The Stone Roses – Where Angels Play

Originally recorded for the Stone Roses album but not used (according to John Leckie), this great song eventually appeared on the B-side of ‘I Wanna Be Adored’ in 1991.

I’ve transcribed based upon the way that John Squire played it live during the ‘reunion’ gigs in 2012. The version I used is here. The killer extended solo from the outro took some time to transcribe, but its pretty much bob on I think.

I also assembled a backing track to play over. Mani’s bass is great on this tune.


For the audio, I’m using my Tokai Les Paul copy into a DAW using the Overloud TH3 plugin. Main sound is Tubescreamer into a Marshall JTM45-type amp with 4×12 Greenback cab. Fuzz face also used in places and for the outro solo.


Click the image below to view the tab on Ultimate Guitar.

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