Miki and Emma were the only girls I ever had in my freshman dorm room. Gala is inextricably linked to the memories of those days of awkward innocence — and to a lesser degree, so is Lush’s first proper album Spooky.
The former, with its raw ambition, and the latter, with the guiding hand of Robin Guthrie, are essential artifacts of the all-too-brief shoegaze era.
See if you can watch all four of these Lush classics and not get misty for that simpler time before cell phones, blogs and social media. The world was such a better place when this was happening: