Song of the Day #3,169: ‘Nowhere’ – Ride

ride_nowhereI certainly learn things doing these ‘Decades’ posts. For example, I’d never heard of the “shoegazing” genre, which began in the U.K. in the late 80s.

Named after the playing style of band members who stood motionless onstage staring at the floor while playing, but referring as well to the mix of distortion and feedback typical of their songs, “shoegazing” sounds like the soundtrack of Hell.

Ride’s debut album Nowhere is considered one of the greatest shoegazing albums, so the fact that I find it unlistenable says a lot.

I should have known better than to expect it all
You want everything and you end up grabbing at air
I had so much to give so much hope, we held each other high
But the heroes are gone and all that’s left is you and me
I learned the hard way that life should be easy
But I want you to know that it was hard to show the things that I know now

All that’s left is you and me and here we are nowhere
All that’s left is you and me and here we are nowhere

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,169: ‘Nowhere’ – Ride

  1. Dana says:

    I’ve never heard of shoegazing either. Clearly, this was a short lived fad. Given today’s offering, that’s a good thing.

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