Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Unseen Stone Roses shots resurrected

sroses.jpg

The sight of the reformed Stone Roses this year will be especially momentous if you were there the first time around. For fans with Spike Island, the legendary Glasgow Green gig and mid-Eighties warehouse parties at the fringes of their chemically-addled memories, it’s going to be a uniquely emotional summer.

But, thankfully, help is at hand for Baggy obsessives who would’ve needed a spectacularly convincing fake ID to attend the Hacienda in its pomp. A sprawling free photographic exhibition devoted to the Madchester heroes, paying particular attention to their early years, has just been announced.

The aptly titled Stone Roses: The Third Coming consists of more than 70 images of Ian Brown, John Squire, Mani and Reni from their early shows right through to their mid-Nineties implosion. As well as classic shoots (including the paint-spattered “Never mind the Pollocks” NME cover), chaotic gigs and backstage moments, the collection also features a clutch of never before published rarities like the exclusive shot below.

Taken in 1988 by Ian Tilton (one of the trio of photographers that have given their images to The Third Coming) they depict a ludicrously youthful Brown and Reni just a month before their breakout single Elephant Stone was released.

Housed in a suitably grimy disused unit at London’s Whiteleys shopping centre, the show also features dusted down memorabilia and provides an exhilarating look at the birth of a British rock phenomenon. Which may come in handy if an old raver accosts you for some reminiscing at the Heaton Park gigs.

Related

HERO_1.jpg

Stone Roses quotes

noelhero2.jpg

50 Noel Gallagher quotes

Beatlemania-HERO.jpg

Behind The Scenes Of Beatlemania

Comments

More

Gorillaz return after 6 years with spectacular Trump-baiting track

'Hallelujah Money' also features Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine

by Emily Badiozzaman
19 Jan 2017

Moby's new politically charged song takes aim at Trump

"We don't need ruin and lies, your touch is death"

by Jamie Carson
19 Jan 2017

Who is performing at Donald Trump's Inauguration Day 2017?

It's not exactly Live Aid

by Dave Fawbert
19 Jan 2017

Check out the exclusive euphoric new video from Tom Chaplin

Here's the promo for 'Still Waiting'

16 Jan 2017

David Bowie's most glorious rejections

Highly selective, and all the better for it

10 Jan 2017

The 17 albums you need in hear in 2017

Get your ears ready for these

by Dave Fawbert
09 Jan 2017

Can You Name 99 Songs From The 90s By A Single Video Screenshot?

09 Jan 2017

The KLF are coming back and this is why you should be excited

‘Transcentral, eternity, sheep’

by Dave Fawbert
05 Jan 2017

The biggest selling UK debut album of 2016 is pretty depressing

Even BRIT Award winner Jack Garratt couldn't top it

by Dave Fawbert
04 Jan 2017

This is the story behind that Bowie mugshot (and what happened next)

by Joe Ellison
01 Jan 2017