RIDE The Spirit Of The Beehive
Ages: 16 & Over Waving farewell to the Eighties: it was biggest pop kick there'd been in, ooh, ten years. During that godforsaken, musically atrocious decade, it was them and us. We hadn't got a prayer. Our stuff didn't register in corporate demographic terms, it was too vague and indefinable. And it didn't register in the charts. There would be the occasional triumph, as the The Smiths, the Bunnymen or the Mary Chain made a lightning raid on the Top 20, only to limp back to obscurity the following week. So, come the tail end of 1989, there was a mood of battered, hopeless optimism. As we took our huddled flight into the Nineties, a bolt from nowhere, from Oxford, overturned the inherent pessimism in that optimism and gave us something to believe in. Ride had tunes, noise, looks, style, confidence, everything. And they had youth: their two guitar-playing singers Mark Gardener and Andy Bell were both just 19, as was drummer Laurence 'Loz' Colbert. Stephen Queralt, the bassist, was an oldster at 21. They'd come together on a foundation course at North Oxford Art College and had been playing around the Thames Valley area for less than a year. Already, though, they looked and sounded supreme, like they'd been born with their guitars strapped on and had been jamming together ever since. Justifiably mistrusting the A&R scramble that ensued, they instead signed up where they felt they belonged, Alan McGee's Creation Records.
Venue: Brooklyn Steel
319 Frost Street Map
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