i ever like their first Albums most.I Like their RHythm and blues songs like 2020 michigan or empty heart. "Confession the blues" is awesome and many more in this time.B.B--s.F.--EOMS--first I was dissapointed---.Liked "some girls"and "Tattoo you". Undercover and Dirty work --not mine!. Steel wheels, Glad that the boys were back. vooddou--pretty nice, And so on....
the Rolling Stones are the best live-band in the world.....
----and on my turntable still I play "Out of our heads" and aftermath"
Their best in terms of studio material and live peformances is still, and will forever be, 1968 - 1973.
It's all subjective though. I love 1978 - 1982. That's a fun little period. You had the Some Girls and Emotional Rescue albums which in my opinion are just good, fun summer albums. The Some Girls tour producing some very fine performances, and they were at their most 'rebellious' since the early 60's (weather it was all a faccade or not). Then the great Tattoo You album along with some more shit hot shows in 81/82.
Obviously, like you said Havo, the early stuff is great too. The early punks!
Hell I like the 1994 - 1995 period as well. Good vibes from the shows and some nice club shows from '95.
1997 was Keith's modern peak as a guitarist (although it was already 9 years ago. Damn, time flies).
The early Stones certainly were great, but they kept on developing.I believe that there studio stuff between 1968 and 1972 is outstanding, but they keep on recording some fantastic, sexy songs till today. I heard great liverecordings from the 1969 and 1973 tours, 1975/76 never grew on me. if I would go to a Stonesshow today and they would play like the Olympia 76 i would be embarrassed! In my opinions the Stones had one of their greatest live periods in the nineties(Brixton Academy for example). I said in another thread that I loved the No Security tour, but the Babylon tour was awesome as well, I love Gimme Shelter in Bremen 1998, Keith played fascinating. So 1964-1966 was an amazing start, but there were glorious decades to follow!
JumpingKentFlash Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > They were good in the beginning, but it's almost > pure crap compared to the stuff from 1968-1972.
Satisfaction, Paint it Black, 19th Nervous Breakdown, The Last Time, Little Red Rooster, That's How Strong My love is, Mother's Little Helper, Under my Thumb, Heart of Stone etc etc etc etc etc etc......: "almost pure crap" ????????
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2006-06-17 11:46 by no nervous breakdowns.
I didn't say that it's pure crap, but I said that it's almost pure crap when you COMPARE the stuff with the '68-'72 stuff. Sympathy For The Devil, No Expectations, Street Fighting Man, Gimme Shelter, You Can't Always Get What You Want, Honky Tonk Women, Jumping Jack Flash, Rocks Off, Rip This Joint, Shine A Light, Brown Sugar, Sway etc. etc. etc.
BTW: Did you catch the Gram Parsons "Fallen Angel" documentary yesterday on DR2?
BTW: I meant the "almost pure crap" thing. I really feel that the stuff from early on is nowhere near as good as the 68-72 stuff. There are exceptions of course. The standard is just 10.000 times higher in the golden period.
That's the problem. OK, I have 3 chences to get it right, and I can ask for 2 more chances. I should get it within that limit for sure. The thing is that it says that the exam is being held around September 1st. I really hope it' held BEFORE that date. I would loathe if I had to go up the day after Stones in Horsens.
JumpingKentFlash Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > BTW: I meant the "almost pure crap" thing. I > really feel that the stuff from early on is > nowhere near as good as the 68-72 stuff. There are > exceptions of course. The standard is just 10.000 > times higher in the golden period.
"nowhere near as good" is not the same as "almost pure crap"
"10.000 times higher" - well, I do agree that 1968-1972 is the core period when looking back at the total Stones-history, BUT at least 10 classics were made 1964-1966. The rest is also great imo, and when I listen and watch the early period I do appreciate that the Stones were pioneers in many ways.
They were great, very very very cool indeed in 1964-1965. The first album is one of their six greatest. Our of our heads too. Every member of the band shine on these albums, the songs are great, covers yes but tey play em so good so good. And Little red rooster? I heard a live version of LLR and its on of their top ten live recordings. Pure magical R&B, soul and blues and rock n roll.
Well, my favorite period is from the beginning to Beggar's Banquet. Basically the Brian Jones era. I also realize this period basically coincides with my teen age years and I think this has a major influence for me. I started out playing drums in blues band during this time so I really appeciated their covers of blues. I also enjoyed their transistion into blues rock, a sort of jazzy blues with Aftermath, and their return to their roots with Beggar's Banquet. The 60's sort of ended for me by being marked with Altamount. I never really got into Mick Taylor. I've enjoyed the occassional song from the Stones since then but for me it's never quite had the same magic as the Jones ear. But then, maybe I've not had the same magic as I had when I was a teenager. I am very impressed that they are still together, still touring, and still putting on a decent show. The last time I heard them was during No Security in Charlotte and they were great! It's all quite subjective but that's my two cents worth.
I also have to agree that 1963-1968 are my favorite years. I just believe the original line-up was the best. Back in the early years, the Stones were indeed pioneers with their blues/rock fusion, intro of slide guitar, great punk-rock riffs, and later arrangement experimentations. Brian Jones was certainly a crucial 'piece' to the puzzle. From Let It Bleed on, I feel that the Stones' music lacked the magic and tended to sound the same. There was less experimentation and an over-emphasis on conventional guitar rock. After 1968, they changed for the worse . . .