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The Rolling Stones
18 May 2011
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Lets talk about the other great British band to come out and dominate the 1960s: The Rolling Stones

I have so much respect for them for still working today. Next year will be 50 years since the formation of the band. They are a great band with a lot of talent and energy (it's from all the drugs). I've always liked their bluesy-sound. 

My favorite album: Sticky Fingers

 

Any other fans?

 

Fun fact: Keith Richards' favorite Beatles song is Please Please Me… and did not snort his father's ashes.

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18 May 2011
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I like the Rolling Stones very much though when I was young in the 1960's you either like the Stones or the Beatles. They were like the opposite of each other and had their own fans. Beatles fans didn't like the Stones and Stones fans didn't like the Beatles.

It is hard to believe they have been together for so long. My favorite member was Brian Jones though I did like Mick Taylor a lot. My favorite album is 'Sticky Fingers' though I also like 'Let It Bleed' also.

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18 May 2011
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The Rolling Stones have to be one of my favourite bands, for the album Exile on Main Street alone.

Though they haven't done anything particularly good since 'Some Girls'.

You all will have read that Dave Dee is no longer with us. But Mickey and Titch and I would like to carry on the good work that's always gone down in number two.
18 May 2011
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I don't know what to think of the Stones. I hate Jagger for kicking Brian Jones out, but Then again, I love (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, and all other Stones songs I've heard (although As Tears Go By really sounds like a mockery of Yesterday). I have Exile on Main Street on my Computer, but like Bowie, I haven't heard enough to really know.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
18 May 2011
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Love them, though I'm not as keen on them as the Who or the Kinks. I generally prefer their earlier stuff, especially Aftermath (which is roughly their A Hard Day's Night, original material but they haven't hit their recognised "peak").

For years, I couldn't get into them at all (aside from She's A Rainbow, which I heard on an advert for a TV), and I really didn't understand why they were considered so great. Eventually I either heard Sympathy for the Devil or Gimme Shelter (which I think are their two best songs) and it clicked.

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18 May 2011
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Sometimes I agree with Joe's opinion that their singles were their real legacy, but their albums from 1966-72 still constituted a pretty great run indeed. I've little interest in most of their post-1973 output tho.

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19 May 2011
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I definitely think they were a "singles band".

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19 May 2011
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I agree with you about the singles, with the exception of Exile on Main Street. A double album, not a bad song on it.

You all will have read that Dave Dee is no longer with us. But Mickey and Titch and I would like to carry on the good work that's always gone down in number two.
19 May 2011
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I've always wanted to try to get into The Stones but haven't yet.  I looked up the track listing for exile and I did not recognize any of the songs by name.

 

I have still heard a good amount from them.   Miss You, Gimme Shelter, Angie, Sympathy for the Devil, Heartbreaker, Paint it Black, Can't you Hear me Knockin are some of my favorites from them.  I also really like 2000 Light Years From Home from Their Satanic Majesties Request.

 

Someday I will listen to all of their good albums, I am sure they are great, 

19 May 2011
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Average Joe wouldn't recognise a single song from Rubber Soul tbf. Try listening to Let It Loose.

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19 May 2011
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RedLennon said:

I've always wanted to try to get into The Stones but haven't yet.  I looked up the track listing for exile and I did not recognize any of the songs by name.

 The Stones only released Tumbling Dice as a single from that album. Loving Cup is a popular song by fans also on that album. But Exile is a great album filled blusey, country, gospel influences. Try listening to Rocks Off, Rip This Joint, Happy, and Shine a Light.

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12 July 2011
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Okay, I just heard As Tears Go By for the first time in so long. Love it! What is their best album?

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
13 July 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Okay, I just heard As Tears Go By for the first time in so long. Love it! What is their best album?

Keith and Mick were so embarrassed by that song at one point. I think it's a good song.

I think the best Stones' album is Sticky Fingers or Exile on Main St. I prefer Sticky Fingers slightly more than Exile.

 

But give Hot Rocks a listen if you want more of their hit songs. 

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13 July 2011
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They were a killer singles band, so get hold of a best-of, particularly one weighted towards the 60s and 70s. Otherwise I recommend Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed and Exile On Main St.

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13 July 2011
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PennyLane said:

But give Hot Rocks a listen if you want more of their hit songs. 

I just looked at the track listing to Hot Rocks, and it fits the bill.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
13 July 2011
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That "London Years" collection – 3CDs collecting all their 1963-71 singles (A- and B-sides both) – is the one I wouldn't want to be without. But Aftermath, Beggar's Banquet and Between The Buttons aren't far behind – I really think the Stones and Beatles peaked at basically the same time, 1966 thru '68.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
13 July 2011
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well, I downloaded Hot Rocks (I know, I know), and I like it. Thanks

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
13 July 2011
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Taking food out of Mick Jagger's (oversized) mouth, eh?  apple01 heart

Hot Rocks is pretty great indeed! It was my first Stones album too (actually cassette LOL ) 

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
13 July 2011
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Von Bontee said:

Taking food out of Mick Jagger's (oversized) mouth, eh?  apple01 heart

Hot Rocks is pretty great indeed! It was my first Stones album too (actually cassette LOL ) 

You are the last person who gets to criticize me for illegal downloads, Von. Time Is On My Side has to be the catchiest song ever.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
17 July 2011
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I love love LOVE the Stones. Absolutely love them. Keef's my hero.

PennyLane said:

 The Stones only released Tumbling Dice as a single from that album. Loving Cup is a popular song by fans also on that album. But Exile is a great album filled blusey, country, gospel influences. Try listening to Rocks Off, Rip This Joint, Happy, and Shine a Light.

Those are all my favourite songs off of that album. Exile is most definitely my go-to summer album, but I had a good ol' time listening to Hot Rocks today. Some Girls is also one of my very favourite albums, especially thanks to Beast of Burden. really fun to play on guitar!

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