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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 (7 years ago) Permalink

Ride played the Brits? That seems unlikely.

Ismael Klata, Thursday, 23 August 2007 20:49 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

My vote goes to "Nowhere" the song.

stephen, Friday, 24 August 2007 08:42 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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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