NME – Stone Roses Review
We’re informed by Virgin that The Stone Roses twelve inch single on Thin Line i selling in sizeable quantities. It’s produced by Martin Hannett, and the sound leaps violently out of even the crappiest of record players, like mine. The Stone Roses are truly teenage – side one’s “So Young” (formerly known as ‘Misery Dictionary”) is angrier than before; the other title, “Tell Me”, tells you all about them: “you can’t tell me anything, I’ve got answers to everything”. Pretty self-confident, eh? Fey, vague or navel-contemplating this group definitely aren’t, so comparisons with other Manchester monuments like the Smiths are totally inaccurate. The Stone Roses are now a viable proposition.