So Young (The Stone Roses song)

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"So Young/Tell Me"
Stone Roses So Young.jpg
Single by The Stone Roses
ReleasedSeptember 1985 (UK)
Format12" vinyl
RecordedMarch 1985
Length3:30 (So Young)
3:50 (Tell Me)
Producer(s)Martin Hannett
The Stone Roses singles chronology
"So Young/Tell Me"
"Sally Cinnamon"

"So Young/Tell Me" is the debut double A-side single by English rock band The Stone Roses, produced by Martin Hannett and released in 1985 on Thin Line. The single went without much notice outside of Manchester, and demonstrates a very different aggressive punk style than the band's later material with Reni in particular showcasing a more exuberant drumming style.[citation needed]

"So Young" was originally titled "Misery Dictionary", but the band changed the name of the song to make it sound less negative and because they did not want people to think that they were influenced by The Smiths who had a song with a similar name.[citation needed]

The front cover artwork was produced by John Squire, who smashed an old transistor radio and then glued the parts together.[citation needed]

Ian Brown has since distanced himself from the songs, saying he "wouldn't pay 10p for it now" and that it sounded like "four lads trying to get out of Manchester"[citation needed].

The single later appeared as part of the Compact Disc Singles Collection, an 8-CD collection of the band's singles released by Silvertone in 1992. Both songs also featured on the compilation albums The Complete Stone Roses and Garage Flower

Track listing[edit]

1985 release[edit]

with So Young/Tell Me on the cover

12-inch vinyl (Thin Line THIN 001)
  1. So Young (3:30)
  2. Tell Me (3:50)

1992 issue[edit]

with just So Young on the cover

CD (Silvertone ORE CD 37)

only available as part of a box set

  1. So Young (3:30)
  2. Tell Me (3:50)