Man, the Stone Roses. So much promise. Their album was like a bomb when it came out. Then they got stuck in some stupid legal battle with label, Silvertone(?), which held up the release of their second album, "Second Coming", for something like five years...and it wasn't even that good. By that time, I'd pretty much forgotten about them. The tour for the second album made it out here; I went to see them and they were great. After that, they just dropped out of sight. There was some mild interest when guitarist, John Squire, formed a new band (The Seahorses) and released a new album, but the reviews were fairly tepid. Vocalist, Ian Brown, apparently released some decent solo albums, but I couldn't be bothered. It just seemed like there wouldn't be anything they could do that would live up to that first album. "Fools Gold" is probably my favorite track from that album. I fucking love that hypnotic beat. From what I remember, it was a single in the UK. It got some airplay here in the states and the record label decided to cash in and re-released the album in the US with the long (original?) version of "Fools Gold" on it. Memory lane is just a click away.
The Stone Roses > Fools Gold