The Charlatans and Friends

Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs joined his old Oasis bandmate Liam Gallagher and Andy Bell of Ride/Oasis last night in London. The gig was held by The Charlatans for their drummer Jon Brookes who sadly passed away in August, all profits from the gig went to The Brain Tumour Charity and for those of you who still wish to donate you can do so by visiting a donation page set up in Jon’s memory.

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Ride - Original Album Series

Ride have released a 5CD boxset including their 4 studios and the 1994 Japanese compilation ‘Cosmic Carnival’ in card replica sleeves.

Although the tracklisting for each album does not include the additional EP tracks featured on the 2001 remasters, this is the first time ‘Cosmic Carnival’ has been released outside of Japan.

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The Telescopes

Audioscope have released a new album featuring 40 new and exclusive tracks from the likes of Four Tet, Wire, Ride, The Telescopes, Spectrum and Sennen alongside many other artists. The album is available for a minimum donation of £5 to Shelter (though you’re welcome to donate more if you like, of course!) from www.musicforagoodhome.com. You’ll also get an exclusive Beak> track ‘0898’ now, with a link to download the rest of the album. Continue reading

Going Blank Again 20th Anniversary
Talking about ‘Going Blank Again’ as an album that is twenty years old seems unbelievable. In 1992 it was the twentieth anniversary of Ziggy Stardust, Exile on Main Street and Harvest, all brilliant life changing albums but it was music made by dinosaurs. Music during much of the 1980’s had been so, so terrible and the dinosaurs hadn’t changed anything… Continue reading

BBC Four is to host a Creation Records night next Friday (28 October 2011). Alongside ‘Upside Down’ there will also be a ‘Creation at the BBC’ compilation featuring performances from many of the labels acts. There will also be a repeat of the 2009 documentary about Rough Trade.

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

21:00 – Upside Down: The Creation Story Profile of the UK’s most inspired and dissolute independent record label, Creation. Repeated at 3am

22:40 – Creation at the BBC With My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream, Oasis, Ride, Boo Radleys and Teenage Fanclub. Repeated at 2am

00:30 – Do it Yourself: The Story of Rough Trade Documenting the history of Rough Trade, from small record shop to successful record label. (R)

You can view the full schedule for the evening on the BBC website by clicking here.

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