Contains previously unpublished interviews from friends and associates. This book takes a comprehensive look at all aspects of the making of the album and its influence. Carefully chosen colour pictures compliment the text.
A writer and editor for 28 years, Nigel Cawthorne has contributed to and edited more than sixty books on most aspects of popular culture, including sport, fashion, movies and music. As well as appearing on numerous TV and radio programmes as critic and commentator, he writes for Music Week, Studio Week, Masters of Music, and That's Jazz. His books include America in the Sixties, The Sixties Source Book, and the highly acclaimed Takin' Back My Name: the Confessions of Ike Turner.
In April 1989 The Stone Roses released their debut album, the eponymous "The Stone Roses". Setting the album in the context of the Manchester scene at the time and the subsequent career of the band, as part of the Vinyl Frontier series "The Making of The Stone Roses" traces the studio dramas, musical politics and creative inspiration that lay behind a modern classic that is consistently rated highly among fans and critics alike.