Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013) is a must-see for fans

Last week, I had the pleasure of watching Made of Stone, the new documentary by Shane Meadows about the Stone Roses reuniting for a tour.

If you've ever enjoyed listening to the Stone Roses, this is a must-see. 

It's touched with insights into the legal events that surrounded their break-up, examines the creative dynamics between the band, and has some great drama in the vein of the best music docos.

But best of all: the music. Meadows has edited the film and the performances of the songs to bring out the subtext in the lyrics and the interplay between the band members. The way each song (and where it's performed) adds to the story of a band trying to reunite is just incredible. There were at least two points where I cried, and I was absolutely riveted by the last 15 minutes of the film.

Anyway, here's the trailer (which I think accurately captures the vibe of the film). If you like the trailer, you'll like the film.

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