The long rumoured film about the Stone Roses Spike Island gig in 1990 that was the key marker of a generation take place this weekend.
The plot, written by 24 Hour Party People actor Chris Coghil
and directed by Misfits writer Tom Green, is about a young, unsigned band from a Manchester council estate who go to Spike Island and used the Roses classic debut album as the soundtrack.
There will be open auditions on Saturday March 12 in Sale for male actors aged 16-22 please go to this LINK
Louder Than War was at the famous gig and wrote about it in this book and can remember the whole day really clearly.
The ‘ baggy Woodstock by the Mersey’ in the middle of the chemical factories near Widnes was attended by 30 000 people and was the first of the indie mega gigs that have become a staple of the music calendar. It was at that moment that the Roses seemed to be taking over the world and the whole baggy/Reni hat look became mainstream. The gig was also the marker used by Oasis and many bands of the time.
Louder Than War was also at the famous press conference the night before.
There will be a blog on this famous 24 hours soon…

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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