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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

The Sun Still Shines

This time of year always says 1980s Stone Roses to me- late nights, sun kissed skin, open windows, t-shirts- whereas The Second Coming is a winter album (in more than one sense).

This is a Stone Roses demo that never made it as a full song. Recorded in Chorlton in 1986 it's got nascent, classic Stone Roses qualities- chiming guitar lines, rolling drums, and sweetly sung vocals from Ian and Reni. The vocal breakdown part at about two minutes is really good. Although it was ditched you can hear the sound of Sally Cinnamon, Elephant Stone and Shoot You Down starting to form, along with the groove that set them apart from many of the other bands about to break through with them.

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