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Poops McGee, Monday, 11 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

cool, now if we could get a slowdive one that would be ace (maybe, like the band explosion thing at the astoria or something)

gareth, Monday, 11 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

best i could do.

http://www.cs.sfu.ca/~torsten/Music/Slowdive/

Poops McGee, Monday, 11 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Think I'll have to investigate both these. Gareth, drop me a line privately, I may some interesting goodies coming my way soon...

Ned Raggett, Monday, 11 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Gareth, here we are. Slowdive live in Oslo 1993

alex in mainhattan, Monday, 11 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Sorry that was the same site...

alex in mainhattan, Monday, 11 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

ten years pass...

My challop = Ride are BETTER than MBV!

=D

www.gbokchoymail.com (admrl), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:06 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah yeahhhhh stirring the pot with a heavy spoooooon

www.gbokchoymail.com (admrl), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:07 (five years ago) Permalink

props to you for finding a thread on ILX about ANY BAND whatsoever with < a dozen posts

dell (del), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:09 (five years ago) Permalink

thanks, dell

www.gbokchoymail.com (admrl), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:10 (five years ago) Permalink

people must really not care about RIDE

www.gbokchoymail.com (admrl), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:10 (five years ago) Permalink

and despite my newfound love for 'loveless', i'd still say that swervedriver is better that either of them.

mark e, Friday, 18 May 2012 18:12 (five years ago) Permalink

that's the spirit! =D

I disagree but admire your transgressive spunk

www.gbokchoymail.com (admrl), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:13 (five years ago) Permalink

you have skewere my preconceptions like so much lamb on a BBQ

www.gbokchoymail.com (admrl), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:13 (five years ago) Permalink

that may be so, but hopefully we can both agree on the fact that 18 wheeler were shyte.

in whatever guise they tried out, : fey indie, grunge'd up guitars, william orbit sanctioned dance beats

mark e, Friday, 18 May 2012 18:18 (five years ago) Permalink

I seem to recall having an 18 wheeler 10" of the fey indie variety

where did all my records go?

www.gbokchoymail.com (admrl), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:18 (five years ago) Permalink

i think one of my worst and possibly most embarrassing life decisions occurred around the turn of the millennium when i took the british music press at face value and bought a bunch of shitty records that came out on alan mcgee's label

dell (del), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:23 (five years ago) Permalink

I did something like that, I was young and didn't need the money

www.gbokchoymail.com (admrl), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:24 (five years ago) Permalink

ha, me too, but i'm still bitter obv!

like, cosmic rough riders were akin to country-era byrds in precisely the same way that the narrator of "horse with no name" had ingested real acid.

dell (del), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:25 (five years ago) Permalink

and montgolfier brothers were the new felt/durutti column just as the alarm were the u2 done right

dell (del), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:26 (five years ago) Permalink

my brother loved the montgolfier brothers. Are you in your very early 30s/perhaps just turned 30? I was already slightly too cynical for that period of UK hype.

www.gbokchoymail.com (admrl), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:29 (five years ago) Permalink

erm uh

uh

i turned 30 in 2002

gulp

dell (del), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:30 (five years ago) Permalink

hahaaaaa

www.gbokchoymail.com (admrl), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:30 (five years ago) Permalink

good for you, old man

www.gbokchoymail.com (admrl), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:30 (five years ago) Permalink

you're only as old as you feel, eh

www.gbokchoymail.com (admrl), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:30 (five years ago) Permalink

anyways, ride were a weird band, their whole career trajectory

i remember reading in the creation records book about how whatshisname was on a plane embarking on a tour in japan or u.s. or something and he came up with the idea for "leave them all behind", like they were so glad to be washing their hands of all the shitty indie bands that they had been automatically lumped in with

that being said, i kinda like "going blank again" better than their previous ep's which might not be an entirely challenging opinion, but...

dell (del), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:34 (five years ago) Permalink

I mean, I am 28 in ILX years, obv

dell (del), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:36 (five years ago) Permalink

but all of the shoegaze bands were great singles acts-- there are amazing pale saints, lush, etc. songs.

somehow mbv managed to put together a couple of reasonably coherent lps which the also-rans for whatever reason couldn't seem to do

but leave them all behind is pretty solid as far as a statement from an also-ran. unless i'm completely mistaken and people are jamming down "whirlpool" by chapterhouse while they are shooting up cough syrup

dell (del), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:43 (five years ago) Permalink

It is funny that Spiritualized are no longer really lumped in with "shoegaze", otherwise LGM or Pure Phase would own all of these, for me

www.gbokchoymail.com (admrl), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:45 (five years ago) Permalink

I feel like they were part of this at the time but in retrospect they exist outside of it, maybe because they kept going and now we kind of have a Spiritualized 2.0, or even 2.5

www.gbokchoymail.com (admrl), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:46 (five years ago) Permalink

probably our unconscious minds over time accumulate a list of things we would never have thunk would happen during our lifetimes

dude, spiritualized were on letterman a couple of weeks ago. jason spaceman. the heroin addict from rugby or whatever. i mean, it just seems so unlikely. something like if next week the misfits announce that jason alexander of seinfeld fame is their new lead singer.

dell (del), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:50 (five years ago) Permalink

haha

www.gbokchoymail.com (admrl), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:52 (five years ago) Permalink

i totally like "if i were with her now", when he indulged his uh, 'perfect prescription' of beach boys/krautrock synergy moments

but then i lost interest after seeing him live around the time of "ladies and gentlemen" which was for me anyhow a total yawner

but now with his new record he is back into some jonathan richman vibe? or something? break it down for me you heads

dell (del), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:54 (five years ago) Permalink

I need to listen to the new one again

www.gbokchoymail.com (admrl), Friday, 18 May 2012 18:55 (five years ago) Permalink

so, anyone admitting to listening to the heavy stereo album recently ?

or, the diggers ?

some folks say good stuff re that january album, but i've yet to make it all the way through it before boredom kicks in.

mark e, Friday, 18 May 2012 19:06 (five years ago) Permalink

xps That's supposed to be a challop?!

Ismael Klata, Friday, 18 May 2012 19:15 (five years ago) Permalink

man. ok

when i was nineteen i would listen to my college's radio station idly in the background

i almost wish i were joking but hearing "polar bear" and "kennedy" by the wedding presesents was some kind of life revolution to me. prior to that i had been so immersed in the punk world i scarcely realized there was a world of indie music apart from screaming and breakneck tempos. it was a revelation. like i patiently waited for the dj to announce what he had been playing and then scrawled it down and took it with me the next time i went to the local record store

dell (del), Friday, 18 May 2012 19:15 (five years ago) Permalink

I loved Ride more than life itself at some points in the early 80s but jesus christ their transformation into a classic rock band was one of the more disappointing career trajectories they could have taken. And I say that as someone who actually likes about half of Carnival Of Wife.

But I should really know better than to talk shoegaze on ILX.

They have fangs, They have teeth! (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Friday, 18 May 2012 19:15 (five years ago) Permalink

xpost

dunno, just thought ppl rated the early ep's over "leave them all behind". i remember it being received as a disappointment by my friends at the time

dell (del), Friday, 18 May 2012 19:17 (five years ago) Permalink

The best thing that Ride ever did was the Today Forever EP. I mean, the first couple of EPs were nice and I loved Nowhere, but Today Forever was the one that changed everything for me.

They have fangs, They have teeth! (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Friday, 18 May 2012 19:20 (five years ago) Permalink

see i somehow don't even know that record or at least don't remember it. if you are american you miss out on so many things

dell (del), Friday, 18 May 2012 21:34 (five years ago) Permalink

You probably got it tacked on the end of Nowhere instead, though.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 18 May 2012 21:40 (five years ago) Permalink

ah... that makes sense

y'know if you grew up in america you were sold "the smithereens" as being a viable "college rock" band so, just saying...

the fact i can use the word "ride" in conversations not involving a tilt-a-whirl is maybe impressive in itself

dell (del), Friday, 18 May 2012 21:50 (five years ago) Permalink

I loved Ride more than life itself at some points in the early 80s

Truly before your time (and theirs).

Pacific Trash Vortex (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Saturday, 19 May 2012 00:08 (five years ago) Permalink

xps That's supposed to be a challop?!

how dare you see thru my cunning plan ...

mark e, Saturday, 19 May 2012 00:16 (five years ago) Permalink

when i was nineteen i would listen to my college's radio station idly in the background ...patiently waited for the dj to announce what he had been playing and then scrawled it down and took it with me the next time i went to the local record store

pre-internet, and outside of friends lending me stuff, this often was mostly how i found out about new stuff. in the early 90s it was usually WPRB in Princeton, and sometimes Drexel or Temple or U Penn would play indie/punk. I would even let a 100 min tape roll on a show that sounded good when heading to bed and then would skim through it the next day in the car to find new stuff.

The best thing that Ride ever did was the Today Forever EP. I mean, the first couple of EPs were nice and I loved Nowhere, but Today Forever was the one that changed everything for me.

― They have fangs, They have teeth! (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Friday, May 18, 2012 2:20 PM (5 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

see i somehow don't even know that record or at least don't remember it. if you are american you miss out on so many things

― dell (del), Friday, May 18, 2012 4:34 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

You probably got it tacked on the end of Nowhere instead, though.

― Ismael Klata, Friday, May 18, 2012 4:40 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark

Three of the tracks got tacked on a CD EP for Vapour Trail. I never realized they were a part of something else until Sire put "Today" on one of those Just Say ____ comps.

city worker, Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:30 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah, totally! if a dj was playing a bunch of songs that appealed to me i would hurriedly search around for a blank tape and also would be scribbling down the names of the artists. i'm guessing that kind of thing has been talked about here before but it was so real and fun to discover new artists in that way.

dell (del), Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:39 (five years ago) Permalink

...except when there was no back-announce, or you had to leave your car before you could hear it.

I prefer pulling up a station playlist on my phone now.

Less mystery, more clarity.

And don't overlook Ride's BBC sessions!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 19 May 2012 02:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Truly before your time (and theirs).

― Pacific Trash Vortex (Nasty, Brutish & Short),

Actually my personal musical memory and state of being obsessed with music started in about 1981, though thanks for the compliment of thinking I'm younger than I am...

But anyway, it was a typo. Stupid iPhone typing on the bus. Early 90s obviously.

They have fangs, They have teeth! (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Saturday, 19 May 2012 07:13 (five years ago) Permalink

Also, I was living in the States when the Today Forever EP came out! If I could find it, other people could find it!

(That said, I was kinda working at or involved with two college radio stations around the late 80s/early 90s)

They have fangs, They have teeth! (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Saturday, 19 May 2012 07:15 (five years ago) Permalink

yay Nowhere. Paralysed was easily the stand out in Manchester IMO.

piscesx, Saturday, 3 October 2015 20:40 (one year ago) Permalink

Apparently last night in Leeds they did a first set of LTAB, Like A Daydream, Unfamiliar, Time Machine, Twisterella, Cool Your Boots, Black Nite Crash, Today, Mouse Trap, then a breather, then the whole of 'Nowhere' (inc. the Fall EP trakcs tacked on the end) and then Chelsea Girl and Drive Blind.

Lionel Richie the Wardrobe (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 12 October 2015 16:12 (one year ago) Permalink

it was news to me that they had *never* done Kaleidoscope live before until last night?? like.. ever?

piscesx, Monday, 12 October 2015 20:58 (one year ago) Permalink

It wasn't news to me (the first time I saw them live was the month that 'Nowhere' came out, and they didn't play it then, or the five other times I saw them over the next 18 months, and it seemed unlikely they would have suddenly decided to play it after that), but I never understood why they didn't play it - it's a great little tune.

Lionel Richie the Wardrobe (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 12 October 2015 21:40 (one year ago) Permalink

Hmmmm. Just realised I've more or less already said this four post ago.

Lionel Richie the Wardrobe (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 12 October 2015 21:41 (one year ago) Permalink

Did I mention that I don't think they've played Kaleidoscope live before? And that I don't know the reason for this?

Lionel Richie the Wardrobe (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 12 October 2015 21:42 (one year ago) Permalink

Brilliant gig last night. I managed to get right to the front. Ride supported by Ride. Here's some bits a pieces from the first set, will upload and stitch together the Nowhere set later: https://youtu.be/lI4I7Vki4Pc

Lionel Richie the Wardrobe (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Thursday, 15 October 2015 08:35 (one year ago) Permalink

The rest: https://youtu.be/5ICGVNC1C2k

Lionel Richie the Wardrobe (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Thursday, 15 October 2015 09:54 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

New album forthcoming -- Erol Alkan producing. Hmm.

http://pitchfork.com/news/70148-ride-releasing-first-new-album-in-over-20-years/

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 1 December 2016 18:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

coming up for air was well dece tbf

Dave Plaintive rapper with classical training (imago), Thursday, 1 December 2016 18:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

shit though, it was AGES ago

Dave Plaintive rapper with classical training (imago), Thursday, 1 December 2016 18:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Saw them tonight in Shoreditch. Very good. A mixture of stuff off the album which will be released later this week and the old classics: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1355747341147758.1073741848.100001375168495&type=1&l=e3495272bc

Warren's Treat (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 00:03 (two months ago) Permalink

glad that you were finally able to see them Nasty Brutish & Short. How are the new songs? should i be looking forward to hearing new Ride this week?

Bee OK, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 03:06 (two months ago) Permalink

It's awful.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 03:07 (two months ago) Permalink

Of the two tracks they released a couple of months or so ago, Charm Assault is good. Home Is A Feeling is a bit boring (though a bit more 'shoegaze'). The other two they've released I only got a few days ago and don't know them well, but All I Want is also good, Lannoy Point not so sure about. They did one last night called Cali which I liked.

Warren's Treat (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 06:43 (two months ago) Permalink

Video: https://youtu.be/wDjhf9-UmDM

Warren's Treat (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 07:29 (two months ago) Permalink

Pre-ordered this on the strength of Charm Assault. Disappointed to hear all the negative feedback.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 08:03 (two months ago) Permalink

Annoy Point morelike

imago, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 08:16 (two months ago) Permalink

Annoy Pointless even

imago, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 08:16 (two months ago) Permalink

This is really good, based on one (pretty involved, headphones-on-the-walk-to-work) listen. Lyrics are still v 6th form, but the big grindy bass, massive drums, and wistful melodies are all there, and the combination of synths and guitars works really well as a development from just shoegazey guitars. Easily in their top 3 albums!

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 16 June 2017 08:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Interesting!

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 16 June 2017 11:41 (two months ago) Permalink

Consensus is mainly positive apart from you, it seems!

http://www.metacritic.com/music/weather-diaries/ride/critic-reviews

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 16 June 2017 12:29 (two months ago) Permalink

I admit I haven't had any interest in listening. I mean, I interviewed Andy for the reunion and all as well, but this seems...unneeded, I guess the word is.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 16 June 2017 12:59 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm with Alfred - this is kinda shitty dad rock.

BlackIronPrison, Friday, 16 June 2017 17:27 (two months ago) Permalink

What can I say? I'm a shitty dad.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 16 June 2017 18:23 (two months ago) Permalink

And actually it feels really adolescent to me; overly idealistic, gauche, lyrically clumsy. All of which are things I associate with Ride anyway and I kind of like how familiar these failings are. And the feelings they inspire too. I didn't think / know I wanted a Ride album in 2017 but I'm glad I've got one right now.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 16 June 2017 18:35 (two months ago) Permalink

Three listens in and I'm finding this absolutely tremendous. A loving tribute to their early sound, updated. Not knocking the first two records off the perch quite yet, but solidly their their best and one of the best reunion records I can recall.

Davey D, Saturday, 17 June 2017 07:09 (two months ago) Permalink

*third best

Davey D, Saturday, 17 June 2017 07:09 (two months ago) Permalink

Nice. I have high expectations after Slowdive's homerun on their last album.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Saturday, 17 June 2017 07:46 (two months ago) Permalink

Gonna have to buck the ILM trend of half-listening to something then denouncing it as the worst shit ever made and say it's pretty good

PaulTMA, Saturday, 17 June 2017 09:16 (two months ago) Permalink

Listening now. They've lost the single thing that made them great (squalling guitars) but some of the songwriting is quite nice, I suppose (Home Is A Feeling). Opening track is a dreadful dirge

imago, Saturday, 17 June 2017 11:50 (two months ago) Permalink

Title track an even more dreadful dirge omg come on lads

imago, Saturday, 17 June 2017 11:54 (two months ago) Permalink

Squally bit at the end of the title track is how the album should have begun - and taken it from there

imago, Saturday, 17 June 2017 11:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Caught Nora having a proper dance to Lannoy Point in the living room this morning = trust her instinct more than LJ's.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 17 June 2017 12:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Also if you think the squalling guitars are the 'single' thing that made them great then you've missed the point(s).

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 17 June 2017 12:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Ooh, Cali is pretty good

imago, Saturday, 17 June 2017 19:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Worked out my beef with Lannoy Point - that Cure riff comes in once too often. Tips it from enjoyable jam into dirge. It's growing on me a little though

imago, Saturday, 17 June 2017 19:35 (two months ago) Permalink

Cali is by far the best track though

imago, Sunday, 18 June 2017 08:50 (two months ago) Permalink

was never really a big fan so slept on this, guess I'll give it a listen today but you aren't all filling me with confidence.

akm, Sunday, 18 June 2017 15:15 (two months ago) Permalink

Verse of Charm Assault keeps getting stuck in my head now

imago, Monday, 19 June 2017 14:13 (two months ago) Permalink

I like what I've heard of this. Not quite the breathtaker that the new Slowdive is, but definitely cool. Hard not to be down with new Ride.

jterich, Monday, 19 June 2017 20:26 (two months ago) Permalink

I really like Cali. Trying to work out what it reminds me of...I'm thinking late-era Pixies (but not vocally).

Warren's Treat (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 19 June 2017 21:21 (two months ago) Permalink

It's stuck in my head permanently now. Not sure - maybe it shares DNA with Catherine Wheel at their most American? Blur? Sonic Youth? Really it just feels like Ride perfecting themselves again

imago, Monday, 19 June 2017 21:30 (two months ago) Permalink

Melodically bits of Cali remind me of Beulah. Which is odd.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 20 June 2017 05:03 (two months ago) Permalink

I think it's Letter to Memphis that it reminds me of

Warren's Treat (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Tuesday, 20 June 2017 07:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Their Glastonbury set is on iplayer now (and is good)

Warren's Treat (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Saturday, 24 June 2017 23:13 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah. Basically all my favourite Ride songs.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Sunday, 25 June 2017 05:16 (one month ago) Permalink

my god, I've been putting off the new Ride album bcz I was worried it wouldn't be great and it is... very not great. Depressingly unremarkable and mediocre and completely generic; I'm not getting Ride from this at all

he not like the banana (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 3 July 2017 17:52 (one month ago) Permalink

it's not _actually offensive_ to me other than being associated with the name ride. its completely unspecial, not actually good.

popcorn michael awaits trumptweet (Hunt3r), Monday, 3 July 2017 17:57 (one month ago) Permalink

Erol producing too, which used to mean something.

piscesx, Monday, 3 July 2017 21:20 (one month ago) Permalink


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