January / The Stone Roses / Ian Tilton

This month we celebrate the all things Stone Roses with a special their first self titled album., with a selection of images from Ian Tilton.

The Stone Roses was the first studio album by the mighty Manchester band. Produced and recorded during a creative time at Battery Studios and Konk in London, and the legendary Rockfield Studios in Monmouthshire - finally being released in May 1989.

The artwork, as with most Stone Roses releases, displays a work by John Squire - a Jackson Pollock-influenced piece titled "Bye Bye Badman," which makes reference to the May 1968 riots in Paris.

Photographer Ian Tilton and The Stone Roses lived in the same area of Manchester, playing a huge part in the Madchester movement.

Tilton said “We bonded on our first shoot together as none of us wanted to create something boring. We held a mutual appreciation of creating something conceptually different.”

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