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How Politically Correct Have The Stones Become?
Posted by: colonial ()
Date: March 12, 2011 20:25

What noticeable changes have The Stones made because of all this Politically Correct stuff in the music industry nowadays?



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2011-03-13 00:50 by colonial.

Re: How Politically Correct did The Stones Become?
Posted by: stones78 ()
Date: March 12, 2011 20:28

None.

Re: How Politically Correct did The Stones Become?
Posted by: donvis ()
Date: March 12, 2011 20:37

Yes they have. Lyric changes to Some Girls and Sympathy for the devil when performed live to mention a few.

Re: How Politically Correct did The Stones Become?
Posted by: skipstone ()
Date: March 12, 2011 20:38

Have become, not did become.

Re: How Politically Correct did The Stones Become?
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: March 12, 2011 20:39

Very. Can't see how anyone can seriously believe otherwise.

Two obvious examples - changing the 'black girls' line in 'Some Girls' to 'white girls' when they sing it live (which is a bit ironic as they have more black people on their stage these days than they have in their audience) and then putting two songs on ABB which were quite scathing against right wing American politicians and the Abu Ghraib controversy - and then choosing not to perform them.

Can't be seen to be courting too much controversy with all that corporate money bankrolling a tour.

Other examples were electing to drop 'Sympathy' to avoid offending the church in Poland when there was controversy about them not cancelling their performance there in 2007 on what was a national day of mourning, and kowtowing to the Chinese government in 2006 when they demanded that certain songs not be performed in concert.

Are you compiling a book or something, Colonial?

Re: How Politically Correct did The Stones Become?
Posted by: skipstone ()
Date: March 12, 2011 20:42

Future Colonial thread title contenders are:

When did The Stones stop wearing Diapers

What kind of Shampoo does Mick Jagger use

If The Stones were The Beatles what would You do

Etc...

Re: How Politically Correct did The Stones Become?
Posted by: Title5Take1 ()
Date: March 12, 2011 20:59

They've been a mix of both left and right. Mick said he thought Margaret Thatcher turned the British economy around. He once related asking a bunch of black guys at a studio who they were voting for the next day and they all said, "Ronald Reagan." Mick related this as though he thought it wasn't a bad idea. (Mick said, "Anybody making money is voting for Reagan." ) But Mick also has been trying to make a film about Che Guevara.



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Re: How Politically Correct did The Stones Become?
Posted by: ineedadrink ()
Date: March 12, 2011 21:02

We all know that mick jagger isn't made of green cheese but what if he were made of bbq spare ribs would ya eat him then? it's a simple question. it's not rocket science.

Re: How Politically Correct did The Stones Become?
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: March 12, 2011 21:11

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Title5Take1
But Mick also has been trying to make a film about Che Guevara.

That doesnt necessarily mean that he's an admirer.

Re: How Politically Correct did The Stones Become?
Posted by: NorthShoreBlues2 ()
Date: March 12, 2011 21:39

Midnight Rambler: "HE'S called the hit and run raper in anger" instead of "I'm" not sure if politically correct but for some reason a change . . . I guess Jagger is afraid someone will think he is a raper??? If you laugh, dont. Because on this site i read somewhere where someone didn't listen to Pete Townshend's 'Quick One while he's away', saying something like "oh I dont want to hear him sing about sitting on a bus driver's lap". There are so many meat head stones fans . . .

Re: How Politically Correct did The Stones Become?
Posted by: BluzDude ()
Date: March 12, 2011 21:54

Remember back in the day, the Stones agreed to word changes on Ed Sullivan but the Door's didn't. There was a touch of PC going back to the early says. (Granted, not like recent times.)

Re: How Politically Correct did The Stones Become?
Posted by: Bliss ()
Date: March 12, 2011 23:54

>>If The Stones were The Beatles what would You do

hot smiley

Re: How Politically Correct did The Stones Become?
Posted by: jamesfdouglas ()
Date: March 13, 2011 00:59

Quote
ineedadrink
We all know that mick jagger isn't made of green cheese but what if he were made of bbq spare ribs would ya eat him then? it's a simple question. it's not rocket science.

I know I would. Heck, I'd have seconds and then polish him off with a tall, cool Budweiser.

[thepowergoats.com]

Re: How Politically Correct Have The Stones Become?
Posted by: ineedadrink ()
Date: March 13, 2011 01:05

jamesfdouglas, high five!

Re: How Politically Correct Have The Stones Become?
Posted by: Sleepy City ()
Date: March 13, 2011 01:17

The most obvious change in recent years is the age of the girl in 'Stray Cat Blues' (she's no longer 15 or 13)...

Re: How Politically Correct Have The Stones Become?
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: March 13, 2011 01:26

Quote
Sleepy City
The most obvious change in recent years is the age of the girl in 'Stray Cat Blues' (she's no longer 15 or 13)...

Didn't he say 45 years old during the last tour?

Re: How Politically Correct Have The Stones Become?
Posted by: jamesfdouglas ()
Date: March 13, 2011 01:28

Quote
ineedadrink
jamesfdouglas, high five!

>grinning smiley<

[thepowergoats.com]

Re: How Politically Correct Have The Stones Become?
Posted by: Kirk ()
Date: March 13, 2011 01:39

Once upon a time I was your little rooster
But am I just one of your cocks

Re: How Politically Correct Have The Stones Become?
Posted by: Title5Take1 ()
Date: March 13, 2011 05:24

Quote
Sleepy City
The most obvious change in recent years is the age of the girl in 'Stray Cat Blues' (she's no longer 15 or 13)...
I've witnessed a few a men making lustful comments about young jail bait...and then only a couple years later when they NOW have daughters of their own they suddenly think men who lust after jail bait should be shot!

Re: How Politically Correct Have The Stones Become?
Posted by: Sleepy City ()
Date: March 13, 2011 10:30

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Title5Take1
Quote
Sleepy City
The most obvious change in recent years is the age of the girl in 'Stray Cat Blues' (she's no longer 15 or 13)...
I've witnessed a few a men making lustful comments about young jail bait...and then only a couple years later when they NOW have daughters of their own they suddenly think men who lust after jail bait should be shot!

Maybe, but changing the lyrics takes away some of the sleaziness that made the original version(s) so great.

Some lyrical changes do make sense though, such as changing the age from 30 to 50 in the Stripped version of 'The Spider & The Fly'.

Re: How Politically Correct Have The Stones Become?
Posted by: billwebster ()
Date: March 18, 2011 14:20

I don't know, but U2 have become way more politically correct.

Re: How Politically Correct Have The Stones Become?
Posted by: yahozna ()
Date: March 18, 2011 14:42

First single in 1963: cover of 'Come On' by Chuck Berry.

CB sings: "there's some stupid jerk trying to reach another number"
MJ sings: "there's some stupid guy trying to reach another number"

winking smiley

Re: How Politically Correct Have The Stones Become?
Posted by: FreeBird ()
Date: March 18, 2011 14:50

Quote
Sleepy City
The most obvious change in recent years is the age of the girl in 'Stray Cat Blues' (she's no longer 15 or 13)...
How old is she now?

Re: How Politically Correct Have The Stones Become?
Posted by: Sleepy City ()
Date: March 18, 2011 14:54

Quote
FreeBird
Quote
Sleepy City
The most obvious change in recent years is the age of the girl in 'Stray Cat Blues' (she's no longer 15 or 13)...
How old is she now?

I'm not sure...16 or 18 I think on the version I heard?

Re: How Politically Correct Have The Stones Become?
Posted by: marcovandereijk ()
Date: March 18, 2011 16:05

What about the lyrics and title of Starfu-cker? Hell, even this site is so political correct
that I can not decently spell out the f---cking title. But wasn't there a change in the
tricks with fruit part of the song on a recent publication of the album?

Re: How Politically Correct did The Stones Become?
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: March 18, 2011 16:12

Quote
skipstone
Future Colonial thread title contenders are:

When did The Stones stop wearing Diapers

What kind of Shampoo does Mick Jagger use

If The Stones were The Beatles what would You do

Etc...

that's the post of the day

hee hee

LMAO

Re: How Politically Correct Have The Stones Become?
Posted by: dewlover ()
Date: March 18, 2011 16:28

They fit right in w/the PC American Lamestream media by doing things like bashing so-called "Neo-Cons"

Re: How Politically Correct Have The Stones Become?
Posted by: Turning To Gold ()
Date: March 18, 2011 16:28

He also changes some words of "Brown Sugar" nowadays, doesn't he?

Re: How Politically Correct Have The Stones Become?
Posted by: loog droog ()
Date: March 18, 2011 16:48

The Stones stance on "Mother's Little Helper" is so creaky and politically incorrect that it's now difficult even for me to comprehend, and probably impossible to understand for anyone under 45.


"Things are different today

I hear every mother say

Cooking fresh food for her husband's just a drag

So she buys an instant cake and she burns her frozen steak."



That's a point of view that was old-fashioned even then, like the kind of comments I heard in my early childhood when women of my grandmother's era used to cluck about those lazy younger wives who would serve their husbands TV dinners...

This was when stay-at-home moms were still the norm, so it wasn't really regarded as anything outrageous at the time. Still, it seemed like the Stones were channeling an attitude picked up from their mums and dads rather than their peers.

Now, as much as I'd love them to hear them (and a stadium full of people ) sing, "What a draaaag it is getting OLD!!" at one of their shows, I can't imagine them revisiting those pro-housewife lines again.

"CS Blues" would be less controversial.



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Re: How Politically Correct Have The Stones Become?
Posted by: phd ()
Date: March 18, 2011 22:24

Indeed, embracing Clinton's cause is politically correct. They did their job in the 60's with Dylan. That's sufficient for me.

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