The Stone Roses ‎– Fools Gold 4.15

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"Fools Gold" was heavily influenced by the Dust Brothers-produced Young MC track "Know How", which featured a wah-wah guitar sample from Isaac Hayes' "Theme From Shaft", the break from "Apache" by The Incredible Bongo Band. The lyrics are influenced by the film "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" and also reference Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" and The Velvet Underground's Marquis De Sade-themed song "Venus In Furs".

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ORE 13 The Stone Roses Fools Gold 4.15(7", Single) Silvertone Records ORE 13 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ORE 13 The Stone Roses Fools Gold / What The World Is Waiting For(7", Single) Silvertone Records ORE 13 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
ZB43321 The Stone Roses Fools Gold 4.15(7", Single) Silvertone Records ZB43321 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
1315-4-JS The Stone Roses Fools Gold 4.15(Cass, Single) Silvertone Records 1315-4-JS US 1989 Sell This Version
ZT43322, ZT 43 322 The Stone Roses Fools Gold 9.53(12", Maxi) Silvertone Records, Silvertone Records ZT43322, ZT 43 322 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
3B ZT 43322, ZT 43322 The Stone Roses Fools Gold 9.53(12", Maxi) Silvertone Records, Silvertone Records, BMG Ariola España 3B ZT 43322, ZT 43322 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
ORE T DJ13 The Stone Roses Fools Gold(12", Promo) Silvertone Records ORE T DJ13 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ORE 13 The Stone Roses Fools Gold(7", Single) Silvertone Records ORE 13 Australia & New Zealand 1989 Sell This Version
ORE DJ13 The Stone Roses Fools Gold(7", Single, Promo) Silvertone Records ORE DJ13 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ORE T 13 The Stone Roses What The World Is Waiting For(12") Silvertone Records ORE T 13 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ORET 13 The Stone Roses What The World Is Waiting For(12") Silvertone Records ORET 13 Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
ZT43322, ZT 43322 The Stone Roses What The World Is Waiting For(12", Maxi) Silvertone Records, Silvertone Records ZT43322, ZT 43322 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
ZT 43322, ZT43322 The Stone Roses What The World Is Waiting For(12", Maxi) Silvertone Records, Silvertone Records ZT 43322, ZT43322 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
ORE 13 The Stone Roses What The World Is Waiting For(7", Single) Silvertone Records ORE 13 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ORE 13 The Stone Roses What The World Is Waiting For(7", Single) Silvertone Records ORE 13 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
ORE 13 The Stone Roses What The World Is Waiting For(7", Single) Silvertone Records ORE 13 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZB43321 The Stone Roses What The World Is Waiting For(7", Single) Silvertone Records ZB43321 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
ORE 13 The Stone Roses What The World Is Waiting For(7", Single) Silvertone Records ORE 13 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
ORE 13 The Stone Roses What The World Is Waiting For(7", Single, Ltd) Silvertone Records ORE 13 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ORE CD 13 The Stone Roses What The World Is Waiting For(CD, Single) Silvertone Records ORE CD 13 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZD 43322 The Stone Roses What The World Is Waiting For(CD, Single) Silvertone Records ZD 43322 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
ORE C 13 The Stone Roses What The World Is Waiting For(Cass, Single) Silvertone Records ORE C 13 UK 1989 Sell This Version
1315-1-JD The Stone Roses Fools Gold 9.53(12") Silvertone Records, BMG, RCA 1315-1-JD Canada 1990 Sell This Version
1315-1-JD The Stone Roses Fools Gold 9.53(12") Silvertone Records, BMG, RCA 1315-1-JD US 1990 Sell This Version
SL.7201 The Stone Roses Fools Gold 9.53(12", EP, Bro) RCA SL.7201 Mexico 1990 Sell This Version
1315-1-JD The Stone Roses Fools Gold 9.53(12", Ltd, Gol) Silvertone Records 1315-1-JD US 1990 Sell This Version
1315-2-JDJ The Stone Roses Fools Gold 9.53(CD, Single, Promo) Silvertone Records 1315-2-JDJ US 1990 Sell This Version
ORE C 13 The Stone Roses Fools Gold 9.53(Cass, Single, RE) Silvertone Records ORE C 13 UK 1990 Sell This Version
STONE ONE The Stone Roses Fools Gold(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label STONE ONE UK 1990 Sell This Version
ORE 13, PROMO 17 The Stone Roses Fools Gold(7", Single + Cass, S/Sided, Smplr) Silvertone Records, Silvertone Records ORE 13, PROMO 17 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
0351, 1A 0351 The Stone Roses Fools Gold(7", Single, Promo) Silvertone Records, Silvertone Records 0351, 1A 0351 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
ORE 13, PROMO 17 The Stone Roses What The World Is Waiting For(7", Single + Cass, S/Sided, Smplr) Silvertone Records, Silvertone Records ORE 13, PROMO 17 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
ORE T 13 The Stone Roses Fools Gold 9.53(12", RE) Silvertone Records ORE T 13 UK 1992 Sell This Version
ORE CD 13 The Stone Roses Fools Gold 9.53(CD, Single, RE) Silvertone Records ORE CD 13 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
ORE CD 13 The Stone Roses Fools Gold 9.53(CD, Single, RE, CD1) Silvertone Records ORE CD 13 UK 1992 Sell This Version
ORE C 13 The Stone Roses Fools Gold 9.53(Cass, Single, RE) Silvertone Records ORE C 13 UK 1992 Sell This Version
ORE CD Z 13 The Stone Roses Fools Gold(CD, Single, CD2) Silvertone Records ORE CD Z 13 UK 1992 Sell This Version
S12DJ-191 The Stone Roses Fools Gold(12") Simply Vinyl (S12) S12DJ-191 UK 2005 Sell This Version
88697535907 The Stone Roses Fools Gold(7", Single, Ltd, RE) Silvertone Records 88697535907 UK 2009 Sell This Version
88697563112 The Stone Roses Fools Gold(CD, Single, RE) Silvertone Records 88697563112 UK 2009 Sell This Version
ORE CD 13 The Stone Roses Fools Gold 9.53(CD, Single, RE, Whi) Silvertone Records ORE CD 13 UK Unknown Sell This Version
none The Stone Roses Fools Gold(CDr, Single, Promo) Sony Music none UK Unknown Sell This Version

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freestuie

freestuie

March 22, 2018
edited 10 months ago
referencing Fools Gold 4.15, 7", Single, ORE 13
Just picked up a copy of the 12" off eBay and I'm trying to add it to my Discogs collection. I'm not saying this copy is definitely not the reissue from 1992 (the runout suggests it could be), but the info above suggests there were no UK pressings from 1989 on 12" with the title "Fools Gold 9.53" on the cover (as opposed to What The World Is Waiting For). I'm almost certain this is wrong. When I first got into them around 1990 (definitely pre-92), I had a copy on 12" with Fools Gold on the front sleeve and this was in fact the more common version (rather than WTWIWF). Am I going mad? Only mentioning it because, from a collectors point of view, you might want both versions and may need to clarify with the seller.
noby_74

noby_74

March 20, 2017
referencing What The World Is Waiting For, 12", Maxi, ZT 43322, ZT43322

There's a click-track count in on WTWIWF on my copy of this. Was this the same on all versions? Just curious.
PiIsARational

PiIsARational

August 31, 2016
referencing Fools Gold, 12", S12DJ-191

Sound quality is OK. Obvious that it was digitally sourced and is very bass heavy. More meant for DJ use than as a single, but still satisfied.
Carrzinho

Carrzinho

August 6, 2015
referencing Fools Gold, 12", S12DJ-191

A: Indie crossover. Stonking original club culture 12" mix. [GOLDTEN]
B1: Indie Crossover: Arguably more Dj friendly version. Ads a wobbly version of the original seminal baseline and later on a "Guy Called Gerald" vocal stab. Feels too stripped back and unnatural. Only a moderate alternative. [SEVEN]
B2: Breakbeat/D'n'B: Moodier intro but when i kicks in really its just feels like a sped up version. Yes it's a touch more breaky but we've not reinvented the wheel. The breakdown and post introduce a D'n'B hoover baseline then we're back to sped up mode. I dunno it just feels a bit forced and a bit twee. Though I do really like the short but atmospheric outro. [SEVEN]

*for audiophiles the sound quality is excellent but I haven't had it side by side with the recent remaster which may be a better option.

blueskyhex

blueskyhex

October 13, 2013
referencing Fools Gold 4.15, 7", Single, ORE 13
is this silver label version?
wezbash

wezbash

December 17, 2008
referencing What The World Is Waiting For, 12", Maxi, ZT43322, ZT 43322

The Original 9.53 version of Fools Gold back in 1989, you can't have failed to take notice - because it is astounding. Apparently it was intended to be the B side to What the World is Waiting For - even Squire and Brown weren't aware of their musical genius at the time! But listening to the irresistibly hypnotic groove produced by the effortlessly funky guitar, a superb drum loop and that bassline ten years later, it is still the groundbreaking sound of a band at the peak of their genius, drawing on influences such as Hendrix, Sly Stone and Chicago house music and moulding them into something unique And Very Unforgettable by these northern monkeys the defining point of music for the 1990's. anything after is merely trying to emulate dance music-all from this record .