The studio version is my favorite song ever. The '98 version kicked ass. But these days it's completely dead and should be replaced. I like songs like Brown Sugar, Jumping Jack Flash, these things are also pretty damn old, but they still rock like hell. The song is just dead. Does anyone agree?
IORR is dying a slow death in 2006.Miss You is already dead.Honkey Tonk Women is not far off.Brown Sugar could be revitalized by moving it to an earlier spot in the set.Perhaps second or third.It's not looking good for Sympathy these days either.Satisfaction,on the other hand,really tore the roof off in Albany at least.It seems to work best at the end of the shows but,not as the last song anymore.I have a feeling that Satisfaction will be the opener in the fall.Tumbling Dice,SFTD,and Honkey Tonk Women could have outside chances.
It never got near the recording version. I don´t even like the 1969 versions. Satisfaction on record is a fuzzy garagy soul beat number, and since 1969 the Stones are ROCK. They invented that. So they sometimes sound a little lame when they´re trying to play Beat or Soul again. It´s over. Yeah, drop Satisfaction.
But they´ll never do that in fear of losing 50 per cent audience. It´s flogging a dead warhorse...
KingBee is dead on! Only thing I disagree is if they dropped it they'd lose 50% of their live audience. I don't think Satisfaction is even relevant to >them< anymore. They don't really dance to it, just jump up and down a little bit, pretending. The Stones cannot revive a song like that in that modern, stadium-ready setting. Which is tailor-made for loud, ringing open chords instead.
Keep it for intimate, unpluggy-club setting (if they even still care at all about it!). Otherwise drop it ASAP!
the version they played in Stuttgart in my humble opinion was the best I've ever heard. I felt like pressed into the ground. I could hardly walk after it. Amazing. Everyone I talked to after the show agreed. It was powerful masterpiece from our beloved FOUR - thank you Rolling Stones !
Satisfaction keeps on blowing me away. I really like how the guitars have been brought back to the forefront over the last two tours. Plus, the song is still totally iconic. I mean seeing the Stones sing Satisfaction is like having seen Lennon sing Imagine, or Dylan singing LARS, Elvis doing Heartbreak Hotel, or Sinatra doing My Way. The song is almost bigger than the show itself - it's like its own entity. It's living, breathing history.
No, I am not high right now.
IORR, on the other hand, lost all of the groove of the studio recording. That's the one warhorse I would like to see permanently turned into glue. Though I was shocked by how hot it was as a final encore at Fenway - that was the best live version I've ever heard - a total rave-up.
Old AND Dead! Plus, the version they play in concert these days is WAAAAAY too long. Play the War-horses as the tight short versions they are on the record and you could fit 3 more songs into the setlist. (i.e. John Fogarty)
Pokalheld Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Lizard Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > The song is just dead. Does anyone > > agree? > > No. Stuttgarts version kicked ass. Wonderful. > Powerful. Great.
YES YES YES - I fel like @#$%& after that, could barely walk - ain't that amazing - how many times I've heard this tune I don't know - every show I went to they played it, heard it on so many recordings from so many different tours and cities and they still continue to amaze you with this one.