For a few years in the early ‘90s, Oxford quartet Ride looked like they were about to break big. One of them did – Andy Bell, who left to join Oasis – but, after their 1995 break-up, the rest were left with one top-ten chart appearance (1992’s “Leave Them All Behind”) and a whole bunch of bad feelings about what might have been. Though they were situated right in the shoegaze-to-Britpop transition, the world moved on and mostly forgot about Ride.
Death Cab for Cutie, a band with a much longer history, remembers Ride though. In a new BBC session, they discuss Ride’s influence on the band before covering “Twisterella,” the less-successful single that followed the hit. All jangly guitars and earnest lyrics, it sounds, well, like a Death Cab song. Check it out below. (via Listen Before You Buy)
Death Cab for Cutie – Twisterella (Ride cover)
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