Should they or shouldn’t they (Stone Roses Rumours ‘again’)
Ian Brown isn’t the best singer in the world, but his gigs are awesome
I was at Manchester when he sang a few roses songs during his set for the first time and it was awesome just to hear the tunes and Ian jogging about singing I am the resurrection!
Like Andy I would be selling mine and the kids livers if they reform but can’t see it, rumours are that they Ian and Mr Squires haven’t spoke for years…Posted 8 years agodeadlydarcyMember
It really shouldn’t happen. Brown (as much as I love him and the roses) is crap live. It will only sully my memories.
Very true. I saw coverage of them on the Beeb documentary “The Seven Ages of Rock”. I’d always had this massive regret that I’d not seen them live but after I saw Ian Brown trying to hit the high notes in “I Am The Resurrection”, I suddenly didn’t feel so bad.
Having said all that. If they do reform and tour I will sell my liver to get a ticket!!
LOL, me too!Posted 8 years agoportercloughMember
You don’t go to an Ian Brown gig for quality singing. You go to see the King Monkey!
Not sure what I’d make of a reunion. I’d probably be in the queue for a ticket but Ian Brown’s solo stuff is excellent as are his band. Wheras the rest of them have done bugger all of any note (Seahorses, I mean, the Shirehorses pisstake was better).Posted 8 years agoAlcopopMember
Cant see this happening,but you never knowPosted 8 years ago
unfineshed business and all that ….
wasn’t John squires mountain biking accident in the states
in 95 the reason for them pulling out of Glastonbury
i remember seeing pics of him sporting a Yeti cycling top
round about that timewaihiboyMember
Brown live is an experience not to be missed, yeah his voice is crap but when he walks on in a black leather adidas tracksuit with gold piping you have to laugh.
I would be suprised if they did come back, but i guess if the money was right…. i bet Reni could do with a few quid and he was an amazing drummer
i was at reading aswell…. terrible, terrible show…Posted 8 years agodawsonSubscriber
i’ve been at a couple of Ian Brown gigs and agree that his voice is dodgy.
They were both good gigs tho.
Mani has been with Primal Scream since the Vanishing Point album.
I hope they don’t get back together – its a car crash waiting to happen; and thats coming from someone who has a 4ft Stone Roses poster on the dining room wall.
but, inevitably, I fear they’ll do it for the money..Posted 8 years agolobby_dosserMember
No they shouldn’t do it. The Happy Mondays reunion (a much better band IMO)was a bit naff and a Roses reunion would be the same.
I always thought the roses were overatted in comparison to other bands at the time. I think they got lucky with the timing of their 1st album -with the whole summer of love vibe going on and the Spike Island thing.
I went to see them in a circus tent on Glasgow Green and they were dire.(although I was on a nice buzz at the time ) After the gig we met some Manc guys in the sub-club and had a good laugh with them & shared some drugs & told him how shit the Roses gig was & how much better Primal Scream & the Mondays etc were. It wasn’t until the week after when we returned to the sub-club that we found out it was the guys from the band we’d been sitting with. (ah memories of back in the day)Posted 8 years agoportercloughMember
Sounds like it’s not going to happen…Posted 8 years agomatthew_hMember
I’m actually pretty heartened by this. It’s good to see that not everyone can be bought with a big cheque. I was and still am a big Stone Roses fan but having not been able to see them at the time I was in two minds about them reforming. I would love to have seen them in about 1989 (Blackpool Empress Ballroom would have to be the one to have gone to imo) but was just a year or two too young. I then decided not to see them when they toured post Second Coming especially after Reni left as that just wouldn’t have been right.
I can’t help feeling that seeing them now would taint the whole thing for me but I doubt I would have been able to resist had they reformed. Seems Mr Squire has solved that little dilemma for me which I am pleased about.Posted 8 years ago
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