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Stone Roses

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The Resume

    Formed in Manchester, England
    Ian Brown, vocalist (1985-1996)
    John Squire, guitarist (1985-1996)
    Andy Couzens, guitarist (1985-1987)
    Pete Garner, bassist (1985-1987)
    Reni (Alan John Wren), drummer (1985-1995)
    Mani (Gary Mounfield), bassist (1987-1996)
    Robbie Maddix, drummer (1995-1996)
    Aziz Ibrahim, guitarist (1996)
    Recorded Albums 'The Stone Roses' (1989) and 'Second Coming' (1994)
    Recorded 'Fools Gold,' 'I Wanna Be Adored,' 'She Bangs the Drums,' 'Love Spreads,' 'One Love,' 'I Am the Resurrection,' 'Elephant Stone,' 'Shoot You Down,' 'Bye Bye Badman,' 'Ten Storey Love Song,' 'Begging You,' 'Waterfall,' '(Song for My) Sugar Spun Sister,' 'This Is the One,' 'Made of Stone' and 'Don't Stop'

Why they might be annoying:

    Their second album was a critical disaster.
    They lost media attention after the release of 'Second Coming.'
    Due to a lengthy legal battle with Silvertone Records, they were prevented from recording new material.
    John was addicted to cocaine.
    Other Manchester bands, like the Happy Mondays, were able to have successful comebacks, they didn't.
    At the 1996 Reading Festival, they were such a disaster, that fans booed and threw stuff at them.
    Ian Brown, was imprisoned for four months for threatening an airline stewardess (1998).

Why they might not be annoying:

    The British newspaper, 'The Observer' placed 'The Stone Roses' as the #1 British album of all time (including the Beatles).
    Liam Gallagher decided on a career in music after attending a Stone Roses concert.
    'The Stone Roses' charted at #4 on the UK charts and #86 on the US charts.
    Although Ian was not that great of a musician, he easily entertained the crowd and gave them an exciting show.
    They won their lawsuit against Silvertone Records.
    John broke his collar bone while bicycling, causing them to miss the 25th Glastonbury festival (1995).
    Ian Brown was very successful as a solo, topping the charts and collaborating with artists such as Noel Gallagher.
    Some of the band members still perform Stone Roses songs at their solo gigs. Mani joined Ian at one gig to perform a few Stone Roses songs.
    They influenced many Britpop bands including Travis, Oasis, Blur, Suede, The Verve and the Charlatans UK.

Credit: Whitestrpsrocker

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 7 Votes: 85.71% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 18 Votes: 94.44% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 22 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 19 Votes: 68.42% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 28 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 43 Votes: 60.47% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 27 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 229 Votes: 78.17% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 132 Votes: 59.85% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 3966 Votes: 51.59% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 264 Votes: 61.74% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 50 Votes: 28.00% Annoying