Penny Lane was a record store in Toronto that I frequented alot at the height of Madchester and well into the mid-nineties Brit-Pop days. They had all the latest British imports, t-shirts, posters and much more. After a bit of a browse, the older English chap that owned and ran the place (along with his young Asian beauty of a partner) would pipe up with a, "Have you heard the new Gene?" or, "Have you heard the new Beautiful South?" One of it's best features was the score of cassette bootlegs that were hidden behind the counter, but if you were in the know, he'd pull em' out for you. At $10 bucks a pop it seemed reasonable and today's music is from one said cassette. The Stone Roses Live At Alexandra Palace. The quality is not so great, but the fact that this period of the Roses never made it to these shores makes hearing the songs live a whole new experience. The segue from Where Angels Play into Shoot You Down is worth a listen regardless for Reni's impeccable drumming style carries the band live and when the boys made it North America, Robbie's style just didn't do it! Unfortunately the last 3 songs are absent from this ancient cassette boot, so if you have these, please send them to me! However, the tape ends with a small portion of an early interview which is included here. So put on your flares on, grab some maracas and remember, "It's not where you're from, it's where you're at!"
The Stone Roses - Live At Alexandra Palace November 18th 1989
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