Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Everyone should have a copy of this album...

Has it really been 20 years since this (their eponymous debut album) first came out? It can't be! As had been said before, they were a guitar band that you could dance to, who looked cute. What more do you need? Apart from some more albums of course :-)

The Stones Roses peaked too soon, but their fusion of guitar based music and dance inspired many other bands such as Oasis, Blur and the Britpop movement of 1995.

  • NME's best British album of all time revealed

  • The Stone Roses' self-titled 1989 debut album has been voted the best British album of all time in a Sunday newspaper poll.

  • In 1989 the critical response was generally positive and today the album is widely considered to be one of the very best British albums released.

  • The Stone Roses' eponymous first album has been voted best album of the last 50 years by listeners of the BBC digital station, 6 Music.

  • Reni is considered by many to be the best drummer of his generation, and the "single most important drummer in UK indie circles"

    Gonna add a link here to a guitar part I never learnt. Kids have it easy these days, at the time the only way to learn songs was to sit with your guitar forever stopping and starting a tape player to learn a riff by ear, this could take hours and even days. nowadays you've got ready made lessons on youtube!


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BizzleBee said...

Don't hate me but i really don't like the stone roses!

Woody said...

And so endeth our friendship ;-) Lizzie, I think it may be a generational thing, I was 16-17 when the Stone Roses first appeared on Top of Pops, it was a great moment, pop music had gone really bland at that point, and finally here was someone offering something new, something real.

Katie said...

Whilst I'm not the biggest fan of the Stone Roses either, do appreciate the genius of Ian Brown. They shaped the music of the 90's to be fair. Without them, the music of the 90's would have been so bland. Just imagine having no Oasis, Blur, Kula Shaker, Supergrass, Manics, Ash, Inspiral Carpets etc. Dunt bear thinkin bout.