Ride Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Formed in Oxford around the late eighties Ride were the pin-up boys of the shoegaze scene alongside My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive and Lush, fusing together the pop hooks of The Cure and Jesus And Mary Chain with US indie rock noise like Sonic Youth a...read more »
Formed in Oxford around the late eighties Ride were the pin-up boys of the shoegaze scene alongside My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive and Lush, fusing together the pop hooks of The Cure and Jesus And Mary Chain with US indie rock noise like Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr Ride gained an almost instant cult following with their first run of EPs on Alan McGee's Creation Records although it was their 1990 album Nowhere that propelled them into NME cover stars.
For most of 91-92 Mark, Andy, Loz and Steve toured constantly with bands like Mercury Rev, The Charlatans, Verve and even played with a very fresh faced Oasis in their early days, Their 1992 follow up to Nowhere was the gorgeous kitchen sink psychedelia of Going Blank Again. A slight departure from the ethereal wall of sound of their early material Going Blank Again had elements of soul, pop and blues but still had its toe dipped firmly in the shoegaze paddling pool, what followed was a troubled few years for the Thames Valley lads with Carnival Of Light dividing fans and critics with its Beatles/Stones pastiche and tensions between band members growing stronger they finally decided to part ways with the release of their farewell album Tarantula.
Fast forward to present day and a successful reunion has spawned a return to form with Weather Diaries and the Oxford four piece continue to play to their adoring fans worldwide.
Similar to Ride:
Slowdive, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Spiritualized, My Bloody Valentine, Lush, Mojave 3, The Boo Radleys, Swervedriver, Ringo Deathstarr, Catherine Wheel, Kitchens Of Distinction, The Telescopes
They are well and truly back now aren't they? Totally rejuvenated. No need to mention the 'hat' years. Following up their recent rather successful album 'Weather Diaries' comes this 4 tracker with four brand new non album tracks including the recently unveiled old man banger 'Pulsar'. At this rate these shoegazers could run and run. &...view item
Much like Take That, Ride were popular and much-loved in their earlier days and following a long hiatus made a successful comeback where one of them was wearing a hat. Here, finally are the first fruits of their new work which was rather unfathomably produced by DJ, producer and remix man Erol Al...view item
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Ride’s debut, they are re-releasing Nowhere with loads of extra goodies. With an expanded 15-track version of the album, as well as live recordings from their concert at London's Town & Country Club in March 1991. As well as a photo booklet. All wrapped up in some pret...view item
Apparently their “coming of age album” or some nonsense, Going Blank Again built on Ride’s excellent debut, Nowhere, and layered on the fuzzy guitar, the pulsating synths and just made everything so vast and encapsulating, surely what Shoegaze at it best is meant to achieve.
This 20th a...view item
After “Going Blank Again”, Oxford’s Ride step a little further away from their shoegazing roots in favour of watered-down psychedelia and make a mainstream indie album. It seems that they have been listening to a wider range of influences to, not least The Creation, ...view item
Tarantula is Ride's final album, recorded amid growing tensions and released after the band had split. The band's sound is markedly different from previous efforts, being more straightforward rock than the swirling psychedelia of past efforts. Also, the lyrics are rather weak, on the whole, on this record. That being said, this is a good album, ...view item
I've always thought that Ride were okay but nothing spectacular. Therefore, a collection of their best stuff, cutting away the unnecessary flab is a pretty good thing. "OX4" features early non-album singles such as "Chelsea Girl" and "Drive Blind" along with classic album tracks such as "Vapour Trail" and "Taste" from their debut "Nowhere" LP, "...view item
Here's an interesting thing. A compilation on Mobile called
"Feedback to the Future".....and yes its a compilation of eleven
shoegazing songs from 1990-1992. Now in my day shoegazing was a pretty
naff thing that the music press constantly took the piss out of and it all
got blown away when Brit-Pop came ...view item
Yes, the boys are back in town! Just when you were getting to grips that the reunion of Slowdive wasn’t some kind of shoegaze dream, Ride have announced their reunion. This is where it all began with Nowhere, their debut. Classic fuzzy cascades of ambivalence and slouching, Nowhere has rig...view item
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