A MAN in his thirties has expressed dismay at having to pretend to like 90s shoegaze band Ride for the second time.
37-year-old Tom Logan bought the newly-reformed group’s tapes when he was at school as part of a ploy to make girls like him.
“Because I was physically puny I could not impress girls through my sporting prowess, so the only logical alternative was to embrace lank hair, steel toe-capped Doc Marten’s and ethereal reverb-drenched rock with inaudible lyrics.
“Although I created an entire identity based around androgynous dream pop and a vague sense of social isolation, I was always jealous of the hard kids who got to listen to Public Enemy and NWA, or even just Monster Hits tapes.”
Logan said the reformation of Ride had left him feeling obliged to attend a concert: “People are already badgering me about it.
“It’s too late to admit it was part of an attempt to appear enigmatic when actually I was just sitting in my room drinking tea and masturbating.
“All I need now is for Catherine Wheel, Lush and Chapterhouse to get back together and that’s my diary buggered for the next few months.”