Made of Stone

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"Made of Stone"
The Stone Roses - Made of Stone.jpg
Single by The Stone Roses
from the album The Stone Roses
B-side"Going Down"
Released6 March 1989 (UK)
Format7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
RecordedZomba's Battery Studios
Konk Studios
Rockfield
GenreMadchester
Length4:11
LabelSilvertone Records
Songwriter(s)Ian Brown, John Squire
Producer(s)John Leckie
The Stone Roses singles chronology
"Elephant Stone"
(1988)
"Made of Stone"
(1989)
"She Bangs the Drums"
(1989)

"Made of Stone" is a single from The Stone Roses' eponymous debut album.

The band made their début on national British TV by performing this song on the BBC's The Late Show in September 1989. A minute into the song, the power went out, prompting lead singer Ian Brown to walk off stage, cursing the venue.[1]

The song has seen use in the 1997 American film, Heaven or Vegas and in the PSP 2005 videogame World Tour Soccer.

The B-side of "Made of Stone", "Going Down", references Jackson Pollock's No. 5, 1948. Pollock's paintings influenced the cover art that guitarist John Squire made for the single and the album. The 12" vinyl's B-side "Guernica" is "Made of Stone" in reverse and with dubbed-over, seemingly unrelated lyrics which, in the same vein as "Don't Stop" from their debut album, bear resemblance to the lyrics of Made of Stone when played in reverse.

Track listing[edit]

1989 release[edit]

7" vinyl (Silvertone ORE 2)

catalogue number in black

  1. Made of Stone (4:11)
  2. Going Down (2:46)
12" vinyl (Silvertone ORE T 2)

catalogue number in black

  1. Made of Stone (4:11)
  2. Going Down (2:46)
  3. Guernica (4:23)

1990 reissue[edit]

7" vinyl (Silvertone ORE 2)

catalogue number in blue

  1. Made of Stone (4:11)
  2. Going Down (2:46)
12" vinyl (Silvertone ORE T 2), Cassette (Silvertone ORE C 2), CD (Silvertone ORE CD 2)

catalogue number in blue on 12" vinyl

  1. Made of Stone (4:11)
  2. Going Down (2:46)
  3. Guernica (4:23)

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