An amiable, sunny pop song, with a great keyboard break right in the middle to boot, "Twisterella" lets Ride fully kick up its heels and aim for cheery melody without ripping feedback walls all over it. It's a loud and happy song, though, and succeeds beautifully at its bemused task. The remaining three tracks find Ride experimenting with its sound a bit -- it's not quite the total path where the group would go next, but it does find the quartet interested in creating proper songs instead of simply mixing high volume guitars and airy harmonies, for better or worse. Following the pattern from Nowhere, Going Blank Again's title track ends up here instead of on the album, a gentle but fine song exhibiting a clear Byrds fetish more than once. "Howard Hughes" amiably grooves along with even more of a relaxed, almost early Eno-type air (and Hammond organ to boot), while "Stampede" flirts a bit with country twang while bringing back the volume on the choruses.
AllMusic Review by Ned Raggett