Tarantula (Ride album)

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Studio album by Ride
Released 11 March 1996
Recorded London, 1995
Genre Alternative rock
Label Creation
Producer Richard "Digby" Smith, Paul Motion
Ride chronology
Carnival of Light
Singles from Tarantula
  1. "Black Nite Crash"
    Released: 12 February 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (5.4/10) link

Tarantula is the fourth and final album by British band Ride, released in March 1996 shortly after the band split. The album was deleted from Creation Records' catalogue only one week after its release.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Andy Bell except where noted. All lead vocals performed by Andy Bell except where noted. 

Original album
No. Title Lyrics Music Lead vocals Length
1. "Black Nite Crash"         2:34
2. "Sunshine / Nowhere to Run"         4:48
3. "Dead Man"         3:34
4. "Walk on Water"         4:20
5. "Deep Inside My Pocket"   Mark Gardener, Jack Rieley Gardener Gardener 5:24
6. "Mary Anne"         6:49
7. "Castle on the Hill"         3:17
8. "Gonna Be Alright"   Loz Colbert Colbert, Bell   2:52
9. "The Dawn Patrol"         4:04
10. "Ride the Wind"   Colbert Colbert, Gardener, Steve Queralt Gardener 3:45
11. "Burnin'"         5:17
12. "Starlight Motel"         3:33
Bonus tracks
No. Title Lyrics Music Lead vocals Length
1. "Nothing Lasts Forever"         3:31
2. "Slave"   Gardener Gardener Gardener 3:50
3. "A Trip Down Ronnie Lane"         3:37


"Link". Official Ride website. Retrieved 9 December 2005.