Stone Roses' resurrection wrapped up in fool's gold

The Stone Roses AsiaWorld-Expo

Wednesday, 25 July, 2012, 12:00am

ALBUM (1989)

The Stone Roses The Stone Roses (Silvertone)

That the Stone Roses' debut album is one of the most influential records of all time is now a cornerstone truism of British rock history. But it was a hard-fought battle to set that legacy - and one that ultimately destroyed the band.

21 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

The Charlatans

The Charlatans Who We Touch (Cooking Vinyl)

At the start of their career, The Charlatans were the tipsters' picks to be the first of the baggy-pants bands to fall into obscurity.

26 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

On the horizon

Two Door Cinema Club and Delphic

8 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Acid attack fails to deter book fair visitors

Business at the two-day Causeway Bay Book Fair increased despite last month's acid attack in the area, with a heavy police presence and organisers stockpiling bottles of water for use in an emergency.

The arrest of a suspect on Thursday may have eased the public's fears, but surveillance and safety measures were stepped up for the fair, which ended yesterday.

18 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Councillors call for registration system

Shopkeepers should record the names and identity card numbers of people who buy acid to help police to narrow the pool of suspects in the event of future attacks, Yau Tsim Mong district councillors suggested yesterday.

A registration system would also act as a deterrent, they said.

12 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Peter Hook


10pm, Solas

Musical pioneer Peter Hook was pivotal to many of the greatest moments in British music over the past 30 years, so the New Order bassist's DJ set in Central tonight will be a modern history lesson no fan or musicologist should miss.

8 May 2008 - 12:00am

The Twang

The Twang

Love it When I Feel Like This


The Twang is a Birmingham five-piece who sound intent on reviving the baggy trouser sound of the late 1980s and early 90s. Their influences - the Stone Roses, Happy Mondays and the Charlatans - are evident from the first riff to the last.

22 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Man arrested for dousing wife's face with acid

A nine-year-old girl and her eight-year-old brother were sent to an orphanage after police arrested their 64-year-old father for pouring acid on their mother in the latest case of domestic violence yesterday.

8 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

The Charlatans

The Charlatans



There are bands who defy the odds to stay together and others who defy taste and good sense to stay together. The Charlatans have a wobbly foot in both camps.

28 May 2006 - 12:00am

The Charlatans return to their roots

British band The Charlatans still soldier on long past their heyday. But their ninth studio album Simpatico proves they've still got what it takes to rock.

The band were the former vanguard of Madchester, an alternative music scene that developed in Manchester in the United Kingdom in the 1980s.

14 May 2006 - 12:00am

20 injured as acid rains down on busy street

More than 20 people suffered acid burns last night when corrosive drain cleaner leaked from a faulty pipe and sprayed the street below.

Police arrested a 29-year-old woman thought to have poured the liquid into a blocked pipe in her third-floor North Point flat. She was still being held for questioning last night at North Point police station.

17 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Ian Brown

Ian Brown



Ian Brown forever holds a place in British hearts as the frontman of The Stone Roses, whose eponymous debut 15 years ago was recently voted the nation's best. The attendant baggage saw the drug-addled band implode in the mid-90s and Brown written off as a wasted talent.

10 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

24 Hour Party People

Starring: Steve Coogan, Ralf Little, Shirley Henderson, Peter Kay

Director: Michael Winterbottom

2 Mar 2003 - 12:00am


Acid-house pioneer Jon Dasilva forsook Ibiza for Hong Kong this summer and seems happy with his choice. 'Most DJs are looking West to try and break America, I'm looking East,' says the British DJ (below right), whose been coming to Hong Kong for one-off parties since 1994. So impressed with the scene was he, that he jumped at the chance to play a three-month residency at C Club this summer.

10 Aug 2001 - 12:00am