WATCH: Spoof Stone Roses Documentary ‘The Second Second Coming’

We’ve all seen those rock docos where an endless parade of talking heads trot out their half-baked ideas about bands and music and how things are made and what they do when they are made and all that. It’s a format which is definitely not going away anytime soon, and is hugely ripe for spoofing, especially if you get a few decent actors and impressionists involved.

So, let’s toss our caps into the air for the arrival of The Second Second Coming, a spoof rock documentary (note: NOT a rockumentary) about the recently-reformed Manchester beat combo, the Stone Roses. Everyone’s in there,  the righteous Ian Brown and the dour John Squire, Reni and Mani, a contemptuous Morrissey (played by Peter Serafinowicz from Shaun of the Dead), foul-mouthed Shaun Ryder and Bez from the Happy Mondays, the myth-addled Bobby Gillespie from Primal Scream, cocky Noel Gallagher, even an oily Simon Cowell (Peter again).

It’s a thing of beauty and therefore a joy forever (or at least until we get bored and watch something else):

C’mon, that Bez joke towards the end deserves a round of applause at least…

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2. He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage. Fraser invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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