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Stone Roses, The

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Island of Lost Soul: The Stone Roses at Spike Island

Live Review by John Robb, Sounds, 1990

Sun, sea water and cement factories. Not your idea of Ibiza perhaps, but according to our resident mad Manc John Robb, this is the start ...


Stone Roses' Mani (2004)

Interview by Simon Morrison, Rock's Backpages Audio, November 2004

Mr. Mountfield on all things Madchester: the Haçienda, the Stone Roses, and the impact of dance music on the scene. Hilarious!

File format: mp3; file size: 9.9mb, interview length: 10' 47" sound quality: ****


The Stone Roses: International, Manchester

Live Review by John Robb, Sounds, 11 July 1987

KING ROCK is still flailing his sweaty head around the world. And Stone Roses are four hip dudes close to his heart, guitars slung low, ...

The Stone Roses: Trunk Call — Romancing The Stone

Interview by John Robb, Sounds, 23 January 1988

Are THE STONE ROSES the likeliest lads in Manchester to step into the huge void left by the implosion of The Smiths? JOHN ROBB reports ...

The Stone Roses: Bad Loon Rising

Interview by Bob Stanley, Melody Maker, 8 April 1989


Stone Roses: Stone Roses (Silvertone)

Review by Jack Barron, New Musical Express, 29 April 1989

THIS IS Rain Parade at ease after the storm. This is Dream Syndicate going through a recurring nightmare. This is an aural Big Mac laced ...

The Stone Roses: ICA, London

Live Review by Everett True, Melody Maker, 27 May 1989


The Stone Roses: Shooting From The Lip

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 3 June 1989

THE STONE ROSES are the latest instalment in the resurrection insurrection. ...

The Stone Roses: Welcome To The Stoned Age

Interview by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, 15 July 1989

After four years of Manchester obscurity, the Stone Roses suddenly hit critical and public acclaim with their debut LP. Roy Wilkinson talks to them about ...

Stone Roses: Would You Like Some Candy?

Interview by Pat Blashill, Spin, October 1989

Manchester's Stone Roses sing about hate, death, violence and idealism while running a guitar-driven machine. Their single 'Elephant Stone' was produced by New Order bassist ...

The Stone Roses: Bonfire of the Inanities

Interview by Jon Wilde, Melody Maker, 9 December 1989

When The Maker put Ian Brown and his reluctant heroes on the cover six months ago, they were regarded as just another bunch of hopefuls. ...

The Stone Roses and The Happy Mondays

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, Face, The, January 1990

AFTER A YEAR of underground success, Stone Roses and Happy Mondays crowd into a Top Of The Pops dressing room to celebrate their entry into ...

Summer 1990: The Madness

Report and Interview by John Robb, Sounds, 14 April 1990

With The Stone Roses at Spike Island, the Mondays at Glastonbury and numerous other raves, the summer of 1990 should be one to remember. John ...

The Stone Roses: Where Angels Play

Report by Bob Stanley, Melody Maker, 26 May 1990

It may not seem it to non-believers, but it's been a mighty long time since the Stone Roses last played a gig. That was at ...

The Stone Roses at Spike Island

Live Review by Everett True, Melody Maker, 9 June 1990

When The Stone Roses announced their plans for a gig at Spike Island the concert was eagerly heralded as the event of the year. Everett ...

The Stone Roses: Another Early Night

Report and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, July 1990

Stockholm, 4 am: the amateurs are going to bed. Not so the Stone Roses, who are limbering up to go out and fish. Having ...

Flaring Up: The Stone Roses at Spike Island

Report and Interview by Jon Savage, Observer, The, 8 July 1990

YOU CAN see them all over the North-West, drifting through Manchester’s arcades, doing the swim-dance in the high-tech Hacienda, travelling en masse to tribal events ...

The Stone Roses: Fools' Gaoled (almost!)

Report by Terry Staunton, New Musical Express, 13 October 1990

THE STONE ROSES may face a £3 million libel suit from their former record company, unless they pay for the damage they caused to the ...

The Stone Roses: Stone Free

Report by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, August 1991

After nine months of strenuous legal wrangling, The Stone Roses have extricated themselves from an "oppressive", "one-sided and unfair" contract. Report by Phil Sutcliffe. ...

For Faç's Sake! 10 Years of the Haçienda

Retrospective and Interview by Push, Melody Maker, 23 May 1992

Few clubs can lay claim to changing the face of music, but THE HAÇIENDA certainly made it smile, giving fledgling acts like The Stone Roses, ...

Diary of an LP: the Stone Roses' Second Coming, Part One

Interview by Tom Doyle, Melody Maker, 14 January 1995

After years of rumour and speculation, THE STONE ROSES Second Coming album has finally made it into the shops. TOM DOYLE travelled to Rockfield studios ...

Diary of an LP: the Stone Roses' Second Coming, Part Two

Interview by Tom Doyle, Melody Maker, 21 January 1995

Following last week's look at life with THE STONE ROSES during the making of Second Coming, producer SIMON DAWSON takes TOM DOYLE track by track ...

The Stone Roses: Second Coming

Review by Ben Thompson, MOJO, February 1995

IF THE BYRDS HAD BEEN WELSH; IF Lenny Kravitz shopped at Kwik Save; if the Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin or Wishbone Ash or Eddie ...

The Stone Roses: Second Coming (Geffen)

Review by Gavin Martin, Vox, February 1995

TIMING CAN count for a lot in the fickle world of pop. When they released their eponymous first album in 1989, just in time to ...

Who The Hell Do The Stone Roses Think They Are?

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, March 1995

Their second album took longer to record than the equivalent World War took to wage. Meanwhile, Geffen kept them in golf clubs and "heroin". Last ...

The Stone Roses: The Morning After

Retrospective and Interview by Simon Reynolds, Spin, May 1995

"I guess you had to be there – probably Manchester, definitely England – to understand how the Stone Roses came to matter so much in ...

John Leckie: A Desk Job

Interview by Tom Doyle, Melody Maker, 3 June 1995

Fifteen years of experience has carried producer JOHN LECKIE from a-song-a-day sessions with John Lennon, to hours spent pouring over the endless noodlings of The ...

"Coming" In The Eire: The Stone Roses: Féile '95, Cork

Live Review by Caitlin Moran, Melody Maker, 19 August 1995

OH YEAH; some other people played as well. Damon hung around all weekend so he could see Elastica play (aww, sweet); Terence Trent D'Arby insists ...

War Child

Report and Interview by Ian Watson, Melody Maker, 9 September 1995

IAN WATSON talks to the bands who are contributing to the Help album and how this project compares to pop's last major charity initiative, the ...

Madchester: My Baggy Hell!

Memoir by Susan Corrigan, i-D, October 1995

Five years ago an explosion of music, drugs and flares hit a certain Northern city. Now with Oasis, the Stone Roses and Black Grape in ...

War of the Roses

Interview by Lisa Verrico, Observer, The, 3 December 1995

John Squire of The Stone Roses talks exclusively to Lisa Verrico about why the band that almost broke up is back. ...

The Stone Roses – At Last!

Retrospective and Interview by John Robb, RAW, 6 December 1995

For a band who have avoided the limelight for most of the decade The Stone Roses are still very big news. This month they tour ...

That's Another Fine Messiah You've Got Me Into

Comment by Johnny Cigarettes, New Musical Express, 6 April 1996

John Lennon thought The Beatles were bigger than IT, some people think Elvis is/was IT and Michael Jackson seems to think he is IT. So ...

The Rise and Fall of the Roses Empire

Retrospective by Johnny Cigarettes, New Musical Express, 6 April 1996

They were the greatest band of a generation and seemed invincible. At the height of their powers, their downfall seemed an impossibility. But now that ...

The Stone Roses: The Long Goodbye

Memoir by Dave Simpson, Melody Maker, 9 November 1996

After their disastrous performance at this year's Reading Festival, the general consensus was that THE STONE ROSES should do the decent thing and split up. ...

Pig's Ear for the Roses — It's All Gone Baggy

Report and Interview by Tom Doyle, Q, January 1997

Farewell, then, the Stone Roses. ...

He was a Stone Rose. Now he's a Seahorse (and Noel loves him)

Interview by Barbara Ellen, Observer, The, 25 May 1997

"JOHN'S GOT a really good band there. A year from now, we're going to be talking about one of the biggest bands in Britain, without ...

Brit Pop: The Boys Club

Essay by Jon Savage, Guardian, The, 4 July 1997

Pop music is booming, right? British bands are taking over the world, right? Wrong. The yobbish lads of Brit rock are about to hit the ...

You're Ian Brown... Do Something!

Interview by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, 26 January 1998

The singer of the Stone Roses did not die with the group: his single is in the Top 5, and an album is on the ...

The Rise And Fall Of The Stone Roses

Retrospective and Interview by Dave Simpson, Uncut, February 1998

In his first major interview since The Stone Roses split, Ian Brown looks back on the career of a band who could have had it ...

The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays: What The World Is Still Waiting For?

Retrospective and Interview by Jack Barron, Melody Maker, 13 March 1999

It was the scene that produced some of the best bands the world had ever seen. Now, with the Happy Mondays reforming end The Stone ...

The Stone Roses

Retrospective and Interview by John McCready, MOJO, May 2002

ON FRIDAY, JULY 10, 1987, the greatest rock'n'roll band of the decade are playing to no more than 30 people at Planet X, a dark ...

Primal Scream: An interview with Mani

Interview by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, May 2006

LEGENDARY HEDONIST and bassman Gary 'Mani' Mounfield talks about Primal Scream, Roses reunion rumours and the "Mexican stand-off" between his former bandmates... ...

The Resurrection of the Stone Roses: Ian's Story

Retrospective and Interview by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, June 2006

MARCH 2006, and King Monkey is swinging from the ceiling of his record label offices, grinning as he tapes over the smoke alarm for an ...

Second Comings: The Klaxons and the Struggle to Follow Up a Hit Debut Album

Comment by Pete Paphides, Times, The, 27 March 2009

IT TAKES SOME doing to instigate a backlash from your fans without actually releasing a record. Yet this month, by revealing that their record company, ...

The Stone Roses at 20

Retrospective and Interview by Stephen Dalton, National, The, September 2009

TWENTY YEARS AGO, the Stone Roses felt like an unstoppable force of nature. These four baggy-trousered young moptops from Manchester were adored all over Britain, ...

The Stone Roses' reunion: What's the worst that can happen?

Comment by Dorian Lynskey, Guardian, The, 22 October 2011

The Stone Roses are the latest in a long line of bands to get back together. Shameless profiteering? Or the chance to heal old rifts ...

Bassists: Let's Stick Together

Overview by James Medd, Word, The, February 2012

They are "the glue" that cements the music, the mysterious put-upon souls plying their crucial trade in a cloud of dry ice by the drum-riser. ...

The Stone Roses: Hultsfred festival, Sweden

Live Review by Jude Rogers, Guardian, The, 15 June 2012

SO THIS is the Third Coming. Their first was at the much-mythologised tail-end of the 80s, when indie and dance music swaggered together, and the ...

The Stones Roses' Made Of Stone is a great document of a reunion on the edge

Film/DVD/TV Review by Jeff Slate,, 3 December 2013

IT WASN'T EASY to be a US fan of the Stone Roses back in their early days. The band were a truly English phenomenon and ...

The Stone Roses: Wembley Stadium, London

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, June 2017

TO WEMBLEY STADIUM for the sell-out Stone Roses show, my first visit to the "new" Wembley, which towers up far higher than the old one ...

The Stone Roses looked like every lad I'd known and filled me with northern pride

Comment by Laura Barton, Guardian, The, 1 May 2019

The Mancunian band released their debut album 30 years ago this week, giving north-west teenagers music to call their own. ...

see also Ian Brown

see also Seahorses, The


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