Alan McGee brands My Bloody Valentine ‘nostalgic cabaret’

Man who signed Kevin Shields and co rages at 2008 tour

My Blood Valentine’s 2008 reunion has been declared “nostalgic cabaret” by the man who signed them

Alan McGee, who recruited Kevin Shields band to his influential Creation label, attacked this year’s dates in his MySpace blog.

“There is a beautiful irony that the ‘nostalgic cabaret’ that is My Bloody Valentine are throwing at people in 2008 gets critical acclaim in the easily pleased UK press with MBV still playing the exact same set they did 20 years ago,” he wrote. “The only trick Kevin Shields has anymore in 2008 is actual volume and double extra PA to numb you and zero new songs.”