Friday, June 8, 2007

Ride - Nowhere


I doubt Ride could have picked a more appropriate cover than this. The wave looks both serene and powerful and Ride's wall of jangly guitar noise has much the same effect. Ride trusts the listener with this cover, because it could easily be passed over yet with just a little thought, it says everything there is to say.

If you're curious about the music, check out my review of this album.

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6 Comments:

Blogger dschalek said...

OK, this makes me want to grab my board and head out to El Porto.

June 8, 2007 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Do you have it on vinyl? Because this cover seems like it would be twice as good on vinyl. It's also one that if I was holding it I'd probably tilt it to look at it from different angles. I also like that they (I'm assuming) believed enough in the image that they didn't feel the need to slap a big band logo on the front.

June 9, 2007 at 5:42 AM  
Blogger bob_vinyl said...

dschalek - I'm not a surfer, but it does look like a good one.

Mark - It came out in 1990, so it's probably on the bubble as to whether it was ever released on vinyl. I have the CD, but I certainly wish it was 12"! It's definitely one to look at in many different ways.

June 9, 2007 at 6:51 AM  
Blogger David Amulet said...

AWESOME cover. Period.

-- david

June 9, 2007 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

positively gorgeous

June 12, 2007 at 6:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was definately released on vinyl. I think all there albums were. Check out the cover to Going Blank Again, thier follow up album. Also brilliant.

J Depth.

February 4, 2009 at 3:01 PM  

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