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Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: engerling23 ()
Date: March 21, 2022 13:56

Highwire is probably my favorite track from the "modern" area. Great Keith-Riff.
I wonder if they every played or rehearsed it live.
Are afraid of being too political?

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: BowieStone ()
Date: March 21, 2022 14:09

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engerling23
Highwire is probably my favorite track from the "modern" area. Great Keith-Riff.
I wonder if they every played or rehearsed it live.
Are afraid of being too political?

That’s Mick.

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: tioms ()
Date: March 22, 2022 01:35

In my opinion they will never play live: High Wire. I suppose : too political.

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: ProfessorWolf ()
Date: March 22, 2022 04:53

they played hang fire and sweet black angel live before

both pretty political

anyways i'm more fond of sex drive personally

or maybe i think it's better because of how much i like the video for it

especially charlie in it

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: RollingFreak ()
Date: March 22, 2022 04:57

Definitely one of their better modern songs.

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: guyrachel ()
Date: March 22, 2022 07:05

LOVE HIGHWIRE DOOM AND Gloom also political

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: GhostTown2021 ()
Date: March 22, 2022 09:42

Thumbs up for Highwire from me too!
I often find the intro going round in my head. Right now, for example smiling smiley
Real earworm.

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: March 22, 2022 10:20






Bit of Highwire talk around the 2.00 min mark .....



ROCKMAN

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: Irix ()
Date: March 22, 2022 10:40

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engerling23

I wonder if they ever played or rehearsed it live.

Maybe during the shooting of the Promo-Video on 1-Mar-1991, NYC. Otherwise not played live or rehearsed - [TimeIsOnOurSide.com] , [NZentgraf.de] .

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: Taylor1 ()
Date: March 22, 2022 11:30

Wasn’t it all written by Mick about the Gulf War? The Gulf War is pretty muchancient history.Keith probably has no interest in playing it



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2022-03-22 11:30 by Taylor1.

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: Stoneage ()
Date: March 22, 2022 12:02

Rebecca de Ruvo, from Sweden with love - I remember I was in love with her (and all the other MTV Europe female VJ:s...). But I guess Commander beat me to it...

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: March 22, 2022 20:18

The last appearance of Bill in a Stones video?

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: March 22, 2022 20:55

Bill aint in the Highwire Video



ROCKMAN

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: bernard90mike ()
Date: March 22, 2022 21:14

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Rockman
Bill aint in the Highwire Video
Surprisingly he returned for an appearance in the Sex Drive video grinning smiley

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: March 22, 2022 22:57

...... cant blame 'im ......



ROCKMAN

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: KRiffhard ()
Date: March 22, 2022 23:01

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Taylor1
Wasn’t it all written by Mick about the Gulf War? The Gulf War is pretty muchancient history.Keith probably has no interest in playing it

It's a Mick's song that comes from Primitive Cool sessions.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2022-03-22 23:09 by KRiffhard.

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: gotdablouse ()
Date: March 22, 2022 23:08

Or the Wandering Spirit sessions since we now know thanks to Jimmy Rip that it was ready in 1988 !

But yes, it's a Mick song as he explained to RS when it was released in 1991. I'm sure the full quote is on "Timeisonmyside" ;-)

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Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: March 22, 2022 23:32

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RollingFreak
Definitely one of their better modern songs.

I agree. Too bad Mick totally swallowed the media lies spread by the usual spin doctors. "Another Munich we just can't afford"... cmon Mick, Saddam wasn't a modern-day H!tler.

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: gotdablouse ()
Date: March 23, 2022 00:40

Errr...I haven't checked the lyrics recently but I'm pretty sure that he was actually critical of that "assumption" in the song and of that particular war in general, hence the banning by the BBC, probably the last time that happened to the Stones.

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Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: Irix ()
Date: March 23, 2022 00:46

Some remarks about the background of Highwire - Wikipedia.

Lyrics of Highwire - [Keno.org] .

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: March 23, 2022 01:09

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Taylor1
Wasn’t it all written by Mick about the Gulf War? The Gulf War is pretty muchancient history.Keith probably has no interest in playing it

Yes, it's based on the continuous live Air Strike Footage we saw back in '91 about the Gulf War....although I like the song it's a bit dated

video: [www.military.com]

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Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Date: March 23, 2022 03:12

Keith Richards is playing four different guitars in the 'Highwire' video: buttercream maple fingerboard Fender Strat, buttercream maple fingerboard Fender Tele, black maple fingerboard ESP Tele, and a black rosewood fingerboard Ernie Ball Music Man Silhouette.

Ron Wood is playing the same black maple fingerboard Fender Strat throughout.

I have no idea the brand of guitar Mick is playing. I recall seeing it in photos and videos from The Steel Wheels and Urban Jungle Tours.

On the Steel Wheels Tour, Mick's guitar had the brand name on the headstock. On the Urban Jungle Tour, that same guitar has a symbol on the headstock instead of the brand name.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2022-03-23 03:21 by MrForeverMusicFan.

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: March 23, 2022 06:22

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dcba
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RollingFreak
Definitely one of their better modern songs.

I agree. Too bad Mick totally swallowed the media lies spread by the usual spin doctors. "Another Munich we just can't afford"... cmon Mick, Saddam wasn't a modern-day H!tler.

Oh. So you don't take his point of view into consideration of what could happen, then. He even explains it in the video. Did you not watch it?

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: March 23, 2022 06:23

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Rockman





Bit of Highwire talk around the 2.00 min mark .....

We worked on about 35 songs and whittled it down - but I don't do that anymore.

Mick, ya just said you still do.

WTF!

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: March 23, 2022 06:30

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MrForeverMusicFan
Keith Richards is playing four different guitars in the 'Highwire' video: buttercream maple fingerboard Fender Strat, buttercream maple fingerboard Fender Tele, black maple fingerboard ESP Tele, and a black rosewood fingerboard Ernie Ball Music Man Silhouette.

Ron Wood is playing the same black maple fingerboard Fender Strat throughout.

I have no idea the brand of guitar Mick is playing. I recall seeing it in photos and videos from The Steel Wheels and Urban Jungle Tours.

On the Steel Wheels Tour, Mick's guitar had the brand name on the headstock. On the Urban Jungle Tour, that same guitar has a symbol on the headstock instead of the brand name.

Kramer Elliot Easton Pro 2?

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Date: March 24, 2022 23:34

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GasLightStreet
Quote
MrForeverMusicFan
Keith Richards is playing four different guitars in the 'Highwire' video: buttercream maple fingerboard Fender Strat, buttercream maple fingerboard Fender Tele, black maple fingerboard ESP Tele, and a black rosewood fingerboard Ernie Ball Music Man Silhouette.

Ron Wood is playing the same black maple fingerboard Fender Strat throughout.

I have no idea the brand of guitar Mick is playing. I recall seeing it in photos and videos from The Steel Wheels and Urban Jungle Tours.

On the Steel Wheels Tour, Mick's guitar had the brand name on the headstock. On the Urban Jungle Tour, that same guitar has a symbol on the headstock instead of the brand name.

Kramer Elliot Easton Pro 2?

I did a Google image search with the guitar you mentioned and it's a match. Thank you for posting that. Much appreciated.

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: Munichhilton ()
Date: March 25, 2022 01:10

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dcba
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RollingFreak
Definitely one of their better modern songs.

I agree. Too bad Mick totally swallowed the media lies spread by the usual spin doctors. "Another Munich we just can't afford"... cmon Mick, Saddam wasn't a modern-day H!tler.

It was actually true this time...nobody can afford me my man!

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: March 25, 2022 01:16

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Munichhilton
Quote
dcba
Quote
RollingFreak
Definitely one of their better modern songs.

I agree. Too bad Mick totally swallowed the media lies spread by the usual spin doctors. "Another Munich we just can't afford"... cmon Mick, Saddam wasn't a modern-day H!tler.

It was actually true this time...nobody can afford me my man!

I didn't take it as Mick agreeing with them...in fact I read it the opposite. Look at the lyrics:

Highwire Lyrics
[Verse 1]
We sell them missiles, we sell them tanks
We give them credit, you can call up the bank
It's just a business, you can pay us in crude
You'll love these toys, just go play out your feuds
We got no pride, don't know whose boots to lick
We act so greedy, make me sick sick sick

[Pre-Chorus]
So get up, stand up, out of my way
I want to talk to the boss right away
Get up, stand up, who's gonna pay?
I want to talk to the man right away

[Chorus]
We walk the highwire
Sending the men to the front-line
And hoping they don't catch the hell-fire
Of hot guns and cold, cold knives

We walk the highwire
Sending the men to the front lines
And tell them to hotbed the sunshine
With hot guns and cold, cold knives

[Verse 2]
Our lives are threatened, our jobs at risk
Sometimes dictators need a slap on the wrist
Another Munich we just can't afford
We're going to send in the 82nd Airborne

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: March 25, 2022 02:14

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dcba
Quote
RollingFreak
Definitely one of their better modern songs.

I agree. Too bad Mick totally swallowed the media lies spread by the usual spin doctors. "Another Munich we just can't afford"... cmon Mick, Saddam wasn't a modern-day H!tler.

I think you've totally missed the message of the song

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gotdablouse
Errr...I haven't checked the lyrics recently but I'm pretty sure that he was actually critical of that "assumption" in the song and of that particular war in general, hence the banning by the BBC, probably the last time that happened to the Stones.

Exactly.

The song wasnt 'banned' for the sentiment. Songs were temporarily banned at the time for having lyrics that might be insensitive. Even old songs like 'Rock The Casbah' and (believe it or not) Phil Collins' 'In The Air Tonight' were removed from radio playlists for the duration of the war.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2022-03-25 02:18 by Gazza.

Re: Did they ever play or rehearse "Highwire"?
Posted by: Taylor1 ()
Date: March 25, 2022 11:25

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gotdablouse
Or the Wandering Spirit sessions since we now know thanks to Jimmy Rip that it was ready in 1988 !

But yes, it's a Mick song as he explained to RS when it was released in 1991. I'm sure the full quote is on "Timeisonmyside" ;-)
But the Gulf War didn’t happen until 1990-1991?.So the lyrics were not written in 1988

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