The Stone Roses Biography | Oh! Jeans Record

The Stone Roses Biography tells the story of one of Britain’s greatest bands, The Stone Roses, through the life of Ian Brown, the lead singer. The Stone Roses are one of Britain’s best-selling bands. 

This post isn’t about the history of one of my favorite bands, nor the life of the singer of the group, Ian Brown. For anyone who is interested in the music industry, it is a good read.

A rock band in England made a name for themselves and released two classic albums. But people need to learn more about the Stone Roses. They were just too young, weird, raw, loud, and short. As a result, they faded into obscurity until they returned and won over fans with the debut of their second album. 

The Stone Roses, the Manchester band that became one of the biggest and best-loved groups of the Nineties, have sold out a series of gigs this summer – and they’ve no plans to slow down.”

Formation and Career

The story begins with the formation of The Stone Roses in early 1984. The Stone Roses were initially formed in Manchester in 1984. Their first single, "I Wanna Be Adored," came out in 1985 and became an instant hit. This was their breakthrough single, and it launched them to fame. The band had many members but only played together for a short time. 

Moreover, two band members were the frontmen, Ian Brown and John Squire. The other members included Gary "Mani" Mounfield, Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, and Kevin "Kev" Sheedy. Lemmy later left the band and joined Motörhead. After the band's success, they released their debut album, "The Stone Roses," in 1988.

The band signed with RCA and re-released its debut album 'The Second Coming.’ The album went gold, and the band was suddenly catapulted into the limelight. Then, in February 1989, the band announced their name change to The Stone Roses after a night spent in a pub in Sheffield.

The album by the Stone Roses, entitled “The Second Coming,” was released on July 7th, 1988, becoming an instant smash hit. In 1989 the band recorded the album “Made in the Dark.” This album went gold, selling a total of 500,000 copies. 

A new British band had never before released such a fast-selling debut album. The following year, the band recorded “I Am the Resurrection.” In 1992, the band released their third album, “Fools Gold,” which also became a massive success. In 1996, the band released “Prima Donnas & Pilgrims,” which sold around half a million copies worldwide.

In 1988, The Stone Roses became the hottest band in England after their record ‘The Second Coming reached number 1 on the UK album charts and stayed there for three months. ‘The Second Coming is also the only British number-one song to have been used as the theme music for the film The Bodyguard.

Music Style Of Stone Roses

The music style of Stone Roses is known for its alternative rock. Most of their songs feature heavy bass lines and catchy guitar riffs. Their songs tend to be fast-paced. The band is also known for its unique musical arrangements. 

They also have various influences, ranging from grunge to classical music. It is Ian Brown who is the band's lead singer. Ian was born on August 24th, 1967. He has been described as being a “natural frontman.” Some critics have said that Ian can convey his emotions through his singing.

Albums and Songs 

  1. Second Coming
  2. Love Spreads
  3. Oasis
  4. The Third Stone From the Sun
  5. Definitely Maybe
  6. My First Album
  7. Mania
  8. Second Coming (Remix)
  9. Fools Gold
  10. Handmade in the Dark
  11. Made of Stone
  12. The Second Coming
  13. Made in Heaven
  14. Dance of Death
  15. I Wanna Be Adored
  16. "She Bangs the Drums"     
  17. “Sally Cinnamon.”    
  18. "She Bangs the Drums" (second version)    
  19. "One Love."    
  20. "Waterfall"    
  21. "Standing Here."    
  22. "Love Spreads" (UK version)   
  23. "Love Spreads" (US version) 
  24. "Ten Storey Love Song."   
  25. "Begging You."


In conclusion, the band’s music reflected their lives at the time. Our situation today is similar to that in a way. We must put our own experiences into our music to make it stand out. That's what makes great music, in my opinion. Furthermore, Ian Brown grew up in Manchester, where the band was formed.

If you're interested in the music scene of the 1990s, The Stone Roses Biography is a great read. It’s packed with interesting facts about the band, its history, and its legacy. You can learn more about the band and its members, the music, the events of the day, and more. If you’re a fan of British rock music, you’ll love this book!