Ian Brown - ‘All Ablaze’ (Fiction)
07 Sep 2005
startling return from king monkey - one of the more commendable solo-men, post a glorious band-orientated career; release - '05.
The thirteenth single from the ex-Stone Roses frontman sets the scene for his greatest hits collection out around now. An eerie melody frames Brown's unoriginal critique on organised religion: 'say that Jesus never died at crucifixion'...
Yawn, but the eastern guitars and Brown's northern lazy vocals come up trumps. This is typical northern monkey fodder but ends delightfully unexpectedly with trumpets. Thirteen - a portentously unlucky number for some, but Brown's finest single to date.