Ripe's 1989 debut, We're All Trying To Get There, has gone down in indiepop folklore not only for opening Summershine's account, but because just under 180 playable copies came back from the pressing plant.
We're All Trying To Get There has been reissued on a compilation, but its b-side, End, has lingered in obscurity for two decades. So here's your chance to download it.
Following this single, Ripe changed tack with the indie-dance of Sapce Suit 42 single (very good) and the Filterfeed album (don't play it that much but it has its moments). I lost interest after their single for Shock, The Most (there were only so many bands in the Swervedriver mould of shoegaze and grunge I could handle - that is, none) although subsequent work on Beggars and Sub Pop was popular with young folk for whom personal hygiene was a low priority.
Following a 10-year break, Ripe reformed in 2006, but their new material, while no great departure from where they'd left off, received mixed notices, possibly due to it sounding rather dated.