Remember The Stone Roses? Really? It was 24 years ago that the group released the album that put them on the map, The Stone Roses. It remains an awesome album, but 24 years ago is a long time. Still, when the group reformed in 2011 and toured in 2012, the world didn’t yawn.
In England the group sold 220,000 tickets in an hour. Rolling Stone praised The Stone Roses’ 2013 Coachella appearance.
“Throughout the Stone Roses’ performance, [John] Squire took the songs to unexpected frontiers with unhinged, dimensional lead playing that felt both retro and futuristic, moving from full-on boogie to spectral echoes within the same passage,” Rolling Stone reported.
A film, “The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone,” was made of the reunion tour. It was released in the UK earlier this year,but now it’s coming to the U.S. It’ll be in theaters beginning Nov. 6, 2013 and the DVD and Blu-ray will be released Dec. 3, 2013.
Reviewing the film in England’s The Independent, Anthony Quinn wrote: “‘The Second Coming’ would have been a better title for this documentary about the return of The Stone Roses, but they’d already used it for an album.
“Tickled to be the chosen chronicler of the band’s momentous reunion in 2011, director Shane Meadows (‘This Is England’) presents a fan’s view of the story, which proves to be good news and bad. He loves the music, and conveys something of its headlong energy in both rehearsal and live settings. Just to hear the opening bass rumble of ‘I Wanna Be Adored’raised the hairs on the back of my neck.”
Here’s a promo for the film:
Here’s the original video for one of the group’s best songs, “I Wanna Be Adored”: