Sunday, 6 May 2012

A Review - The Stone Roses And The Resurrection of British Pop: The Reunion Edition

The newest edition of this "must-have-book" for any fan, not only brings the tale up to date to include the long awaited reunion, but also beefs up the old chapters with new bits of interviews from the fab four and many associates, which were missing in the 1997 and 2001 editions.
I really enjoyed it, even if Robb's style is a little bit too prone to repetition. But the subject matter more than compensate for the shortfalls, as well as the fact that Robb has a first account knowledge of the story, which lacks in other biographies of the Roses, he was there to witness the rise of the band.
And that is the best part of the book.
The later part is skimmed over a bit too quickly, without really adding anything much new to what we already know about the reunion and how it came about. 

The solo careers could also have done with a bit more in-depth details.
Still, it remains a classic for Stone Roses and music fans.

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