Item added to your cart. Create Gift Voucher Add to Cart. USD USD 8. Read More. USD 1. There are no songs on Ride The Skies. The live show was the thing.
The show lived up. God, it was so fun — all these people jammed into this big dilapidated-factory room, everyone climbing walls and throwing each other up against windows and sweating all over each other.
Ride The Skies merely served as a preview of that live show, or a memento of it. The album could only ever hope to echo that disoriented euphoria. But an echo of that was still a lot. Today, listening to Ride The Skies is not the easiest thing in the world.
In the years after Ride The Skies , Gibson and Chippendale learned to channel and harness some of their wild energy, directing it into things that almost sounded like songs. They became the kind of act that you could safely book at a big festival. Ride The Skies arrived at a moment when lots of noisemaking pranksters were shaking off punk and indie orthodoxies, getting loudly wiggy with whatever they had at their disposal. Unwound had already been coming up with more meditative mutations for years, and lots of other people were grinding out sugar-rush ugliness at greater speeds: The Locust, Melt-Banana, the Fucking Champs, the Blood Brothers, Wolf Eyes, Erase Errata.
Plenty of those bands headed out together on the fabled Oops! The Tour in the summer of But even with that whole scene roiling all around them, Lightning Bolt still stood out as beings who operated in a whole other world.
That world would not exist for long. Lightning Bolt were once emissaries of a romantically insane scene. For the past two decades, though, they have operated as an island unto themselves. Long may they make toddlers cry.
For personal non-commercial use only. All rights reserved. Lee Ricciuti Riffs. Outrageous drums. Glorious chaos. Favorite track: The Faire Folk. An absolute classic that cannot be missed this time around. The blue vinyl record is gorgeous as well. Favorite track: 13 Monsters. Dillon Stader. Isaac Wong. Sam Bakers. Art Vandelay. Scarlet Ashe. Davyd Betchkal. Duke Lude. Aram Grigorian. Ricky Dude!
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