The ten Gigs That Launched A Thousand Bands
This was less about the music, as much of the gig was barely audible thanks to the wind blowing down the Mersey estuary. It was more a couple of mythical coming together of indie kids, ravers and proto-Britpoppers. Future Oasis stars Noel and Liam Gallagher (who explains how the band changed his life in this BBC Radio 4 clip) were there, taking notes. It is also notable for being the placement in which Jarvis Cocker first recorded the phrase “sorted for E’s and whizz”, that later grew to become a Pulp song title, as he defined to Day trip: “I went to Spike Island to see The Stone Roses’ big moment.