68 The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
Every now and then music needs a bit of a kick up the arse and a 2 finger salute to what has come before and has there ever been a better one than
Kiss me where the sun don't shine
The past is yours but the future's mine
Sure everything is a rip off right from the Pollock lite cover, however isn't all good music a bit of a rip off of something else?
When at poly one of the girls in our house had an older brother Ian who used to come and stay quite a bit, I think partly because he had a soft spot for one of the other girls who didn't drink alcohol but liked a tipple of vintage sarcens vinegar but that's another story.
We used to swap tapes and on one visit he gave me one I'd asked him to do of the Woodentops and he mentioned that he'd put something on the other side that was the best debut lp since the Bunnymen's crocodiles.
Is there anything better than sitting down in your room to listen to something for the first time , with no idea what to expect and simply being blown away?
Before their sound became baggy , before the endless wait for the bloated follow up (never have I been so disappointed by a second lp) , before they spawned a 100 awful madchester bands, they were the most exciting band on the planet.
A rush of sixties guitars a confident swagger , the multi tracked vocals to try and get them in some of tune and most of all at its heart a set of great sing along songs
Here is their own Bill Grundy moment
The focus was often on Ian Brown's dodgy vocals (who needs pitch perfect anyway!) but great showman ship and Jon Squire's guitar playing , but what a rhythm section!
I am the Resurrection - The Stone Roses
After all this time I still get a rush when I play this lp