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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Like A Daydream

I was not knocked out completely by Ride, Creation's floppy haired and long sleeved t-shirt shoegazers. The guitars usually sounded good- although they never got anywhere near My Bloody Valentine's fx swirl but they got compared to them by the NME often enough. I bought their first ep, the one with the red roses on the cover and then dipped in and out, often via other people. It was the vocals that put me off, too self-consicously fey and flimsy, and their lyrics seemed like an afterthought as well. But this song, happily for this run of posts, is a good one. Clanging guitars, manic drumming, youthful excitement captured.


Erik Bartlam said...

I'm with you all the way on Ride and this song...which is a good one.

If you clean this stuff up too much it becomes a kinda pleasant fuzzy hum...instead of a snarling, pounding, whir that you get with MBV.

drew said...

Could take them or leave them and only ever bought the 2nd album