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I view the article as being positive towards Mick, and it's the view I've taken of him in recent years. Everyone gets romantic towards Keith's lifestyle, but without Mick's focus and drive, god knows where they'd be today.Quote
the fact jagger and co signed away a very large portion of their best work in the early part of their career for basically peanuts while working very hard in the studio creating over 200 recordings in just over a decade and over 1000 gigs in the same time period mostly in front of small crowds for a meagre gate, and then had to flee the country because they owed so much tax, that they could realistically never earn in a short time frame to pay it off, meaning they had to continue working for a long time before they could earn big money sort of entitles them to take every penny they can get now, and more. i dont grudge them a thing, they have earned it.
I'm just not sure what the point is.
I will not buy the new Mike solo album discussed in the piece. I'm sure it's mediocre to terrible. On the other hand, I never play any of Brian's solo albums, and I bought some of them. I played them once or twice, and they don't appeal to me. I sometimes hear Brian's late '90s solo song "Your Imagination" played on store Musak, and it fits right in. The Beach Boys in their entire history are not rock music. They're pop with a touch of rock, so really not a good comparison to the Stones or the Ramones.