Tarantula (Ride album)

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Studio album by
Released11 March 1996 (1996-03-11)
RecordedLondon, 1995
GenreAlternative rock
  • Richard "Digby" Smith
  • Paul Motion
Ride chronology
Carnival of Light
OX4 The Best of Ride
Singles from Tarantula
  1. "Black Nite Crash"
    Released: 12 February 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic1.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media(5.4/10)[2]

Tarantula is the fourth studio album by British rock 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.[4]

This is also the only Ride album on which Andy Bell's vocal duties outweigh those of regular frontman Mark Gardener, due to internal conflict and the prior of their breakup.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Andy Bell except where noted. All lead vocals performed by Andy Bell except where noted.

Original album
No.TitleLyricsMusicLead vocalsLength
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 RieleyGardenerGardener5:24
6."Mary Anne"   6:49
7."Castle on the Hill"   3:17
8."Gonna Be Alright"Loz ColbertColbert, Bell 2:52
9."The Dawn Patrol"   4:04
10."Ride the Wind"ColbertColbert, Gardener, Steve QueraltGardener3:45
11."Burnin'"   5:17
12."Starlight Motel"   3:33


  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r232862
  2. ^ "Ride: Tarantula: Pitchfork Review". 5 October 2002. Archived from the original on 5 October 2002.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "For Whom the Bell Toils". NME. 2 March 1996.
  4. ^ "Gig preview: Ride at O2 Academy Leeds".

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

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