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Interview

Interview Summer Sonic, Makuhari Messe, Tokyo, Japan

This was a Facebook live interview as part of Summer Sonic 2017. The interview was held at at the Tokyo venue on the 19th August. During the interview questions and comments were accepted through Facebook live comments. Interview was originally posted on the Summer Sonic Facebook page.                                

Interview, Oxford United Programme

The August 2017 edition of Oxford United's programme included an big supporter Mark Gardener and there was also a chance to win a copy of the Weather Diaries CD. Magazine can be purchased online at http://www.matchdayfix.com/oufc/

Steve Queralt Guest Selection

Steve Queralt appeared on Great Northern Radio to select his three favourite tracks released on Creation Records. Listen below.

Confirmation of fifth album recording
Erol Alkan Instagram post

Erol Alkan of Beyond The Wizards Sleeve/Phantasy Records confirms he is producing a forthcoming fifth album from Ride via Instagram.

KEXP studio session
KEXP

KEXP presents Ride performing live in the studio. Recorded November 16, 2015. Songs: Kaleidoscope Polar Bear In a Different Place Decay Dreams Burn Down Seagull Host: Cheryl Waters Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Luke Knecht & Justin Wilmore Editor: Jim Beckmann

Outline magazine interview

Loz gave an interview to local magazine Outline prior to Ride's Norwich gig. You can read the online interview here.

Andy and Loz talk to Q104.3 about Nowhere turning 25
Q104.3 Interview

Between their two recent Irving Plaza New York shows in September, Andy and Loz popped in for a chat with Q104.3 to discuss the last 25 years.

Time Out (Interview)
Time Out May 2015

NME (Interview)
NME May 2015
Uncut Magazine (Interview)
6music Breakfast Show Interview
6music

Mark and Andy join Shaun Keaveny where they announce their reunion and future plans with Ride.

Uncut Magazine (Interview)

 

Steve Queralt’s guide to Firing Blanks
Firing Blanks sleeve

Back in 2001 when I was running the Creation Records fansite I interviewed Steve Queralt upon the release of the OX4 Best of_ boxset. Below is the accompanying guide Steve wrote about the Firing Blanks album which has been lost in cyberspace for many years, until now.... What's your favourite track? Tongue Tied or Something's Burning? Something's Burning - During the summer of 1993 we recorded two sessions at Courtyard Studios in Oxford as preparation for "Carnival Of Light". Sadly this song, whilst good enough to have been included was dropped along with various other potential tunes. Just too many songs knocking around at that time. Chelsea Girl (4 track demo) - This is Andy and Me demoing tunes during 1988 in my bedroom. I had a four track machine which we used for all sorts of ideas in the early days before we had a proper band. In later months we managed to demo a lot of early songs squeezing the whole band into bedrooms or living rooms much to the neighbours disgust. Blue & Everybody Knows - Written by Loz, these were originally included in the tracklisting for Going Blank Again. Unfortunately they were dropped along with 'Tongue Tied' on the advice of both record companies who were insisting that the album was way too long. I think they had a point. Dreams Burn Down dub - Again we made Creation very nervous when we played them this saying that we had re-thought the whole concept of the song. Although it would be difficult to top the real version, I think this is a fantastic alternative offering an even darker atmosphere. She's So Fine - It took three years for this song to finally make it on to Tarantula. This is the original version recorded back in 1993, another song left by the wayside in preparation for Going Blank Again. We demoed it again in Cornwall with John Leckie, this time looping a 4 bar sample which never made it to the vocal stage. New Age - The only cover on the CD. Recorded at Abbey Road as a potential b-side for 'How Does It Feel To Feel' but later superseded by some instrumental nonsense from me and Loz in the shape of 'Walkabout'. God knows why! Tongue Tied - This in my opinion is the best unreleased track that we ever recorded. I think this is one of the few occasions where the intensity and beauty of Ride was captured perfectly on tape, everything fits together perfectly. Unfortunately it was dropped as a way of reducing the length of Going Blank Again. Why it never turned up on a b-side I don't know. Dropped and forgotten. I'm Fine Thanks - Another song from the early days. It was originally titled 'Why' and demoed several times on the four track before we took it into our first proper recording session at Union St. Studios in Oxford where we recorded Drive Blind. An early live favourite. Xmas Song - Absolutely nothing to do with Christmas. A sign of cabin fever setting in during the Going Blank Again sessions. King Bullshit - Yet another piece of music that could have been included on Going Blank Again. The full version is over 8 minutes long and was edited down to about 60 seconds to bridge a couple of songs on the album instead. This version uses all the best bits without having to endure the full horror of Me and Loz going on and on and on... Smile (4-track version) - We had to work hard to clean this version up as every other demo fell short of the danger that appears here. Again another song that worked really well live but never sounded right in the studio, hence this hissy mess that captures Andy's speakers giving up half way through the outro. Welcome To Paradise - Recorded and mixed for Tarantula but cut from the final tracklisting. In A Different Place (differently) - This is included as it has something that the Nowhere version failed to capture. Andy's lead guitar is way over the top and the rest of us are playing all sorts of bum notes but for some reason it remains the best take we ever did. BarneyS - This is what happens when you're trying to record an album but your singer is still in bed at 3 in the afternoon. It's a tribute (or blatant rip off) to New order that gradually built throughout the day looping Loz's fills and Andy's riffs onto my backing track. However as soon as Mark arrived with axe in hand, normal Ride business was resumed.

Select Magazine (Interview)
Tarantula

NME (Interview)
Tarantula
Melody Maker (Interview)
Tarantula

Melody Maker (Interview)
1994

Select Magazine (Interview)
1994
NME (Interview)

Melody Maker (Interview)

NME (Interview)
Time Burgess and Mark Gardener
Melody Maker (Interview)
Melody Maker Interview 29-08-92

Melody Maker (Interview)

NME (Interview)

Select Magazine (Interview)

Melody Maker (Front Cover & Interview)
Melody Maker
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Select Magazine (Interview)
Crystal Palace Bowl, London, UK
Crystal Palace ticket stub

Leave Them All Behind Like A Daydream Dreams Burn Down Vapour Trail Perfect Time Chrome Waves Time Of Her Time Nowhere Taste Seagull Drive Blind with Cud, Milltown Brothers, Boo Radleys & Pixies Melody Maker review

Lime Lizard (Interview)

Sounds (Front Cover & Interview)

Melody Maker (Front Cover & Interview)
Melody Maker

   

Melody Maker (Front Cover, Interview & Reader’s Poll)

   

Select Magazine (Interview)
Select - Dec 1990

NME (Interview)

Melody Maker (Front Cover & Interview)
Melody Maker 22 Sept 1990

Melody Maker (Interview)
Transmission Interview, Sept 1990, ITV
Transmission - Sept 1990

Steve and Loz interviewed for TV show Transmission after the release of the Fall EP in 1990.

Transmission Interview, April 1990, ITV
Transmission - April 1990

Ride's second interview on ITV show Transmission to coincide with the release of the Play EP. Broadcast date unknown.

NME (Interview)
Ride 1990

Melody Maker (Interview)
Melody Maker Interview Jan 20th 1990

Transmission Interview, Jan 1990, ITV
Transmission January 1990

Interview on late night TV show Transmission recorded January 1990. Broadcast date unknown.

Gig (Interview)