**THIS COMPETITION IS CLOSED**Meshing ’60s-styled guitar pop with an understated ’80s dance beat, the Stone Roses defined the British guitar pop scene of the late ’80s and early ’90s.
After their eponymous 1989 debut album became an English sensation, countless other groups in the same vein became popular, including the Charlatans UK, Inspiral Carpets, and Happy Mondays.
The Stone Roses emerged from the remains of English Rose, a Manchester-based band formed by schoolmates John Squire (guitar) and Ian Brown (vocals). In 1985, the Stone Roses officially formed, as Squire and Brown added drummer Reni (born Alan John Wren), guitarist Andy Couzens, and bassist Pete Garner.
The group began playing warehouses around Manchester, cultivating a dedicated following rather quickly. Around this time, the group was a cross between classic British ’60s guitar pop and heavy metal, with touches of goth rock.
As we all know by now – the band have reformed and are currently on tour playing across Europe ahead of their home performances at Heaton Park in Manchester next weekend.
Thanks to the lovely people at Sony Music Ireland we have 5 copies of ‘The Very Best of The Stone Roses (Original recording remastered) to giveaway.
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