Brixton Academy 9-12-95

City: London, England

Date: 9th December 1995

Running Time (Approx): 80 mins


  1. I Wanna Be Adored
  2. She Bangs The Drums
  3. Waterfall
  4. Ten Storey Love Song
  5. Daybreak
  6. Breaking Into Heaven
  7. Your Star Will Shine
  8. Tightrope
  9. Tears
  10. Love Spreads
  11. Good Times – choice track
  12. Made Of Stone
  13. Driving South
  14. I Am The Resurrection

Sound Quality: C
Steady, but quite distorted when it gets loud. Drums are slightly lost too.

Performance Quality: B
Probably the most emotional Second Coming performance from all concerned, but Squire dominates a bit too much.

Why should I get this bootleg?

This is the one time during the Second Coming tour that Ian actually sounds up for a gig, and he lets the crowd sing the first part of Tightrope. He also plays harmonica in the only time the Roses played a jam at the start of Good Times. A really passionate gig.


Ian Brown says this is the best gig the Roses ever played. They came on late into the night, following on from DJ’s, etc. The Brixton Academy is reckoned by the majority of people in Britain to be the best place to hold a gig, and everyone I’ve spoken to that went said this was the best gig they ever went to. Someone who went to the gig said, “I don’t even like them that much and I went down there because someone blagged me a free ticket. The atmosphere was amazing and when the Roses played they were completely brilliant. They really blew me away – it was one of those classic gigs.”

Customer Comments

“Crazy, it sounds really charged like the early gigs were.” – Ben Cohen, England

3 thoughts on “Brixton Academy 9-12-95”

  1. I was at this gig and it was wonderful, the first 4 tracks can’t be beaten by any band in any given age of music. Truly memorable gig, except, to this day, I have no idea who played After the Roses went off stage and before Dreadzone. I remember a solo female singer who played a great set, but she never said who she was. Can anyone enlighten me as a back catalogue needs to be bought

  2. I think this was the gig that Reni was at (according to Simon Spence’s book about The Stone Roses: War & Peace. He said Reni attended the second night they played Brixton). I’d love to have seen Reni interviewed about it. I’d love to see Reni interviewed at length full stop! There’s so much I’d love to ask him!

  3. From my (hazy memories) after Dreadzone came Beth Orton, though high point in terms of ‘support’ was (I think) Sasha coming in straight after the closing bars of Resurrection

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