First new song released since 1996. Press statement states: ""Charm Assault" is taken from Ride's forthcoming album, due to be released Summer 2017 on Wichita Recordings. The album was produced by Erol Alkan and mixed by the band's longtime collaborator, Alan Moulder. Andy Bell says “Charm Assault is a pretty straightforward expression of frustration and disgust at the people who currently run our country. The tour in 2015 was a good way of reminding us what we were good at in the first place and Charm Assault feels like a natural continuation from our peak. When we started writing together again we tried to imagine we'd kept on making music all this time, and this was just the latest one.” An alternative sleeve (see below) was added to download sites on 18th May 2017.
Creation Records 12" single - CRE189T CD single - CRESCD189 I Don't Know Where It Comes From (single version) Rolling Thunder/Drive Blind * From Time To Time * How Does It Feel To Feel? (with The Creation) * * Recorded live at The Royal Albert Hall, Creation Undrugged 04/06/94 'Rolling Thunder' is not credited on the 12"/CD sleeves, as this would have infringed chart regulations regarding the number of tracks on a single CD single features a hidden section five minutes after the music has ended - it is a fan shouting 'bugger off'' as the strings counted in to 'Rolling Thunder' at Creation Undrugged. Remix CD single - CRESCD189R I Don't Know Where It Comes From (Apollo 11 Mix) Moonlight Medicine (Ride On The Wire Mix) A Journey To The End Of The Universe (Version) 1) Remixed by Andy Bell 2) Remixed by Portishead 3) Remixed by Laurence Colbert Photo - Tom Sheehan Design - Mark Bown Cassette single - CRECS189 I Don't Know Where It Comes From Twisterella Photos - Tom Sheehan, Catherine Vercheval Design - Mark Bown
Creation Records 12" single - CRE184T CD single - CRESCD184 How Does It Feel To Feel? Walkabout At The End Of The Universe 7" single - CRE184 CD single - CRECS184 How Does It Feel To Feel? Chelsea Girl Photo - Gered Mankowitz Design - Mark Bown Ride's first (and only) official 7" single release. 'Chelsea Gir'l is the original version, from the 'Ride' EP.
Creation Records 12" single - CRE155T CD single - CRESCD155 Clear Vinyl 12" single - CRE155TC (1,900 only) - released 25/04/94 Birdman Rolling Thunder #2 Let's Get Lost Don't Let It Die Produced and mixed by John Leckie Photo - Tom Sheehan Design - Mark Bown Clear vinyl 12" was released a week after the main release, through 'Chain With No Name' shops only
Intro ('Love Reign O'er Me' - The Who) Mouse Trap Walk On Water Taste Not Fazed Sennen Like A Daydream Crown Of Creation Time Of Her Time Since Then Twisterella Drive Blind Vapour Trail Birdman Leave Them All Behind The Kids Are Alright (The Who cover) Seagull 'Daytripper' first night Support from The Charlatans The following extracts are taken from: The Charlatans The Authorised History by Tom Sheehan published in 1999.
Creation Records 12" single - CRE0150T CD single - CRESCD150 Cassette single - CRECS150 Twisterella Going Blank Again Howard Hughes Stampede Recorded at Chipping Norton recording studios by Alan Moulder, except Howard Hughes recorded at Black Barn studios, Ripley by Matt Oliver Mixed at Swanyard Studios, London by Alan Moulder except Twisterella mixed at The Church London by Alan Moulder Produced by Alan Moulder and Ride Cover photograph by Jock Sturges The single is actually untitled, but has become known as 'Twisterella' as this is the lead track. Apparently, Andy wanted to give the EP a name of it's own, but ran out of time before the artwork was completed Select magazine review
Creation Records 12" single - CRE0123T CD single - CRESCD123 Cassette single - CRECS123 Leave Them All Behind Chrome Waves Grasshopper Leave Them All Behind and Chrome Waves recorded at Chipping Norton recording studios by Alan Moulder. Grasshopper recorded at Black Barn studios, Ripley by Matt. Mixed at Swanyard Studios, London by Alan Moulder. Produced by Alan Moulder and Ride Cover photograph by Jock Sturges This version of 'Chrome Waves' differs from the version on 'Going Blank Again'
Creation Records 12" Single - CRE100T CD Single - CRESCD100 Cassette Single - CRECS100 Unfamiliar Sennen Beneath Today made in england distributed by pinnacle recorded at black barn studios by matt mixed at swanyard studios, london by alan moulder A video release was also available, featuring all four tracks. The 12" release has the following etched into the vinyls' run-out grooves - Side A - 'MELLOW AS A FISH', Side B- 'POUNDIN' AWAY LIKE A GOOD'UN'
Creation Records 12" single - CRE075 CD single - CRESCD075 Like A Daydream Silver Furthest Sense Perfect Time made in england distributed by the cartel recorded at blackwing studios, london by ken like a daydream remixed at matrix studios by alan moulder daffodils by lou The run-out groove on side A of the 12" has the words 'Daffodils to Diana' etched into it. Side B has 'Steve for Emma' No major variations Test pressings of this EP are scarce, since sound quality was poor. As a result, finished copies were sent to press, some of which included press releases (below)
Creation Records 12" single - CRE072T CD single - CRESCD072 Chelsea Girl Drive Blind All I Can See Close My Eyes made in england distributed by the cartel recorded at union studios, oxford by calvin and alan remixed at arkantide studios, london by james and bill roses by debbie This version of 'Drive Blind' first appeared on the band's third demo tape Before the band signed to Creation, the Ride EP was to have been released on One Big Guitar records. The run-out groove on side A of the 12" has the words 'We Love Heavenly Amy' etched into it - a tribute to Amelia Fletcher Some copies of the 12" have black 'RIDE' type, rather than white 'Making Of...' Uncut Magazine article here Test pressing details here