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‘My Bloody Valentine’ – Horror Movies That Inspired Band Names

My Bloody ValentineA movie so nice, they made it twice — and one of those was in 3-D, no less. To music lovers, the name is synonymous with gazing at shoes whilst strumming over-driven guitars and bending strings, but before My Bloody Valentine the band, there was ’My Bloody Valentine’ the movie, a low-budget slasher flick released in 1981 in an attempt to capitalize on the popularity of such cult horror classics as ‘Halloween’ and ‘Friday the 13th.’ The original ‘My Bloody Valentine’ is infamous for having nine minutes cut by the Motion Picture Association of America for excessive violence and gore. That version finally saw the light of day in 2009, around the time the 3-D remake, ‘My Bloody Valentine 3D,’ hit theaters.

My Bloody Valentine the band, meanwhile, formed in 1983 in Dublin, Ireland. The trio, fronted by singer-guitarist Kevin Shields, considered several names, including Burning Peacocks. Ultimately, they settled on the slasher-inspired name and set about making their mark on the underground rock scene. MBV released their debut album, ‘This Is Your Bloody Valentine,’ in 1985, and after personnel changes and a relocation to London, they finalized the lineup that would release the watershed 1991 shoegazing classic ‘Loveless.’

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