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The Stone Roses - Self Titled Review

It's time to talk about one of my favorite and most influential bands of all time...Manchester's own; The Stone Roses. As the '80s drew to a close, the Stone Roses made rock music cool again, melding '60s psychedelia and acid house under the production and guidance of John Leckie.

At the forefront of the late-'80s 'Madchester' scene that merged '60s guitar pop with dance rhythms, the Stone Roses made an indelible mark on the British rock scene.Their self-titled 1989 debut album opened the doors to a host of other UK bands, including the Inspiral Carpets and Happy Mondays.

Featuring the haughtily laid-back vocal style of Jaggeresque frontman Ian Brown, catchy hooks of guitarist John Squire, and infectious rhythms of bassist Mani and drummer Reni, The Stone Roses sandwiched anthems such as 'She Bangs The Drums' and 'Made Of Stone' between trance-like opener 'I Wanna Be Adored' and epic closer 'I Am The Resurrection.

Fools golds melodic rift and Ians gentle singing on the track, for me, makes it a truly amazing tune.


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