There Is No Cure: Listen to Robert Smith’s ‘remix’ of Ride’s alt-rock classic ‘Vapour Trail’

Reunited shoegaze band RIDE just wrapped up the eastern portion of their North American tour this past weekend, and we all walked home from the Paradise on Saturday humming along to the cello finale of the Oxford crew’s 1990 classic, “Vapour Trail.”

Apparently, we’re not the only ones who have the song fresh on the brain, as today a Robert Smith remix of the tune has surfaced online. It’s bit trippy, heavy on the delay, and with the strings a bit more prominent. However, we can’t say it was worth the trouble for the Cure frontman.

Because when you already have one of the greatest, cleanest, most emotive songs of all time, why ruin it with effects? Even if you need a new angle to hype the 25th anniversary re-issue of Nowhere, which drops November 6. (Note: this “remix” won’t be on the re-issue; this appears to be just a vanity project).

Listen to it below…

Ride: Remaining 2015 Tour Dates:
10-11 Leeds, England – O2 Academy Leeds
10-12 Norwich, England – University of East Anglia
10-14 Brixton, England – O2 Academy Brixton
10-15 Liverpool, England – O2 Academy Liverpool
10-17 Bristol, England – Anson Rooms
10-18 Newcastle, England – O2 Academy Newcastle
10-19 Edinburgh, Scotland – Corn Exchange
10-21 Nottingham, England – Rock City
10-22 Birmingham, England – The Institute
11-06 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
11-07 Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Festival
11-09 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
11-10 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
11-12 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
11-14 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
11-15 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
11-16 Seattle, WA – Neptune
11-17 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
11-19 Honolulu, HI – The Republik
11-24 Osaka, Japan – Namba Hatch
11-25 Tokyo, Japan – Zepp Divercity
11-27-29 Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Clockenflap Festival
11-28-29 Singapore, Singapore – Neon Lights Festival