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Manchester, United Kingdom (1984 – 1996, 2011 – present)

The Stone Roses are an influential band thatformed in Manchester, England in 1984. For most of their career, the band consisted of Ian Brown (vocals), John Squire (guitar), Gary “Mani” Mounfield (bass) and Alan “Reni” Wren (drums). Meshing -styled guitar-driven with understated beats and other influences, the band largely defined the British scene of the late and early . After their eponymous 1989 debut album became an international sensation, countless other groups in the same vein became popular, including The Charlatans, EMF, and the Inspiral Carpets. However, the band was never able to capitalize on the promise of their first album and the whole ‘’ scene due to acrimonious conflicts with their label, their manager, and others, waiting five years before they released their second record and slowly disintegrating in the year and half after that album’s release release.

At the very beginning, the Stone Roses emerged from the remains of the artist “The Garage Flowers”, a Manchester-based band formed by schoolmates John Squire (guitar) and Ian Brown (vocals). In 1984, the Stone Roses officially formed as Squire and Brown added drummer Reni (born Alan John Wren), guitarist Andy Couzens, and bassist Pete Garner. The group began playing warehouses around Manchester, cultivating a dedicated following rather quickly.

Around this time, the group was a cross between classic British -inspired and touches of , with perhaps some music influence, which gave them a yet ethos. Couzens left the group in 1987, being followed shortly afterward by Garner.


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  • trustmeiloveu

    Idgaf, srsly. (etc.)

    18 Jan 2:03pm Reply
  • Runoflife

    Overrated, srsly. Even their first album sounds like a carbon copy of 1980's US garage bands with few classic rock influences. Actually yep, the whole britpop genre is very overrated comared to the grunge movement (Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Screaming trees, etc.).

    15 Jan 9:15am Reply
  • panSmith

    their genre is called "overhyped by NME"

    4 Jan 1:34pm Reply
  • versionfiv

    why are there no similar artists

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • judicious_esthe


    3 Dec 2014 Reply
  • wheresyourblues

    Да и второй отличный

    28 Nov 2014 Reply
  • efervesencia

    come to chile please

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • limonad_limonad

    Первый альбом очень хороший.

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • paulohenss

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    27 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Xolalpunk

    I am the resurrection

    12 Oct 2014 Reply
  • m-saIami

    lol Stone Roses is over dude get over it

    5 Oct 2014 Reply
  • LiquidSheep

    V Word.

    11 Sep 2014 Reply
  • ferocodile

    One of the greatest bands of all time

    9 Sep 2014 Reply
  • kevinbrian101

    So are these guys doing anything anymore? or was the reunion tour and the doc pretty much it?

    30 Aug 2014 Reply
  • AndreDias164

    Besides "I Wanna Be Adored" Is this band worth listening?

    28 Aug 2014 Reply

    It wouldn't bother me if the ending of "I Am the Resurrection" could last an eternity.

    25 Aug 2014 Reply
  • amilee

    people who listen to this are absolute faggots

    5 Aug 2014 Reply
  • perezhivem

    эх..в россию бы что ли заглянули...тур по россии....и тут я просыпаюсь.

    4 Aug 2014 Reply
  • brownieboy

    she bangs the drum and waterfall are really great

    4 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Nick14Orlov

    шикарная группа, шикарный состав, оба альбома заслушаны до дыр. они очень разные, кому-то нравится какой-то определённый, либо первый, либо второй, а я как-то оба прочувствовал. Первый - просто классика брит-попа, причём не простого, они отцы, и их никто в этом жанре так и не переплюнул ИМХО. Второй - тяжёлый, своего рода дань уважения LZ, да, он не так самобытен, как первый. но мне очень нравится. Какие там партии баса, барабанов, ну и. конечно, гитара Джона Сквайра, которую я стараюсь убого копировать в собственном творчестве. А какие рисунки у него?

    26 Jul 2014 Reply
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