Thursday, September 07, 2006
Stone Roses - The Complete Stone Roses (1995)
Released to Americans on the eve of the break-up of this wonderful band. A perfect example of wasted opportunities and ego-overdrive, but you could never tell from listening to the music. These boys were, for me, the zenith and nadir of Manchester Music and their like has not been seen since. Would they have made it through court litigations, bankrupt record labels and inter-band strife and pulled it together? We will never know - but we have this wonderful artifact of a different time when all things seemed possible. One thing that really sticks with me is a quote from the liner notes that mentions "...the chorus to 'This Is The One' sounds like being fantastically in love" and I couldn't agree more. It starts off slow and shuffling for a few songs as they find their sound and voice but from track 3 (Sally Cinnamon) till the end it is pure bliss. Do yourself a favor and enjoy and pass it along. Soon I may post some Ian Brown (lead singer) solo work but for now this is a good starter. I have Tracy to thank for this band being brought to my attention - so thanks.