Only 498 – is someone having a laugh?
About to have the requisite listens, although this is an album I already know very well. ‘I Am the Resurrection’ is one of my favourite songs and this album for me is a set in stone classic.
When I first heard this in 1989, I was living in York and its release coincided with time spent with a group of close friends and our consistent approach to partying in a variety of locations across the country. It is always hard to separate music from its association with times in your life, so I freely admit that even before I listen again this would be in my top 20.
In the early 2000’s it became one of the constituents of regular late night (and v loud) music/hi-fi listening sessions with another v good friend of mine, which have also become legendary (at least in my head!).
No pre-existing bias there then!
‘She Bangs the Drums’ followed by ‘Waterfall’ – were the Rolling Stone reviewers listening to something else – is there a different US-based ‘Stone Roses’ who also have a similarly titled album which could explain the error?
OK, just broke out the vinyl for the last listen. IMHO, listening to music on vinyl is a ceremony and experience which sets it apart from any other medium…
Anyway, after hopping back off my soapbox, nothing more to say except after 3 more listens it is as great as ever,not perfect but great. The quality of the songs (still not a fan of ‘Don’t stop’ though), the confidence that it all exudes.
A band at the top of their game it still gives me a massive feeling of euphoria to listen to it.
I Wanna Be Adored 14/20
She Bangs the Drums 17/20
Don’t Stop 9/20
Bye Bye Badman 12/20
Elizabeth my Dear 10/20
(Song for my) Sugar Spun Sister 14/20
Made of Stone 15/20
Shoot You Down 14/20
This is the One 15/20
I am the Resurrection 19/20
And just to finish – Sunday afternoon rockin’ out to ‘I am the Resurrection’ approaching 50 style.