Thursday, 27 August 2009

The Stone Roses Live Manchester 30/05/89

Little known Manchester indie group The Stone Roses re-mastered debut album recently entered the top 5 . Now available as a 20th anniversary edition as a box set,USB stick (lemon shaped),vinyl,CD,DVD rereleased by Silvertone for the god knows how many times . I have so far resisted the temptation to buy it again on which will be the 3rd time , not counting the remixes CD. Seems to be a whole load of criticism against them at the moment by the cool kids focusing on the usuals: Ian Brown's singing , overrated , Byrds/Can copyists ,responsible for Brit Pop ,blah , blah ,blah. I suppose you either got/get it or you didn't/don't . We needed The Stone Roses in 1989. Wish they had stayed together longer but oh well it wasn't to be . Anyway here is a rip of a tape I picked up in 89 (Live Manchester 30/05/89) , not listened to it since probably then . Good quality audience recording (drops out a bit on "Going Down"), good performances all round especially "Waterfall","Sally Cinnamon" and "She Bangs The Drums". Hear Ian yelping like a dog and heckling the crowd , " I've come here to watch you" and after Ian loudly announces " I Am The Resurrection " it sounds like some wag in the crowd shouts "you twat" and another tells him to "fuck off" . All good stuff. According to in attendance that night was John Leckie seeing them for the first time ,who would go on to produce the debut, and Liam and Noel Gallagher who attended the gig with the person who recorded this bootleg . Could it be him heard on intro to "I wanna be adored" saying "How's it going mate ?"'or "Fine and you?" or maybe"Trying to get backstage"? . I love hearing bits and pieces of the audience for me it adds to the atmosphere and intimacy of some boots , but not some twat yakking all the way through though . Just decided ,20th Anniversary Legacy Edition (2xCD, 1xDVD) is the one for me , you can never have too much of a good thing . Until Ian,John,Reni and Mani decide to get it together again , try this here ....

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