Mani from the Stone Roses has spoken out, claiming that the band’s debut album is still better than most current bands’ offerings.
The group re-issued the 20 year old record last week and it reached number five in the charts on Sunday (August 16)– causing Mani to react by criticising the state of the music scene.
He said: “A classic album that is still relevant to the kids of today deserves its recognition eventually.
“20 years on and it is still fresh and stands out amidst a torrent of mediocrity, career orientated, dull as dishwater, safe, unimaginative music that dares to challenge for our crown.”
The bassist added: “We were light years ahead of our time, and the Stone Roses album will always remain light years ahead of the new so called supergroups. Read ’em and weep guys, you all know who you are!”
The group have also announced that a film John Leckie made during the recording of the album can be seen on their website.