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Ride


Interviews


Interview (2015)

Ride - Interview

Anthony Strutt speaks to Andy Bell, the guitarist with Ride, in an archive interview from 1997 about his then new band Hurricane #1, and then again before one of Ride's recent reformation gigs at The Roundhouse in london


Live

Ritz, Manchester, 12/12/2019

Ride - Ritz, Manchester, 12/12/2019

On the final tour date in support of acclaimed new LP ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’ shoegaze legends Ride turn in a storming set on Election Night at a sold-out Ritz in Manchester. Richard Lewis reviews.


(With Ulrika Spacek), O2 Academy, Liverpool, 14/11/2017

Ride - (With Ulrika Spacek), O2 Academy, Liverpool, 14/11/2017

Richard Lewis watches shoegazing pioneers Ride turn in an impressive set in Liverpool to plug excellent comeback set ‘Weather Diaries’ with rising London alt. rock crew Ulrika Spacek in support.


Roundhouse, London, 23/5/2015

Ride - Roundhouse, London, 23/5/2015

Anthony Strutt at the Roundhouse watches influential shoegazing act Ride return to the London stage gig after a gap of almost twenty years


Related


Ben Lurie
Interview Jesus And Mary Chain - Interview

Ben Lurie was the guitarist with both the Jesus and Mary Chain and Freeheat. He chats to Olga Sladeckova about working with both Jim and William Reid, and his recent decision to return to his native Australia after 15 years away


Raveonettes
Interview Raveonettes - Interview

Danish duo the Raveonettes seven track debut mini album 'Whip It On' has earned the band favourable comparisions with My Bloody Valentine, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Ride and the Cramps. Anthony Strutt talks to his new favourite band


Jesus and Mary Chain
Interview with Jim Reid Part 2 Jesus And Mary Chain - Interview with Jim Reid Part 2

In the second part of our two part Jesus and Mary Chain interview, voclaist and singer Jim Reid talks to Olga Sladeckova about the group's history from '91 until its break-up in '98


Jesus and Mary Chain
Interview with Jim Reid Part 1 Jesus And Mary Chain - Interview with Jim Reid Part 1

One of the most influential bands of all time, the Jesus and Mary Chain first burst onto the music in 1984. In the first part of a two part interview , Olga Sladeckova talks to frontman Jim Reid about the punk pioneers early years.


Profile
Jesus and Mary Chain Part 3 Jesus And Mary Chain - Jesus and Mary Chain Part 3

In the second third of his occasional series, about the Jesus and Mary Chain, who have recently had all their albums reissued, Anthony Strutt examines their fourth album, 'Honey's Dead'


Profile
Jesus and Mary Chain Part 2 Jesus And Mary Chain - Jesus and Mary Chain Part 2

In the second part of his series, and wth all of their studio albums having been recently reissued in double CD editions, Anthony Strutt reflects upon the Jesus and Mary Chain's 1989 third album, 'Automatic'


Profile
Jesus and Mary Chain Part 1 Jesus And Mary Chain - Jesus and Mary Chain Part 1

With all six of their studio albums having been recently reissued, Anthony Strutt in a new series looks back on the career of Scottish alternative group the Jesus and Mary Chain and begins by looking at their first two albums, 'Psychocandy' and 'Darklands'


Live

Peter Doherty and The Puta Madres
Ritz, Manchester, 9/5/2019 Peter Doherty and The Puta Madres - Ritz, Manchester, 9/5/2019

Long-term Pete Doherty fans Alice Concannon and Cameron Maynard take us on a wild and emotional ride around his recent show in Manchester


Jesus And Mary Chain
O2 Academy, Liverpool, 21/9/2017 Jesus And Mary Chain - O2 Academy, Liverpool, 21/9/2017

Noise rock pioneers The Jesus and Mary Chain turn in an excellent career-spanning set at the O2 Academy, Liverpool in support of recent LP ‘Damage and Joy’. Richard Lewis reviews.


Jesus And Mary Chain
Academy, Manchester, 25/3/2017 Jesus And Mary Chain - Academy, Manchester, 25/3/2017

Richard Lewis finds the Jesus and Mary Chain, who are currently touring 'Damage and Joy' their first new album in nineteen years, to be on formidable form at a near-capacity Manchester Academy


Bestival
Isle of Wight, 9/9/2016...11/9/2016 Bestival - Isle of Wight, 9/9/2016...11/9/2016

Despite appalling weather conditions, Nick Dent Robinson still finds much to enjoy at this year's Bestival on the Isle of Wight, which saw performances from Damian Marley, Caravan Palace, Ride and a three hour set from the Cure


Jesus and Mary Chain
Rock City, Nottingham, 22/2/2015 Jesus And Mary Chain - Rock City, Nottingham, 22/2/2015

Anthony Strutt at Rock City in Nottingham watches the Jesus and Mary Chain play an enjoyable but over-rehearsed show to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of 'Psychocandy', their seminal debut album


Thurston Moore
Thurston Moore/Mark Gardener - Bodega, Nottingham, 12/11/2014 Thurston Moore - Thurston Moore/Mark Gardener - Bodega, Nottingham, 12/11/2014

At the intimate Bodega in Nottingham, Anthony Strutt watches ex-Sonic Youth front man Thurston Moore, with Ride's Mark Gardener as support, play an intense but versatile set


Immaculate Machine and the Ride Theory
Babylon, Ottawa, 23/6/2006 Immaculate Machine - Babylon, Ottawa, 23/6/2006

New wave melodic pop band Immaculate Machine have been attracting increasing attention in their native Canada. Andrew Carver sees them and modbeat-influenced support act the Ride Theory play active sets at a show at Babylon in Ottawa


Jim Reid/Story One
Cavern, Exeter, 29/10/2005 Jesus And Mary Chain - Cavern, Exeter, 29/10/2005

Jim Reid was one of the seminal figures of the late 80's and early 90's as the frontman with the Jesus and Mary Chain. At a disastrous show at the Exeter Cavern, Ben Howarth watches hin fall prey to an unresponsive audience


Jim Reid
12 Bar, London, 19/4/2004 Jesus And Mary Chain - 12 Bar, London, 19/4/2004

Former Jesus and Mary Chain star Jim Reid rarely plays gigs these days. In what is possibly his last performance , Olga Sladeckova sees him affect a in-part JAMC reunion with former drummer John Moore at the tiny London 12 Bar


Albums

Sean O’Brien and His Dirty Hands
My Colors Dark Miscellaneous - My Colors Dark

Ben Howarth refelcts upon Californian singer-songwriter Sean O'Brien's eighth solo album from last year, which is an enjoyable ride from power-pop to angsty punk.


River Detectives
King of the Ghost Train Ride River Detectives - King of the Ghost Train Ride

Ben Howarth examines Scottish duo the River Detectives' third and final album from 2005, 'King of the Ghost Train Ride'


Re : View -Jesus and Mary Chain
Stoned and Dethroned Jesus And Mary Chain - Stoned and Dethroned

In the latest in our new 'Re :View' series, in which we look back upon albums that we feel deserve re-evaluation, Olga Sladeckova reflects upon the Jesus and Mary Chain's underacknowledged masterpiece, 'Stoned and Dethroned'


Jesus and Mary Chain
Psycho Candy Jesus And Mary Chain - Psycho Candy

When East Kilbride’s The Jesus And Mary Chain surfaced early in 1984 it changed music forever for me. Before that I’d hated the eighties mainstream music and really only listened to 60’s stuff and als


Soundtrack of Our Lives
The Jesus and Mary Chain Jesus And Mary Chain - The Jesus and Mary Chain

In our 'Soundtrack of Our Lives' column in which our writers describe the personal impact of music in their lives, Anthony Strutt writes of discovering the Jesus and Mary Chain in the mid 1980s







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