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#Roses6Music - help build the Ultimate Stone Roses Playlist

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Producer Will Producer Will | 13:44 UK time, Wednesday, 27 June 2012


Their 1989 debut defined Manchester‘s music scene for a generation becoming a bona fide modern classic, and this weekend The Stone Roses are back where it all began, playing three sold out gigs in Manchester’s Heaton Park.

The Roses’ shows at Alexandra Palace and Spike Island have become the stuff of legend, as has the turbulent relationship between all four band members, most famously when guitarist John Squire announced his departure from the band in the 1996 leading to their eventual split after Reading Festival just a few months later.

Their recent reunion was a long time coming, but differences between Ian, John, Reni and Mani have been put aside and thousands of fans have dusted off their floppy hats and are set to relive their heady baggy youth. But if you aren‘t one of 220,000 people in Heaton Park this weekend, why not join in our celebration of all things Roses on Now Playing @6Music?

We’re looking for suggestions to make up the Ultimate Stone Roses Playlist, which could include:
* Your favourite Stone Roses tracks – from hits to b-sides and rarities
* Their influences like The Smiths, Orange Juice, The Who and the Northern Soul scene
* Their contemporaries – Happy Mondays, The Charlatans, Flowered Up, Joy Division, Inspiral Carpets
* People who they inspired such as The Libertines or Oasis (Liam Gallagher has declared them ‘the best band in the world’ before)
* Work outside of The Roses – Primal Scream, The Seahorses or Ian Brown’s solo work
* Or even those supporting them at Heaton Park this weekend such as Beady Eye, Kid British, Plan B, The Vaccines or The Wallers?

As always the power is in your hands. Tell us what you want to hear – leave a comment on this blog or Facebook, Tweet using #Roses6Music, e-mail us or drop a track into our collaborative Spotify playlist.


  • Comment number 1.

    my favourite Roses song is 'Waterfall' from the first album.Off 'The Second Coming' album my fave song is 'Tightrope'.I'd say the best B-side they ever did was 'Something's Burning'.That song was good enough to be released as a single as many Roses fans have said.
    I'll be there on Friday and also Sunday.This is definitely 'What The World is Waiting For'!!!

  • Comment number 2.

    How about 'Cranked Up Really High' by Slaughter and the Dogs: A band much loved by the Roses... Or something by Geno Wshington, who inspired Ian to be a singer...

    Of their own material I would like to hear 'All Across The Sands', 'Guernica', and their best B-Side 'Standing Here'... A song so good it got its own T-Shirt back in 89... 'Begging You' also deserves a place in the set, and a reworked 'Driving South': Closer to the demo than the 'Second Coming' version... With Reni and Mani nailing the groove....


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