Ride, Live at The Town & Country Club, London – March, 1991

Ride, Live at The Town & Country Club, London – March, 1991

Recordings of Ride’s show at the Town & Country Club in London has long kicked around as one of the definitive early live documents of the band. Recorded on March 7, 1991 while the band were touring their debut album Nowhere, released the previous October, it was broadcast by the BBC in May 1991 and has existed as a bootleg ever since.

In addition to the audio, however, the performance was also videotaped on 16mm colour and 8mm black-and-white film by James Deegan, who directed the band’s early videos. The footage then just sat in film cans for a quarter-century before being converted to zeroes and ones and officially released in 2015 as part of the 25th anniversary edition of Nowhere; an edition which is now out of print so the fact that it has made its way online is basically a public service.

Music blog The Active Listener had an interview with Matt Levin, who edited the raw footage into the finished product, in October of 2015, just before the anniversary edition was released:

Ride – Nowhere 25th Anniversary Edition Interview / Preview @ The Active Listener

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