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/
Below is an email sent out to all subscribers of the band's mailing list when the band briefly reunited in 2001 for a tv show. yesterday's moment of surreality So yesterday at the John Henry rehearsal complex in North London, Andy, Mark, Steve and Loz all turned up, set-up, plugged-in and put together about an hour's worth of un-rehearsed sonic jamming to accompany the forthcoming series of Channel 4's Pioneers. The show is about the influence of Sonic Youth and is effectively "presented" by Andy and Mark. They talk about Sonic Youth's influence generally to 90's music and specifically the influence on the then-fledgling Ride. As part of the idea for the show, the producer had asked Mark and Andy to play 10-15 minutes of guitar-based feedback which they wanted to film and use as a backdrop to the programme. It was Andy's idea that if he and Mark were going to get together to talk about Sonic Youth's influence on Ride then any "performance" to accompany the programme should feature all 4 ex-Ride members. Mark flew in from France for the day, Andy delayed his return to Sweden after the Oasis tour for a day and both Loz and Steve managed to juggle their existing commitments to make way for the day's filming. Everyone arrived about 11 and everything was set-up and ready to roll about Midday. Once the TV people had sorted their sound and camera positions out, the band started to work on a loose jam that they'd put together on the spot. It was a simple recording - one stereo mic for the drums, one bass mic and one each for Andy's and Mark's guitars. No vocals. It was truly amazing how quickly the whole sound slotted into place, that old adage about riding a bicycle was never more appropriate. There was a break while the sound levels and the overall mix were checked: and also while the lighting team sorted out their part of the equation. After a spot of lunch the band started playing about 1:30 with the cameras and the tape rolling until it came to it's natural conclusion about 2:15. Mark and Andy then filmed the interview and they all packed up and went their separate ways - Mark and Andy off to Heathrow for their respective flights, Steve back to Oxford and Loz back across London. It was very strange to witness how natural the whole event was and also how enjoyable and inspirational it was too. They talked about whether to base the jam on perhaps Grasshopper or even the middle section of Drive Blind but in the end a completely new piece of music came out of the day. There will some snaps of the day and maybe some camcorder footage up on the Ride site in the next couple of weeks or so - don't touch that dial.
Mouse Trap Let's Get Lost Walk On Water Taste American Spring Like A Daydream At The End Of The Universe Natural Grace Chelsea Girl Birdman Time Of Her Time 1000 Miles Seagull Support from KFMB, Toy Dolls, Biohazard
R.I.D.E. Jump Jet Future Love Leave Them All Behind 15 Minutes Eternal Reccurance Taste Chrome Waves Shadows Behind The Sun Repetition Lannoy Point End Game All I Want OX4 Twisterella Kill Switch Drive Blind Vapour Trail Seagull Dreams Burn Down Chelsea Girl Setlist photo courtesy of Kimberly Blessing Full list of tour dates
12" Promo - CRE 72T Chelsea Girl Drive Blind All I Can See Close My Eyes Mayking Records white labels stamped 12th and 21st Dec 1989, presumably the pressing dates. accompanied by a Creation Records press release Ride EP details here
Seagull Taste Dreams Burn Down Like A Daydream Silver Paralysed Furthest Sense Perfect Time Drive Blind Chelsea Girl Supported by Charlottes
Jump Jet Future Love Leave Them All Behind Charm Assault Chrome Waves 15 Minutes Shadows Behind The Sun Repetition Lannoy Point End Game All I Want OX4 Taste Kill Switch Drive Blind Vapour Trail In This Room Seagull In A Different Place was on the setlist but not played on the night.
Polar Bear Chelsea Girl Here And Now Dreams Burn Down Perfect Time Paralysed Vapour Trail Drive Blind Taste Nowhere Decay Like A Daydream Seagull Supported by Bleach
Leave The All Behind Like A Daydream Polar Bear Seagull OX4 Time Of Her Time Black Nite Crash Dreams Burn Down Paralysed Taste Vapour Trail Drive Blind Mouse Trap and Chelsea Girl were also on set list, but were not played
Leave Them All Behind Taste Not Fazed OX4 Like A Daydream Chrome Waves Twisterella Perfect Time Making Judy Smile Nowhere Vapour Trail Mouse Trap Dreams Burn Down Time Of Her Time Support from Slowdive
Another appearance in the Indie Chart top 10 for the popular Saturday morning tv show The Chart Show. On March 28th 1991 Ride made an appearance when the Today Forever EP was in the chart.