The Stone Roses self-titled debut album was released in the Spring of 1989 and although the track featured in the video above was not on it, there were quite a number other of notable tracks including, but not limited to, “I Wanna Be Adored” and “She Bangs the Drum.” Classics one and all. The album received critical acclaim and there are many today (including yours truly) who still consider it to be one the best British albums ever released.
Founding members Ian Brown and John Squire had finally broken through and had nothing but an open road ahead…that is until they entered into a nasty dispute with their then record company, Silvertone Records. Finally, after trip through the British courts, the band emerged victorious and began work on their second and final album. Second Coming was released in 1994 and it too had it’s share of memorable tracks…but none more so than “Love Spreads.” There are plenty of “Manchester purists” out there who would argue “Fools Gold” was band’s crowning achievment. I, however, would respectfully disagree.
It’s somewhat surprising to think that The Stone Roses only released (2) albums before disbanding in 1996 for, you guessed it, artistic differences. Even so, in the short time these cats were together they put out some seriously good music. Have groovy Friday my friends…