April 2, 2013
April 2, 2013
The iconic Brit pop band The Stone Roses became an overnight sensation when their 1989 eponymous album went double platinum. It was a recording that is still often listed as one of the best albums ever made. Its chiming guitar riffs, anthemic melodies, and Smiths-like pop sensibility elevated The Stone Roses to a cult-like status in the UK and put them on the map in the U.S. But theirs is a story of unfulfilled success: their star imploded as their sophomore effort took years to complete and the band broke up acrimoniously in 1996. Now, sixteen years later, they have reunited and toured Europe to much anticipation in the summer 2012; not stopping there, the Stone Roses have announced a new record deal and a US tour to come in 2013.
With one hundred interviews of key figures, forty unseen photographs, and exclusive insider material including how they created their music, The Stone Roses charts the band's rise from the backwaters of Manchester to becoming the stars of the "Madchester" scene to their 2011 reunion. Going beyond the myths to depict a band that defined Brit pop, the book illustrates their incandescent talent and jaw-dropping success while contextualizing them in the 90s music scene. This is the definitive story of The Stone Roses.
- Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Music
- Subgenre: Rich + Famous, Genres + Styles / Rock, Composers + Musicians
- Publisher: Griffin
- Pages: 352
- Language: English
- Author: Simon Spence
- Online Item #: 14260554
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-6165
- ISBN: 9781250030825
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported