The Stone Roses – Live at Spike Island 1990

“On a grassy knoll near the muddy banks of the Mersey, opposite a cement factory, The Stone Roses held a huge outdoor gig. Spike Island was rammed full of 27,000 people excitedly waiting for the big Stone Roses moment. It marked the beginning of the 1990s, a celebration of all things Madchester and the moment where The Stone Roses moved directly into the media spotlight. It was a hugely ambitious gig for an Indie band, perhaps a bit too ambitious technically. On the day there were problems with the sound rig – the sound was literally being ‘blown away’ and the audience were struggling to hear the band properly. It didn’t stop the event becoming legendary.” – BBC Doco, The Seven Ages Of Rock

Good old North Country Bhoy has come through again with a posting of the legendary gig by the Stone Roses that 2 out of every 3 Pommies I meet claims they attended. A really important band who I was lucky enough to see live here in Sydney before they split forever.

I Wanna Be Adored
Elephant Stone
She Bangs The Drums
Shoot You Down
One Love
Sally Cinnamon
(Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister
Standing Here
Fools Gold
Where Angels Play
Don’t Stop
Something’s Burning
Made Of Stone
Elizabeth My Dear
I Am The Resurrection


Baggy artwork by Meatskull