Meshing simple, exceedingly catchy hooks with rhythmic beats, The Stone Roses led the UKs so-called Madchester scene straight into the U.S. with their eponymous debut. Their debut album, The Stone Roses, achieved one of the most successful fusions of classic pop songwriting and acid house culture, and managed to snare fans from both genres. By the end of 1989, their debut landed on many top ten lists for that year; NME even declared it The Greatest Album Of All Time.
Though the band never realized the same triumphs on their second and final album, repercussions of their debut albums classic pop songwriting and bright riffs could be heard well into the next decade; scores of similar UK artists, including Oasis and Travis, owe their success and popularity in no small part to this seminal album which shaped a future genre of danceable, contemporary '60s-rooted pop music. Indeed, decades later, the albums impact is still felt, demonstrating an influence across music, fashion, politics, and art to this day.
Individually Numbered, Limited Edition
Embossed gatefold with stunning new design layout
Includes White Label 7" of lost track "Pearl Bastard"
Remastered original UK release
1. I Wanna Be Adored
2. She Bangs the Drums
4. Don't Stop
5. Bye Bye Badman
6. Elizabeth My Dear
7. (Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister
8. Made of Stone
9. Shoot You Down
10. This Is the One
11. I Am the Resurrection
White Label 7" Vinyl
1. Pearl Bastard