Review of The Stone Roses performing live at The Phoenix Park in Dublin on July 5th 2012: by David Mc Partlin
The Stone Roses electric carnival arrived into Dublin last night in what was possibly the most highly sought, and well less than a year ago, most unimaginable reunions to be witnessed on these muddy shores. From the opening bass-line of the unforgettable ‘I Wanna Be Adored’, right through to the perfect and most fitting ending of ‘I Am The Resurrection’, The Stone Roses assured that this was not part of one last massive pay day, but that true greatness needs to be seen, to be believed.
At times, Ian Browns vocals would falter but they were more than compensated by his never ending charismatic facade. What else was to be expected from the man who catalysed the stereotypical britpop frontman which followed the Roses previous demise, Liamo et al.
With the 45,000 crowd chanting every word, caught up in every hook and still movement of the genius that is John Squire, the boundless bass chords of Mani, and earth shattering drums of Reni – a forever memorable ‘I was there moment’ had just taken place.
No doubt we have not seen the end of one of the most important and true greats in the history of British music.
The Stone Roses performed the following setlist live at The Phoenix Park in Dublin on Thursday the 5th of July 2012:
I Wanna Be Adored
(Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister
Where Angels Play
Bye Bye Badman
Shoot You Down
Ten Storey Love Song
Made Of Stone
This Is The One
She Bangs The Drums
Elizabeth My Dear
I Am The Resurrection
Review by David Mc Partlin