For some strange reason 'Mersey Paradise' was left off the acclaimed album 'Fools Gold'... The song was written in their early days when they wore paisley shirts, sported bowl haircuts and were pretty much unknown outside of their home City of Manchester. It's a shame all of that baggy nonesence spoilt them.
The only place to find the infectious jangle pop of 'Mersey Paradise' was on the B-Side of the 12" release of 'She Bangs The Drums'. It wasn't even available as a regular B-Side on the single format.
The first time I heard this tune was on the radio and I thought it was by some obscure Scottish jangle band and I got my pen ready to write down the groups name so I could go out and buy it. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be The Stone Roses.
'Mersey Paradise' is the best thing they ever did.
STONE ROSES - Mersey Paradise