Saturday, May 20, 2017

Song of the Day: "I Wanna Be Adored" by the Stone Roses

Today's song of the day on Battlestar Eclectica is "I Wanna Be Adored" by The Stone Roses. It's off the Manchester-based band's from-God's-mouth-to-my-ears debut, the eponymous 1989 record The Stone Roses.

This band was part of my musical pantheon as a disaffected '80s/'90s teen. Yes, I'll admit it, I'm from Generation X. We were raised on political disillusionment and musical excellence, which is a recipe for a cynical sort of resilience, if I've ever heard of one.

One of the things this band is most noted for—besides its dream-rock quality and unerring excellence in mood and execution—is its drummer, Reni. He is so steady he's like a drum machine, only one with a soul.

If you want further proof if his prowess, listen to a song called "Fool's Gold."

Lead singer Ian Brown is quite handsome, or was, in a sort of Monkees member on drugs kind of way, which never hurts when you're a fan-girling teen. He's cool-looking as an oldish guy, too, I've learned in today's Internet search. Those cheekbones.

Who else would dare to admit that they are capable of the worst, as well as the best, and to say out loud that they want all of the attention now?  I guess me, while I'm singing along to this song: "I don't have to sell my soul. He's already in me.. .I wanna be adored. . .You adore me"

By the way, the lyrics excerpted above are actually THE lyrics to the song, meaning that's about it. Ian and the boys know that when you've got an epic line, let alone two epic lines, stick a fork in you. You're done.

For further perfection, this 42-year-old fan suggests you listen to the soaring "Elephant Stone," off the same album.

They're still around and touring in the UK at the moment, bye the bye. I'm certain they've aged like a fine wine.

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