Personalities | The Stone Roses | Nineties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1983–96, 2011–present)

This Manchester band – Ian Brown (vocals), John Squire (guitar), Gary ‘Mani’ Mounfield (bass) and Alan ‘Reni’ Wren (drums) – announced their jangling guitar pop with second single ‘Sally Cinnamon’. An eponymous debut album (1989) fused the vibe of acid house on to hook-laden melodic hypnotic pop songs. The funk groove of ‘Fool’s Gold’ and anthemic ‘One Love’ remain untouchable singles. Second Coming (1994) fell short of their debut, which is now considered one of the greatest albums of all time.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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