Channel 4 broadcast a show dedicated to Sonic Youth on December 12th 2001 in the UK. The show was part of a series of 10 minute documentaries about pioneering artists. Ride reunited just for the recording of the show on October 16th 2001. Prior to the recording of the show NME ran a news story that stated the following: RIDE are to reform to appear on a forthcoming CHANNEL 4 television series. A spokesperson for the programme, ‘Pioneers’, told NME.COM that the original Ride line-up, which features current Oasis bassist Andy Bell, will perform one of their “classic songs” in the forthcoming series. Each episode of ‘Pioneers’ lasts 15 minutes, and profiles seminal bands or moments in music. The broadcasts are likely to start at 12.45am on December 12, according to a spokesperson for Channel 4, and the show presented by Ride is to be about the influence of Sonic Youth. Following the recording of the show Ride released their performance as a cd called Coming Up For Air. You can listen to the release below.
Ignition Records CD - IGN CD13C (available as part of box set only) Leave Them All Behind Taste Not Fazed Sennen Like A Daydream Twisterella Time Of Her Time Nowhere Vapour Trail Seagull Close My Eyes Mouse Trap All songs Ride Recorded live at Reading Festival 29.8.92 by Fleetwood Mobiles Mixed at Konk Studios, London by Alan Moulder and Mark Gardener Mastered at Abbey Road, London by Nick Webb Distributed by 3MV/Pinnacle Design & Art Direction by Tourist, London The initial intention was to release 'Reading' as a DVD rather than audio CD, as the entire gig was filmed by Fuji TV in Japan. However, the video tapes have subsequently been misplaced. 'Making Judy Smle' and 'I Don't Want To Be A Soldier' were also played and recorded, but were deemed not good enough for inclusion on this disc. '..Soldier' was released inittialy on the 'NME Mutha Of Creation' cassette and then appeared on the 'Just Say Roe' compilation CD. Both tracks have since been made available for download via ridemusic.net
Ignition Records CD - IGN CD13B (available as part of box set only) Something's Burning Chelsea Girl (4 track demo) Blue Dreams Burn Down Dub She's So Fine New Age Tongue Tied Everybody Knows I'm Fine Thanks Xmas Song King Bullshit Smile (4 track demo) Welcome To Paradise In A Different Place (differently) BarneyS All songs Ride except 1 Gardener, 5 Bell, 6 Reed, 13 words Gardener/Rieley. music: Gardener 1,2,4,5,9,10,12,13,14 & 15 produced by Ride. 3,7,8 & 11 produced by Alan Moulder. 6 produced by John Lecie 1 &5 recorded and mixed at Courtyard Studios, Oxfordshire. 2 & 12 recorded and mixed in Steve's bedroom. 3,7,8 & 11 recorded at Chipping Norton Studios by Alan Moulder and at Black Barn Studios, Ripley by Matt Oliver. Mixed at The Church Studios, London by Alan Moulder. 4 recorded and mixed at Blackwing Studois, London by Marc Waterman. 6 recorded and mixed at Abbey Road, London by John Leckie and Chris Brown. 9 recorded and mixed at Union Studios, Oxford. 10 & 15 recorded and mixed at Black Barn Studios, Ripley by Matt Oliver. 13 recorded at Matrix Stdios, London - engineered at Richard Digby Smith and Paul Motion. Mixed at Matrix Studios by Mark Freegard fo 140db. 14 recorded and mixed in London somewhere. Mastered at Abbey Road, London by Nick Webb Compiled by Steve Queralt Distributed by 3MV/Pinnacle Cover Photograph by Reza Estakhrian Band Photographs by Jayne Houghton & Joe Dillworth Photographs, Design & Art Direction by Tourist, London
Ignition Records CD - IGN CD13A (available as part of box set only) CD - IGN CD14 LP - IGN LP14 Chelsea Girl Drive Blind Like A Daydream Taste Dreams Burn Down Vapour Trail Unfamiliar Leave Them All Behind Twisterella OX4 Birdman From Time To Time How Does It Feel To Feel? I Don't Know Where It Comes From Black Nite Crash Mastered at Abbey Road, London by Nick Webb Distributed by 3MV/Pinnacle Cover Photograph by Reza Estakhrian Band Photographs by Jayne Houghton & Joe Dillworth Design & Art Direction by Tourist, London Jewel Case CD (IGN CD14) All tracks are original, full versions, except 'From Time To Time' (missing Sleeper Creeper II outro) and 'I Don't Know Where I Comes From', which is the single version. Liner Notes (the OX4) by Andy Perry CD Also available (in digi-pack version) as part of the Box Set (IGN CD13A)
Ignition Records 3 x CD (Box Set) (IGN CD13) CD1 OX4_The Best Of Ride (IGN CD13A) CD2 Firing Blanks_Unreleased Ride Recordings 1988-95 (IGN CD13B) CD3 Live_Reading Festival 1992 (IGN CD13C) Mastered at Abbey Road, London by Nick Webb. Distributed by 3MV/Pinnacle. Design & Art Direction by Tourist and Laurence Colbert 3 digi-pack CDs, with booklet, in cardboard slip case