Current Issue Details

Buy Current Issue

Reviews > CDs

Published: 2011/05/16
by Ron Hart

Ride
Nowhere: 20th Anniversary Edition

Rhino Handmade

Originally released in October of 1990, the debut full-length from the Oxfordshire, England group Ride was a milestone of the second British Invasion during the late 80s/early 90s. Nowhere saw the quartet’s sense of depth, density and pure pop dynamism, accented by their penchant for implementing layers upon layers of heavy, swirling guitars and otherworldly psychedelic hooks, providing the major genetic code for the genre known as shoegaze.

This gorgeously packaged deluxe edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of this milestone in English rock by expanding the album to a two-disc set that adds the four-song EP Today Forever to the original 11-track American edition of Nowhere along with a bonus disc featuring a monstrous hour-long live set from an April 1991 concert at The Roxy in Los Angeles. Housed in a hardcover case containing a 40-page booklet teeming with rare photos and an insightful essay written by veteran rock journalist Jim DeRogatis, this is a must-own for any fan of this fascinating group whose time for a reunion is long overdue. With a little luck, a reissue of Nowhere’s follow-up, the equally indispensible Going Blank Again from 1992, is already in the works.

Comments

There is 1 comment associated with this post

David Goldstein May 20, 2011, 08:45:06

Amazing record. Thanks for bringing it to the attention of the Jambands crowd.

Note: It may take a moment for your post to appear

(required) (required, not public)