Tuesday, July 18, 2006

re: 1990

As we continue the 're:' series...

the album: "Nowhere"
release date: 1990
notable songs: Kaleidoscope, Vapour Trail

"Nowhere seems to hold consensus as the second-best record of the shoegaze era, and with very good reason. All of the common words, phrases, and adjectives commonly used with the short-lived subgenre fit properly here, and they're all positive, every one of them. Whir, whoosh, haze, swirl, ad nauseum -- this record holds all of these elements at their most exciting and mastered. But in the end, great pop records necessitate quality songs, which Nowhere delivers throughout..."
(by Andy Kellman, AMG)

formed: 1988
disbanded: 1996
from: Oxfordshire, England
The band consisted of guitarist/vocalist Andy Bell, vocalist/guitarist Mark Gardener, bassist Stephan Queralt, and drummer Loz Colbert.

YouTube: Ride- "Vapour Trail"


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