Anglo For Your Ear: Ride’s “Vapour Trail”
There’s a Guardian article today about the revival of shoegazing, the woozy, depressive, anti-rock sound pioneered in the late ’80s/early ’90s by groups like Ride, My Bloody Valentine, and Chapterhouse. Shoegazing bands would usually stand in one position on stage and stare down at their feet, hence the name. The most successful of these bands was Ride, and they managed a major hit with the song, “Vapour Trail,” in 1990. Have a listen.