Ride

Ride’s debut album ‘Nowhere’ is to reissued on December 21st to mark the albums 20th anniversary.

According to Pitchfork the new edition includes a remastered version of the original album’s U.S. edition, as well as the 1991 EP Today Forever and an unreleased 1991 live show. It’ll come packaged as a hardback book, along with a 40-page booklet featuring photos and an essay by critic Jim DeRogatis.

I’m sure you all know the tracklisting for the album and the ‘Today Forever’ EP. The tracklisting for CD2 ‘Live at the Roxy, 1991′ is as follows:

01 Polar Bear
02 Seagull
03 Unfamiliar
04 Dreams Burn Down
05 Like a Daydream
06 Vapour Trail
07 In a Different Place
08 Perfect Time
09 Taste
10 Nowhere
11 Chelsea Girl
12 Drive Blind

Autumn Watch
Those of you who are based in the UK will possibly be familiar with a nature show on BBC2 called Autumn Watch. The show features Chris Packham as he observes the changes of the season within the countryside. Chris is also a big music fan and last series managed to namecheck lots of songs by The Smiths. This series his theme seems to be the Jesus and Mary Chain and so far he has managed to drop ‘The Living End’, ‘Head On’, ‘Happy When It Rains’ and ‘Nine Million Rainy Days’ into his observations.

Last year Chris also made cue cards featuring record sleeves and included ‘Psychocandy’ amongst them and describes the album as “the greatest debut of the ’80s? The soundtrack of my life” on his blog.

The show goes out at 8.30pm BBC2 on Thursday evenings, however those of you based in the UK will also be able to watch the previous shows on the BBC iPlayer.

You can find out more about the show and watch previous episodes by clicking here. If any of you spot any other Mary Chain songs on the show feel free to keep us updated by posting in the comments box below.

Jesus and Mary Chain frontman Jim Reid today appeared on 6Music’s ‘The First Time’ show.

The broadcast which lasted an hour can be listened to for the next 7 days in the UK on the BBC 6Music website by clicking here.

In the show Jim Reid talks about his influences and first encounters with music and plays tracks by David Bowie, The Beatles, Velvet Underground and The Jam. He also talks about his relationship with fellow band mate and brother William Reid and reveals the 2007 Coachella gig was the first time he had played live sober.

Artrocker

In other Mary Chain news, the band are cover stars on the latest edition of Artrocker which includes a free cd with a track by the band.

You can order the latest copy of Artrocker by clicking here.

Jonny
NME reports that Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake and ex-Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci frontman Euros Childs have formed a new musical project named Jonny.

The pair will release a four-track free EP, simply titled ‘Free EP’, on November 10 and will tour in early 2011.

The songs set for the EP are ‘Gloria’, ‘Beach Party’, ‘Continental’ and a cover of The 23rd Turnoff’s ‘Michael Angelo’. They are set to release a full album next year.

Jonny will play:

London Water Rats (January 19)
Brighton Ballroom (February 3)
Cambridge The Haymakers (4)
Reading Play (5)
Bristol Cooler (7)
Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach (8)
Nottingham Bodega (10)
Liverpool Mojo (11)
Sheffield The Harley (12)
Manchester Deaf Institute (14)
Birmingham Glee Club (15)
York The Basement (16)
Middlesbrough Westgarth SC (18)
Glasgow Platform (19)
Newcastle Cluny (20)
Sunderland Independent Room 2 (21)

The Jesus and Mary Chain
November 1st marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Psychocandy, the Jesus & Mary Chain’s debut album.

To celebrate Jim Reid has given an interview to the Von Pip Musical Express where he talks about the album comparing it to “an old photograph” and the backlash they recieved after their initial success. He also answers the inevitable question if the band will celebrate the anniversary by playing the album at some live dates… “I wouldn’t rule it out, but the truth of the matter is it’s a very hard record to play live.”

To read the full interview click here.

The band recently released a 2CD ‘best of’ which you can get for a mere £4.99 by clicking here.

Today is 15 years since ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ was released on October 2nd 1995 and went on to sell 14.2 million copies.

The album spent 10 weeks at number 1 in the UK later becoming the third biggest-selling album in UK chart history (with 4.4 million copies sold). 10 months later they headlined Knebworth for two nights.

The album later won the award for the best British Album of the last 30 Years at the 2010 Brit Awards.

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