Ride Archive

Six Picks Time Not only have you been granted an extra hour, you also get a bonus Six Picks this week: six songs about time travel to enjoy again, and again, and again... >>
20 songs Happiness is hard to pin down Last Friday was International Day of Happiness. In case you missed it while you were doing your best to stay ahead in the nasty, brutish, but never quite short enough rat race I've put together a playlist to act as a sort of seven-day delayed cure for the common chore. Anyway, how bad can work be? Everything is cool when you're part of a team... >>
In Depth We’re putting the band back together… Share The Blues Brothers happens to be one of my all-time favourite films and I love the premise of Jake and Elwood putting the band back together again for one … >>
20 songs There is no Ending What happens if you take the opening track from each of 20 albums and construct a playlist from them, then take the closing tracks from the same 20 albums, and create a playlist out of those, in reverse order from the original playlist? >>
20 songs Start Again It's all indie tweeted yesterday about a list of great opening tracks that they put together in July. There are some gooduns on their list, but it inspired me to go one better. And then another three more so it would fit into my 20 songs series. >>
In Depth 1992 – The Loved Albums Having made my choice for 1992's Tracks of my Years playlist, I was hit by a flood of thoughts of what might have been. This was the year that my music collection truly started to begin the burgeon; my purchasing power still lagged behind my curiosity, but as both grew, so did my library. >>
Tracks Ride – Going Blank Again Share An album doesn't have to include a track of the same name. I knew that much. It had never occurred to me, though, that you might record an album, … >>
Playlists June 2014: trinkets, b-sides and lullabies B-sides, rarities, non-album tracks, alternate versions - the tracks that bands and labels forgot, or mysteriously tucked away in a corner, out of view. >>
Tracks Ride – Polar Bear Lyrically, Polar Bear is based at least in part on a JD Salinger short story called Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters. I don't know why it's called Polar Bear, but then neither does Andy Bell, and he played guitar on it. >>
Playlists February 2014: Shoegaze if you want to Share Originally coined as a barbed description of the on-stage style of Moose frontman Russell Yates, shoegazing soon became a loose catch-all for bands playing in a particular style in … >>
Tracks Ride – Vapour Trail Share Early 90s indie cred 101: own a copy of, or profess love for Ride’s 1990 debut album, “Nowhere”. It kicks off with I am The Resurrection put through an … >>
Playlists February 2013: The 1990s Share In the 90s, just as it had in the 80s, my music taste exploded. Only this time I was very consciously rejecting dull chart matter, and embracing the cult … >>