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Mani: Stone Roses Still "Light Years Ahead"
Ben Hewitt , August 18th, 2009 08:03

Bassist speaks about re-issue success

Former Stone Roses bassist Mani has spoken out on the legacy of the band following the success of the re-issue of their debut album.

The Stone Roses was re-released last week and entered the chart at number five, prompting Mani to say: "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.

"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!!!! Back to school with you and try harder. Listen and learn from the masters."

You can also see a video directed by producer John Leckie made during the recording of 'Fools Gold' at .