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"The Stone Age: Sixty Years of The Rolling Stones"
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: August 2, 2022 16:42

New book by Lesley-Ann Jones, published August 2.



An acclaimed rock and roll journalist evokes the legacy of The Rolling Stones—iconic, granitic, commercially unstoppable as a collective; and fascinating, contradictory, and occasionally disturbing as individuals.

As Lesley-Ann Jones writes, the Rolling Stones are "still roaming the globe like rusty tanks without a war to go to. Jumping, jacking, flashing, posturing, these septuagenarian caricatures with faces that might have been microwaved but coming on like eternal thirty-year-olds.”

On 12th July 1962, the Rollin’ Stones performed their first-ever gig at London’s Marquee jazz club. Down the line, a ‘g’ was added, a spark was lit and their destiny was sealed. No going back.

These five white British kids set out to play the music of black America. They honed a style that bled bluesy undertones into dark insinuations of women, sex, and drugs. Denounced as ‘corruptors of youth’ and ‘messengers of the devil,’ they created some of the most thrilling music ever recorded.

Now their sound and attitude seem louder and more influential than ever. Elvis is dead and the Beatles are over, but Jagger and Richards bestride the world. The Stones may be gathering moss, but on they roll.

Yet how did the ultimate anti-establishment misfits become the global brand we know today? Who were the casualties, and what are the forgotten legacies? Can the artist ever be truly divisible from the art?

Lesley-Ann Jones’s new history tracks this contradictory, disturbing, granitic and unstoppable band through hope, glory and exile, into the juggernaut years and beyond into rock’s ongoing reckoning . . . where the Stones seem more at odds than ever with the values and heritage against which they have always rebelled. Good, bad, and often ugly, here are the Rolling Stones as never seen before.

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Re: "The Stone Age: Sixty Years of The Rolling Stones"
Posted by: padre69 ()
Date: August 2, 2022 17:00

Nice to see Bill on the cover.

Re: "The Stone Age: Sixty Years of The Rolling Stones"
Posted by: VoodooLounge13 ()
Date: August 2, 2022 17:24

I look forward to this!

Re: "The Stone Age: Sixty Years of The Rolling Stones"
Posted by: Sighunt ()
Date: August 2, 2022 17:29

I read some advanced reviews of this book over the last couple days that weren't very favorable. Looks like a hit piece focusing on excess & scandals. Sadly, because of the subject matter, it will probably be a good seller (LOL)!

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2022-08-02 17:37 by Sighunt.

Re: "The Stone Age: Sixty Years of The Rolling Stones"
Posted by: ProfessorWolf ()
Date: August 2, 2022 17:36

yeah i kind of suspected that just from the description

best to save our money for the book about charlie

Re: "The Stone Age: Sixty Years of The Rolling Stones"
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: August 2, 2022 17:53

Libraries are free. ;-)

Re: "The Stone Age: Sixty Years of The Rolling Stones"
Posted by: ProfessorWolf ()
Date: August 2, 2022 21:49

tell me about it

but no on forces you to check out and read re-hashed sensanonalist tabloid trash

which is what this looks like it's gonna be

Re: "The Stone Age: Sixty Years of The Rolling Stones"
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: August 3, 2022 11:23

The title alone puts me off. grinning smiley

Re: "The Stone Age: Sixty Years of The Rolling Stones"
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: August 3, 2022 11:55

Cooooooool cover shot though ....



ROCKMAN

Re: "The Stone Age: Sixty Years of The Rolling Stones"
Posted by: Lady Jayne ()
Date: August 3, 2022 15:19

This one has been out in the UK for some time (with a different cover - early photo with Brian and Bill present) - I bought it in Liverpool the week they played Anfield. Gossipy, several blatant inaccuracies but readable. More concerned with Stones as cultural 'icons' than the music.

Re: "The Stone Age: Sixty Years of The Rolling Stones"
Posted by: More Hot Rocks ()
Date: August 3, 2022 18:41

Quote
His Majesty
The title alone puts me off. grinning smiley
Same here

Re: "The Stone Age: Sixty Years of The Rolling Stones"
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: August 3, 2022 18:58

Thanks, Lady Jayne. UK cover:




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