• Steve Queralt’s guide to Firing Blanks

    Steve Queralt’s guide to Firing Blanks

    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 […]

  • Firing Blanks_Unreleased Ride Recordings 1988-95

    Firing Blanks_Unreleased Ride Recordings 1988-95

    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 […]

  • March 1990 Recording Session

    March 1990 Recording Session

    Eight Miles High (The Byrds) European Son (The Velvet Underground) Paralysed (unreleased demo) Stampede (unreleased demo) Ocean Smiles (unreleased demo) Smile (unreleased demo) Baby, Baby (unreleased demo) European Son (S.E.X.) (unreleased demo) 26-30/03/90 – Falconer Studios, Chalk Farm, London (?) Demos for the debut album, plus recordings for forthcoming compilations ‘Through The Looking Glass – 1966‘ and ‘Heaven and Hell Volume one […]

  • 29/10/89 Demo

    29/10/89 Demo

    Seagull Another Stupid Day (Perfect Time) Dreams Burn Down Silver Furthest Sense Hit Me Like A Train Like A Daydream Smile Distributed on cassette Probably recorded at Liquidator Studios, London

  • Dingwalls, London, UK

    Dingwalls, London, UK

    Seagull Like A Daydream Silver Chelsea Girl Drive Blind Perfect Time Close My Eyes Furthest Sense Dreams Burn Down Smile Ride Mind Fuck Supporting Dave Kusworth’s Bounty Hunters

  • Electric Broom Cupboard, Sherborne, UK

    Electric Broom Cupboard, Sherborne, UK

    All I Can See Chelsea Girl Drive Blind Smile Perfect Time Silver Intro-154 Close My Eyes Furthest Sense Ride Mind Fuck Supporting Carter USM

  • Camden Falcon, London, UK

    Camden Falcon, London, UK

    All I Can See Chelsea Girl Drive Blind Smile Perfect Time Silver Intro-154 Close My Eyes Furthest Sense Ride Mind Fuck Supporting Popguns

  • Camden Falcon, London, UK

    Camden Falcon, London, UK

    All I Can See Chelsea Girl Drive Blind Smile Perfect Time Silver Intro-154 Close My Eyes Furthest Sense Ride Mind Fuck Supporting Dave Howard Singers

  • South Parks, Oxford, UK

    South Parks, Oxford, UK

    All I Can See Chelsea Girl Drive Blind Smile Perfect Time Silver Intro-154 Close My Eyes Furthest Sense Ride Mind Fuck ‘Fun In The Parks’ Supporting Cropdusters & Heptones

  • White Horse, Hampstead, UK

    White Horse, Hampstead, UK

    All I Can See Chelsea Girl Drive Blind Smile Perfect Time Silver Intro-154 Close My Eyes Furthest Sense Ride Mind Fuck Supporting Blow Up

  • Jericho Tavern, Oxford, UK

    All I Can See Chelsea Girl Drive Blind Smile Perfect Time Silver Intro-154 Close My Eyes Furthest Sense Ride Mind Fuck Supported by Colour Mary

  • Jericho Tavern, Oxford, UK (1st Set)

    Jericho Tavern, Oxford, UK (1st Set)

    Jam Furthest Sense Chelsea Girl All I Can See Perfect Time Drive Blind Smile Intro-154 Close My Eyes I’m Fine Thanks Ride Mind Fuck I Can See For Miles (The Who) Supported by Biros

  • Polytechnic, Oxford, UK

    Polytechnic, Oxford, UK

    Furthest Sense Chelsea Girl All I Can See Perfect Time Drive Blind Smile Intro-154 I Wanna Be Your Dog (The Stooges) Close My Eyes I’m Fine Thanks Ride Mind Fuck Tomorrow Never Knows (The Beatles) Supporting Wild Poppies

  • May 1989 Demo

    May 1989 Demo

    Uptight (Furthest Sense) Perfect Time Smile Four Track demo, recorded in Steve’s room. This version of ‘Smile’ can be found on ‘Firing Blanks_Unreleased Ride Recordings 1988-95‘