First in anÂ occasionalÂ series where I’ll feature some iconic (and some not so great) Stone Roses’ magazine and music press covers from over the years.
First up are some early examples from 1989 and 1990. These are arguably some of the best covers to feature the Roses with the ‘Never Mind The Pollocks’ edition of the NME the most famous of all.
What’s your favourite ever Roses’ magazine cover? Leave a comment and let us know.
Here’s a couple more adverts promoting the 20th Anniversary editions of The Stone Roses.
HMV has taken a different approach with their advert featuring a classic Ian Tilton photograph and lyrics from She Bangs The Drums. Quite effective I feel, but possibly would appeal more to an existing fan rather than the casual buyer.
The second is a larger variation of the advert posted yesterday.
Here’s a couple examples of the adverts appearing to promote the 20th Anniversary release.
The first is a quarter page colour advert from a tabloid newspaper and the second a full page colour advert that is appearing on the back cover of several major music magazines.
Here’s another great issue of Melody Maker from 1989. Once again the Roses were on the cover and there’s some good photography throughout.
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Once again special thanks to Charles from Archived Music Press who scanned this issue. You can find this and many more great Melody Maker articles on his website Archived Music Press.
You can find this and other classic Roses’ interviews in the Press Section.
This has been around for a little while but you may have missed it.
A long and interesting interview with Ian Brown where he talks extensively about The Stone Roses from their inception to their demise. The full uncut interview has been posted online by Clash magazine.
A Clash magazine exclusive, and it’s well worth a read.
Clash magazine’s Ian Brown uncut interview