The beginning of the genre is said to be Isn't Anything[?] by My Bloody Valentine, released in 1988 (1988 in music). However, it drew heavily upon synth pop and New Wave artists, as well as electronica, glam rock and other artists like David Bowie, and especially Cocteau Twins and Roxy Music.

Shoegazing is characterized by the use of distortion and fuzz, droning riffs and a Spectorish wall of sound from the noisy guitars. While the genres which influenced shoegazing often used of drum machines, shoegazing often featured live drumming. Shoegazing drummers such as Chris Cooper of Pale Saints[?] and the late Chris Acland[?] of Lush often displayed complex drumming.

See also: List of shoegazing musicians



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