In an excerpt from his new book The North Will Rise Again, Alex Niven traces a lineage from the Beatles and Factory Records, to the psychedelic thinkers enduring the political landscape of today.
The Stone Roses’ mythologised 1990 event up North was the totem of a youth movement. Here, we chat to photographer Patrick Harrison, who shot a spread for THE FACE at the turn of the decade.
January 1990: After a year of underground success, Stone Roses and Happy Mondays crowd into a Top of the Pops dressing room to celebrate their entry into the national charts. With Britain at their feet the world will surely follow, and if you're looking for the sound of the Nineties, these are the Mancunian candidates.