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The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones
12 June 2018
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I used to think this contest was close, but the more 60s music I listen to, the more I realise that the Beatles had far superior competitors than the Stones.

I've been up on the mountain, and I've seen his wondrous grace,
I've sat there on the barstool and I've looked him in the face.
He seemed a little haggard, but it did not slow him down,
he was humming to the neon of the universal sound. 

12 June 2018
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QuarryMan said
I used to think this contest was close, but the more 60s music I listen to, the more I realise that the Beatles had far superior competitors than the Stones.  

I don’t think that the “rivalry” was so much about their music as it was about both bands’ popularity at the time…  When it came to who was “the biggest”, the Stones were really the only other who came remotely close…:-)

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I heard a radio programme recently on the topic of which is “the last great Rolling Stones album”. The discussion seemed to come down to their 1970s or early 1980s albums. I’m not sure; I would be interested in others’ opinions on this subject.

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Richard said
I heard a radio programme recently on the topic of which is “the last great Rolling Stones album”. The discussion seemed to come down to their 1970s or early 1980s albums. I’m not sure; I would be interested in others’ opinions on this subject.

  

I’d say Some Girls (’78). The last album that I consider to be ‘great’. But me being the way I am, i’ll worship anything they put out. 

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Yes, I find it tricky to decide but I think Some Girls would also get my vote.

I’m pleased they are still performing and releasing new material. Long may it continue!

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Never got into the Stones. 

Ending the Beatles in the 60s was the best thing that happened. By ending at a peak they were preserved forever, frozen in time like a myth. The Stones are still going, which John had zero interest in doing. I can see why. 

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The Stones are badass. 

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Which songs have both the Beatles and the Rolling Stones recorded?

I know of:
* I Wanna Be Your Man
* Money (That’s What I Want)
* Carol
* Roll Over Beethoven
* Memphis, Tennessee
* Sweet Little Sixteen [but only as a “bootleg recording/outtake” by the Rolling Stones]

Also, the Rolling Stones have performed Come Together live, but I don’t think that’s available as an official recording.

Are there any others?

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Richard said
Which songs have both the Beatles and the Rolling Stones recorded?

I know of:

* I Wanna Be Your Man

* Money (That’s What I Want)

* Carol

* Roll Over Beethoven

* Memphis, Tennessee

* Sweet Little Sixteen [but only as a “bootleg recording/outtake” by the Rolling Stones]

Also, the Rolling Stones have performed Come Together live, but I don’t think that’s available as an official recording.

Are there any others?

  

Both bands also did yet another couple of Chuck Berry numbers, “I’m Talking About You” and “Little Queenie”. (Beatles versions I think are both much better, but I’m biased)

Related, there’s a fun moment from their 1965 “Charlie Is My Darling” documentary, where they’re backstage in Ireland and trying out a couple of recent Beatles songs for fun

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Paul is heard messing around with Lady Jane on 14 January 1969 at Twickenham.

The (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction riff is heard on 24 January at Savile Row.

While a chorus or so of Dylan’s Like a Rolling Stone can be heard on 26 January, which the Stones would go on to release a live version of with Bob.

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Seeing there’s no place on BB to note “song fragments that really grab you” about non-Beatles artists, and I had one about Mick Jagger, I guess this is the best place for it.

I like the way Mick sings the word “WORLD” in “Hot Stuff” — he draws it out unctuously with a distinctly black patois.

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Any one looking forward to Bite My Head Off on Friday?

The song is the first time Mick Jagger plays bass with Paul McCartney . It is a “punk” song.

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I find a lot of the Stones stuff quite boring and generally crap. I think like with Queen and ABBA their greatest hits or best known tracks are exceptional but the deeper you go into the cannons the more shit the songs become. 

Freddie Mercury at Live Aid when he worked the crowd with the vocal section was incredible but I heard a live concert from 1986 and it just became very annoying as it was done a few times. Would have been amazing being there and Freddie is one of the most charismatic singers ever but not every twenty minutes – just sing the bloody songs.

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I find a lot of the Stones stuff quite boring and generally crap. I think like with Queen and ABBA their greatest hits or best known tracks are exceptional but the deeper you go into the cannons the more shit the songs become.   

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Comparing The Beatles with The Rolling Stones is like, respectively, comparing a 5-star restaurant that employs a staff of 4 chefs from round the world famously known for a worldwide diversity of cuisine from many different countries, with a very good Tex-Mex omelet served at the Santa Fe Cafe.

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Comparing The Beatles with The Rolling Stones is like, respectively, comparing a 5-star restaurant that employs a staff of 4 chefs from round the world famously known for a worldwide diversity of cuisine from many different countries, with a very good Tex-Mex omelet served at the Santa Fe Cafe.

  

How evocative.

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Ahhh Girl said

Sea Belt said

Comparing The Beatles with The Rolling Stones is like, respectively, comparing a 5-star restaurant that employs a staff of 4 chefs from round the world famously known for a worldwide diversity of cuisine from many different countries, with a very good Tex-Mex omelet served at the Santa Fe Cafe.

  

How evocative.

  

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