FTC – The Stone Roses
Long before you had the trendy Britpop scene that exploded with the likes of Blur and Oasis (though Pulp was clearly the best!), you had another scene, sort of the Godfather scene to Britpop. It was Madchester, rooted in the town of Manchester (where the best team in England plays). The style combined a little bit of house DJ music with straight rock n’ roll. And head of the movement…The Stone Roses.
Not only did they release one of the most flawless albums of the 1980s with their self titled Stone Roses debut, but they did it whilst creating an entirely new mode of fashion (baggy), which I suppose we can blame for the invention of Jncos. Hands down, this was the first Britpop group to make it big, but like most bands of that ilk, they quickly faded into obscurity.
We bring you the group this week, as this marks the anniversary of their debut, and as such, that album is getting the Redux treatment; it’s been remastered, and it includes a selection of demos and unreleased songs to boot. Trust me, this band deserves your love, so go dig in the closet and break out The Stone Roses.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/09-Made-Of-Stone.mp3]