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

By |July 1st, 2012|0 Comments

(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…

Stone Roses play Aberystwyth Uni

By |May 19th, 1989|0 Comments

stone roses aber

Did you go? Let us know…
Gareth Potter says, ‘I was there. I’d all but given up on guitar music. It was great. Like a rave complete with scallies and loads of dodgy flares. Most of all I remember Reni being a bloody amazing drummer and Cressa dancing.’

Andy of Andy’s Records states, ‘ I was there. I went for a pint in the next room where, sans distortion, one could hear the true extent of Ian Brown’s vocal capabilities. Ed Kelly the Ents supremo at the time, booked House of Love, and Insipid Craprats in the same term… come back Ed, we still need you.’

Gareth replies, ‘Ha! Ian was never the greatest of vocalists, but a very fine frontman never the less. Truckloads of charisma. They came on to ‘I Wanna be a Door’ and the crowd were freaky dancing like nobody’s business. I loved that. Actually dancing at a gig, rather than just gawping and chin stroking. The mood was celebratory. Or chemically enhanced. Or both, probably. A very special time. I think I bought the album from you AndysRecords the very next day.’