Stone Roses: “The Foz” from Second Coming

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Stone Roses: Second Coming

About “The Foz”

“The Foz” is a hidden song by Stone Roses from their album Second Coming.

“This was nothing to do with me at all – it was something they did before they came to Rockfield. I know I’m credited with the keyboards, but I didn’t play them on that! I think Reni played the piano, Ian played the violin, and John was playing the mandolin. It was something they did late one night when they were with John Leckie and he’d wandered in with his DAT player – it was just a bit of a joke, I think. I don’t think it was supposed to be found that easily — it was supposed to shock people who’d left their CD playing while they were studying or whatever. The working title was ‘The Foz’ – well, I say working title…that was what was written on the box, anyway…” – Simon Dawson. Supposedly the name is a compound of “folk” and “jazz.”

The track follows a long string of empty 4 second tracks on the CD and appears as track 42 or 90, depending on the version of the album.

About Second Coming

Second Coming is the second studio album by the English rock band The Stone Roses, released in 1994. This album came after a five-year hiatus following the band’s groundbreaking self-titled debut album in 1989.

While Second Coming didn’t reach the same iconic status as its predecessor, it showcased The Stone Roses’ musical evolution. The album is characterized by a bluesier and more mature sound, influenced by classic rock and psychedelic elements. It includes notable tracks like “Love Spreads,” “Ten Storey Love Song,” and “Begging You.”

Despite mixed critical reception at the time of its release, Second Coming has since gained a more favorable reputation among fans and critics. It represents the band’s attempt to break new ground and experiment with different musical styles. While it may not have achieved the same immediate impact as their debut, Second Coming is a testament to The Stone Roses’ commitment to artistic growth and exploration in the ever-evolving landscape of rock music.

How to find “The Foz”

On CD: Go directly to track #42 or #90, depending on the version

Listen to “The Foz”

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