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With their first records, Ride} created a unique wall of sound that relied on massive, trembling distortion in the vein of My Bloody Valentine} but with a simpler, more direct melodic approach. The shatteringly loud, droning neo-psychedelia} the band performed was dubbed shoegazing} by the British press because the bandmembers stared at the stage while they performed. Along with their initial influence, My Bloody Valentine}, Ride} stood apart from the shoegazing} pack, primarily because of their keen sense of songcraft and dynamics. For a while, the band was proclaimed the last great hope of British rock}, but they fell from the spotlight nearly as quickly as they entered it.

Ride} were formed in Oxfordshire, England, in 1988 by guitarist/vocalist Andy Bell}, vocalist/guitarist Mark Gardener}, bassist Stephan Queralt}, and drummer Loz Colbert} when the group was still in its late teens. The band soon earned a dedicated following through their blisteringly loud, intense live shows. Creation Records} signed the band in 1989 and the group released its self-titled debut EP later in the year. Not only did the British music critics praise the Ride} EP, but it climbed into the lower reaches of the U.K. charts.

Play}, Ride}'s second EP, appeared in the spring of 1990 and it surpassed the success of its predecessor, entering the Top 40 upon its release. Ride} continued to gain new fans and quickly became darlings of the U.K. press. Nowhere}, the group's first album, was released at the end of the year and became a significant hit in England, peaking at number 14. The band's third EP, Fall}, was released in the summer of 1991 and became a Top 20 hit in the U.K. Ride} released their second album, Going Blank Again}, in the spring of 1992. Going Blank Again} was successful, particularly in the U.K. where its first single, "Leave Them All Behind,"} went into the Top Ten, but didn't increase their audience dramatically.

That lack of a breakthrough success caused tensions within the band, especially between Bell} and Gardener}. After completing a frustrating American tour, the band decided to take an extended break. It would be two years before Ride} re-emerged with their third album, Carnival of Light}.

Carnival of Light} represented a major shift toward conventional psychedelic rock} and it turned out to be a commercial misstep. Not only did their die-hard following dislike the record, but Ride} failed to pick up a new batch of fans with their stylistic makeover. Wounded from a lack of sales and critical respect, the band moved to the studio in the summer of 1995 to record its fourth album, Tarantula}. Tensions between Bell} and Gardener} escalated throughout the recorded sessions. After Tarantula} was completed in August 1995, Gardener} left the band; Bell} followed immediately afterward. Ride} announced its disbandment in January of 1996. The album was released in March of 1996. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide

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