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Its Only Rock N Roll - the song
Posted by: SWAYZ ()
Date: June 1, 2014 05:55

Since the Vegas era began it's worse than Miss You IMHO. I hate the Chuck Berry intro, the flat vocals by Mick, and the overall delviery. It's a total snoozer.
I have yet to hear a decent version from '89 onward.
At leaste when Mick was on SNL a few years back he tried to sing it the original way.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2014-06-03 12:38 by bv.

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: Brstonesfan ()
Date: June 1, 2014 06:24

Absolutely correct. Awful sound, awful delivery, awful tempo. Only good live
version IMHO, is Love You Live recording...that rocks.

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: JumpinJeppeFlash ()
Date: June 1, 2014 09:06

Totally agree, it's horrible live and the studio version is fantastic.

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: bart-man ()
Date: June 1, 2014 09:41

This is quite a good version IMO

IORR



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2014-06-01 09:44 by bart-man.

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: Pete66 ()
Date: June 1, 2014 09:59

Yes, one of several warhorses in need of imminent replacement.
Play Star Star instead, has the same intro, and I'm sure most people know it, coming from a number 1 album and it was released as a European single at the time.

Pete.

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: Wroclaw ()
Date: June 1, 2014 10:10

LOL… good feeling this morning… For me IORR live is just like those strippers at St Anton ski resort at the end of the ski day… You don’t know why the hell you stand there pretending to enjoy it between all those drunk loud people, but you still do… you don’t want your manhood being questioned.

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: June 1, 2014 10:17

it's only rock and roll...

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: Aquamarine ()
Date: June 1, 2014 10:21

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Wroclaw
LOL… good feeling this morning… For me IORR live is just like those strippers at St Anton ski resort at the end of the ski day… You don’t know why the hell you stand there pretending to enjoy it between all those drunk loud people, but you still do… you don’t want your manhood being questioned.

Luckily I'm not a man, so I can continue to enjoy it.

It's Only Rock 'n' Roll, I mean. grinning smiley

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: GJV ()
Date: June 1, 2014 12:12

I never realy liked it live, since I'm going to their concerts (since 1990 Urban Jungle tour).

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: Single Malt ()
Date: June 1, 2014 12:36

Agreed. Horrible song when played live. They should replace it.

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: June 1, 2014 12:42

Funny that most of you hate it : it's one of the songs that most evolved over the years (along wit SFTD) : change of key, change of tempo, a constantly revamped intro.
No really I don't understand the whining here...

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Date: June 1, 2014 12:44

No, it's great thumbs up

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: June 1, 2014 13:37

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bart-man
This is quite a good version IMO

IORR

I agree. Sadly the versions they knock out these days are nowhere as good as this

[ I want to shout, but I can hardly speak ]

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: midimannz ()
Date: June 1, 2014 14:03

Go back to the album version everyone

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: EasterMan ()
Date: June 1, 2014 14:03

This song live in concert 2012-2014 is just awful, very slow tempo and the backing vocals during the chorus sounds awful and is so loud that you can barely hear Mick,
but the live version from St Louis 1997 was very thight and much more rocking than these days, also the Live Licks version is quite good.

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: Bastion ()
Date: June 1, 2014 14:04

I love it cool smiley

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: Powerage ()
Date: June 1, 2014 14:07

Too much backing vocals today...and not only on IORR for sure.

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: fahthree ()
Date: June 1, 2014 14:25

I wish they would sub Let's Spend The Night Together for it. It's terrible for all the reasons mentioned thus far.

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: June 1, 2014 14:46

Awful song.

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: June 1, 2014 15:55

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dcba
Funny that most of you hate it : it's one of the songs that most evolved over the years (along wit SFTD) : change of key, change of tempo, a constantly revamped intro.
No really I don't understand the whining here...

could be because of the key and tempo changes, and of course the constantly revamped intro.

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: Rokyfan ()
Date: June 1, 2014 16:37

Quote
dcba
Funny that most of you hate it : it's one of the songs that most evolved over the years (along wit SFTD) : change of key, change of tempo, a constantly revamped intro.
No really I don't understand the whining here...
someone doesn't like one song and it's whining? You really don't understand that someone can be a Rolling Stones fan and not like a particular number, or that one? I really don't understand posts like this one.

Any song you can think of you can find some Stones fans who don't like it. Unanimity is not required in the real world.

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: June 1, 2014 16:46

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Rokyfan
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dcba
Funny that most of you hate it : it's one of the songs that most evolved over the years (along wit SFTD) : change of key, change of tempo, a constantly revamped intro.
No really I don't understand the whining here...
someone doesn't like one song and it's whining? You really don't understand that someone can be a Rolling Stones fan and not like a particular number, or that one? I really don't understand posts like this one.

Any song you can think of you can find some Stones fans who don't like it. Unanimity is not required in the real world.

I think that is something we can all agree upon.

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: andrewt ()
Date: June 1, 2014 17:10

It does fall flat these days more often than not, however this version from earlier in the tour (Philly) is pretty good.


Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: waterrats ()
Date: June 1, 2014 17:19

LOL! I don't get it.

It's just a matter of taste, that's all.

Never had a problem with this (Woody) song ...

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: grzegorz67 ()
Date: June 1, 2014 17:21

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fahthree
I wish they would sub Let's Spend The Night Together for it. It's terrible for all the reasons mentioned thus far.

This. For a song that was never that big a hit in the 1st place, 40 years ago it is much overexposed and, imho, the most ill deserving warhorse. JJF, BS and the usual suspects have all earned their place. Since 81/82 when it was dropped, it has very seldom not been played, I'd happily replace it with LSTNT, an absolute knockout in Oslo for my money.

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Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: andrewt ()
Date: June 1, 2014 17:21

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treaclefingers
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Rokyfan
Quote
dcba
Funny that most of you hate it : it's one of the songs that most evolved over the years (along wit SFTD) : change of key, change of tempo, a constantly revamped intro.
No really I don't understand the whining here...
someone doesn't like one song and it's whining? You really don't understand that someone can be a Rolling Stones fan and not like a particular number, or that one? I really don't understand posts like this one.

Any song you can think of you can find some Stones fans who don't like it. Unanimity is not required in the real world.

I think that is something we can all agree upon.

Well we all need something we can agree on,
And if you want to, you can agree on me.

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: jazzbass ()
Date: June 1, 2014 17:24

This is a song where I feel the live version doesn't live up to the original. I love the sound of the original. The change of key, chuck Berry intro, just do not work for me. The best live version done in years was with when Mick did the song with the Foo Fighters on SNL even though, Mick was off his game slightly from having done it in B for so long.

IORR starts at 2:00

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Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: June 1, 2014 17:27

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andrewt
Quote
treaclefingers
Quote
Rokyfan
Quote
dcba
Funny that most of you hate it : it's one of the songs that most evolved over the years (along wit SFTD) : change of key, change of tempo, a constantly revamped intro.
No really I don't understand the whining here...
someone doesn't like one song and it's whining? You really don't understand that someone can be a Rolling Stones fan and not like a particular number, or that one? I really don't understand posts like this one.

Any song you can think of you can find some Stones fans who don't like it. Unanimity is not required in the real world.

I think that is something we can all agree upon.

Well we all need something we can agree on,
And if you want to, you can agree on me.

ALL OVER!

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: Chris Fountain ()
Date: June 1, 2014 17:36

It's Only Rock and Roll from same entitled album is mediocre. It's the type of song that strikes the mood you're in. Sometimes I think it's great then sometimes not. However, it is the theme of that collection of work and you can best believe songs such as Luxury, Fingerprint File, and even TWFN will always be trumped because of that approach. For unknown reasons, Aint Too Proud to Beg just as IORR has precedence over L, FF, TWFN, etc....

Missed Opportunities

Re: Its Only Rock N Roll is the WORST LIVE STONES song ever!
Posted by: rbk ()
Date: June 1, 2014 17:49

I always thought it had an awkward feel. The tempo changes don't sit well with either my ear or my posterior.



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