Keith Richards was on the BBC every night last weekend choosing programmes and chatting, yet there has been no comment on the Afterword about this. I’m amazed. Was l the only one watching? I very much doubt it, so views please.
In the recent welcome post for @pawsforthought there lurked a suggestion that few bands are as disliked on this site as The Rolling Stones. Even mentioned in the same breath as Simply Red and U2 they were (Yoda – where did that come from?). That can’t be right, I thought. I mean I know they’ve done basically **** all for the last 35/40 years worth listening to. They seem to be motivated in recent decades by the desire to wring every last cent out of their own catalogue with the least effort possible, but come on. It’s still The Stones. @tiggerlion even recently ran a very active thread on their post-1980 output.
So how much/how little love for the Stones is there on the site? I’ll kick off with five things I love about them
A proper imperial period album run from Aftermath through to Exile – taking a positive view of Satanic Majesties.. along the way.
Peerless sixties single run all the way up to Honky Tonk Woman.
Great musicians – Keith and Charlie absolutely, the sober Bryan, Bill?
A great live act from at least the mid-sixties for a decade
Those things » Continue Reading.
HI everybody, I’m new here and I thought I should introduce myself accordingly. I have been lurking for a while and was a long time subscriber of both the original magazine and podcast. Now I’ve signed up, although I am not sure if I’ll have a great deal to add. All the best Pawsforthought
If I was going to spend over 300 quid on a Vinyl Box Set (which I am not), I’d like it in a nicer box than this. This looks like one of those cheap CD compilations you find in a motorway services. Rotten photo, tacky typeface, no relevance to the design aesthetic of any of the album artwork and Mick looks like he’s had an allergic reaction to something. I know Stones reissues have a bit of a chequered history so I hope for anyone who is shelling out for this, or the CD edition, that the remastering, pressing, sleeve reproduction are much much better realised than the big box they come in. It will all kick off on SuperDeluxeEdition.com if it’s not – and they’ve been instrumental in getting all sorts of mastering errors and cock-ups corrected in the past – albeit hassling some poor intern at UMG over some oversight to do with Thompson Twins or Nik Kershaw reissues so not sure if they’ll cut any ice with ABKCO (always amazed they still exist as an organisation – do they have a big picture of the Ron Decline on the wall I wonder?)
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The 73rd birthday of Sir Michael of Jagger yesterday has passed without comment.
So here’s a curiosity from 1964, featuring the Stones spruiking* Rice Krispies. https://youtu.be/tiTyqYRE2vU
*Australianism, meaning ‘promoting’, ‘shilling’.
July 5, 1969. On this day 47 years ago the Stones played their landmark free concert in Hyde Park. Here is a review I wrote a couple of years ago for the 45th anniversary.
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You may not know the name, but Giorgio Gomelsky (pictured here with a young, crew-cutted Eric Clapton) was a giant of the 60s London blues and R&B scene.
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Family are all out on one thing or another and after the dog and me got bored with Tropic Thunder I found The Rolling Stones – Ladies and Gentlemen on the TiVo, which stopped me watching Oil City Confidential again. There’s been some discussion here recently about their merits, but bloody hell they were good in the early 70s. With Bobby Keys and Mick Taylor in tow, and Keith arthritis free, they were just a fantastic rock n roll band. I’ve got some very hot wings marinating in the fridge which I really should put in the oven soon before I have to share with the returning stragglers. What you doing tonight?
I’m a bit meh about bonus extra tracks these days. Never listen to them after the first time. But this has got me interested.