Stone Roses, Plan B, Wailers, Justice Tonight, Dirty North @ Heaton Park, Manchester

(review n most pix by neil crud)

Let’s face it, you can call them Dirty Manc Nob Eds, Tuneless Twats, Big Headed Fucks, Cashiers etc.. But one thing you cannot deny is the impact that one album had on the face of British music. Not too disimilar to that other band 13 years earlier that the Punk Britannia brigade are harping on about now… Never Mind The Bollocks of course changed the face of music worldwide, and the palms of the Pistols itched and itched until they bowed to the lure of the filthy lucre and cashed in on what was rightfully theirs.
The Stone Roses have done a similar thing and these four bagheads have in the space of a month become multi-millionaires, the tune of something like £12 million has kerchinged from the Heaton Park gigs alone! Add the (rip off) merchandise and the ultimate DVD and it’s not a bad job if you can get it. I’m not here to slag off people making money – it’s supply and demand… We demanded, they supplied…