March 26, 2010
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.
June 13, 2009
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.
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
November 21, 2008
September 15, 2008
August 9, 2008
July 25, 2008
Is this one of the Derek Kent “interviews with top female celebrities of the day” you were trying to recall Taylor?
Here’s an idea that’ll probably never happen but if the Cretinous, Useless, Negligible Tosser of the Week happens to be you then get in touch so we can get a present day picture posted up to go with these scans. There’s an outside chance you’ll tempt Mr. Agreeable to savage you a second time and God knows Green Day deserve it.
By the way, for those curious about that strange cherub in a box in the bottom left hand corner, it was the teaser ad campaign for The Stone Roses ‘second coming’, Love Spreads.
June 19, 2008
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.