January 5

Ride were Melody Maker’s first cover stars of the year. Inside, as part of his preview of the year ahead, Bob Stanley looked into his crystal ball and wrote the following, incredibly prescient words:

“1991 will hopefully see the full flower of the A.R. Kane/My Bloody Valentine dreampop blueprint, aided and abetted by the dancefloor’s most spooked and hallinogenic sounds. This is pure guesswork, of course, but sooner or later a new Space Rock will be borne out of these inspirations. It will be mesmeric and quite the most beautiful sound around. And maybe, hopefully, it will surface this year…”