Pale Saints are a band I started out with backwards from conventional wisdom, finding a copy of their third and final album – 1994’s Slow Buildings – in a pawn shop CD bin in the mid-’90s. It’s not the one most would recommend since by this point, Ian Masters – the band’s founder and vocalist […]
I have Sonic Cathedral’s 1991: The Year Shoegaze Broke rolling blog for inspiring this post, because without their March 25 entry, I never would have known that my favourite Ride release actually had an accompanying VHS/Laserdisc release and that all four songs on it had an accompanying video. The EP itself is long out of […]
While any live band performance television footage from yesteryear is kind of a gift, most of it is pretty low-res, VHS rip quality and while it may be period-correct but not necessarily a lot of fun to watch. So this recently-surfaced high-quality (well, 480p) clip of Ride tearing up British programme The Happening (not to […]
I can’t say I was too invested in the artistic success of Creation Stories, the film adaptation of Creation Records honcho Alan McGee’s 2013 memoir Creation Stories: Riots, Raves, and Running a Label, but was at least hoping it would be a decent ’90s companion piece of sorts to 24 Hour Party People, Michael Winterbottom’s […]
Gonna pivot to some Krautrock today, and a tune which has the distinction of having been released as a single for two different albums, in a sense. The German version “Das Model” was a single from the 1978 album Die Mensch-Maschine, but the English version, “The Model”, was used a b-side to “Computer Love” for […]
In honour of the 29th anniversary of Ride’s Going Blank Again – March 9, 1992 – here’s the video for the second track and the second single from the album and the clip from their live Live At Brixton DVD included as a bonus on the 2012 20th anniversary reissue of the album.
It’s generally acknowledged that Ride broke up in 1996, just before the release of their fourth album Tarantula, and that they reunited in 2014 initially for live shows and then for a couple of excellent new records and counting. However, it’s important to note that that wasn’t the first time that Andy, Mark, Loz, and […]
Started by Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, #TimsTwitterListeningParty has been a balm for these times, inviting artists and fans to participate in a real-time commentary via Twitter as they listen to a given record start to finish. And thankfully, they’re all archived. Here’s Andy Bell and Loz Colbert of […]