Artsy Oxford, UK quartet, Ride had some damn good shoegaze chops on its early Smile E.P. which showcased the band's thundering drums, screeching guitars and charming English vocals. The band certainly won over Creation records in 1990 while it pushed the pedals to the max on its air pump guitar jams. Smile had the heart of the Jesus & Mary Chain and the musical soul and fad of the Stone Roses and My Bloody Valentine. Ride went on to release four albums in a span of six years before its official break-up in 1996. Some critics expected them to save Brit rock but their longevity and even creativity was short-lived after it's first two albums. Here are a few smokin' numbers from their Smile EP, including the dynomite-pop sizzler, "Like A Daydream," the ulta-scratchy cat's meow jam on "Chelsea Girl" and the chill bass-driven bomb, "Drive Blind."