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Ride – Roundhouse, Chalk Farm

Quite excited at the prospect of going to my first gig for four months which I haven’t organised myself!

Someone I knew through the radio station got very excited when Ride announced some gigs. “Oh you’ve definitely got to go, I’ll get tickets, we’ll meet up and have a great time”. Turned out after I got my ticket that she wasn’t that big a fan and she wasn’t bothered if she went or not. I have no idea if she did as I didn’t bother to find out. (2022 edit: I have no idea who I am talking about here).

I was never a big fan of Ride’s first time round – not because I thought they were no good, but because there was far too many other good bands distracting me back in their heyday. I remember loving Twisterella when I heard it on Gary Crowley’s GLR show and I’ve undoubtedly got that and a couple of other singles in my CD collection which is avoiding dust in airtight boxes up in my loft.

Hearing the first bars of Leave Them All Behind – and the next hour and a half or so – made me decide this wasn’t something I was going to regret. Glad I managed to tick that one off my “to do” list. Now when’s that Lush reunion …


  • Leave Them All Behind
  • Like A Daydream
  • Polar Bear
  • Seagull
  • Sennen
  • Cool Your Boots
  • Black Nite Crash
  • Twisterella
  • OX4
  • Dreams Burn Down
  • Time Of Her Time
  • Chrome Waves
  • Paralysed
  • Taste
  • Vapour Trail
  • Drive Blind


  • Close My Eyes
  • Mouse Trap
  • Chelsea Girl

Sunday 24 May 2015, 474 views

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