Re: Stone Roses new album out this Friday (5th March)...
Posted: 10 Jun 2016, 23:03
^ I agree 100%. Who decided All for One should be the first comeback single? Should've led with Beautiful Thing!
I totally agree. Beautiful thing should of been the lead track.aldamasta wrote:^ I agree 100%. Who decided All for One should be the first comeback single? Should've led with Beautiful Thing!
Might be a blessing in disguise, knowing how bad Ian Brown can singAdvertBreak wrote:Just two days to go now but my right ear has been blocked for weeks. I've tried to get it sorted but its a slow process, and it means my hearing has been half as loud as usual, and all in the left ear which makes it seem weirder. Guess I won't be hearing it very well
Sounds like your typical Stone Roses gig he he I saw them six times in 2012/13 and all of them can be summed up in your description. One thing for sure: they have one of the most devoted and adoring fanbase, for better or worse, so a SR concert is never going to lack atmosphere. And yes, you often can't hear Ian Brown singing, due to the audience doing it for him. They never do encores, btw. Never. Glad you enjoyed them. They are certainly one class live act.AdvertBreak wrote:I saw them last night (17th), and even though I was at the back and my right ear was blocked, it was still great. Unfortunately due to problems with other people I had to miss Buzzcocks and half the Coral But I still got to see Public Enemy, and well duh, the Stone Roses.
So Public Enemy actually were out of place tbh, but I still enjoyed them a lot. There were very fast and energetic and felt like they kept skipping songs every minute and most people weren't so into it and their declarations of "real hip hop". Fortunately though, they were on top form. And then about 30 minutes after they left the stage, Ian Brown comes on and asks "got yer dancing shoes on?" just before I Wanna Be Adored's bassline begins and there I was taking part in the biggest bloody singalong. From there on they did a great set, and highlights were Don't Stop (seguing naturally from Waterfall), She Bangs the Drums and I Am the Resurrection, which was the last thing they played - no encore, but they'd already played everything anyway, except Beautiful Thing which was the outro music played on the PA instead as fireworks shot above the stadium (not that i could see them very well from where I was). A great night for sure.
Ian's voice was quite quiet Miki, or at least in my ears, but the audience largely drowned out his singing anyway
Yes, time to prepare a middle-aged masterpieceNeal Zeal wrote:Must be a pretty good chance they'll be doing some recording between now and then.
I have seen it of course. Went to the cinema the day it came out. What I thought? I thought for a fan like me there was very little that added to what we already know of the story - though it may be good for someone who is not familiar with them. I thought that their request not to be interviewed for the film (all the voiceovers are from old interviews that fans had already heard) meant that they remained distant and inaccessible. I know that some die hards actually like that (the word in vogue is "mystique"), but it left Shane Meadows with the problem of what to put in the movie. Apart from the brief moments (among my favourites) when he was allowed to get close to the band - backstage at Parr Hall, in a car in Europe, and a few others short footage - Meadows filled the film with fans. Now, the first time I watch the film, I thought it was funny, but when I saw it again on DVD I found that I was skipping the fans interviews. They became boring very quickly - and some frankly are moronic. Meadows also took some liberties with the edit for dramatic effect - he showed the episode in Amsterdam, when Reni walked out before the encore and Ian Brown called him a c*nt in front of the audience, as the last show in the European tour the preceded Heaton Park, cutting then to the main show. But in reality Amsterdam was one of the first shows in that run and there were half a dozen more between the show down in Holland and the homecoming gig.There was plenty of time to smooth the incident, which in the film is exaggerated. But that is the crunch of the movie: Shane Meadows makes films. He makes dramatic films. He's not t maker of documentaries. And as a documentary "Made of Stone" could have been a lot better if had dared more, instead of playing it like the fan in awe that he is. It's not that I dislike the movie, but, yeah... "No Distance Left To Run" is a much better doc.aldamasta wrote:^ that would be great if they released it on March 5! I really think they need to release a new album. They can't keep doing the same old setlists with the addition of the ok All For One (why do they never play Beautiful Thing??)
Sorry to bump this, but I just recently got around to watching their documentary Made of Stone. Anyone else here seen it? If so, what are your thoughts on it?