Today is Stone Roses Day on NME Radio. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their seminal self-titled debut, the station is giving away copies of the album as well as some special limited edition artwork. Tune in now via Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727, DAB in London or NME.COM/Radio for your chance to win.
And at 4pm Iain Baker is shooting the shit with none other than the band’s legendary bassist Mani.
To mark the day we’re taking a look at the band’s most memorable video moments. First up, the classic powercut moment it seems every band suffers sooner or later. Just not always on TV. This was captured on The BBC’s Late Show in 1989 and saw the beginning of ‘Made Of Stone’ replaced by a presenter trying to talk about photographer Martin Parr’s innovative colour work over a backdrop of Ian Brown shouting “amateurs”.
They weren’t much luckier with interviews. Witness this car crash of a conversation from 1989.
This one, shot just before their last ever show at Reading Festival in 1996, was a bit more successful.
As was this appearance, which saw them introduced by the late great Tony Wilson on his Other Side Of Midnight show in 1989.
And what is this if not pure 100% uncut classic Roses:
Finally, just to detour to the much-maligned second album (which I still think is better), here’s ‘Breaking Into Heaven’ in ’95.
What did we miss? Let us know your favourite moments below.