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50 Years Of The Rolling Stones

Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:08 am

I find this a remarkable achievement, whatever you think about their music, the genre of music or them personally.

Its a miracle they are still alive... not to mention Charlie's cancer treatments and falling out of trees.

Some key moments for me

- Death of Brian
- Mick Taylor era
- Arrival of Ron Wood (I think he is so under rated)
- Retirement of Bill

MSN had an interestic article and slide show today http://entertainment.ca.msn.com/musi...os/rolling-stones-50th-anniversary
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RE: 50 Years Of The Rolling Stones

Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:34 pm

Just hope to never see them again, they're a sick band and they propagate decadence and mental plague, they're sick...they have destroyed the mind of entire generations.
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RE: 50 Years Of The Rolling Stones

Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:38 pm

I've seen them three times:

1994 Voodoo Lounge Tour
Giants Stadium NJ
Opening act Counting Crows

1997 Bridges to Babylon tour
Giants Stadium NJ
Opening act Foo Fighters

1997 Bridges to Babylon tour
Oakland Coliseum California
Opening Act Pearl jam
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RE: 50 Years Of The Rolling Stones

Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:48 pm

Quoting STT757 (Reply 2):
I've seen them three times:

1994 Voodoo Lounge Tour
Giants Stadium NJ
Opening act Counting Crows

1997 Bridges to Babylon tour
Giants Stadium NJ
Opening act Foo Fighters

1997 Bridges to Babylon tour
Oakland Coliseum California
Opening Act Pearl jam

Ah......youngsters.
I thought they were getting long in the tooth when I saw them in 1975   

Quoting YVRLTN (Thread starter):
- Mick Taylor era

Their best period IMO - sorry I never saw them with Mick. I did see him twice though. Once with Alvin Lee (Ten Years After guitarist) they opened for Black Sabbath believe it or not. The other time was with John Mayall around 1983 or so.
 
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RE: 50 Years Of The Rolling Stones

Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:57 am

Quoting ER757 (Reply 3):
I thought they were getting long in the tooth when I saw them in 1975

Saw them at Altamont...in Gimme Shelter, the documentary film.  
Quoting YVRLTN (Thread starter):
Death of Brian

Live fast, die young and leave a good looking corpse....

or 50 years later...

Ain't I a stinker?
 
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RE: 50 Years Of The Rolling Stones

Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:18 am

Quoting Tupolev160 (Reply 1):
Just hope to never see them again, they're a sick band and they propagate decadence and mental plague, they're sick...they have destroyed the mind of entire generations.

In fairness, they are no different than any other band of their era - The Beatles, The Who, Fleetwood Mac and so on - its just that they have managed to survive somehow, literally and as a band. Do you think the bands of today are any different. Take a band like MGMT, their top hit Time To Pretend is about what?

I dont condone their lifestyle, but they do it because they can. Honestly, the whole reason I did not go into music against many peoples advise was because I know I would do the same even though I know very much better.
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RE: 50 Years Of The Rolling Stones

Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:30 am

When did they publish their last good record? 1981?

So 50 years of The Rolling Stones, 30 years of making sucky records. Terrific.
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