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Really positive and passionate review from the Washington Post:
Very nice, thank you. Mel. Different sorts of description of band members and the whole,
from what seems like a true fan.
bye bye johnny
Thanks for hopping the paywall, MelBelli. Only thing missing was the photo:
Matt McClain/The Washington Post
Mercy, Mercy was a great tribute. Very fitting. We know what that means and saying, 'This one is for Brian' would have confused most of the audience.
When Brian died, they moved on. Indeed, they had already moved on. It wouldn't have done them any good to carry his name around for 50 years. Whether they talk about him when they are alone is something only they know, but that would be a private thing, which it should be.
Well, Keith is sober. Then the whole band feels safe. And the the music comes alive in a whole different way. The best Gimme Shelter - almost - ever. And Angie. Now I´m proud to be a fan. :-D
Holy Schnikes, for the love of God they played Mercy, Mercy?!! Bless them all big and small. That one really needs to stay in the set list. Chicago would have jumped and shouted for that number. Rock on gentlemen.
Both Mick and Keith mentioned the tanks.
Curious what did they say?
Donkey Girl Scout
The least I'd like from each show is, play at least one song I've not seen. Did it the 14 times since 1989. 2015 just got one Shine a Light. I thought I wouldn't get one for this tour. But again they refuse to disappoint and played mercy mercy and Mick called out my home town Norfolk Va. For the first time I've ever heard that. Norfolk is in VA and 4 hrs away. Mick Jagger is the ultimate and first influence of the front man in rock and roll. I defy to line them ALl up and say Mick is not the best front and will not be beaten years after hes gone. Ok. I may be a little excited but seriously if you were there you cant help but feel it go thru you.
I'd like to thank BV for everything and more for this site. And thanks to the members. I've learned invaluable info over the last decade and help from this incredibly diverse community that the love of The Stones bring all together.
Yes a big thank you to BV and it's members.
Mick created a fairly descent job of being a front man from his influences such as James brown and Tina etc etc etc .
As time went on he crafted his act, i'd say he became the performer he is today for many reasons, not because of his voice live ( because it's limited ) and not because he is the fittest showman, that doesn't make you the best performer in the world, that makes you the last man standing who remains fit enough to do the job.
What makes Mick the best front man is the same thing that makes Keith the best guitarist, it's the music Keith has written and the sound he makes, it's those riffs, those intros , that rhythm and the power they create that gives a canvas for Mick to dance to, it's the whole package, no one was interested in Mick the performer as a solo artist, he was a laughing stock even with all his history.
No , what makes Mick the best front man in the world is not his ability to cover the stage and clap and dance, its the music and sound that the Rolling Stones create that form the backdrop to the illusion of the best front man in the world. [/quote
Yes keithsman you nailed what I meant. Sometimes I cant find the words to Express what I mean. But yes you got. Mick Jagger can play without the rest. But that's all it will be Mick sings The Stones. And that would be a massively different version. Thank you keithsman
Mercy Mercy - complete with Mick's comments:
[www.Periscope.tv] - Pos. 03:35 - 08:15 .
This link is to U Got Me Rockin, pls try again.
Pls read again: Position 03:35 - 08:15 ....Quote
Is it Mercy, Mercy or Have Mercy?
It's: Mercy, Mercy - by the Stones released on the Album 'Out of Our Heads'.