Going Blank Again

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From the sounds of the cloistered, chaotic opener, "Leave Them All Behind," Going Blank Again sounds like it could be headed down the same Nowhere path. Guitars as far as the ear can hear -- not much different from the effect gained after riding a sit-and-spin for eight straight minutes -- are just as dizzying as the prior record's opener. But rather than sink into a thick underbelly of melancholy, Going Blank Again offers sunshiney melodies and gleaming, bold production. All the band's elements are more pliable, and overall it's pretty cheery. In fact, some of the album could be loosely classified as power pop. Bouncy tunes like "Twisterella," "Not Fazed," "Mouse Trap," ...
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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
From the sounds of the cloistered, chaotic opener, "Leave Them All Behind," Going Blank Again sounds like it could be headed down the same Nowhere path. Guitars as far as the ear can hear -- not much different from the effect gained after riding a sit-and-spin for eight straight minutes -- are just as dizzying as the prior record's opener. But rather than sink into a thick underbelly of melancholy, Going Blank Again offers sunshiney melodies and gleaming, bold production. All the band's elements are more pliable, and overall it's pretty cheery. In fact, some of the album could be loosely classified as power pop. Bouncy tunes like "Twisterella," "Not Fazed," "Mouse Trap," and "Time of Her Time" each share more than a thing or two in common with the likes of Teenage Fanclub, but with more layered vocals and less-cutting guitars. Though Ride's guitars don't bite as much, there are loads of them everywhere; the band doesn't completely sacrifice their love of reverberating noise, but it's more done in the name of pop than to merely cause a blistering racket. Though the lyrics often read as overtly simple or obtuse (a common Ride foible), Mark Gardener's and Andy Bell's voices are too pretty to let this shortcoming mar things. They create enough of a mood with their proper instruments, and their sighing and random vocal intonations are undeniably lovely. No longer do they hide shortcomings with sheets of distortion, and there's a lot more focus and confidence on display throughout. Don't let a Ride fan tell you otherwise: Going Blank Again is anything but empty. [Going Blank Again was remastered and reissued by Ignition U.K. in 2001. Four B-sides are added; the only B-side from this era not included is an alternate version of "Chrome Waves."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/17/1992
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 075992683623
  • Catalog Number: 26836

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Leave Them All Behind (8:17)
  2. 2 Twisterella (3:42)
  3. 3 Not Fazed (4:20)
  4. 4 Chrome Waves (3:54)
  5. 5 Mousetrap (5:16)
  6. 6 Time of Her Time (3:16)
  7. 7 Cool Your Boots (6:02)
  8. 8 Making Judy Smile (2:37)
  9. 9 Time Machine (5:52)
  10. 10 Ox4 (7:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ride Primary Artist
Loz Colbert Drums
Steve Queralt Bass
Mark Gardener Guitar, Vocals
Andy Bell Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Ride Producer
Alan Moulder Producer, Engineer
Christopher Guson Artwork
Matt Oliver Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ride the shoegaze legends,going blank again

    Ride's album going blank again is a great British early 90's record.This stands out of the shoegaze pack as a top record.Leave them all behind the first track of the album like it's prior album,Nowhere is mostly all about feedback and wall of sound,wall of guitar.We have thank ride for only using their own creative radar.All up this record is strong in all parts, a top ride album,mate.

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