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Jagger panics about punk,
This review is from: The Rolling Stones: Some Girls, Live In Texas '78 (DVD / CD)  (DVD)
I love the Stones.I am obsessed really.
I watch the previously,recently released DVD 'Ladies And Gentlemen The Rolling Stones' alot.For me,that it is possibly the greatest rock performance on film,ever.So,a tough gig to follow on DVD then.
Fast-forward 6 years to this,and things have changed.Firstly punk rock has happened,big time.The big bands are panicking and wondering where they are headed.
This is apparent with Jagger sporting a Vivienne Westwood 'Destroy' T-Shirt and barking the lyrics.There is an edgy,more aggressive tone and stripped-down attitude to the overall presentation to the whole show.
For me,it doesn't quite work.
The fact that the album being promoted on the tour is relatively quite weak doesn't help.Let's face it,the Stones best years were pre-1973.
Mick Taylor has long gone too;replaced by Ronnie Wood.Mick Taylor is widely known as the greatest musician ever to be in the stones,whereas Wood is known as 'a good laugh' and 'Keith's mate'.It does show.
So,I've got to say,'Ladies and Gentlemen' will be played virtually weekly for ages too come.'Some Girls' however will be played only occasionally.There are indeed highlights,but I can't be bothered to find out what they are.
In hindsight,The Stones never needed to pander to punk because they are now regarded for their classic, earlier work.With this in mind,'Some Girls' now seems unnecessarily desperate.
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Initial post: 28 Jan 2012 19:21:11 GMT
Numinous Ugo says:
Like the people who dismiss Billie Holiday's later Verve recording you just don not understand anything about music generally or the Stones in particular.
In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jan 2012 17:21:43 GMT
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posh cameron out says:
Rubbish.If you are suggesting that,because i prefer the earlier stuff,then i don't know my stuff,that's nonsense.Most people do prefer the Stones pre-1973.
Watch 'Ladies And Gentlemen' by the Stones.If you don't think that's a better Stones performance,then I will be utterly astonished.
Don't over-intellectualise rock n roll honey!!!!
(And as for dragging Billie Holiday into it,how random is that?!)
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2012 07:23:42 BDT
Jm Leven says:
I agree that their best stuff was pre-73. Sadly, I've seen best-ofs these days that don't have any of their early hit singles.
And I thought the reviewer got it in a nutshell about Ron Wood being a good laugh, and Keith's mate. But Ron's really a pretty decent and raunchy guitarist - on their last hit that registered with me, Undercover of the Night, Ron's guitar was the only great thing about it. It's not his fault that the spark's gone; in fact most of the spark that's left seems to be him.
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