Sounds like the lyrics were generated from a “you too can write a Stones song” bot
This is a great read. Whether Mick Jagger wrote it, or the story about him sending it is true – who knows? Whoever wrote it it’s compelling and believable.
I see it’s dated 2010 – has anyone seen it before? Maybe we have discussed this before? I think I’d remember though.
The Rolling Stones became a mega corporation in 1971. Their last decent album was Some Girls in 1978 and their last great tracks were on Tattoo You in 1981, Start Me Up and Waiting For A Friend. Have they released anything worth a candle since (and I don’t mean live recordings)?
I finally caught up with Vinyl. I can’t say I’m impressed.
I have very vivid memories of 1973, of course, and the mixture of fiction in a factual setting upset my equilibrium. Boardwalk Empire did the same but worked well for me because I wasn’t born until well after prohibition. The fictional characters in Vinyl meet Robert Plant, Peter Grant and The New York Dolls. There are telescoping of time scales. Mick Jagger’s son plays an English punk at least three years too early. The lucky beggar gets an explicit sex scene too. I wonder what influence his dad had on the casting. There are lots of irritating errors, such as an Abba song being played years too early, but, I’m sure there are specialist websites where grumpy gits can pass their time happily pointing these out.
Worst of all is the stilted, dreary dialogue full of older men reminiscing about the great rock and roll of the sixties, soundtracked by clips of blues and R&B, rather than the great rock and roll they eulogise. I notice that funk, disco and hip-hop, all of which were stirring in New York in 1973, are ignored. Then, the writers try to » Continue Reading.