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Ferret 01-24-2010 02:23 PM

The Official Rolling Stones Thread
 
Recently I've actually started two threads related to The Rolling Stones, but one was about Ronnie Wood's antics and one was a stupid argument with David called "The Rolling Stones vs Aerosmith".

Obviously The Stones are much better, and deserve an official thread of their own. So here it is.

Few bands are simply so ****ing cool. Pretty much everything about The Stones kicks arse. Keith's riffs, Mick's vocals, Mick Taylor/Ronnie Wood/Brian Jones' (and occasionally Keith's as well) leads, the funny lyrics, brilliant tunes, real solid and jazz influenced rhythm section, the energy, the way Keith and Ron pretty much prop eachother up onstage. I'd say their four album run from 1968 to 1972 has been more or less unparalelled.

1968 - Beggar's Banquet
1969 - Let It Bleed
1971 - Sticky Fingers
1972 - Exile On Main Street

And that's not even mentioning Some Girls, Tattoo You, Aftermath, Between The Buttons, Out Of Our Heads, Goats Head Soup and so on and so forth. I'm also a big fan of Keith and Ronnie's solo albums, and even on the shitty albums (admittedly there are quite a few) there are plenty of quality songs.

Their gigs are still pretty awesome, even though Keith's guitar playing has deteriorated beyond belief. The "Biggest Bang" DVD has some really good peformances on it amoungst the vegas shit, but if you really want some live Stones I suggest you download "The Brussels Affair" from the 1973 Goats Head Soup Tour, or "Get Yer Leeds Lungs Out" from 1970. Classic live Stones were so loose and free-sounding it was unbelieveable.

Oh, and they're probably the best guitar band ever too. You have Keith with his neverending supply of hard and catchy riffs, and even the odd lead as well, such as his great "firedancing" solo on Sympathy For The Devil. Mick Taylor was a virtuoso, as evidenced by his intricate and beautiful solos and fills throughout his tenture in the band. Brian Jones was a hugely talented multi-instrumentalist, as well as one of the best slide guitarists I've ever heard. Ronnie's like a more technically gifted Keith, but is a better slide and steel guitar player than even Brian (if anyone hasn't heard it, get his solo debut I've Got My Own Album To Do).

Anyway, enough of my ramblings, let's hear what everyone else thinks about The Stones. Favourite album, member, general thoughts and so on.

Rob 01-24-2010 03:39 PM

Yup. What you said, one awesome band. They've been one of my favourate bands for years now. Although I'd only heard about 50 songs it was obvious they had a very diverse range of material. You mentioned the guitars, but I also think Mick Jagger is a very versatile singer. I mean he can do it all, blues, rock, pop, even soul. I love some of the more mellow songs such as Angie and Lady Jane. I don't think anyone could sing those songs any better. I saw you mention those four albums on another thread so I downloaded them as I've been meaning to listen to some full Stones albums for years. Been listening a lot to Sticky Fingers and there isn't a weak track. My only regret is that I haven't seen them live, but then who knows I might just get the chance yet.

Ü ņěěņ Ü 01-24-2010 04:43 PM

i love sticking the 40 licks album on every now and again because every track is a winner. an incredible band.

Simon 01-24-2010 05:45 PM

I have most of their stuff, have seen them live 3 times since the Bridges To Babylon tour. Amazing.

I love all the obvious classics, favourite song would be "Beast Of Burden". I also played many of their songs live with my acoustic project, "Paint It Black", "Sweet Virginia", even "Sympathy For The Devil". With my full band we once played "Jumpin' Jack Flash".

Among my favourites are lots of non-hits and album tracks, like "She Was Hot", "Dirty Work", "Out Of Control", "Luxury", "Time Waits For No One", "Hand Of Fate", "Rocks Off"...

A long time ago I started a thread about cover songs, artists that have made great versions of Stones songs. My favourites of these have to be

Joanna Dean - Gimme Shelter
Bette Midler - Beast Of Burden & Just My Immagination (Running Away With Me)
Johnny Winter - Jumoin' Jack Flash

and the cool versions Bon Jovi have played like "It' Only Rock'n'Roll" or "Tumbling Dice".

Jim Bon Jovi 01-25-2010 01:04 PM

favourite tunes: out of time, gimme shelter, under my thumb, don't stop.

I'm quite surprised no one has mentioned charlie yet. His beat is just as integral a part of the band as the guitars and mick's vocals. He really is an underestimated drummer.

Simon 01-25-2010 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Bon Jovi (Post 966891)
I'm quite surprised no one has mentioned charlie yet. His beat is just as integral a part of the band as the guitars and mick's vocals. He really is an underestimated drummer.

Charlie "Pokerface" Watts, of course - the man that never wanted to play in a rock band and be a star, and only goes on tour with him so he can play the drums. He's unique, and without him they wouldn't be the same.

He is the only drummer I know that skips the hi hat when hitting the snare drum. One of the few drummers that has a recognisable style. Like Ian Paice of Deep Purple.

Ferret 01-25-2010 05:17 PM

Yeah I love Charlie too. His drumming on Sway (which I maintain is their best song :p) blows my head off.

Jim Bon Jovi 01-25-2010 10:45 PM

I remember the 1st time I seen the stones on tv live ( I think it was Bridges to Babylon) and saw charlie leaving the hat when he hit the snare and thought wtf is this guy doing.

In retrospect it actually makes a lot of sense as taking the hi hat frequencies out of the mix = a clearer and punchier snare sound.

I maintain that the greatest british rock bands are:

1.the kinks
2. the stones.
3. floyd

**** the beatles :-)

Ferret 01-25-2010 11:45 PM

Watching clips from Shine A Light on YouTube, and actually really enjoying it. Awesome versions of Faraway Eyes, Some Girls, You Got The Silver, Shattered, Little T&A, All Down The Line, Loving Cup and so on.

All the versions of the hits are pretty wank (Sympathy is awful - what was Keith thinking when he played that "solo"? I had to listen again to see if it was really as bad as it sounded first time round.) but the rare/occasional songs at that gig are mostly absolutely mint.

Dave 1986 04-12-2015 01:41 PM

Sticky Fingers: 2015 Deluxe and Super Deluxe Edition
 
Sticky Fingers album is getting a Deluxe Edition later this year...

http://www.theguardian.com/music/201...ingers-reissue

Dave 1986 09-25-2018 04:54 PM

Voodoo Lounge Uncut
 
Voodoo Lounge Uncut is being released November 16th on Blu Ray, DVD and CD.

http://www.rollingstones.com/2018/09...-lounge-uncut/

Been waiting a long time for this to be re-released. My dad had this on VHS when it first came out and I managed to pick up the original OOP 1998 DVD relatively cheap on Amazon.co.uk a few years ago.

Dave 1986 04-23-2020 07:13 PM

Living in a Ghost Town
 
New single, ďLiving in a Ghost TownĒ.

The Rolling Stones - Living In A Ghost Town - YouTube

Sounds like we may be getting a new album as well.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/20...sic-since-2012

Say safe.

Walleris 04-24-2020 01:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave 1986 (Post 1263586)

Say stafe.

It looks like they heard it because that's exactly how the new song sounds - post-prime Rolling Stones by numbers. To use a Bon Jovi analogy, it's like their version of "We Weren't Born To Follow".

That being said, I'm still happy to hear it myself, on YouTube it already has over 1m views just 17 hours after being uploaded and I see nothing but positive comments. That's what long absence does. Last time they released new original material was 2 songs in 2012 (for greatest hits) and before that, it was a full new album in 2005. I'm not saying Jon needs to be THAT inactive, but he'd get more of a buzz and casuals being thirsty for new music if he didn't insist on making a new album every 2-3 years.

Dave 1986 08-21-2021 12:14 AM

Tattoo You: 40th Anniversary Edition
 
Tattoo You: 40th Anniversary Edition

https://rollingstones.com/tattoo-you/

Another expanded remastered album. Doesn't seem that long ago that the band themselves were celebrating their 40th Anniversary, and now one of their albums from the 80's is.

Dave 1986 08-24-2021 06:57 PM

Charlie Watts 1941-2021
 
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at 80.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-58316842

fanofrem 08-24-2021 07:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave 1986 (Post 1275178)
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at 80.
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-58316842


Sad news


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Supersonic 08-24-2021 07:18 PM

Aloha !

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave 1986 (Post 1275178)
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at 80.
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-58316842

It was bound to be expected, really. The tour wasn't cancelled and it took a really long time for new dates to be announced. Then Charlie Watts would drop out of the tour because of a recovery.

It's odd though. Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards have plenty of health scares but continue to live on and on. Charlie Watts lives a peaceful, clean living and goes before them. If you'd have asked who'd have gone first I doubt many would've put him on top of the list.

There's plenty of big musicians who've died but now that a Rolling Stone has passed I think it's the start of the end of an era.

Salaam Aleikum,
Sebastiaan

Dave 1986 08-24-2021 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Supersonic (Post 1275180)
Aloha !



It was bound to be expected, really. The tour wasn't cancelled and it took a really long time for new dates to be announced. Then Charlie Watts would drop out of the tour because of a recovery.

It's odd though. Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards have plenty of health scares but continue to live on and on. Charlie Watts lives a peaceful, clean living and goes before them. If you'd have asked who'd have gone first I doubt many would've put him on top of the list.

There's plenty of big musicians who've died but now that a Rolling Stone has passed I think it's the start of the end of an era.

Salaam Aleikum,
Sebastiaan


I thought the exact same thing about Charlie being the least likely of the current line-up to go first.

Obviously such a thing was/is imminent for them (and any band thatís been around forever) but itís weird now that itís starting to happen. Itís too soon right now to ponder on what will happen going forward but in all honesty, I think it would take losing either Mick or Keith to end the Stones run. I donít mean that in an insensitive way at all of course. Thatís just my prediction.

Faceman 08-25-2021 05:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Supersonic (Post 1275180)
There's plenty of big musicians who've died but now that a Rolling Stone has passed I think it's the start of the end of an era.

Exactly my thoughts, too.

I know, in his age and with his health situation it isn't too much of a surprise that this can happen. But it is a very sad day for the music business.

rolo_tomachi 08-28-2021 09:21 PM

Guns N' Roses - Charlie Watts tribute, "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" - SAP San Jose, CA 8/25/21

Amazing performance. Rest In Peace Charlie.

Dave 1986 10-14-2021 12:38 AM

The Rolling Stones drop Brown Sugar from US tour set list
 
The Rolling Stones drop Brown Sugar from US tour set list;

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-58896241

steel_horse75 10-14-2021 08:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave 1986 (Post 1275894)
The Rolling Stones drop Brown Sugar from US tour set list;

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-58896241


Has anyone asked them to drop it? I think most thought the song was about heroin.
Itís a song about slavery not a racist name for a black person.
But thatís the world today.
Paint in black will now be known as paint it green


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Dave 1986 03-14-2022 08:09 PM

Stones Sixty 2022 European Tour
 
60th Anniversary European Tour 2022 Dates announced;

https://rollingstones.com/news/stone...european-tour/

Supersonic 03-15-2022 05:51 AM

Aloha !

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave 1986 (Post 1278054)
60th Anniversary European Tour 2022 Dates announced;

https://rollingstones.com/news/stone...european-tour/

I considered buying a ticket but last performance I saw wasn't very good. It mostly resolved around Mick Jagger trying to keep everything together while Keith Richards fell asleep half the time. I can't make it to half the gigs either as I'll be abroad so I guess this is it for me when it comes to the Rolling Stones. I really feel they should've stopped when they hit 50.

Salaam Aleikum,
Sebastiaan

B.J. Always 05-05-2022 02:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Supersonic (Post 1278058)
Aloha !



I considered buying a ticket but last performance I saw wasn't very good. It mostly resolved around Mick Jagger trying to keep everything together while Keith Richards fell asleep half the time. I can't make it to half the gigs either as I'll be abroad so I guess this is it for me when it comes to the Rolling Stones. I really feel they should've stopped when they hit 50.

Salaam Aleikum,
Sebastiaan

I have seen some current YouTubes where they really sounded good. However, I've never seen a full concert performance.


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