Thursday, 20 October 2011

The Stone Roses Live At The Empress Ballroom, Blackpool 12.08.1989

Date: 12th August 1989
(Originally released on VHS video)

The first massive gig the Roses ever played, and some would say their best. 4,000 people packed into the Empress Ballroom, which was usually used for press conferences and trade fairs, and danced the night away, after the band’s crew had kicked open the doors, prompting a massive rush in.

The crowd got seriously overheated, and John, Mani and Reni threw ice pops into the crowd when they came on stage.

During the day, Blackpool was flooded with people wearing flares and Reni hats, enjoying a day out, which they continued in the Ballroom, bringing beachballs in to chuck around. Ian later on said that Blackpool was the moment he knew the band had made it.

Also known and released as The Flashback', an unofficial bootleg CD by Skin Up.

The Flashback...


1. I Wanna Be Adored
2. Elephant Stone
3. Waterfall
4. Sugar Spun Sister
5. Made Of Stone
6. She Bangs The Drums
7. Where Angels Play
8. Shoot You Down
9. Going Down
10. Mersey Paradise
11. I Am The Resurrection


Password: shebangsthedrums

Additional release information:


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to create this blog and upload all your bootlegs. Love it

HenryVilla said...

It's a pleasure! Thanks for leaving you comment and your kind words.
Cheers, HV

Anonymous said...

hey, thanks for all these. I'm having problems with the password for this one though. It keeps saying password error, any ideas?

Anonymous said...

any chance you could re-upload?
Great site........

Anonymous said...

I know its been mentioned before,but any chance this can be uploaded again. The link is a dud!

Great site for the record.