New Age (Velvet Underground cover) - Ride
Mark Gardener & Andy Bell 1991
Also, the infamous two-coloured sweater…
Is this the same wall… Where The Verve had an Urban Hymns photo session?
This month Rhino Records reissued Ride’s seminal debut LP, Nowhere, along with the band’s Today Forever EP and a live concert from 1991, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nowhere’s release. So much more than the shoegaze tag that was bestowed upon the band, Ride represented what was exciting and alive about the early ’90s English music scene. With dual guitarist/vocalists Mark Gardener and Andy Bell, bassist Steve Queralt, and drummer extraordinaire Laurence “Loz” Colbert, the band survived only three more albums, 1992’s stellar Going Blind Again, ‘94’s Carnival of Light, and their last stand, ‘96’s Tarantula. The band never reached the same heights in the U.S. as they did in Britain, but Ride’s sound remains as vital today as it was 20 years ago and Nowhere is ripe for re-exploration. To commemorate 20 years, Gardener took some time from his current studio and soundtrack work to speak with Under the Radar about his band’s milestone. (via Ride: Nowhere Celebrated (An Interview with Mark Gardener) | Under the Radar - Indie Music Magazine)
I love Ride.
Andy Bell, move your lazy ass out of Beady Eye back to Ride!
"drummer extraordinaire" <3 Love you, Loz…