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Postby (chronictown) » Wed Jul 13, 2005 12:33 pm

I see there's plenty of old Roses videos available for viewing at their website - here's a nice one from their heyday:

http://www.thestoneroses.co.uk/videos/waterfallosm_bb.asp

Some good shots of Mani's awesome "Pollock-glo" 4005.
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Postby (dswp) » Wed Jul 13, 2005 1:39 pm

Great Video,

I wonder what the 4005 was originally????

It looks like a pre”73” Mapleglo
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Postby (chronictown) » Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:46 pm

Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's a '60's mapleglo - their video for "Elephant Stone" shows it prior to Squire's paint job.
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Postby (dswp) » Wed Jul 13, 2005 3:35 pm

Chris,

Fill me in; what's the "Squire or Pollock" Paint job??????????
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Postby (chronictown) » Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:55 pm

Hey Dave - John Squire, the band's guitarist, was also responsible for much of their artwork including all their album and singles covers. He was a big fan of the artist Jackson Pollock and adopted that dripping/splashing paint style for much of his work, which also included at least one of his guitars, Mani's first Rick (his second, a 3001, I don't think ever received the same treatment) and the drummer Reni's drumkit. Splashed around paint kind of became their trademark - in fact, when the band had a falling out with their record label they somehow got into the label's offices and dumped blue paint over pretty much everything. Luckily they managed to avoid jail time over that one, though....

Man, they were a great band in their prime...what an incredible rhythm section...watching all those videos made me really nostalgic for a period in music history that came and went all too quickly!!
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Postby (red_rob) » Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:32 am

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Pollockglo
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Postby (dswp) » Thu Jul 14, 2005 5:15 am

Now I know,

Thanks Chris;
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Postby (shinynewtoy) » Thu Jul 14, 2005 5:26 am

Thanks guys for posting this.... I had missed them the first time around and I'm liking this alot now!
What do you mean the Bass is too loud???
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Postby (red_rob) » Thu Jul 14, 2005 8:06 am

Don't want to ruffle any feathers....but that country gentleman with the Gretsch Bigsby - beautiful
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Postby (beefandbones) » Thu Jul 14, 2005 9:13 am

My band has been covering Sally Cinnamon recently, and we've also got a couple other Stone Roses songs in the rep. The Hardest Thing in the World, and Going Down. Great band.
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Postby (red_rob) » Thu Jul 14, 2005 9:43 am

Ah, I still remember the day I figured out the 'Fool's Gold' riff...
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Postby (beefandbones) » Thu Jul 14, 2005 11:08 am

Hey wait a minute - if you watch the Waterfall video above, does Squire's Gretsch have a toaster in the neck? Sure looks like it. You get a clear view of it a couple of times, especially from about 3/4 on...
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Postby (red_rob) » Thu Jul 14, 2005 11:29 am

Nah, I think they're just filtertons Ethan
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Postby (beefandbones) » Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:04 pm

Oh... I'm not as familiar with Gretsch pickups, obviously! Thanks!
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Postby (red_rob) » Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:49 am

The more I look at it, the more certain I am.... I simply have to have a country gentleman. Let the saving up begin.
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