Bassist has a pop at UK's crop of guitar-slingers
The Stone Roses‘ former bassist Mani has had a pop at the current crop of UK bands, calling them “dull as dishwater”.
The bassist, currently playing with Primal Scream, claimed that his former band’s 1989 self-titled debut album still shows up newer acts – and urged bands to “try harder”.
“Twenty years on and it [‘The Stone Roses’] is still fresh and stands out amidst a torrent of mediocrity, career-orientated, dull as dishwater, safe, unimaginative music that dares to challenge for our crown,” he said in a statement.
He added: “We were light years ahead of our time, and The Stone Roses‘ album will always remain light years ahead of the new so-called super-groups. Read ’em and weep guys, you all know who you are! Back to school with you and try harder. Listen and learn from the masters.”