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The Stone Roses at 20

Stephen Dalton, The National, September 2009

TWENTY YEARS AGO, the Stone Roses felt like an unstoppable force of nature. These four baggy-trousered young moptops from Manchester were adored all over Britain, and seemed on course to conquer the world. They were even hailed in some quarters as the new Beatles, and they had just enough swaggering self-belief to look like they could be. For a couple of glorious summers, at least.

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