The Who? The Stones? No, the Stone Roses
Coachella fans baffled by British band
Instead, you’ve got Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix, and the recently reunited Manchester band Stone Roses, which has exactly one decent record under its belt, released 24 years ago. Its biggest single, "Fools Gold," never made the Billboard Hot 100.
All of this left Coachella ticket holders asking one question - "Who?" And also wondering why a long-defunct band adored by the critics but ignored by the public would get such a prominent spot on such a prestigious festival. Was Vanilla Ice too busy?
That led to a new blog site -- "Who Are the Stone Roses?" Here are some of the cleaner responses:
Who are they?
“The most influential British guitar band of the past 20 years,” according to this BBC documentary. “They have the world at their feet.”
Now they’ve got the world scratching its collective head. Definitely not a good year for the Roses.
Don't start off on "Fools Gold"--"Waterfall," "I Am the Resurrection," and "I Wanna Be Adored" are so much more legendary. If you're still not convinced, know that the Roses are considered the successors of New Order and every other Manchester group, The Smiths included.
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