Taylor Parkes reviews The Stone Roses 9th December 1995

Taylor Parkes reviews The Stone Roses, 9th December 1995. Photo Mark Benney.

“…and the collected non-old people of Bridlington and its surrounding villages go bananas (raisins, coconuts, sultanas)”

It’s terrible but it made me smile; and the glaring indignity of the fact that Brown has managed to carve out some sort of post-Roses career while Squire has retreated to his painting is underlined by the subsequent review.


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Jonh Wilde interviews The Stone Roses part 1, 9th December 1989

Jonh Wilde interviews The Stone Roses part 2, 9th December 1989

Jonh Wilde interviews The Stone Roses part 1, 9th December 1989. Photos by Paul Rider

This for Steven who runs www.thestoneroses.co.uk to make into another cute little pdf book thing.

I know I’ve been lax again recently with the blog but I’ve had a break through at home with the dark art of wi-fi configuration so hopefully that’ll encourage me to post on a more regular basis.

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The Stone Roses on the cover of Melody Maker, 9th December 1989

The Stone Roses on the cover of Melody Maker, 9th December 1989. Photos by Paul Rider

It’s the 20th anniversary of The Stone Roses. Amazing. This for The Stone Roses site. Lots of archive scans of the Roses there all put together as amazing little pdf like documents

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Ian Brown on the cover of NME, 19th November 1994. Photo by Kevin Cummins.

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Simon Reynolds interviews The Stone Roses, 3rd June 1989

Simon Reynolds interviews The Stone Roses (part 2), 3rd June 1989

Simon Reynolds interviews The Stone Roses, 3rd June 1989. Photos by Tom Sheehan.

Been putting off scanning this for a while as I knew it would take some time. It’s done now though – enjoy.

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The Stone Roses - cover of the Melody Maker 3rd June 1989

The Stone Roses on the cover of Melody Maker 3rd June, 1989. Photo by Tom Sheehan.

Isn’t this a brilliant cover? It seems about as close as as I think you could get to summing up that instant in a club when you’re pilled up and every moment seems to make perfect sense. Ian Brown’s pupils need to be bigger though.

There are records you grow to love, ones like Mercury Rev’s debut that slowly creep up on you over many plays and then there’s the very few like The Stone Roses’ debut that leave you slack jawed, screaming “Fuckin’ hell…listen to this!”.

I don’t play it so often these days…probably in no small part because I’ve played it to death over the years but it remains one of my favourite records of all time. It seems incredible to me that there’s loads of kids now who’ve never heard of this band and have never listened to this record.

There’s a Simon Reynolds interview with Brown and Squire inside this issue that I’ll try and scan up if I have time over the weekend but until then, if you’ve not heard it before, “FUCKIN’ HELL….LISTEN TO THIS!”

I Am The Resurrection by The Stone Roses

And from the vaults of the BBC – The Stone Roses on SnubTV. I remember it well.



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