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Riptide
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The Rolling Stones started out the 80's with a bang with the Emotional Rescue and Tatoo you albums, but they kind of butchered it with the Undercover of the Night, Harlem Shuffle and One hit to the body. I only read recently that the Stones were close to being done at some point in the mid-late 80's with friction in the band with Richards and Jagger and solo albums by the glimmer twins. Did you expect more from the Stones? Or do you think they should have broken up after Tatoo You and went out on top?
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I think the Stones are a rock anachronism.

Refreshing, actually...although I've never purchased an album.

They make their own music...and because of their history, they tap into an immediate audience. So Stones Guy who saw them in the 70's and remembers them from the 60's will pick up the new Stones record because its a link to his or her past.

And the record will sound modern, but not TOO modern....it'll hint at current musical trends but its still the stones music. They never sell out, but they never stray too far from their roots either.

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quote:
Originally posted by HeadRusch:
I think the Stones are a rock anachronism.

Refreshing, actually...although I've never purchased an album.

They make their own music...and because of their history, they tap into an immediate audience. So Stones Guy who saw them in the 70's and remembers them from the 60's will pick up the new Stones record because its a link to his or her past.

And the record will sound modern, but not TOO modern....it'll hint at current musical trends but its still the stones music. They never sell out, but they never stray too far from their roots either.

Head,

BINGO! Hit the nail right on the head. But really, who doesn't like at least one Stones song? I like a bunch of them... [Smile]

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Devolution here,

Undercover of the Night was the last good Stone song. Mixed Emotions was a nightmare. And anything newer isn't worth mentioning.

We are DEVO

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Oh I just haven't purchased anything [Smile] Radio, Tapes...the odd MP3. I grew up on classic rock radio in the 70's and 80's so I got my fill of Stones clasics.......

She Was Hot, Under Cover of the Night, and I kinda dig One Hit To The Body........those are the later tunes I thought were good and unique, they've made music since then but I'm not as familiar as my time with Radio isn't what it used to be. (Nor is Radio what it used to be...*sigh*)

I think the key thing with the Stones, once you accept that they are way past their prime, is that they have remained relatively true to their respective sounds....their songs don't represent an outright "sell out" to try to sound modern, which I find refreshing.

See METALLCA for a complete failure in this regard [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by HeadRusch:

See METALLCA for a complete failure in this regard [Big Grin]

Look out... Noms will get ya'... [Big Grin]
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Hi! I had so-so feelings about "Emotional Rescue", but I LOVED "Tatoo You".

After that, it was...meh!

Regarding what HeadRusch said:
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I think the key thing with the Stones, once you accept that they are way past their prime, is that they have remained relatively true to their respective sounds....their songs don't represent an outright "sell out" to try to sound modern, which I find refreshing.
The interesting thing that I like about the Stones is that they went into the recording studio to do a whole truckload of songs, and the group picked and chose out from them, for an album. So, they did this without thought of making about a dozen songs for an LP.

Last year, I found out that the almost every song (except for one) in the "Tatoo You" album was actually recorded in the late-70's! Maybe that is why the song sounded so spontaneous.

As for the Stones now, I just lost interest in them. They are immensely successful (commercially speaking) but sound stale with nothing new. IMHO, they are just grinding things out.

Their bass player Bill Wyman left the group, if I'm not mistaken, in the early 90's. But I do remember in articles in the early 80's, that he was thinking of leaving the group back then. He was probably right, because the Stones sounded old and rehashed.

Then again, his affair with a 13-year-old girl named Mandy Smith didn't help either! They later married when she became 19, but divorced two years later.

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