Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by DotCommunist, Sep 2, 2009.
The man's a fucking embarrassment.
Well, that's like asking me to define what is "cool". I can't.
I was 16 in 1989 and for me personally he will always be a legend. Everyone here loved the Stone Roses, dressed like the Stone Roses, or had a story about Spike Island or seeing him about (he had a home in North Wales). He reminds me of a time when we thought we were cool as fuck (to borrow another bands motto) and were going to change the world.
that's all about the Stone Roses though. A collective effort and that.
What about Ian Brown? What's he done that's legendary other than be in the Stone Roses?
He's been remixed by some really famous people.
more turd polishing
Probably nothing, but he doesn't really need to either.
Obviously doesn't take much to be a legend these days.
Nah, only have to be the figure head of the biggest cultural and musical movement that this country had seen in 15 years.
Hold on now, I enjoy the mans tunes but that is a bold claim...
I mean, that whole Mondays / Roses / Madchester thing was fun, but it didn't change anything and it was pretty fucking shortlived and it didn't really amount to much more than absurd trousers and expensive kagoules.
If you're going to claim it was a bigger cultural and musical movement than rave, for example, you're a muppet
eta: in fact, if you're counting back 15 years (which I assume is your implication) you're saying that Madchester was bigger than punk too.
I like his solo song with UNKLE, the one that goes "I can't see you falling, I can't see you falling.."
The Stone Roses were bigger than Madchester though, I meant as part of the second summer of love, which included electronc music, lsd, and e. How many Stone Roses fans were ravers? Fucking most if you ask me.
Of infinitely more value to me than, say, Kurt Cobain.
Coming up on my first lsd trip when I was 16 listening to I am the Resurrection in a pub has probably got something to do with my opinions mind.
What about the stuff he did without the people who had musical talent?
so you seriously think Ian Brown was the figurehead of the rave scene?
No. I didn't say that at all.
you did. you said he was the figurehead of the biggest musical / cultural movement, yadda yadda yadda. And when I said baggy, you said no, the second summer of love.
IE the rave scene.
Oh fuck off
Well in my mind that era of the Happy Mondays/Stone Roses/Rave was all one big mixed up amazing time, not some seperate scenes. So, he was important, fucksake I remember driving to my first rave with the stone roses playing on a tape in the car.
What do you think of his solo stuff, mwgdrwg?
Some of it's pretty good. Not a huge fan.
lol, sounds ridiculous saying that, but I still think he's a legend.
Why the fuck do you care so much???
About a quarter of the posts in this thread are yours. I think I heard you say he was basically shit in the 2nd post.
you, of all people, asking Jeff that made me LOL Kanda
because i'm bored and it entertains me. Why do you care?
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