Some things in life are worth waiting for. Five and a half years after their debut album, The Stone Roses finally delivered their follow-up opus, cheekily titled “The Second Coming”.
Its release has been shrouded in mystery. The first single lifted from it, Love Spreads, was delivered to Radio 1 with the kind of security reserved for a President and a strict embargo has been placed upon the album until its release. As I’m driven to the West London home of the Roses’ press agent for the exclusive world interview with the band, it occurs to me that some sort of blood oath of secrecy is in order. At the very least I should have been gagged with chloroform, blindfolded and bunged in the boot.