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Leave Them All Behind. Nowhere is good, but this is the shit. Shame the rest of Going Blank Again is so shite.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 08:56 (11 years ago) Permalink

Vapour Trail. Like there's even any question. Oh, the cello the cello the cello the cello and angel voice oh oh oh oh oooohhhhhhhh...

kate (kate), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 09:03 (11 years ago) Permalink

That would probably come in second for me.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 09:05 (11 years ago) Permalink

I need to get Going Blank Again on CD. It's a crime that I don't have this album with me, but I bought it on cassette, like, the day it came out. The rest of that album is SO not shite. Twisterella? Mousetrap? Come on!

"If I don't need any more, why's this bus taking me back again?"

Tarantula is the album that needs to be disposed on. Not a single good track on it. (I have mellowed towards Carnival Of Wife. Even at its worst, it still manages to sound like The Church as much as Led Zeppelin.)

kate (kate), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 09:08 (11 years ago) Permalink

Beat me to it Kate. No question whatsoever. It's the drums that do it for me more than anything else tho.

neil, Tuesday, 24 June 2003 09:11 (11 years ago) Permalink

Twisterella's a cool, but I can't be doing with the rest of GBA. It got remastered and re-released about 18 months ago too, kate, along with Nowhere and maybe a couple of others.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 09:12 (11 years ago) Permalink

Well, if I really MUST pick only one, I'll have this one, please!

Erm, you know, I mean that was only in England that people talked about a 'shoe-gazing' scene. The scientific explanation for that was we used to buy all these stupid guitar pedals, that we'd have on the floor and with the given light we were dancing around on these guitar pedals, in the chaos, trying to find them, that was the reason we were looking down.

Truer words were never spoke...

kate (kate), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 09:13 (11 years ago) Permalink

Lies lies lies. He was making sue his boner wasn't visible through his cords.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 09:19 (11 years ago) Permalink

My GF published the paper version of "Ticket to Ride," and she would be annoyed if I didn't root for "Time of Her Time" and "Moonlight Medicine." I dig "Chelsea Girl" (that "Friends" riff!) and especially love my "Ride...Nowhere" tee, my kids think it's the best sk8tr shirt ever.

PS from http://www.ticket2ride.it/welcome.htm

The band has announced that the long time planned BBC session anthology will see the light of the day later this year.

"Waves", this is the name of the compilation, will be released in the UK by Ignition Records next July 21st while the band is currently working on securing a release worldwide for the Autumn.

Chris Clark (Chris Clark), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 09:23 (11 years ago) Permalink

if I had to pick one Ride song it would have to be "Taste". It was the first song I heard by them and I may be the only person who the entire universe you thinks it's their best.

MarkH (MarkH), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 09:25 (11 years ago) Permalink

I thought that site looked familiar! I did some illustrations for them once upon a time!

http://www.ticket2ride.it/

and click on images and then drawings. Ugh, it makes me wince to think that I used to once consider myself an illustrator. :-(

kate (kate), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 09:28 (11 years ago) Permalink

Blinding...

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 09:33 (11 years ago) Permalink

A vote for "Decay" - if obnlt because that wasthe track than 'unlocked' what I'd so far considered to be a mediocre album. How blind I was..
Off GBA, I would also give a shout out to "OX4", which always struck me as the perfect song to listen to on a plane during take-off

Fabrice (Fabfunk), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 09:40 (11 years ago) Permalink

What is funny to me is not only the chutzpah with which I ripped off pre-Raphaelites for the backgrounds of my illustrations, but how I cheekily re-used them years later!

Or perhaps I just had one stock background for "Oxford"

Exhibit A:

http://www.ticket2ride.it/imgs/picgal/drawings/kmark.jpg

Exhibit B:

http://freespace.virgin.net/slampiece.inc/4/images/cover4.jpg

Oh dear.

Charlie No.4 *INSISTS* on singing the words to Coldplay's Yellow along with OX4. When this occurs, I usually punch him if he is within arm's reach.

kate (kate), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 09:43 (11 years ago) Permalink

Will anyone defend Tarantula? Anyone? Bueller? Or is it rightfully universally deriled?

kate (kate), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 09:57 (11 years ago) Permalink

(did I just make up a word again?)

kate (kate), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 09:57 (11 years ago) Permalink

I think so.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 09:59 (11 years ago) Permalink

I think I meant Derided, but then I thought "god no, that's an awful pun".

kate (kate), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 10:01 (11 years ago) Permalink

I'm going home.

Alan (Alan), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 10:22 (11 years ago) Permalink

Jeez, I'd never spotted the friends riff in Chelsea girl....Now it's ruined forever aaaaarrrgghhhhh

but hmmm, can't decide between Twisterella and Vapour trail

chris (chris), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 10:23 (11 years ago) Permalink

Curse you all, Now I want to listen to some ride, and I'm sitting behind a firewall. Any ideas?

Alan (Alan), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 10:25 (11 years ago) Permalink

And if you figure it out, can you let me know, too? I'm sitting in my chair bouncing up and down humming to myself. Maybe if we all hum loud enough, we can all hear?

kate (kate), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 10:26 (11 years ago) Permalink

>Now I want to listen to some ride, and I'm sitting behind a firewall.

By which I presume you mean you can't get to a P2P site? If so, try

http://www.ticket2ride.it

click on sounds, and dig a complete DAT-audience concert from '92.

Chris Clark (Chris Clark), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 10:35 (11 years ago) Permalink

'black night crash' = fantastic.
absolootly. opo for me though has to be
'dreams burn down' with 'mouse trap' bringin up the rear.
roll on that albert hall/brixton academy ride reformed gig.
before 2005 hopefully. did we all know that radiohead offered
them the support slot at their oxford park gig 2 years back ?

doesn't one of them work in a b+q somewhere ?

piscesboy, Tuesday, 24 June 2003 10:37 (11 years ago) Permalink

>I'd never spotted the friends riff in Chelsea girl....Now it's ruined forever

Think of it as a tribute, as Ride's version came first (although I can also make a case for the Monkees' influence).

Chris Clark (Chris Clark), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 10:41 (11 years ago) Permalink

I don't know the "Friends" riff, but Chelsea Girl is Last Train To Clarksville... I think ??? Or is it Pleasant Valley Sunday?

kate (kate), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 10:42 (11 years ago) Permalink

last train to Clarksville, yes

chris (chris), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 10:44 (11 years ago) Permalink

Both, plus the Beatles' "I Feel Fine"

Chris Clark (Chris Clark), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 10:55 (11 years ago) Permalink

They claimed the first EP was "A Beatles song, a House of Love Song, a My Bloody Valentine song" and... and... I forget what the other one was supposed to be a rip-off of? The Byrds?

kate (kate), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 10:56 (11 years ago) Permalink

Almost forgot "Paperback Writer"...

Chris Clark (Chris Clark), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 10:58 (11 years ago) Permalink

i remember the video for chelsea girl, the camera showed the strings of the guitar and i wanted to play guitar from that moment. i ended up playing drums, but that's another story (they had a really good drummer anyway).
my favourite ride song would be chelsea girl, twisterella or leave them all behind. can't decide (derile) now.

joan vich (joan vich), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 11:03 (11 years ago) Permalink

I remember Mark G's unfortunate haircut in the Chelsea Girl video and how much it made him look like Ian McCullough!

kate (kate), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 11:05 (11 years ago) Permalink

i can't remember his haircut, i only remember the guitar strings!

joan vich (joan vich), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 11:07 (11 years ago) Permalink

It's such a shame that he lost it all, though...

kate (kate), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 11:28 (11 years ago) Permalink

so are they really coming back? after the telescopes reforming i'd believe anything...

joan vich (joan vich), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 12:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

When Oasis break up.

::please god, please god, please god::

kate (kate), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 12:00 (11 years ago) Permalink

is there a reason for oasis not to break up?
c'mon, you've got all the money you wanted, now stop writing that mediocre shit.

joan vich (joan vich), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 12:02 (11 years ago) Permalink

It's all about the ego! I mean the cocaine! I mean, the ego! I mean... oh dear.

It's funny cause Andy Bell was my favourite one out of Ride for a long time. Joining Oasis put a stop to all that.

kate (kate), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 12:03 (11 years ago) Permalink

i choose carnival of life because it's the only one with any proper tunes on it.

doom-e, Tuesday, 24 June 2003 12:06 (11 years ago) Permalink

>so are they really coming back?

from http://nightshift.oxfordmusic.net/0403/news-pg2.html

April 03

Mark Gardener played his first live show in over two years last month and was joined by former Ride bandmates Andy Bell and Loz Colbert towards the end of the gig for a short set of old Ride songs. Mark was playing at Truck Records' regular Trailerpark club night at the Cellar as a warm-up to a string of American and Canadian dates later in the month. It was his first foray into the live arena since the demise of The Animalhouse and showcased a number of new songs he has written for a solo album. In front of a full house, including many die-hard Ride fans, Mark started his et with three new songs, `What You Get', `Beautiful Ghosts' and `Turn', as well as a solo version of Ride classic `From Time To Time'. Then he was joined by Robin and Joe Bennett from Goldrush for a version of his debut solo single, `Magdalen Sky', originally released on Shifty Disco 1997. With his band then swelled by other members of Goldrush, Mark played a cover of The Band's `Makes No Difference' as well as two more new songs, `To Get Me Through' and `Snow In Mexico'.

Until they were spotted in the crowd though, no-one suspected that Andy and Loz would be joining Mark on stage. Indeed Andy, now the bass player for Oasis, was only in Oxford by accident that night, after mix-up with his own gig dates. He sang `Vapour Trail' with Mark playing guitar and Loz on drums before Mark returned to lead vocal duties for `Dreams Burn Down' and `In A Different Place', with Andy on guitar.

Ride previously reunited briefly at the end of 2001 - with bass player Steve Queralt - for a one-off studio session as part of a tribute to Sonic Youth for Channel 4.

Chris Clark (Chris Clark), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 12:08 (11 years ago) Permalink

AAARRGGGHGHEHEHA;ORKOIHER;AKJHEFJHHAKJTGALKJRTGLKJb

those fuckers. those fucking fuckers. ::QUAKES WITH ANGER AND ENVY::

I hate Truck even more now, with fucking nameless revulsion and jealousy and OH I HATE THEM I HATE THEM SO MUCH, THOSE FUCKING WORTHLESS FUCKERS GET A RIDE REUNION


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHH.

This makes me so angry I can't even speak.

:-(

kate (kate), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 12:12 (11 years ago) Permalink

I wish you hadn't told me that. It's ruined my day.

:-(((((((((((((

kate (kate), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 12:13 (11 years ago) Permalink

Well, my post will seem fairly tame in comparison. ;-) I'd have to pick "Vapour Trail" too if only because that's the one I think of the most (probably because of all the planes in the air around here -- Stripey and I usually end up either humming the melody or quoting the first few lyrics at each other should one of us notice the titular object).

Anything released after the "Twisterella" single doesn't exist. ;-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 12:19 (11 years ago) Permalink

DIE GOLDRUSH DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIIIIIIIIIEIIIEIEIEIEIEIEIEIIIIIEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kate (kate), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 12:23 (11 years ago) Permalink

"Time Machine"

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 12:23 (11 years ago) Permalink

'little james' - the demo that andy did for oasis.

doom-e, Tuesday, 24 June 2003 12:25 (11 years ago) Permalink

Cant choose between the whole of side two of Nowhere. And what was the b side of Leave Them All Behind? Grasshopper I think, it was a twenty minute thing, that was good.

Carnival of Light was boring dadrock.

flowersdie (flowersdie), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 12:44 (11 years ago) Permalink

Hey! The second half of Carnival of Wife was boring dadrock but the first half of it was lovely melodic Ride as we know and love them. So there.

::we now return you to your regularly scheduled vitriolic outburst of hatred::

DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE!!!!!

kate (kate), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 12:46 (11 years ago) Permalink

Am I the only one who really loves both GBA and Carnival? The strange thing with Carnival for me is that I totally LOVE 5 tracks and can't be bothered by the other 7. But those 5 are SO good IMO that I just love the whole album. I know it's dad rock, but I don't care.

POO of both albums seems impossible. Carnival is probably the easiest: 'Only Now'. The melancholy!
GBA: 'Twisterella'? 'Chrome Waves'? 'OX4'? 'Leave Them All Behind'? Don't know...

Crispijn, Tuesday, 24 June 2003 13:06 (11 years ago) Permalink

Only Now is my LEAST favourite song on all of Carnival. Yeesh!

kate (kate), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 13:09 (11 years ago) Permalink

I always loved Grasshopper on the B-side of Leave Them All Behind.

And I'm so downloading that live gig when I get home.

James, Tuesday, 24 June 2003 13:21 (11 years ago) Permalink

It still goes back to "Leave Them All Behind," for me...a song which brings to mind (alas,) the Spinal Tap phrase about "the majesty of rock," but...phew. What a monster that song is.

I gots no axe to grind with "Carnival of Light," of which I dig portions, and I happen to think "Black Nite Crash" is acceptable fake-Stooges...

M Specktor (M Specktor), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 14:55 (11 years ago) Permalink

i still love their take on the creation's 'how does it feel to feel', but that's an anecdote.

joan vich (joan vich), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 15:16 (11 years ago) Permalink

"Seagull" for sure. "Vapour Trail" is nice but a little bit too twee for me.

Clarke B. (stolenbus), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 16:28 (11 years ago) Permalink

Like A Daydream, because everyone else has said Leave Them All Behind already.

I like the intro to Chrome Waves plenty.

derrick (derrick), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 16:28 (11 years ago) Permalink

The cello on "Vapour Trail" is ever so slightly out of tune, too, which kind of takes away from the grandeur the song aims for (which "Seagull" in its noise flurry achieves). I mean I know it's indie and they're not like Chicago or anything, but man, you'd think a cellist would have at least some sort of ear, it not being an instrument you just kinda pick up and learn.

Clarke B. (stolenbus), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 16:30 (11 years ago) Permalink

"twisterella" and "leave them all behind" cassingles are the only good things they did IMHO.

jel -- (jel), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 16:35 (11 years ago) Permalink

Carnival Of Light! WOOOOO

In all seriousness, "I Don't Know Where It Comes From" is incredible.

Samuel Bloch, Tuesday, 24 June 2003 17:33 (11 years ago) Permalink

There can be only one... "Leave Them All Behind". That one part towards the end when the phased guitar lead comes in is one of my favorite moments in music ever.

The "Leave Them All Behind" single is the greatest thing ever, you've got LTAB, a nicely roughed up version of "Chrome Waves" and "Grasshopper".

Chris Barrus (Chris Barrus), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 17:52 (11 years ago) Permalink

Except that single has, by default, the single edit of LTAB, so no. You need the full damn thing.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 17:59 (11 years ago) Permalink

Like a Daydream

Tracks 3->6 on the first album

Twisterella

I got Mark Gardener to play "In a Different Place" when he came to Detroit earlier this year. One of these days I'll post the pics from that on my website.

Kingfish (Kingfish), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 18:03 (11 years ago) Permalink

As it tends to occur with most bands whose singles i'd collected, the new remasters offer a bunch of tasty's only hereto available as a b-side -- and yes, the single version of LTAB is the equal of "boar-hog teats" -- and anotherthing, Tarantula is utter rubbish (as was (most of) Carnival).

--The remasters, though, any comment on their improved headroom?

christoff (christoff), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 18:40 (11 years ago) Permalink

I love Carnival of Light. It was the first Ride record I ever heard, and it has a special, special place in my heart. (And 'Crown of Creation' is my favourite song off it, for reasons best left unmentioned.)

'Vapour Trail' for me. My tape of 'Nowhere' died from too much rewinding back to that song.

cis (cis), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 22:03 (11 years ago) Permalink

like a daydream, cause it was the first one i heard. 'today' is second, 'todeay forever' was their most perfect release, i will treasure it always.

keith (keithmcl), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 22:34 (11 years ago) Permalink

yeah, today forever is the top of the pile, especially the fishy sleeve

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Tuesday, 24 June 2003 22:43 (11 years ago) Permalink

"Seagull", preferably live. Loved the early Ride gigs, but even at the height of my regard for the band the albums were kinda flat. Had totally lost interest after the 2nd LP.

Wandering Boy Poet, Tuesday, 24 June 2003 23:32 (11 years ago) Permalink

All due respect to the early records, but their place in Valhalla was secured by their digging up Jon Lord and letting him Hammond all over 'Moonlight Medicine'.

Jeff Wright, Wednesday, 25 June 2003 02:09 (11 years ago) Permalink

seeing the ride and lush tour when i was a teenager changed my life, it didn't actually, but what about those days when you actually wanted to see opening bands ride/lush, ride/slowdive, catherine wheel/slowdive, house of love/catherine wheel, even bloody revolver and the dreadful drop nineteens.

keith (keithmcl), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 02:24 (11 years ago) Permalink

MarkH:

you're not alone, "Taste" is the best one, with "Seagull" a close second.

beaty (beaty), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 04:50 (11 years ago) Permalink

I never actually answers the question. Um, LTAB I guess. Though there are plenty others i might say after just hearing them.

Alan (Alan), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 10:05 (11 years ago) Permalink

I completely forgot about like a daydream , so I'm changing my mind to that.

and also I'm off to buy a cd or two to replace my v old vinyl copies.

chris (chris), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 10:15 (11 years ago) Permalink

Ride Reunion?

I still wished I'd done something to Andy Bell.. for being in Oasis and all that.

jellybean (jellybean), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 10:33 (11 years ago) Permalink

"Kaleidoscope", for its aggressive sugary pop-ness. why oh why was it never a single ?

darren (darren), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 11:06 (11 years ago) Permalink

God, he looks so old. What's wrong with his head? That man is the same age as me. That scares me.

DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE... (sorry.)

kate (kate), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 11:11 (11 years ago) Permalink

surely that was Chapterhouse Kate?

HMV in Uxbridge = NOT ONE RIDE CD!!!!!!!!!!

chris (chris), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 11:52 (11 years ago) Permalink

What was Chapterhouse?

kate (kate), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 11:58 (11 years ago) Permalink

Chapterhouse? Big swirly dreampop guitars, angelic harmonies, long greasy hair and a drum sample from "When the Levee Breaks."

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 13:21 (11 years ago) Permalink

Chapterhouse did DIE DIE DIE didn't they (or am I completely imagining a 13 minute long swirly bit of cool nonsense?)

chris (chris), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 13:28 (11 years ago) Permalink

I know what Chapterhouse the band was. DUH! I was asking Chris what he thought I was referring to Chapterhouse in the previous post.

Big swirly dreampop guitars, angelic harmonies, long greasy hair and a drum sample from "When the Levee Breaks."

I am so easily pleased...

Cross-post... whoa...

I was telling Goldrush to DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE. If Chapterhouse want to help, they're certainly welcome to!

kate (kate), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 13:29 (11 years ago) Permalink

Don't you "DUH!" me, young lady.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 13:34 (11 years ago) Permalink

Don't you patronise me, old man!

;-)

kate (kate), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 13:37 (11 years ago) Permalink

Ah, you kids today.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 13:46 (11 years ago) Permalink

Me and Mark Gardener are BOTH older than you, Raggett!

kate (kate), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 13:50 (11 years ago) Permalink

Think about what you're saying. ;-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 13:54 (11 years ago) Permalink

I'm fat and bald and old? Waaaahhhhhhh!!!

It looks like he's bleached what's left of his hair. What is he THINKING?!?!?

kate (kate), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 13:57 (11 years ago) Permalink

Heh heh -- he HAS. Donut Bitch confirmed this at his recent show in Seattle. Thatch falling out and bleached. Checking mail from yesterday via A Secret Source for more.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 14:12 (11 years ago) Permalink

read this thread yesterday, then got out GBA for another spin and i'll be damned if it isn't one of my top 5 of ALL TIME. absolutely brilliant songs, solid production and the track order/progression owns. how can you not like this album?!

heywood jablomi (heywood), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 17:34 (11 years ago) Permalink

gba would have been better if they had swapped out 'not fazed' and 'mousetrap' with the b-sides 'howard hughes' and 'stampede' from the twisterella ep.

keith (keithmcl), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 23:49 (11 years ago) Permalink

yeah those guys losing their hair should all be shot hey

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 23:55 (11 years ago) Permalink

Heh heh -- he HAS. Donut Bitch confirmed this at his recent show in Seattle. Thatch falling out and bleached.

He was at the BJM/Lovetones show. Hair massacre confirmed.

Chris Barrus (Chris Barrus), Thursday, 26 June 2003 03:32 (11 years ago) Permalink

I know this, I already know this, and it doesn't make me that sad. I'm just distressed about the Eminem bleachjob. THAT worries me.

kate (kate), Thursday, 26 June 2003 07:15 (11 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...
Just got back from a Melbourne to Sydney drive and played Nowhere through once at the beginning of the trip and again at the end. Awesome too.

piers (piers), Sunday, 19 September 2004 17:19 (9 years ago) Permalink

Very nice, that.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 19 September 2004 17:24 (9 years ago) Permalink

Isn't it? Hadn't actually heard the record in many years, but it really held up. Fantastic.

piers (piers), Monday, 20 September 2004 00:54 (9 years ago) Permalink

"Like a Daydream"

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Monday, 20 September 2004 06:46 (9 years ago) Permalink

This thread is hilarious. I mean, that's a beginner's guide to shoegazing, isn't it? The pretty bit "cello cello cello cello cello" then the big, ugly, wall of sound MBV explosion "DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE!!!!"

The 120 Days Of Streatham (kate), Monday, 20 September 2004 07:39 (9 years ago) Permalink

mark has been touring solo recently. what is he playing now?

joan vich (joan vich), Monday, 20 September 2004 09:05 (9 years ago) Permalink

half a set of classic Ride songs, and half a set of his (mainly crappier) new solo songs.

jellybean (jellybean), Monday, 20 September 2004 09:17 (9 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

This thread remains hilarious.

Revive because I've been wtching old Ride videos and listening to the Today Forever EP.

Better that than starting the requisite Ride polll...

Ha ha, the old feud with Truck that got dismantled and burned for firewood in the end, how sweet. ANd all those posts were prior to meeting Mark Gardener down Sonic Cathedrals. What a sweetie! The twinkliest eyes in pop, as well.

Masonic Boom, Monday, 4 June 2007 12:26 (7 years ago) Permalink

Answer to thread: 'Howard Hughes', closely followed by 'Leave Them All Behind' and then 'Grasshopper'. Or maybe 'Dreams Burn Down'. Or 'Today'. The top 2 are definitely set in stone.

Just got offed, Monday, 4 June 2007 12:45 (7 years ago) Permalink

Shame the rest of Going Blank Again is so shite.

SOUTHALL YOU WOUND ME

Just got offed, Monday, 4 June 2007 12:46 (7 years ago) Permalink

I've changed my vote to Today Forever. The video EP and all that. Like Rave Music with Rickenbackers. God, I want a rickenbacher.

Masonic Boom, Monday, 4 June 2007 12:49 (7 years ago) Permalink

"Nowhere" always.

Pashmina, Monday, 4 June 2007 12:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

"Dreams Burn Down" is really magnificent. That wall of guitar in the chorus was especially effective live, oh MAN.

Trayce, Monday, 4 June 2007 12:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

though I have to say really really early Ride live stuff tat I watched this weekend, Drive Blind was just amazing, with this crazy bottleneck slide and feedback solo in th emiddle them they segued straight back into the riff without missing a beat. how much do I love tis band?

Today Forever wwas where the early noisy stuff merged perfectly with this sort of floating cocteau ethereality.

(plus there was that bit in the video where Mark and Andy were singing so close together it looked like their noses were almost touching and you just wanted them to turn aroud and give each other a big snog and ... whooo, I think that's the painkillers talking! Never mind me.)

Masonic Boom, Monday, 4 June 2007 13:02 (7 years ago) Permalink

They were a lot better live than than the other shoegazers too. They used to pound the hell out of their guitars - like a pre pubescent stooges or something.

flowersdie, Monday, 4 June 2007 14:52 (7 years ago) Permalink

"In a different place"

baaderonixx, Monday, 4 June 2007 14:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

On record: either Seagull or Close My Eyes.

Live: either Seagull or Chelsea Girl.

Nasty, Brutish & Short, Monday, 4 June 2007 15:02 (7 years ago) Permalink

Like a Daydream.

Trip Maker, Monday, 4 June 2007 15:11 (7 years ago) Permalink

vapour trail

gman, Monday, 4 June 2007 16:32 (7 years ago) Permalink

chelsea girl

Stevie D, Monday, 4 June 2007 17:10 (7 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

The 1992 Reading festival footage on You Tube is insanely good. Yes, they really WERE that great live. Best live band ever, in my opinion. I wish I still had all my cassette tapes of shows from 1991...but that's probably because god hates me. Please email me if you know how to get hold of shows from them from 1991. Thanx much.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRw8K-YMdIA

Bimble, Saturday, 14 July 2007 06:02 (7 years ago) Permalink

Leave Them All Behind. It's like a shoegazed Who's Next being mashed with a 90s boy band. This was a good thing though!

Cunga, Saturday, 14 July 2007 06:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

here and now

Charlie Howard, Saturday, 14 July 2007 06:47 (7 years ago) Permalink

I was just going to say, as much of a fan of Ride as I am, it doesn't bother me at all that some folks choose Leave Them All Behind as their favourite. The first time I heard that was seeing them do it live, and it's a very special memory for me. It wasn't available on CD or record yet at the time and it was supposed to be this new hint or dawning of where they would go next, musically. But it didn't quite turn out that way.

xpost Howard - I think you are right, I have not yet pulled out Here & Now and it has got to happen right now, no pun intended.

Bimble, Saturday, 14 July 2007 06:50 (7 years ago) Permalink

And if Seagull isn't the second coming of your own psychedelic Jesus, I'd like to know what is.

Bimble, Saturday, 14 July 2007 06:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

Today (the song) always sounded brilliant live but never came across as well on the ep. Been listening to OX4 alot recently too...

flowersdie, Saturday, 14 July 2007 11:37 (7 years ago) Permalink

Ride! Such a get start and then to so quickly lose the plot. First ep's and Nowhere still classic though.

leavethecapital, Saturday, 14 July 2007 14:45 (7 years ago) Permalink

I remember liking Ride during their heyday but I couldn't tell you what a single song of theirs sounds like.

HI DERE, Saturday, 14 July 2007 14:52 (7 years ago) Permalink

Loud and fuzzy and sugary. A compliment.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 14 July 2007 15:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

so many people are so wrong about GBA :(

Just got offed, Saturday, 14 July 2007 19:50 (7 years ago) Permalink

Please email me if you know how to get hold of shows from them from 1991

I had (and probably still have, somewhere) bootleg cassettes of:
a) a gig I went to at the Town & Country, Kentish Town, October 1990
b) some VERY early stuff of theirs, possibly their first gigs, at the Jericho Tavern, Oxford, circa late 88 / early 89
c) some gig somewhere up north (maybe Leeds?) in 1991 (I think this was shortly before they supported The Pixies at Crystal Palace, so maybe May or June 91) which featured Leave Them All Behind for the first time
I've also got a bootleg video thing which included a gig at ULU early in 1990 (probably around the time the Play EP came out because there were loads of daffodils), and another gig I went to in Kilburn in March 1991, and their Reading performance from 1990, and various bits off minority TV channels (including an excellent version of Seagull).

I haven't listened to / watched these for a very long time. If I can ever be bothered to find them again (I think they're somewhere at my parents' house), and to get the technology to put them on the web, I'll let you know.

Nasty, Brutish & Short, Saturday, 14 July 2007 22:10 (7 years ago) Permalink

Yeah well, in a way you're too late. I finally gave in and sent a letter to my mother this morning telling her I'd pay $60 for each Ride cassette she found in my room and could send me. This was not an easy thing to do for me cause I don't speak to her anymore, but when I realized the last time I'd drafted a similar letter to her asking for Ride stuff was almost exactly a year ago in July of 2006, I figured it was time to go ahead and bite the bullet and send a goddamn letter already, family problems be damned. I tried Bit Torrents and they got me nowhere (pun intended I suppose). I also had a VHS bootleg cassette of them doing an early gig I think at Jericho Tavern pre-1990. I asked her to find and send that as well. I'd have to get it transferred to NTSC format, though. It was funny because at the time I bought it I knew I'd only be able to watch it a few times on friends' PAL VHS machines and that once I left Europe, I wouldn't be able to watch it again.

I can't force you to make the effort to find your stuff, Nasty, you must decide if you want to do that on your own, but to hear the first time of them performing Leave Them All Behind would be especially appreciated.

Bimble, Sunday, 15 July 2007 02:34 (7 years ago) Permalink

The Ride Town and Country 91 gig is currently up here.

wmlynch, Sunday, 15 July 2007 03:19 (7 years ago) Permalink

Oh and there's a 1992 concert from Milan online here. They open with Leave Them all Behind.
This thread makes me want to dig out the early eps. Such brilliant stuff. I was totally heartbroken when I put on Carnival of Light for the first time and it bored me to tears. I still haven't heard Tarantula.

wmlynch, Sunday, 15 July 2007 03:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

I know, and that's wonderful, but I already have that T&C gig from s!sk. What I'm hoping for is the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium, 1991. Sonic Youth made a whole film out of that festival that featured them and Nirvana and the lack of accompanying footage in that film by Ride from the same festival keeps me up at night. Fuck the goddamn American bands with their disgusting Nirvana & Dinosaur JR! Where is the freaking Ride footage??? And I'm also hoping for a recording of some other southern England gig they did that year that I can't remember now where it was. Was it not the Reading Festival, 1991? Did they not play some festival in England in the summer of 1991? Maybe it wasn't Reading, but some other festival.

Bimble, Sunday, 15 July 2007 03:42 (7 years ago) Permalink

But every Ride fan knows, in the depths of their heart...that Grasshopper is king. A biased Bimble opinion I know, but still true. The pinnacle of Ride is Grasshopper.

Bimble, Sunday, 15 July 2007 03:47 (7 years ago) Permalink

the cover of "European Son" off a VU tribute

milo z, Sunday, 15 July 2007 03:49 (7 years ago) Permalink

I saw Ride live some time in what mustve been 1992 just after I moved down to Melbourne, they were fantastic. And then too they opened with LTAB. Which is a great song. They did "Dreams Burn Down" at this gig too OMG blew me away.

Trayce, Sunday, 15 July 2007 03:50 (7 years ago) Permalink

Must dig out the European Son version. Not sure if I know that one, actually. The tribute LP I had that featured Ride was them doing Eight Miles High if I recall correctly. I wonder if I still have that...*goes drunkenly to boxes of vinyl*

Bimble, Sunday, 15 July 2007 04:01 (7 years ago) Permalink

Actually I do still have it, it's called Through The Looking Glass, this compilation on Imaginary Records, as I suspected. But I don't think I know their version of European Son YET, I'm sad to say.

Bimble, Sunday, 15 July 2007 04:03 (7 years ago) Permalink

taste

Zeno, Sunday, 15 July 2007 04:03 (7 years ago) Permalink

A person could play air drums very, very fast to "Perfect Time" now couldn't they?

Bimble, Sunday, 15 July 2007 04:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

And I'm also hoping for a recording of some other southern England gig they did that year that I can't remember now where it was. Was it not the Reading Festival, 1991? Did they not play some festival in England in the summer of 1991? Maybe it wasn't Reading, but some other festival.

I know what you're talking about, but I don't know all the details because I was inter-railing around Europe when it happened. It wasn't the Reading festival: they did that in 1990. It was their own mini-festival (which they headlined, obviously) in either late July or early August 1991. I think it was in Slough (so not far from Reading). I'm pretty sure Slowdive were on the bill too, but I've got no idea who the others were (although I've got a feeling there was a 4th-generation copycat band called Revolver who might have been there).

Nasty, Brutish & Short, Sunday, 15 July 2007 09:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

Looks like you are right it was Slough. I recall Slowdive on the bill as well. There was some reason I had to miss that show, can't recall why now.

http://www.space-trash.co.uk/ride/

Hearing European Son now it sounds very familiar. I must have had it on cassette or something.

Bimble, Sunday, 15 July 2007 11:34 (7 years ago) Permalink

Here's another really helpful site with setlists:

http://homepage.mac.com/aaront/ride/old/ride/live.html

Bimble, Sunday, 15 July 2007 11:51 (7 years ago) Permalink

BLACK NITE CRASH was great off trantula! what are you talking about? GREAT fuckin song.

pisces, Sunday, 15 July 2007 15:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

I heard from the usual friend of friend who knows someone etc etc that they're planning to get back together for a wee while again, they were supposed to play the last night of the Zodiac apparently, but "couldn't be arsed"

Porkpie, Sunday, 15 July 2007 16:49 (7 years ago) Permalink

I'm with Zeno: Taste.

Bill in Chicago, Sunday, 15 July 2007 23:43 (7 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, well, it's Andy's involvement with Oasis that always ruins any real reunion plans, innit? Yet one more reason to hate Oasis...it's weird. I don't really hate Oasis but I also do hate them.

Bimble, Sunday, 15 July 2007 23:52 (7 years ago) Permalink

Pisces is right! "Black Night Crash" is the shit!!!!

Bimble, Monday, 16 July 2007 00:58 (7 years ago) Permalink

Holy crap, that made me feel like I was in the 60's literally.

Bimble, Monday, 16 July 2007 00:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

'vapour trail', by a billion miles.

haitch, Monday, 16 July 2007 01:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

Sure, we should have a poll of Ride songs and Vapour Trail would win. Not undeservedly.

Bimble, Monday, 16 July 2007 01:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

re: live b00tlegs (upthread) - Bimble, I've managed to track down my dusty old cassettes. I've got the first gig at The Jericho Tavern (Jan 89) and three other Oxford gigs from 1989 plus Town & Country gig from 28 October 1990. I was wrong about this: some gig somewhere up north (maybe Leeds?) in 1991 (I think this was shortly before they supported The Pixies at Crystal Palace, so maybe May or June 91) which featured Leave Them All Behind for the first time . It's actually a gig at Leeds Poly from July 91 which was the warm up for the Slough Festival. It has got LTAB on it, but isn't the first time they played it. A lot of it is very low quality, but I'll upl0ad bits and pieces. Here's a couple of tracks taped off the radio from the Brits at Wembley Arena in Jan 91 (link only valid for a week):
Chelsea Girl
Seagull
(a few seconds missing from the second one when I had to turn the tape over!)

Nasty, Brutish & Short, Wednesday, 22 August 2007 18:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

Ride played the Brits? That seems unlikely.

Ismael Klata, Thursday, 23 August 2007 20:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

It happened, kind of. I think the Brits had become seen as stale and out of touch, endlessly giving awards to tedious Phil Collins / Eurythmics / Tina Turner / Elton John / Eric Clapton types, and there was the embarrassing nightmare when it was hosted by Sam Fox and that bloke from Fleetwood Mac, so there was a bit of a push to try and make it more credible. If memory serves me right, Jonathon King was behind this (so obviously it didn't become much more credible). They had a night (or possibly two nights) at Wembley Arena where a whole series of acts played very short gigs (just time for four or five songs each). These acts were supposed to be a bit more 'happening'. Apart from Ride, I'm pretty sure they had the Wedding Present and Carter USM. Possibly The Cure. I've got a feeling Billy Bragg was there. Unless I'm getting mixed up with something else there was Lisa Stansfield going "say no to war in the Gulf!" which got censored by the BBC. All of this was broadcast live (or nearly live) on Radio 1. The actual Brits Award TV programme was few days later, though, and didn't show much of the gig. Ride were reduced to about five seconds of Chelsea Girl, I think.

Nasty, Brutish & Short, Thursday, 23 August 2007 21:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

Glad to hear *your* tapes have turned up, Nasty, for my letter to my mother has gone unanswered, though I've gotten over the disappointment of this. Thanks for the links and the effort. I will give them a go.

When indeed WAS the first time they played LTAB? As far as the website I posted above's best guess it was June 8, 1991 at London Crystal Palace. I had been under the impression it was a mere gig or two before I saw them at Pukkelpop but then, these were the days before the internet and all I knew was what I'd read in the NME or whatever.

Bimble, Friday, 24 August 2007 04:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

My vote goes to "Nowhere" the song.

stephen, Friday, 24 August 2007 08:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Here's some more stuff. Gig at Town & Country, Kentish Town from 28 October 1990.
Part One: Polar Bear, Chelsea Girl, Here and Now
As before, only valid for a week, rest of the gig to follow later...

Nasty, Brutish & Short, Saturday, 15 September 2007 18:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah the BRITS 1991 gig happened, i was there. disconcertingly i rather enjoyed The Wedding Present that night.

i'd like to bang on about Ride big time but whenever i do that about 1990's bands i feel like Homer that time, going on about Grand Funk Railroad when the kids are in the back of the car.

pisces, Saturday, 15 September 2007 19:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

"We think feedback's neat, we're staring at our feet"
We're a shoegazing band"

Cunga, Sunday, 16 September 2007 01:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

I enjoyed that, thanks. It's a long time since I heard anyone rhyme fly/sky/high/made her cry.

Whenever I listen to Ride these days it's only the drums I hear. It annoys me that Loz has spent the last eleven years tapping on a chest of drawers in his room or wherever, instead of being the gun-for-hire amongst sessioneers. The Rolling Stones should've ditched Charlie and got Loz in instead.

Ismael Klata, Monday, 17 September 2007 18:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

I agree, Loz cannot be praised enough. But didn't he join some other band recently that I can't remember now? Someone said...didn't Colonel Poo say he played with Jesus & Mary Chain when they reunited?

Bimble, Monday, 17 September 2007 20:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

Here's the rest of that gig:
Part Two = Dreams Burn Down, Perfect Time, Paralysed
Part Three = Vapour Trail
Part Four = Drive Blind, Taste, Nowhere, Decay (in reality I think they did Seagull as an encore, but the tape ran out before that)

Nasty, Brutish & Short, Monday, 17 September 2007 21:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

Good lord in heaven, Nasty. So many goodies! I'm not sure I deserve this, but thanks.

Bimble, Monday, 17 September 2007 22:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

4 years pass...

Vapour Trail is so , so good.

I was too busy with the Azzerrad type bands at the time and fell for the shoey scene that celebrates and missed Ride 'part from 'Leave them all behind'. And missed Swervedriver too you jour no cunts. My bullshit detector well off

the drummer is such a fucking tease.

Excellent stuff

Jessie Fer Ark (Mobbed Up Ping Pong Psychos), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

What I'm trying to say is that I fell for the NME's description at the time and avoided most of that music.

FFs , it was only 67 years ago

Jessie Fer Ark (Mobbed Up Ping Pong Psychos), Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

When the drums kick in on "vapour trail", oh man. love how the drums sound all over that album

river, Sunday, 12 February 2012 05:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Alan Moulder rules so hard

river, Sunday, 12 February 2012 05:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

he really does

Z S, Sunday, 12 February 2012 05:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have managed to completely wear out Vapour Trail, I'm all about Sennen these days.

Seeing that ACPG movie made me dig out all these records - oh and Swervedriver too - love them so much, it's all about the drums.

Though I won't say how weird it was seeing Mark Gardener and Gaz Supergrass sitting next to each other on the panel both insisting "no, really, we're not the same person, we're both here!"

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Sunday, 12 February 2012 10:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

oh HELLO

ttp://theseconddisc.com/2012/04/25/going-blank-again-again-ride-to-reissue-sophomore-album-with-bonus-live-film/#more-12973

piscesx, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

sorry try this

http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2012/04/20/ride-going-blank-again-reissue/

piscesx, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Love this stuff but bonus DVDs do nothing for me. Now, if they included a digital download for the live gig too...

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:44 (2 years ago) Permalink


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