Bit of mixed bag today. Three clippings that I’ve lost the origins of.
First up is a review of the Hacienda gig on 27 February 1989, then two news articles from the Record Mirror that I think were from February and April of the same year.
If you can clarify the sources or dates then please leave a comment.
Day 7 already. Is there more? Of course there is … lot’s more.
An enthusiastic review of the Roses’ Hacienda gig from 1989, just a couple of months before the album’s release.
The Roses must’ve been on the top of the world knowing what a great record they’d just made. Despite their bravado they couldn’t have know just how great … surely?
I just love the headline on this article and it’s a totally spot on review in my opinion. I still bought the CD of course, even though I had all the songs!
I remember listening to the two rare and unreleased backwards tracks at one of those playback stations in Our Price and thinking what a load crap and what a rip off. So I didn’t buy the more expensive 2 CD version.
Fast forward a few years and the gap in my Roses was gnawing at my happiness. Even though I knew the songs were crap and could’ve easily bought them at the time, I just had have them and finally bought the limited edition on Ebay.
Now I wonder if I’ll buy the Stone Roses Collector’s Edition …
It’s not always rosey reviews for the Roses as these 2 demonstrate. Record Mirror misses the point in 1988 and the Melody Maker get stuck in back in 1995.
Not sure if the Melody Maker’s contempt is solely directed at the Silvertone cash in or at the music too.
So I’ve been trawling through my Roses secret vaults for the first time in ages, and thought it was about time that I started sharing some treasures.
In a completely random fashion I’m going to be posting a variety of Roses related bits and bobs.
First up some music press clippings of reviews.