I know it's been said/rumoured too many times in the past but could this be true??
Stone Roses to reform!! omgggg
Ian Brown chats bare shit about why he's not a hypocrite looking for some cash
Reading headline slot announced
SSSSCCHHEEEE CURRRRIEESSS ON FFRRRRUUUU ITTTT ALLLLL SHHEEESS NNRHH WUUUTTUURRFULLLL *Drum 'N Bass breakdown*
with the winner releasing a cover of Love Spreads (album version).
I can't see it. Both Brown and Squire have said no way fairly recently
up until about six months before the first shows were announced.
according to some insider types.
Holding my breath until I hear it announced officially.
Rumoured to be the classic line up: Brown, Squire, Mani, Reni!!
Amazing news if they can settle their differences and this finally happens.
They should just be remembered as the great band they were at the time.
Mani, Brown, Ibrahim, Blonde Dancer
They hate each other too much. On the other hand, if it does actually happen, I'll fork out any amount to go and see them.
I still can't see Squire being up for it.
A sans Squire line up fuelled by Brown's enthusiasm is entirely conceivable.
But if it's not Brown, Squire, Mani, and Reni then it doesn't count as a proper reunion.
Theory dictates that I should be up for this. In reality I've got little more than meh levels of enthusiasm. Tickets will cost £utterlystupid.
If... if... it's a proper reunion, the odds for a Smiths one must surely tumble.
I can't see Brown being up for it! He has always been the one who has consistently opposed it. Squire has changed his mind a couple of times.
Mani would blates do it. I get the impression that there's not beef with or from Reni. And it's always seemed to me that Brown would do it (it wouldn't be much of an extension of what he's carried on with since the split), but for the fact that him and Squire just hasn't been an option. And Squire has apparently been content with his visual art stuff. I guess we'll see in due course.
Reni's said he's not going to be part of it:
Aziz still plays with Ian, doesn't he?
Aziz doesn't play with Ian live anyway. His live band is still the guys who used to be the Roses tribute band i think.
Brown has always said he would have to be down to his "last chicken dinner" to do it. He uses that line all the time!
so it's probably full steam ahead.
There seem to be concerns amongst the faithful that the reformed Roses might take a significant, steaming and money-grabbing dump on the memory of a once great band. (But if they do, they'll be trawling through an over-rated debut and a late and ultimately tune-light second album.) Others might point to more satisfying and triumphant reunions and be foaming at the pants at the prospect of a reformed Roses bringing about the end of the world.
I'd just like to remind anyone with ears that Ian Brown cannot carry a tune in a bucket. He can write a tune or two, but sing he cannot. We left his Reading Festival 2009 long before the good-on-record FEAR. Our ears could take no more. Just embarassing.
he worse the hats
the Reni hats
except the bit about the very good (first) album.
It's only half a good album and always has been.
between 88 and 91. Personal insults and stating the bleeding obvious that it'll be all about the cash aside, you're right - they released one very good album a long time ago. For a brief period they were great enough to the extent that people still give a shit about them 20 years later.
I just don't understand what people think would happen if they did get back together.
whenever you hear them out, it always goes down well.
they would be inevitably shite live, but it would still be a good event to be at purely for the excitement amongst the fans.
Obviously it's not for everyone, and I know more timid types tend to shy away for some reason, but songs like Waterfall are literally perfect in every single way.
I have it on good authority it's true.
Just The Smiths left to go tbh.
but it seems plausible this time that the other three maybe might.
I never saw them live at the outset but did catch them twice in 1995. Musically they sounded brilliant but Ian Brown's voice... oh man. It was pretty much a dealbreaker. Although the second show I saw (at Wembley Arena) was still ace because the Manics used it to make their comeback after Richey disappeared. Being able to say that I was at the first ever playing of A Design For Life is pretty cool.
that's about as likely as Tom Vek ever making a second album.
like it's defnitiely happening then. John Robb doesn't go reound talking rubbish
Not a big fan of reunions as it is, but when the original split was so bitter and embarrassing then it looks much more cynical.
The new album's going to be unimpressive at best, isn't it?
if they work hard enough on it, because studios can make Ian Brown's voice listenable.
But a big "no" to live shows, on the grounds that I've seen some already and know what you're letting yourself in for, and this time for presumably a very large sum of money.
is one of the worst people.
But god I don't care now. However, if it is the classic line up of Brown, Mani, Maddix, Ipinson, Ibrahim, dancing lady, then I am definitely in.
so many of my friends and family are creaming themselves over this, and so wuld i have been about 8-10 years ago, but i am fairly indifferent now. Still think i'll go if they play Birmingham, Leeds or Blackburn.
Northside, The High, Flowered Up, Paris Angels, The Bridewell Taxis and Top will all probably reform again too.
I can just see a baggy revival happening with a Roses re-union as everyone gets all nostalgic and digs out there Joe Bloggs dungarees and floppy hats.
"We are going to rule the world again. It's happening".
Well that didn't disappoint.
FUCK OFF DYNAMO. YOU'VE BEEN ON TELLY FOR A DECADE AND STILL NOBODY GIVES A SHIT ABOUT YOU DOING CARD TRICKS WITH A BLAINE KNOCKOFF BEARD.
I don't want to go as it will be shit but sentiment will get in the way and I'll have to go. Then it'll be shit and I'll regret it. Fuckers
can't remember what i was doing there
They'll play all the classic songs. They'll play it really well. Ian brown gonna sound a bit shit (as always). It WILL be one of the highlights of Summer 2012.
Think about this: all those bands who reunited KNEW they had to be able to pull it, otherwise I personally don't think they'd do it, for any amount of money - Pixies, Suede, Blur, Pulp etc. The Stone Roses, with the reputation they have, wouldn't dream of doing it if they didn't know they'd be able to deliver, no matter how much money was on the table.
I just hope that:
1) they won't do any new songs nor plan a new album
2) there won't be any "baggy revival" thanks to this reunion!
I've actually had a change of heart about it all.
If it helps in any way to bring long sleeved band t-shirts back, I'm all for it.
is a bit mental, not every comeback works: The Velvet Underground, The Verve's second comeback, Michael Jackson's O2 shows... all spring to mind.
Given that he died before playing the shows.
- Heaton Park in Manchester on 29th & 30th June 2012
- World tour
- *gulp* new material.
fund brown's divorce!
I'm trying to think of any other bands that inspire such perplexing amounts of devotion from releasing only one decent album over two decades ago.
of furious patriotism from the people of Manchester, careful legacy management from Brown and Mani, and the fact their debut tends to appear on lists in magazines a lot.
They will do those dates, plus V and T, but I bet not much more than those mega-money-spinners.
And yet I'll still be trying to get tickets.
Loved the Roses since I heard the debut aged 17. Bought everything after the debut on the day of release. Never seen 'em live. Heard the live albums and a few bootlegs and know they were terrible. The gigs will be full of horrible Oasis-loving lads. But still there's no way that I can't go to this.
Remove that self imposed gun from your head.
The only time I saw Smashing Pumpkins was in 2008. I knew it was a semi-risk, but I took the chance. It was gash. A big part of that was the SECC venue (and I've easily managed to keep my promise to myself of never again seeing a gig at the SECC). So with a new SP gig coming up at a decent venue, I was tempted. Not £40 tempted though.
These Roses gigs are easily likely to weigh in at close to or more than £40. At that price you can go to your local toilet venue every week for two months and see 25+ bands. Yeah, some will be a bit shit, but some will be every bit as fun to watch as the Roses in 2011. And you'll actually be supporting a real music scene rather than lining the pockets of a bunch of unworthys. And the bar will defo have something other than £4 beakers of piss. And the bell end count will be drastically lower.
What I'm trying to say here is that if you get duped into paying up to see this, you're basically operating on the same level as the 11 year old girls who go to X Factor tour shows. The difference is that the 11 year old will probably be having the most exciting time of her short little life. The Roses gigs will be full of people attending out of a sense of duty, seeing their life melt away in front of their eyes.
But I'm still going to do it*. Sorry.
* ATTEMPT to purchase tickets
Each to their own.
...then £55 isn't that bad compared to other similar events. How much was a day at the Wireless Festival for instance?
I totally agree about the Pumpkins (except I saw them in 1995 Mellon Collie tour....!) - I was really tempted when I saw they were playing 'smaller' venues. At that price though, no way monsieur!
But still. Maybe I'm over-reacting and it will be brilliant. Most of the reunions I've seen recently have been pretty good (Pixes, Pulp, I enjoyed the Screamadelica gigs). And I actually don't mind money going to the Roses, because I figure they didn't make that much at the time (and Silvertone screwed them on their royalties).
And I do try to get to my local (the Windmill) quite often.
Did everyone like them or mainly Northerners? Were they as big as Oasis were at their height?
No, certainly not. They've accrued a lot of fans over the years, Oasis certainly helped - they're a gateway band to them to be honest. "Lads" who are curious what lay before Oasis usually hit the Roses, Jam, Verve, Beatles etc.
Seeing as I grew up in Birmingham, I don't know whether it was just Northerners who liked them. I mean, I was one of the only people to like them when at school. and in fact at college. I imagine in more Northern towns (and this is judging by friends), they were more a musical staple there. and you hardly ever hear them played in an indie club down here unless you're in a shit one.
repressed childhood bullying trauma you received from 'them types' who like popular british indie bands.
Ya joyless, sneering cunts.
Unless they're going to do the "Projected Elvis" thing!