Ride

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 Discography

Albums

Ride Nowhere (Album) Creation Records, Creation Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
Ride Going Blank Again (Album) Creation Records US 1992 Sell This Version
Ride Carnival Of Light (Album) Creation Records US 1994 Sell This Version
Ride Tarantula (Album) Creation Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
WPCR1329 Ride Nowhere(CD, Album) Creation Records, Sire WPCR1329 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
Ride Weather Diaries (Album) Wichita UK, Europe & US 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Ride Fall (EP) Creation Records, Creation Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
Ride Taste (Single) Creation Records US 1990 Sell This Version
Ride Ride (EP) Creation Records, Creation Records UK 1989 Sell This Version
Ride Play (EP) Creation Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
Ride Vapour Trail (Maxi, Single) Sire, Reprise Records US 1991 Sell This Version
Ride Kaleidoscope Sire, Reprise Records US 1991 Sell This Version
Ride Today Forever (EP) Creation Records, Creation Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
sleighed 1 Ride Like A Snowflake(7", S/Sided) Not On Label sleighed 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Ride Leave Them All Behind (Single, Maxi) Creation Records, Creation Records Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Ride Twisterella (Single, Maxi, EP) Creation Records, Creation Records UK 1992 Sell This Version
WPCP-5064 Ride Grasshopper EP(CD, EP) Sire WPCP-5064 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
PB 05468 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 Birdman (Single) Creation Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
Ride How Does It Feel To Feel? (Maxi, Single) Creation Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
Ride I Don't Know Where It Comes From (Single) Creation Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
PRO CD 2054 Ride Live(CD, Single, Ltd, Promo) Sire, Reprise Records PRO CD 2054 France 1994 Sell This Version
FOCUSPCD12 Mother Earth, Ride Mother Earth, Ride - SMALL FACES Tribute Album Sampler(CD, Single, Promo) Focus FOCUSPCD12 UK 1995 Sell This Version
Ride Black Nite Crash (Single) Creation Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
none Ride Vapour Trail - Disintegrated 2015(2xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Ride Music none US 2015

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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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