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Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: crumbling_mice ()
Date: April 8, 2011 00:08





This came up on random play on my ipod today and I have to say, for me, this was the last true Stones song; it has it all, the sleaze, the raunch, the blues. Sounding better now than it did then!


Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: April 8, 2011 00:29

never worked for me...weak bridge killed it, i think....

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: crumbling_mice ()
Date: April 8, 2011 00:33

Harsh words Tod !


Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: Justin ()
Date: April 8, 2011 00:47

One song that for some reason I tend to always write off...or want to skip over on the Ipod. But after a listen..I catch myself digging it.

Great album, though.

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: April 8, 2011 00:57

Quote
crumbling_mice
Harsh words Tod !

sounds like a song a stones fan would like, i know. i liked it better as keith's wicked as it seems....

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: marquess ()
Date: April 8, 2011 01:05

Love is Strong is no the Last Great Stones song:


Out of Control is the one!

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: 71Tele ()
Date: April 8, 2011 01:12

Quote
marquess
Love is Strong is no the Last Great Stones song:


Out of Control is the one!

Love Is Strong has aged pretty well. Out Of Control is forced "Rawk".

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: marquess ()
Date: April 8, 2011 01:18

Crumblin Mice:

I was watching this video you post:

How I miss them...

Almost 4 years since I saw them in London, August 21st 2007.

:-(

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: theimposter ()
Date: April 8, 2011 01:47

Always liked it. Not a great SONG per se, but a great track. Excellent guitar sound, lots of tight weaving (though I am sure much of that was achieved through editing), a great Jagger vocal and possibly the single most memorable harmonica lick he's eve done.

Plus, even at pushing 20 years old, it doesn't sound dated at all.

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: straycatuk ()
Date: April 8, 2011 01:57

I've always liked the studio version,but I never thought it worked live - weedy guitars and Mick couldn't nail the vocals - it was soon dropped from a regular slot on the VL tour.

sc uk

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: theimposter ()
Date: April 8, 2011 02:14

agreed with sc uk on that one.

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: April 8, 2011 02:40

Definitely a keeper from the post-Wyman studio era. (And that aren't many). With this, and You Got Me Rocking they sounded like they had something to prove. Which was strange because most of the rest of the album is forgettable and redundant of past sounds.

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: April 8, 2011 03:25

OK, so the footage is out of sync with the audio, but this is tragic sad smiley




Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: KSIE ()
Date: April 8, 2011 03:39

The song's promo video is probably my fave 'MTV' Stones.

Good track, good harp by MJ

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: bam ()
Date: April 8, 2011 04:09

My favorite post-Bill track.

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: spsimmons ()
Date: April 8, 2011 04:10

One of my favorite later years Stones songs! I never get tired of it. But it was never quite pulled off well live I agree.

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: Justin ()
Date: April 8, 2011 04:26

Quote
Big Al
OK, so the footage is out of sync with the audio, but this is tragic sad smiley



That's what we call "under-rehearsed."

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: palerider22 ()
Date: April 8, 2011 04:51

Man..that was awful...Mick and Charlie carrying the band on their backs...maybe I don't wanna see another tour...

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: black n blue ()
Date: April 8, 2011 04:59

Better than you got me rocking live version.

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: April 8, 2011 05:42

i always liked it, despite the stupid lyrics ... great track & love mick's singing (& harp, of course)

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: bam ()
Date: April 8, 2011 05:43

Agreed, it usually wasn't as good live, but it was just about the last single that didn't have a paint-by-numbers feel to it.

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: 3DTeafoe ()
Date: April 8, 2011 05:53

Another homoerotic Stones tune. Released on the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: April 8, 2011 06:00

Quote
StonesTod
never worked for me...weak bridge killed it, i think....

what are you scared of baby?

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: crumbling_mice ()
Date: April 8, 2011 11:07

As usual we are completely split on this! I agree that to a certain point it doesn't work that well live but as someone noted, the video for the official release was a classic and the studio version is just soooo the Stones. Jagger's harp playing on the live clip is fantastic though!


Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: Valeswood ()
Date: April 8, 2011 12:23

Quote
Justin
Quote
Big Al
OK, so the footage is out of sync with the audio, but this is tragic sad smiley



That's what we call "under-rehearsed."

Sometimes they just can't win. We like a bit of variety and risk taking in the set-list and then they get slagged off for it. It appears to me that the main problem with the Brno recording is that the guitars are too low in the mix. Obviously the Stones themselves thought it was a good enough version if the rollingstones.com tag is correct. Personally, I would have loved to have seen them perform this song live - good or bad version.

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: Thricenay ()
Date: April 8, 2011 12:23

I like the slight hesitancy in the guitar-playing after the first '... we make a beautiful team'. It's as if Keith and Ronnie are both thinking about starting a solo, but then decide not to.

Great tempo, too.

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: April 8, 2011 13:00

The last great single they did and one of best tracks in 25 years. It has menace and a sense that something evil is coming along just around the corner. Great harp solo and guitar tones too.

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: April 8, 2011 13:13

Quote
Thricenay
I like the slight hesitancy in the guitar-playing after the first '... we make a beautiful team'. It's as if Keith and Ronnie are both thinking about starting a solo, but then decide not to.

That part always comes accross to me as 'we have no clue what to do here'. This track never developed any further than its demo stage.

Mathijs

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: Redhotcarpet ()
Date: April 8, 2011 13:29

Actually that 2007 version isnt that bad. I like the tempo, the guitars, Micks vocals are much better on this song than the war horses - they should have rehearsed it. Interesting song, easily the best of the 90s and their last really good song.

Re: Love Is Strong - revisited
Posted by: Thricenay ()
Date: April 8, 2011 13:32

Quote
Mathijs
Quote
Thricenay
I like the slight hesitancy in the guitar-playing after the first '... we make a beautiful team'. It's as if Keith and Ronnie are both thinking about starting a solo, but then decide not to.

That part always comes accross to me as 'we have no clue what to do here'. This track never developed any further than its demo stage.

Mathijs

In that case, I assume you don't like 'I Go Wild' either. grinning smiley

The two have always sounded like sister-songs to me.

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