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Re: Stones Albums Ranked According to Classic Rock Magazine
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: January 5, 2021 16:40

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Chacho
Emotional Rescue was NOT ranked at the top!

It was ranked at the bottom.

Their list goes from worst to best.

It seems some people are confused here.

For whatever reason no one but you thinks such a thing.

Re: Stones Albums Ranked According to Classic Rock Magazine
Posted by: Markdog ()
Date: January 5, 2021 16:42

Still life? If you're gonna rank ALL albums include them all...

Re: Stones Albums Ranked According to Classic Rock Magazine
Posted by: ChrisL ()
Date: January 5, 2021 16:47

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Rockman
Winter and coming down again are FILLERS?????


One man's filler is another man's thriller ....

You play the vamp, I play the killer.

Re: Stones Albums Ranked According to Classic Rock Magazine
Posted by: Erik_Snow ()
Date: January 5, 2021 19:55

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Chacho
Emotional Rescue was NOT ranked at the top!

It was ranked at the bottom.

Their list goes from worst to best.

It seems some people are confused here.

??

I think you are confused here / and/or stating the obvious / or think people here are idiots - why??

Of course we see ER is ranked at the bottom of the list. And that, makes any "album rater" worthless in my opinion, especially when seeing the dismissal of a highlight of the 80s; "Dance".

Re: Stones Albums Ranked According to Classic Rock Magazine
Posted by: JohnnyBGoode ()
Date: January 15, 2021 07:58

It's list time again! This one comes from Blues Rock Review.

[bluesrockreview.com]

Top Ten Rolling Stones Songs

10. “Beast of Burden”

Beast of Burden is from the 1978 release of Some Girls during one of the darkest periods that the band went through. At the time Keith Richards was looking at the possibility of spending time in jail because of his drug busts and the “Rolling Stones” were considering breaking up when they decided to double down. Jagger provided the lyrics while Richards provided the groove and then worked it out in the recording studio by trading licks with his partner Ron Wood. Bette Midler did a version of the song in 1984 and Jagger appeared in the video with her.


9. “It’s Only Rock and Roll”

“It’s only Rock and Roll” was the title song from the Rolling Stones’ 1974 release which was Mick Taylor’s last album with the band. Rolling Stone Magazine called the album “decadent because it invites us to dance in the face of its own despair.” The violent lyrics describe a joyous suicidal dance on stage to satisfy “your teenage lust.”


8. “The Last Time”

“The Last Time” from Out Of Our Heads was a re-worked version of “This May Be the Last Time,” a gospel song by the Staple Singers from 1955. Some complained that the Stones never paid any royalties to the Staple Singers but the song is “traditional” and was recorded by many artists and is still sung in churches today. The riff is the same but the lyrics are completely different in the Stones’ version. The Staple’s version is spiritual and uplifting while the Stones’ rendition is about a carnal relationship with a girl. Although this sounds blasphemous it falls right in line with the double standard that has existed since the field holler’s gave birth to both the Spirituals and the Blues after the Civil War in 1865.


7. “Paint It, Black”

“Paint It, Black” was the Rolling Stones’ third number one hit in the USA and definitely solidified their position as a musical force of the 1960s. At first they were seen as a scruffier version of the Beatles and when they added a sitar to the song it was seen as following the Beatles after Norwegian Wood in 1965. It came out in 1966 on the Aftermath album and even though the song is credited to Jagger/Richards, Bill Wyman “has long claimed he helped a great deal in writing the song.”


6. “2000 Light Years From Home”

“2000 Light Years From Home” came from the Rolling Stones’ album Their Satanic Majesties Request that followed the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band seven months earlier. The year 1967 had a double meaning as it was the “Summer of Love” in San Francisco but “burn baby burn” in Detroit and Newark with major riots. The Beatles represented the happy hippies with a circus atmosphere while the Rolling Stones created dark psychedlic imagery with the album title and using space travel at a time when inner space astronauts were flying on LSD and Syd Barrett was still a member of Pink Floyd.


5. “Ruby Tuesday”

“Ruby Tuesday” was the “Stone’s” fourth #1 hit in America and although the song is credited to Jagger/Richards it was Keith Richards’ composition. Music historians agree that it was an autobiographical song about his ex-girlfriend, Linda Keith, that left him for Jimi Hendrix. It came from the American version of Between the Buttons released in January 1967


4. “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”

“Jumpin’ Jack Flash” is a song that was about Jack Dyer who was Keith Richards’ elderly gardener. He wore a pair of rubber boots which made a distinct sound that woke up Mick Jagger when he was crashing at Keith’s place one night. When he asked what the sound was , Keith said that it was his gardener “Jumping Jack.” That was the inspiration for them to sit down and write the song.


3. “Sympathy”

“Sympathy” was right in line with the Rolling Stones’ reputation at the time as the bad boys of rock who dabbled in the dark side. The song was developed in the studio as it was transformed from a low key folk song to a high energy rock anthem. The phrase “Please allow me to introduce myself” is indelibly imprinted on the memory of the collective consciousness of a generation.


2. “Gimme Shelter”

“Gimme Shelter” is the opening cut on Let It Bleed that the Rolling Stones recorded in 1969 when it became the last album that Brian Jones was on. The turmoil of that broken relationship can be felt in the tone and direction of the song which is apocalyptic in nature. Martin Scorsese liked it enough to use it in three of his films.


1. (I Can’t Get No) “Satisfaction”

Keith Richards was doodling on his guitar in bed with the tape on one night and the riff was on the recorder the next morning leaving Jagger to write the lyrics. “Satisfaction” is the saga of disenfranchised youth back in the mid 1960s who were fed up with the phony empty rhetoric of their elders and its consumer mentality. “Don’t tell me how white my shirt can be” and what brand of cigarettes I should smoke.”



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 2021-01-15 12:14 by JohnnyBGoode.

Re: Stones Albums Ranked According to Classic Rock Magazine
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: January 15, 2021 10:50

Predictable, though be it, respectable list from Blues Rock Review, there.

Re: Stones Albums Ranked According to Classic Rock Magazine
Posted by: Father Ted ()
Date: January 15, 2021 10:53

Ah lists, the bread and butter of music journos.

"An ingenious and entertaining assemblage of nonsense" - James A. Van Allen

Re: Stones Albums Ranked According to Classic Rock Magazine
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: January 15, 2021 11:02

I'd omit It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It) and replace it with Under My Thumb. Also, Brown Sugar is one of the quintessential Stones moments. In my opinion, it should be there in place of Best Of Burden: an OK track, and a huge hit in the U.S., yet, doesn't hold the same level of gravitas elsewhere.

Re: Stones Albums Ranked According to Classic Rock Magazine
Date: January 15, 2021 11:17

They've played it to death in concert, but Tumbling Dice belongs on that list, imo. Angie, BS and HTW, too.

All brilliant songs and perfect recordings.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2021-01-15 11:17 by DandelionPowderman.

Re: Stones Albums Ranked According to Classic Rock Magazine
Posted by: goingmad ()
Date: January 15, 2021 11:29

A list wihtout Tumbling Dice, Honky Tonk Women, Brown Sugar, Wild Horses or Start me up, is incomplete...

Re: Stones Albums Ranked According to Classic Rock Magazine
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: January 15, 2021 11:32

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DandelionPowderman
They've played it to death in concert, but Tumbling Dice belongs on that list, imo. Angie, BS and HTW, too.

All brilliant songs and perfect recordings.

All you've mentioned could be candidates on any given day, for sure. With the four you've mentioned in mind, which four tracks from the list warrant omitting?

Re: Stones Albums Ranked According to Classic Rock Magazine
Date: January 15, 2021 12:10

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Big Al
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DandelionPowderman
They've played it to death in concert, but Tumbling Dice belongs on that list, imo. Angie, BS and HTW, too.

All brilliant songs and perfect recordings.

All you've mentioned could be candidates on any given day, for sure. With the four you've mentioned in mind, which four tracks from the list warrant omitting?

That's a tough one...

Perhaps The Last Time? And definitely IORR. I wouldn't touch any of the other songs, though.

Re: Stones Albums Ranked According to Classic Rock Magazine
Posted by: caschimann ()
Date: January 15, 2021 12:47

I stopped after 3 seconds seeing where they/he put Black and Blue.
Good night, bye bye, and on with the show.

Re: Stones Albums Ranked According to Classic Rock Magazine
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: January 15, 2021 14:16

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DandelionPowderman

That's a tough one...

Perhaps The Last Time? And definitely IORR. I wouldn't touch any of the other songs, though.

I agree, actually. The significance of The Last Time has little to do with the quality of the song itself. It's a great recording, and important historically, but there are better. It's Only Rock 'n Roll is good fun, but hardly noteworthy in comparison to their genuinely groundbreaking, pivotal works: Gimme Shelter, Sympathy For The Devil, Satisfaction, etc.

Re: Stones Albums Ranked According to Classic Rock Magazine
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: January 15, 2021 14:23

If I had to chose 10: The Stones' most significant tracks :-

1. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
2. Paint It, Black
3. Ruby Tuesday
4. Sympathy For The Devil
5. Jumpin' Jack Flash
6. Honky Tonk Women
7. Gimme Shelter
8. Brown Sugar
9. Tumbling Dice
10. Start Me Up

Re: Stones Albums Ranked According to Classic Rock Magazine
Date: January 15, 2021 14:25

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Big Al
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DandelionPowderman

That's a tough one...

Perhaps The Last Time? And definitely IORR. I wouldn't touch any of the other songs, though.

I agree, actually. The significance of The Last Time has little to do with the quality of the song itself. It's a great recording, and important historically, but there are better. It's Only Rock 'n Roll is good fun, but hardly noteworthy in comparison to their genuinely groundbreaking, pivotal works: Gimme Shelter, Sympathy For The Devil, Satisfaction, etc.

Agreed. I really love The Last Time, though. It's up there.

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