Re: Stone Roses - Any explanation?
posted at 12/15/2011 1:52 PM EST
In Response to Re: Stone Roses - Any explanation?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Stone Roses - Any explanation? : I almost got in a car accident listening to them :D .. . well, not that bad, but it was a bit off-putting to hear them bashing the Stone Roses like they were absolutely worthless. The point was that basically the band was talentless to begin with, except for a few hits and how dare they think they can go on a tour after such a long hiatus and expect anyone to care ... really b*tchin remarks. I thought it was a bit ignorant, even though I am admittedly not well versed in this band. I thought of the lack of international POV, and that the criticism was out of line. I would have posted on them yesterday, but I can't post at peak hours right now, due to a work project, but was glad I could post today b/c while I didn't lose sleep over it, I really wanted to run it by the forum. Part of the criticism also related to the fact that there was a surge of truly great Britpop bands that came on the scene at the same time such as Blur, Oasis, Suede, etc. Compared to those bands, the Stone Roses didn't measure up and coasted / rode the wave of success unjustifably and through good timing. (just paraphrasing what was said by the one DJ -- I don't often listen to them in the morning, mind you). Anyhow, I do appreciate the sanity check, and any further comments. :)
Posted by yogafriend[/QUOTE]
Well, everyone is welcome to their opinions, but...
...it seems theirs is based on erroneous logic as to why they deserve to be judged by what came after as opposed to what was around at the time. As zilla notes, they came out of the same scene as The Smiths, et al. Basically, I see them as fusing a classic rock sensibility to madchester-style guitar pop.
Now, they DID have a bit of an attitude, so that's a fair criticism, but it's different from saying they're "talentless". (Oasis may have been a&&holes, but they were certainly talented.)
Either way, the DJs came off sounding like they don't know what the &*^% they're talking about (us-bias? maybe.)
The simple fact is that Stone Roses first LP was huge in the UK, and their live shows were the stuff of legend. It think it was one summer at knebworth where they brought the house down.
I seem to recall hearing Jarvis Cocker of Pulp (another good britpop act) saying that the Roses broke the scene open and that they one of the few bands who played rock you could still dance to.