THE STONE ROSES - SUMMER OF LOVE AND THE BAGGY WOODSTOCK
As they have recently reformed I thought I would share my experience of The Roses especially at Spike Island in Widnes on 27th May, 1990. As it was also the time of the "Madchester" craze including Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets, The Charlatans and The Mock Turtles to name but a few, Mr Brown and the boys were integral to it's success at the end of the 80s and start of the 90s.
The first album was brilliantly fresh and original, it sounded like nothing else around. The heavy guitar based and superbly woven melodies matched with Ian Brown's anthemic vocals.