Tuesday, 18 October 2011

WEDNESDAY CLUB - The Stone Roses - I Wanna be Adored

MIDWEEK CRISIS? Nobody loves you? Aagh! Come to WEDNESDAY CLUB, we've got the Stone Roses and you will be adored.



The Stone Roses - 'I Wanna be adored' (1989)

You get weekends you remember and you get weekends that fade away forever. 'I wanna be adored' reminds me of a weekend that will be imprinted in my memory banks forever and a fortnight.

Myself and Flycasual were in the U.K for the weekend, I can't remember why we there, but we were staying in the Ibis Hotel at Heathrow. The first thing we did was of course go to Hounslow Highstreet, to the record shop where we bought The Stone Roses' first album and Bummed by The Happy Mondays. At the time the Roses were the hottest ticket in town and we could not wait to hear the album after a string of superb singles. We had a small portable cassette player and when the album started we were disappointed as we thought there was something wrong with the tape, it was so silent and nothing much was happening. Then it started, what an introduction, one of the best of all time. 'I wanna be adored' - great stuff, the album was everything we expected and more.

Showing off their artistic qualities

We went out that night to the Red Lion pub on the London Road, as I remembered there was music usually playing. That night it was 'Napalm Death', but unfortunately we were not allowed in, Flycasual was too young and a little embarrassed as I remember.

There was another two memorable events that took place that weekend. We watched live in the hotel, Nelson Mandela being released from prison, also the startling news, Mike Tyson had been knocked out by Buster Douglas, the impossible had happened. What a weekend.

I have just heard the news that they are to reform. Fools's Gold!

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19 October 2011 at 15:05

A great song from an iconic band! I like the story too, so many memories! I remember saying to fly that it sounded like Brownie was falling off a cliff when he sings the extended 'adored' bit. Funny what 8 year olds say sometimes!

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19 October 2011 at 16:00

Loved this song. Loved the album. Loved the Second Coming.... And now they may be back again.... They truly are The Resurrection

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19 October 2011 at 17:25

Why does he say I wanna be a dog? An absolute classic in every sense of the word, you just knew you were listening to something special. Great weekend remember it vividly, so much happened like you said. Happy Mondays, another classic! Mandela free..too much!!

I remember also Beats International releasing Dub be Good to Me and you saying get into the Clash. Bought Run DMC's album at the time too and they sampled Fool's Gold on 'What's it all About'. Brownie recently got divorced so I guess he didn't sign a pre-nup hence the reunion. New material too, can't wait!

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19 October 2011 at 17:25

and you chickened out of Napalm Death, you said they were too noisy!

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