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Shoegaze is a term first coined by uk music journalists in the 90s to describe bands that spent all their time on stage staring at their feet because they were concentrating on which guitar pedals to use. Although derogatory at first the term is now used to describe loud dreamy music that focuses heavily
on the use of guitar pedals to make the guitars sound fuzzy and hypnotic. Shoegaze bands are still around today but the term was popular in the uk in the early
90s and travelled over to musicians worldwide by the mid 90s.