Monday, 6 April 2015

REWIND: The Stone Roses - 'Ten Storey Love Song'

When you end up recording the perfect album, where do you go from there? The Stone Roses found following their seminal 1989 debut a bit of a problem, taking 5 years to record 'Second Coming'. The album wasn't as bad as the critics initially made it out to be, and rather sensibly they decided to explore different avenues rather than rehashing the first album. While a lot of people wish that the band had continued where they left off with the funk sound of 'Fools Gold' and 'One Love', the second LP took on a more riff-heavy approach. The beautiful yet weary-sounding 'Ten Storey Love Song' was one of the rare moments where they reprised their melodic, Byrds-inspired sound of old. I'm also featuring this because it reached the UK singles chart just over 20 years ago last month, in March 1995. Reaching number 11, it was the second single from 'Second Coming', and the B-sides 'Moses' and 'Ride On' were (at the time of writing) the last new songs that the band released. 

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