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The Stone Roses — I Am The Resurrection
Album: The Stone Roses
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Total ratings: 1050









Released: 1990
Length: 5:23
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Down, down, you bring me down
I hear you knocking down my door
And I can't sleep at night.
Your face it has no place
No room for you inside my house
I need to be alone.

Don't waste your words I don't need anything from you,
I don't care where you've been or what you plan to do.

Turn, turn, I wish you'd learn
There's a time and place for everything
I've got to get it through.
Cut loose 'cause you're no use
I couldn't stand another
Second in your company.

Don't waste your words I don't need anything from you,
I don't care where you've been or what you plan to do.

Stone me why can't you see
You're a no one nowhere washed up baby
Who'd look better dead.
Your tongue is far too long
I don't like the way it sucks and
Slurs upon my every word.

Don't waste your words I don't need anything from you,
I don't care where you've been or what you plan to do.

I am the resurrection and I am the life,
I couldn't ever bring myself to hate you as I'd like.

I am the resurrection and I am the life,
I couldn't ever bring myself to hate you as I'd like.
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 GuiltyFeat wrote:
I went to a wedding in London last year. Groom was mid-40s marrying for the first time. Originally from Manchester, there were a bunch of middle-aged former Mancunians at the party. There was a lovely atmosphere. People were drinking and dancing. Then this came on. 

The whole room went fucking nuts. I had an out of body experience. We bounced right through the roof and off into the night.

I'm just going to go ahead and give this a 10. 

 
Are the couple still together? Intriguing choice of lyrics for a wedding!
arrgh - you sliced the second half of that jam at the end.
Still so bloody good after all these years! 
One of my favourites from the 90s. Simply godlike. {#Hearteyes}
 GuiltyFeat wrote:
I went to a wedding in London last year. Groom was mid-40s marrying for the first time. Originally from Manchester, there were a bunch of middle-aged former Mancunians at the party. There was a lovely atmosphere. People were drinking and dancing. Then this came on. 

The whole room went fucking nuts. I had an out of body experience. We bounced right through the roof and off into the night.

I'm just going to go ahead and give this a 10. 

 
Now that is a great visual. Thanks for sharing. 
I went to a wedding in London last year. Groom was mid-40s marrying for the first time. Originally from Manchester, there were a bunch of middle-aged former Mancunians at the party. There was a lovely atmosphere. People were drinking and dancing. Then this came on. 

The whole room went fucking nuts. I had an out of body experience. We bounced right through the roof and off into the night.

I'm just going to go ahead and give this a 10. 
{#Dancingbanana_2}
Bray Head, 1990s
 
Never heard this tune before, feel like I've been missing out, for sure
Love this song!!!
 kingart wrote:
This cut is about 20 minutes too short. 

 
Absolutely spot on.  At least 20 minutes.  I'm back in the Thekla for this one.
{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss} .... a big F A T 10
way cool

10

25 years old?! 
Banging tune once it gets going.  Demonstrates their talent to me, unlike all their "hippy round a campfire" stuff.

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
perfection 
 cubaninlondon wrote:
Rip-off, rip-off! Janis Joplin's "Move Over"! Listen to the beginning again, carefully. Blimey, never noticed it before until today.

Greetings from London. 
 
It is similar and familiar-sounding, but it's hardly a "rip-off" of any one, specific song.  That drumbeat intro (or similar) has been used in a lot of songs, ("Oh, Pretty Woman" - by Roy Orbison, "Uptight" - by Stevie Wonder, "Love Is Like An Aching In My Heart" - by The Supremes, "Mystery Achievement" by The Pretenders, etc...).  It's a pretty standard (offset kick-drum) beat, which has been on drum machines for decades, and on "Drumdrops" records before then.  In terms of chord structure and melody, this song has almost nothing in common with the Janis Joplin tune.
I have to agree that it gets better when they stop singing, though I liked it quite a bit while they were singing, too!
Rip-off, rip-off! Janis Joplin's "Move Over"! Listen to the beginning again, carefully. Blimey, never noticed it before until today.

Greetings from London. 
Irritating!
This song takes you on a great ride - leaves you wanting more {#Biggrin}
 Brianp73156 wrote:
When this song started I thought it was The Box Tops, The Letter..
 
The beginning of the remix of 'Moby - Raining again' sounds exactly the same as well!
 FrankMc wrote:
This song gets a lot better once they quit singing.
 
s'trewth! {#Lol}
This cut is about 20 minutes too short. 
HAPPY EASTER! and Thanks, RP!
3726.49 out of 10
 redmachine wrote:
Whilst some albums i bought in my youth wear out with repeated listens this album is still as fresh and amazing as it was the day it came out.
Saw them live in 89 in Manchester. They were brilliant.
 
And they're supposed to be getting back together soon.
I heard rumors of Coachella Fest 2012?



Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...


 
Extended version............... Hell yeah!
ThePoose wrote:
Are they related to the Stone Ponies?


 
kingart wrote:
No, and not to Guns n Roses, either. 
 
Hey ... Guns and Ponies!

Whilst some albums i bought in my youth wear out with repeated listens this album is still as fresh and amazing as it was the day it came out.
Saw them live in 89 in Manchester. They were brilliant.
A classic track from a classic album.  The Stone Roses' fame was short lived, but I certainly remember when they were white hot.
No, and not to Guns n Roses, either. 
Are they related to the Stone Ponies?
 Brianp73156 wrote:
When this song started I thought it was The Box Tops, The Letter..
 



But it turned into "head" music.
When this song started I thought it was The Box Tops, The Letter..
I was expecting Mystery Achievement and waiting for that bass line... :.(


love love love
makes me sorta remember my first year of college. 
The album was ahead (of it's time).
NOTHING!

SCHOOL-BAND Sounds...!
The Roses
Wow, I really like this!


Sweet!  We needed something soooo groovy to get us dancing today...  love it...

 
One of the greatest debut albums ever, IMHO.  Sux what happened to them...

The end of this song certainly makes up for the incredible droning of the beginning... I was wondering how this had made it onto RP.... Im working on the trust thing... trust RP.. trust RP...
Pure Manchester! This is a classic in every sense of the word.
Love this...the last couple of mins are stunning
 lmic wrote:
Starts slow, ends strong.
 
Agree. So many things start fabulously and just poop out...

 romeotuma wrote:
We be dancing now... really twisting our hips...  great song!
 
It twists it's hips or it gets the hose. {#Twisted}




We be dancing now... really twisting our hips...  great song!


 bhallmark wrote:
FUN!  SR always rock.
 

Yeah they do... and this is a great song...


FUN!  SR always rock.
Loved the S.R.
I Am The Resurrection => Godlike ...fits.
This song gets a lot better once they quit singing.


love it...




This is a fantastic song...


Great song for a monday morning.

:)
When TSR stops singing, not that they are bad, and get down to performing their music, they throw down one of the best groove jams of any band on the planet. They do it with the second half of this tune and some of their others too.
{#Sunny}

Godlike YES! A truly great song! Awesome
Part II rocks.  Part I.....  leads to indifference.
On the other hand, it's not my record collection (love that term, 'records', damn I'm old!).
That's the other reason to love RP.  I hear the gaps in my musical education.  This is a good example.  I should have been loving this stuff before now.  But, better late than never. {#Sunny} Thanks Bill!
 themotion wrote:
sometimes RP flows so well i forget i'm listening to it ...
 

that's exactly it!  sometimes i think it's just my music collection on random.. 
I am the Resurrection? I thought that's what Oasis thought (runs away)
 lophrequa wrote:

from Supergrass to Stone Roses YEAH BILL!

 

Outstanding! {#Bananajam}

from Supergrass to Stone Roses YEAH BILL!

That middle-end part where the heavy guitars kick in, and lead into the next song on the album, is monster; the two should be played together for a proper appreciation
Starts slow, ends strong.
deanofox wrote:
Bollocks is very bad indeed! Although this isnt, this is the dogs bollocks and that means its GREAT!.... confusing i know!
Ergo: "They are the bollocks". Not sure about the comments pertaining to the 'structure of the piece'. I don't know though, I could almost imagine Mani and Wreni arguing about syncopation. Does a gifted bass player ever need to think about structure with the world's best drummer - or does it just gell?
d00kie wrote:
Reni is considered by many to be the best drummer of his generation, and the "single most important drummer in UK indie circles" (Rhythm, 2004), and according to former Hacienda
Wow! We've slipped from the likes of Bill Bruford, Terry Bozio, Jack DeJohnette, and so many more, to this? That was a quick slide...
SoundChaser wrote:
Thank you for explaining the structure of the piece so succinctly. If this song had ended the first time, it would have been an odd curiosity. But the repetition, lack of development of the melodic/harmonic/rhythmic lines, along with the pompous title makes it overbearingly stupid, imo.
Good point ... :think:
marmelock wrote:
Well, it's a simple off-beat umpf-da-da with some breaks, 4/4, parradiddles and sizzling cymbales here and there .... oh wait, here's the climax -> breakdown -> funky part -> guitar -> and what else .... then it ends ... and starts again! Surprise! By the way: who is tortured in the background? :eyes:
Thank you for explaining the structure of the piece so succinctly. If this song had ended the first time, it would have been an odd curiosity. But the repetition, lack of development of the melodic/harmonic/rhythmic lines, along with the pompous title makes it overbearingly stupid, imo.
Nabla wrote:
That's from The Stone Roses ? Wow! I'm surprised... :drummer:
Well, it's a simple off-beat umpf-da-da with some breaks, 4/4, parradiddles and sizzling cymbales here and there .... oh wait, here's the climax -> breakdown -> funky part -> guitar -> and what else .... then it ends ... and starts again! Surprise! By the way: who is tortured in the background? :eyes:
lawman wrote:
I thought I was listening to two different tracks: I force-updated the web page to try and find out who this second track is...
same here :shifty:
eskles wrote:
Long drives through the nothingness on interstate 10 between L.A. and Phoenix - blasting Stone Roses on the stereo made it all OK.
Great I did the very same thing with only Rush to listen to...that's a fun drive
canadapaul wrote:
at about the 3:20 mark this turns into one of the coolest groove jams of the early 90's...!
I thought I was listening to two different tracks: I force-updated the web page to try and find out who this second track is. Upped me score from 6 to 8.
Sympatoch !
That's from The Stone Roses ? Wow! I'm surprised... :drummer:
rconway wrote:
Dullest. Drummer. Ever.
Alan John Wren (born on 10 April 1964, in Manchester, England), better known as Reni, was the drummer of The Stone Roses from 1984 to 1995. Reni is considered by many to be the best drummer of his generation, and the "single most important drummer in UK indie circles" (Rhythm, 2004), and according to former Hacienda General Manager Howard Jones he, ""played the drums like Hendrix played the guitar." His laid-back style of off-beat rhythms was influential in bringing about the blend of indie and dance music (ibid) that formed much of the Manchester (or Madchester) sound of the day. :think: :think: :think: :think: :think:
at about the 3:20 mark this turns into one of the coolest groove jams of the early 90's: a bit of Zeppelin, a bit of the Who. Great guitar and bass. probably the only part of the "Manchester" scene that I really dug; the last half of the tune is a 10!
Dullest. Drummer. Ever.
I like the roses sometimes I just don't so much today not so much
Just bought the cd... :bananasplit:
Resurrection....Easter.....Bunny.....Energizer....On and on...
dionysius wrote:
"Sweet Jesus!"
Great match with Supergrass.
woo hoo! I love me some Ian Brown. His solo stuff is amazing. :hearteyes:
kcar wrote:
Is this an extended version of the song? I don't remember it going into the extended instrumental riff...
It's the album version. I think it faded out early on the single.
Is this an extended version of the song? I don\'t remember it going into the extended instrumental riff...
oh cmon, play some real music why dontcha?
Great stuff. Early Who vibe.
sometimes RP flows so well i forget i'm listening to it ...
British Invasion revival?
It is a bit of a much of a muchness, but I mostly like it.
Ack...Ian Brown...don't like it.
Greatest underrated band ever. Buy this album - you will be blown away!
Soneone shoot this song-it just won't die. edit-that was over a minute ago,Please make it stop,it's horrible noise.
This entire CD is amazing, so much energy, these never equaled it.
It's still playing!!!!!!!!!!!!! :arghhh:
Long drives through the nothingness on interstate 10 between L.A. and Phoenix - blasting Stone Roses on the stereo made it all OK.
Alpine wrote:
This song is extremely sub mediocre and lllooooonnnnggggg. I give it a solid 2.
!!!!!!!!!What!!!!!!!!!!! There's only about a billion that would love give your 2 a good solid thumping. Oh well .. your loss.
This song is extremely sub mediocre and lllooooonnnnggggg. I give it a solid 2.
passsion8 wrote:
Was really hoping this was "Mystery Achievement" by The Pretenders. Any chance we could have a segue?
exactly... other songs with the same opening drum beat: the light pours out of me - magazine pretty woman - roy orbison
dang, that was ...ummmm....long.
MADCHESTER RAVE ON! Boy, those where the days. :drummer: :guitarist: :dancingbanana:
nick_valensi wrote:
never enough of Stone Roses
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
That was nice and energetic. Can listen to that again.
And again, and again, and again ... Without further delay, I'll go get the album.
Thanks, Bill! Happy to hear some old Stone Roses starting to come out and bang around on the RP rotations... (and wish Pearl Jam would go away or at least stop multiplying) I'd almost forgotten how Syd Barrett-ish these guys were on some of their nice ones... Dig it! How about dusting off and slapping on some old Charlatans, by the way? Never hear bad-assed keyboards like that anymore, ya know?
Madchester Baggy! (whatever that is)
This album is one of my "desert island for the rest of my life" picks. 10.
keith_mineo wrote:
:think: I think you are confused. the Stone Roses are 1989 all the way, totally different animal. They closed out the decade with this album. Solid, start to finish :clap:
Perhaps AphidA was just making a general statement about musical preferences -- and just happened to be in the Stone Roses "forum"? You know, just a random exclamation, like "I like peanut butter" or "San Dimas High School football rules."
AphidA wrote:
Love 90s UK rock (except Oasis, which is just ok)
:think: I think you are confused. the Stone Roses are 1989 all the way, totally different animal. They closed out the decade with this album. Solid from start to finish :clap: Sure, Oasis is ok, some great works by them for sure, but not very consistent.
Why coulddn't the whole song be more in tune with the end's riffs and rythms? Pretty good there.
Tireux_De_Roche wrote:
I can never remember. In this context, is bollocks bad or good?
Bollocks is very bad indeed! Although this isnt, this is the dogs bollocks and that means its GREAT!.... confusing i know!
miahfost wrote:
This is bollocks.
I can never remember. In this context, is bollocks bad or good?
This is bollocks.
Love 90s UK rock (except Oasis, which is just ok)
king_monkey wrote:
Bought this album March 31st 1999, 1:15pm in Woolworths in Cannock. For the first 6 months (at least) i HAD to listen to it everyday, absolutely mind blowing - nothing has ever touched it before or since. Anyone that doesnt like this is my enemy.
The invasion starts at dawn!! :war:
Was really hoping this was "Mystery Achievement" by The Pretenders. Any chance we could have a segue?
ploba wrote:
just plain god-awful
:lol: No redeeming qualities whatsoever? I'm not arguing (even tho I give it an 8), but your post would be more fun if you would elaborate. Note: I see you've rated more songs a 1 in 3 months than I have in 4 years. I don't know what that says. Am I too lenient or are you too harsh? :think: