Published Jun 29, 2012It's been months since Shane Meadows announced his plans to direct a documentary about the Stone Roses, but there's still no word on when the project will hit screens. In the meantime, English comedian Nico Tatarowicz has unveiled a loving, side-splitting piss-take on the group's current reunion titled The Stone Roses: The Second Second Coming.
The nine-and-a-half-minute sketch spoofs the Madchester greats' press conference last fall, and features a ton of phony interviews with actors playing the group, as well as members of the Happy Mondays, Morrissey, Liam Gallagher, and more. Tatarowicz takes on Ian Brown, decking himself out in Adidas to do that familiar King Monkey dance.
Highlights include the band arguing about their legacy, some sly Tears for Fears disses care of "the Happy Mondays," and a comically piss-poor practice that resulted in the Roses' groundbreaking "Fool's Gold" single. Actor Peter Serafinowicz's bit as Simon Cowell, meanwhile, explains how the band met at a crummy talent show back in the early '80s, quipping, "And the rest, as they say, happened after that."