Re: Here are some highlights
Paul C confirmed a lot of what I was reading about when I read the reviews for that album, which pointed out that Ian Brown's live performances during that era were terrible much of the time. I bought the 3-disc edition of the Stone Roses' s/t and it had a live show from 1989 when all the kids would have been taking Ecstasy and listening to the album and going to their shows and it took me a few viewings of it to even see what was so special about them live, which is that the rhythm section plays its f***ing heart out. But Brown admittedly wasn't very good, just not bad enough to ruin things. He misses notes from time to time and his stage persona is to suck his mouth into his cheeks and make this dumb bobbleheaded motion with his noggin all the time. I guess John Squire was the genius of the band, then?
My impression of the second album was that it was an overly diverse and incohesive mess, but I do recall liking "Ten Storey Love Song" and a couple of others, but by and large have not heard the album in five or six years.
That lyric looks like a dumbed down version of The La's "There She Goes"