The Stone Roses

2011/10/19 23:30

I'd like to leave the country
for a month of sundays
burn the town where I was born
-- The Stone Roses : This is the One The Stone Roses](images/stone<em>roses.jpg)
'One never reaches home,' she said. 'But where paths that have an 
affinity for each other intersect, the whole world looks like home, for 
a time.' <br />
-- [Hermann Hesse, Demian I came relatively late to The Stone Roses but I fell hard for them nonetheless. It was September 1990. I was just starting my second year in college. College was on the other side of the country, a four and a half hour bus journey - plenty of time to listen and get lost in music. Which is what I did - blissfully. I'd spent that summer in halifax sleeping on a friend's floor and looking for work. I had family in nearby huddersfield and barnsley and stayed with them on one occasion. There was a lot of bad things happening that summer. My mother became very ill. But I was indestructible. I was 19 years old and just hitting my stride. Gloriously self-aware and of the time. The Stone Roses weren't a breath of fresh air, they were a gale force hurricane. That first album became the soundtrack to a rich inner life in a way no other album would. It chronicled a year of living youthfully. It was the first perfect album I had heard. The first album I fell hard in love with. Every track shimmered and resonated with meaning. It was at once effortless and masterful. I haven't listened to the album in a long time, more than a couple of years and right now I don't have the time or inclination to do so but some day soon I will. There is so much great stuff on that album. The guitar at the start of _This is the One and knowing as you hear those sparkling chords that soon the song will segue effortlessly into I am the resurrection and that bass line. In the meantime there's this...

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