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OX4: The Best of Ride [UK]
     

OX4: The Best of Ride [UK]

by Ride
 

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It wasn't exactly fashionable to be a Ride fan in the early '90s. In certain nooks of the universe, wearing a Ride T-shirt meant you had to walk with your fists clenched, ready to defend your decrepit taste in music and do the pouncing before you got pounced upon. Often, you had to endure the taunts of your peers and the remainder of those who

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It wasn't exactly fashionable to be a Ride fan in the early '90s. In certain nooks of the universe, wearing a Ride T-shirt meant you had to walk with your fists clenched, ready to defend your decrepit taste in music and do the pouncing before you got pounced upon. Often, you had to endure the taunts of your peers and the remainder of those who agreed with or were influenced by the majority of the British press who decided -- shortly after praising the band for their genius -- that they were ultimately a crap band. When it came to shoegaze, they weren't My Bloody Valentine, were they? As their tastes and influences changed and they began playing more "proper" rock & roll, they failed to write anything as anthemic as "Live Forever," right? Well to hell with all of that. In the nooks of the universe where it is okay to wear a Ride shirt, Nowhere is on par with Loveless for its own peculiar rush of swirling psychedelics and more prominent vocal hooks; Going Blank Again trumps Teenage Fanclub's Bandwagonesque because it exudes more power and focus; and 1994's Carnival of Light, with its roots in the Byrds and their ilk, is viewed more as prophecy than heresy. A copy of OX4: The Best of Ride is all you need for your defense now. Boasting a solid representation of each of Ride's albums, the band-selected compilation proves once and for all that Ride was one of the finest of the early '90s, they were capable of crafting brilliant melodies just as easily as their influences and competitors, and they never repeated themselves. So wear your Mark Gardener fringe with pride, blare "Unfamiliar" as loudly as possible, and keep Tarantula forever blocked from your memory. The U.S. version, released by First Time Records, added a second disc consisting of four of the previously unreleased tracks found on Ignition's import box set.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/27/2001
Label:
IGNITION UK
UPC:
5055060201428
catalogNumber:
4

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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
John Cornfield   Engineer
George Drakoulias   Engineer
John Leckie   Producer,Engineer
Alan Moulder   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Jim Scott   Engineer
Richard Digby-Smith   Engineer
Marc Waterman   Engineer
Nigel Godrich   Engineer
Calvin   Engineer
Matt Oliver   Engineer
Andy Perry   Liner Notes
Paul Motion   Engineer
Reza Estakhrian   Cover Photo
Julie Gardner   Engineer

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