Music video by Stone Roses performing Love Spreads. (C) 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.
"Love Spreads", written in 1992, is a song by The Stone Roses, released as the first single from the album Second Coming. The record was a number two hit in the UK, the highest peak for any song by the band, as well as the only Stone Roses song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, charting at number 55, making the song their most commercially successful track.
Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream hailed the song "as the greatest comeback single ever." It showcased a bolder, edgier direction for the Roses' sound, especially John Squire's Led Zeppelin tinged guitars.
Squire was responsible for writing the lyrics of the song, a scathing attack on the traditional image of Jesus. Squire portrayed the crucifixion of the Messiah with a black woman on the cross. This continued the band's theme of questioning the depiction of Christ, first used in the track, "I Am The Resurrection."
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