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

The Stone Roses are an influential alternative rock band which formed 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 ’60s-styled guitar pop with an understated ’80s dance beat, the band defined the British guitar pop scene of the late ’80s and early ’90s. After their eponymous 1989 debut album became a British sensation, countless other groups in the same vein became popular, including The Charlatans, Inspiral Carpets, and Happy Mondays. However, the band was never able to capitalize on the promise of their first album, waiting five years before they released their second record and slowly disintegrating in the year and half after its release.

The Stone Roses emerged from the remains of 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 ’60s guitar pop and heavy metal, with touches of goth rock.


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  • LiquidSheep

    V Word.

    11 Sep 5:53pm Reply
  • ferocodile

    One of the greatest bands of all time

    9 Sep 9:20am Reply
  • kevinbrian101

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

    30 Aug 7:27am Reply
  • AndreDias164

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

    28 Aug 10:03pm Reply

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

    25 Aug 1:44pm Reply
  • eitzenchemical

    ami lee, male > faggots > insane clown posse #4 in charts

    16 Aug 7:28am Reply
  • amilee

    people who listen to this are absolute faggots

    5 Aug 11:24am Reply
  • perezhivem

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

    4 Aug 9:35pm Reply
  • brownieboy

    she bangs the drum and waterfall are really great

    4 Aug 7:45pm Reply
  • eitzenchemical

    @Nick14Orlov а рисунки у него, Егор, великолепные : ) он и с гитарой, как с кистью. не могла не среагировать на ваше сообщение, отлично написано. Long live, Stone Roses!!

    27 Jul 10:54am 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 10:19pm Reply
  • jigo3392

    moon, coffee and secomd coming (i don't know tomorrow)

    18 Jul 6:46pm Reply
  • eitzenchemical

    @jigo3392 sun or moon? coffee or tea? uknowwhatimean, man? that's the world, this & that, no need to choose. people/tastes/feelings change. I prefer S/T but hell, i will not be surprised if tomorrow Second Coming will be my fav. and it's great to be bipolar about music.

    18 Jul 5:12pm Reply
  • jigo3392

    The Stone Roses or Second Comming?

    18 Jul 4:12am Reply
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  • moonbaby9307

    I love The Stone Roses...makes me feel alive

    29 Jun 2:01am Reply
  • TheMukeyM

    what a magnificent group of musicians

    12 Jun 7:43am Reply
  • eitzenchemical

    the only thing i imagine while i hear the word 'Britpop' is

    11 Jun 11:59am Reply
  • zhelnerovich

    Any thoughts on the new repress of the first record?

    5 Jun 11:59pm Reply
  • thelionrampant

    Madchester, Britpop babies.

    5 Jun 3:09am Reply
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