Ride

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With their first records, Ride created a unique wall of sound that relied on massive, trembling distortion in the vein of My Bloody Valentine but with a simpler, more direct melodic approach. The shatteringly loud, droning neo-psychedelia the band performed was dubbed shoegazing by the British press because the bandmembers stared at their pedals while they performed. Along with their initial influence, My Bloody Valentine, Ride stood apart from the shoegazing pack, primarily because of their keen sense of songcraft and dynamics. For a while, the band was proclaimed the last great hope of British rock, but they fell from the spotlight nearly as quickly as they entered it.
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Ride - Nowhere album art Ride Nowhere (Album) Creation Records, Creation Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
TCD 0059 Ride - In Concert-512 album art Ride In Concert-512(CD, Transcription) BBC Transcription TCD 0059 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Ride - Going Blank Again album art Ride Going Blank Again (Album) Creation Records US 1992 Sell This Version
Ride - Carnival Of Light album art Ride Carnival Of Light (Album) Creation Records US 1994 Sell This Version
Ride - Tarantula album art Ride Tarantula (Album) Creation Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
Ride - Weather Diaries album art Ride Weather Diaries (Album) Wichita UK, Europe & US 2017 Sell This Version
WEBB530LP Ride - Waking Up In Another Town: Weather Diaries Remixed album art Ride Waking Up In Another Town: Weather Diaries Remixed(2xLP, Ltd) Wichita WEBB530LP Europe 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Ride - Ride album art Ride Ride (EP) Creation Records, Creation Records UK 1989 Sell This Version
Ride - Fall album art Ride Fall (EP) Creation Records, Creation Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
Ride - Taste album art Ride Taste (Single) Creation Records US 1990 Sell This Version
Ride - Play album art Ride Play (EP) Creation Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
Ride - Kaleidoscope album art Ride Kaleidoscope Sire, Reprise Records US 1991 Sell This Version
Ride - Vapour Trail album art Ride Vapour Trail (Maxi, Single) Sire, Reprise Records US 1991 Sell This Version
Ride - Today Forever album art Ride Today Forever (EP) Creation Records, Creation Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
FUNN-33 Ride - Sight Of You / Deliverance album art Ride Sight Of You / Deliverance(7", Ltd) FUNN FUNN-33 UK 1991 Sell This Version
sleighed 1 Ride - Like A Snowflake album art Ride Like A Snowflake(7", S/Sided, Single) Not On Label sleighed 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Ride - Leave Them All Behind album art Ride Leave Them All Behind (Single, Maxi) Creation Records, Creation Records Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Ride - Twisterella album art Ride Twisterella (Single, Maxi, EP) Creation Records, Creation Records UK 1992 Sell This Version
WPCP-5064 Ride - Grasshopper EP album art Ride Grasshopper EP(CD, EP) Sire WPCP-5064 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
PB 05468 Ride - She Calls / Leave Them All Behind album art Slowdive / Ride Slowdive / Ride - She Calls / Leave Them All Behind(7", Single, Ltd, Promo, Blu) SBK Records, Sire PB 05468 US 1992 Sell This Version
Ride - How Does It Feel To Feel? album art Ride How Does It Feel To Feel? (Single, Maxi) Creation Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
Ride - Birdman album art Ride Birdman (Single) Creation Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
Ride - I Don't Know Where It Comes From album art Ride I Don't Know Where It Comes From (Single) Creation Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
PRO CD 2054 Ride - Live album art Ride Live(CD, Single, Ltd, Promo) Sire, Reprise Records PRO CD 2054 France 1994 Sell This Version
FOCUSPCD12 Ride - SMALL FACES Tribute Album Sampler album art Mother Earth, Ride Mother Earth, Ride - SMALL FACES Tribute Album Sampler(CD, Single, Promo) Focus FOCUSPCD12 UK 1995 Sell This Version

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Rich.C

Rich.C

December 22, 2016
Beginning with the Smile LP, Ride set overdriven guitars to the hypnotic pulse of Fender vibrato and driven, loopy rhythms. Vocalists Mark Gardner and Andy Bell traded vocal duties, layering each with their richly melodic, atmospheric harmonies and creating the Shoegazer's signature contrast between jet engine guitars and almost deadpan vocals. The band's two minutes began in 1990 with the release of Nowhere, and rather than cow-towing to pop's quick, compressed conventions, Ride increased the throttle with phantom feedback and an elegant sort of rhythmic aggression for album's opener "Seagull." Still, the band didn't confine itself to volume tactics alone; they also showed great pop skills and a penchant for heart wrenching song craft with the album's touted hit "Vapour Trail." Ride continued to profile their structured pop brilliance (see "Twisterella") and jammy, Neo-Psychedelic swirl until their demise in 1995.

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