The Stone Roses


Their debut 1989 LP and a stone cold classic of British guitar music. Kick starting Madchester and quite rightly remains in many people's 10 top of most influential British LPs. 'She Bangs The Drums,' 'I am the Ressurection' and so many more. If influence matters, the album influenced scores of other bands, including Spiritualized, Primal Scream (which bassist Mani joined after the Roses collapsed), the Manic Street Preachers, the Beta Band, the Libertines, and, as the Gallagher brothers have never missed an opportunity to assert, Oasis. And unlike most of the Madchester bands, the Roses weren't only about a sound, a vibe, or a scene. They owned a clutch of insanely catchy, emotionally nuanced, lyrically astute songs about love, lust, youth, and raging ambition that didn't require a historical context to understand or embrace.

I Wanna Be Adored
She Bangs The Drums
Don't Stop
Bye Bye Badman
Elizabeth My Dear
(Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister
Made Of Stone
Shoot You Down
This Is The One
I Am The Resurrection