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Flip The Switch
Posted by: Ringo ()
Date: January 21, 2007 00:55

Flip The Switch is so good! Always loved it, good ol' rock'n roll that even isn't that old!




Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: RollingStonesFan ()
Date: January 21, 2007 14:31

Yep, agreed!
Very strong opener of a strong album.
I know many people don't like it but for me it's one of my favourites.

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: ventilator blues ()
Date: January 21, 2007 16:08

I really like this song as well. I love it on B2B tour dvd, its really catchy and they go off. Its just different and interesting.

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: drummer_dude ()
Date: January 21, 2007 17:48

They do the songs so well live from Bridges to Babylon, wish the album sounded that way.

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: canadian.sway ()
Date: January 21, 2007 18:12

to me the song itself is pretty good, but its the lyrics that i cant get behind. they sound so awkward and almost like i cant tell if they are joking or not. i would say though that its one of keith's best riffs in the last decade. great music, just not great lyrics.

i have seen on several occasions keith claiming that this song is faster than rip this joint, i see no way that that is possible. can anyone explain?

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: jumpinjackgreg ()
Date: January 21, 2007 21:17

The album is fantastic, both live and the recorded version. Some songs are better recorded (Anybody Seen My Baby), some are better live (Out of Control) and some are amazing in both categories (FLip The Switch And Saint Of Me). But all the songs are fantastic and what I've heard live is fantastic.

Out of every album they've done since Some Girls, this one seems to have the highest percentage of songs performed live as compared to the other albums, especially the post Tattoo You albums. I may be wrong, but it just seems that they've played a lot of these songs live at one point or another. That must show how much faith and love for this album the Stones have compared to other albums. A lof of people on this board say this album is crap, but the Stones apparently don't think so.

(songs in CAPS have been performed live)
1. FLIP THE SWITCH
2. ANYBODY SEEN MY BABY?
3. LOW DOWN
4. ALREADY OVER ME
5. Gunface
6. YOU DON'T HAVE TO MEAN IT
7. OUT OF CONTROL
8. SAINT OF ME
9. MIGHT AS WELL GET JUICED
10.Always Suffering
11. Too Tight
12. THIEF IN THE NIGHT
13. HOW CAN I STOP?

C'mon, when only 3 of the 13 songs on the album haven't been performed live, that says something about the quality of this fantastic album. Good job boys. Keepin' it edgy and unique, while still preserving the great songwriting that defines the Rolling Stones.

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: January 21, 2007 21:19



Keith Richards - 1997



ROCKMAN

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: chippy ()
Date: January 21, 2007 22:20

song dat was played when da greatest arrived by car 4 da Bridges 2 Babylon tour press conference , Mick , Keef , & Woody step out of da car & give a big OH YA , OH YA in2 da mics , cool Stones moment dat 1


Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: sherer ()
Date: January 21, 2007 23:52

chippy Wrote:
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> song dat was played when da greatest arrived by
> car 4 da Bridges 2 Babylon tour press conference ,
> Mick , Keef , & Woody step out of da car & give a
> big OH YA , OH YA in2 da mics , cool Stones
> moment dat 1


could you say that in English ??

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: January 21, 2007 23:54

the lyrics are brilliant! Midnight Rambler Act III Scene 2
"three black eyes" - ohh yeah! :E

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: rooster ()
Date: January 21, 2007 23:56

chippy Wrote:
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> song dat was played when da greatest arrived by
> car 4 da Bridges 2 Babylon tour press conference ,
> Mick , Keef , & Woody step out of da car & give a
> big OH YA , OH YA in2 da mics , cool Stones
> moment dat 1

Jah mon!! Remember it!!Hit!! I go find the vdeo...sure was a nice car to!

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: it's_all_wrong ()
Date: January 22, 2007 00:09

One of the lesser songs on B2B, but still a good song.

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: Erik_Snow ()
Date: January 22, 2007 00:12

I didn't care too much for at once, but suddenly I did

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: January 22, 2007 00:17

Hey it's a blunt-nosed punk blues rocker...great opener..
Chuck in with Tie You Up...Oh No Not You Again...Dirty Work....
Had It With You...She Saw Me Comin' and ya got a great lil thumpin' 5 tracker



ROCKMAN

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: LA FORUM ()
Date: January 22, 2007 00:24

First, in 1997/98 I hated the song and the riff seemed childish. It's one of their best songs from the 90s. Keiths best output in years. That and Thief in the night. A song i also hated at first. The live version of FTS from BTB is the best live song for years. Keith is a devil.

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: Rev. Robert W. ()
Date: January 22, 2007 05:27

chippy Wrote:
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> song dat was played when da greatest arrived by
> car 4 da Bridges 2 Babylon tour press conference ,
> Mick , Keef , & Woody step out of da car & give a
> big OH YA , OH YA in2 da mics , cool Stones
> moment dat 1


I was there at the Brooklyn press conference in '97 and when they played the tune, I knew we were in for a great Stones album.

I wasn't disappointed. "Thief In The Night/How Can I Stop" is one of the band's greatest moments and caps off a slew of killer tracks on that record.

And yes, I agree that it is significant that so much of the album was performed onstage--even including "Might As Well Get Juiced" at MSG in '98. It was a major statement of conviction for them to be pulling that material out in the way they did. Made it a lot easier to take them seriously as a going creative concern...

...and they even rehearsed "Gunface" at the Fillmore in San Francisco before opening the "No Security" tour in '99.

"Bridges" is the secret classic of the Stones' corpus--made me so proud of them.

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: little queenie ()
Date: January 22, 2007 05:49

sherer Wrote:
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> chippy Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > song dat was played when da greatest arrived by
> > car 4 da Bridges 2 Babylon tour press conference
> ,
> > Mick , Keef , & Woody step out of da car & give
> a
> > big OH YA , OH YA in2 da mics , cool Stones
> > moment dat 1
>
>
> could you say that in English ??

i like the way chippy writes - i imagine a rough cigarette-worn voice to go with it.

like canadian sway, i'm not crazy about the song (lyrics) but like the riff

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: ohnonotyouagain ()
Date: January 22, 2007 07:53

Love the riff and the music, but I do think the lyrics are a bit goofy. I don't mind the three black eyes bit, but the parts about the turkey and the stuffing and the toothbrush, mouthwash and shaving kit always made me go "huh?"

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: Spud ()
Date: January 22, 2007 10:02

Yep, Great riff.

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: JaggerFan ()
Date: January 22, 2007 22:16

My rock standards - mediocre. By Stones standards - doesn't come close to their 68-81 golden period.

Heck, not even as excitiing as anything on Undercover. And Keith's wrong - it is not faster than 'Rip This Joint'. Anyone with a metronome can test it for themselves. Then again, Keith's been going downhill in many ways since 1988.

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: January 22, 2007 23:58

>> the parts about the turkey and the stuffing and the toothbrush, mouthwash and shaving kit always made me go "huh?" <<

but ... it's a riot! all these beautifully incongruous concepts thundering past at high speed -
starting off with the total incongruity of that skinny little frontman cat
getting so wonderfully into the character his Twin has concocted
of a ghoulishly cheerful death-row type packing gleefully for his Big Trip -
i mean who in the world comes up with something like this as a vision of death row?!?

ohhh yeah, i say ohhh yeah:
the Rolling Stones, that's who.
primo stuff.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2007-01-24 01:28 by with sssoul.

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: Rocky Dijon ()
Date: January 23, 2007 00:00

Great studio track, but like too many new songs since 1983, I felt it lost a lot in the translation to the concert stage. A rare reversal, to my ears, was the press conference performance of Oh No, Not You Again.

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: Ringo ()
Date: January 23, 2007 00:42

Funny post, chippy!

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: ryanpow ()
Date: January 23, 2007 00:44

I didnt like this one at first but then It grew on me. After the switch was flipped, it took me a while to see the light. ha.....ha....haha..........ha..............

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: LA FORUM ()
Date: January 23, 2007 22:13

JaggerFan Wrote:
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> My rock standards - mediocre. By Stones standards
> - doesn't come close to their 68-81 golden
> period.
>
> Heck, not even as excitiing as anything on
> Undercover. And Keith's wrong - it is not faster
> than 'Rip This Joint'. Anyone with a metronome can
> test it for themselves. Then again, Keith's been
> going downhill in many ways since 1988.


Agree. Still, good song in their 90s output. Undercover is dangerous.

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: KSIE ()
Date: January 23, 2007 22:28

JaggerFan Wrote:

And Keith's wrong - it is not faster
> than 'Rip This Joint'.


Anyone ever notice how much slower they play it live? Compare No Security to BTB. Really suprising given today's metronome shows.

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: Doxa ()
Date: January 23, 2007 22:58

Sorry, but I don't like it all. It's one of those very rare Stones tracks that I think is horrible, and can not listen at all. Sounds like old men desperately try to rock hard. Too apperently Jagger's heart and mind is not involved at all, and The Stones never work very well if half the Twins is not turned on. When I first heard that their are going to release a cut that is faster than "Rip This Joint" I was thrilled, but after hearning the product, well... I prefer "She Said Yeah" any day!

- Doxa

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: Pecman ()
Date: January 23, 2007 23:09

THEY Played just about all of these at the Garden shows in January of 1998...I remember them playing LOWDOWN and HOW CAN I STOP and MIGHT AS WELL GET JUICED for the first time.

PECMAN

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: JaggerFan ()
Date: January 23, 2007 23:11

KSIE Wrote:
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> JaggerFan Wrote:
>
> And Keith's wrong - it is not faster
> > than 'Rip This Joint'.
>
>
> Anyone ever notice how much slower they play it
> live? Compare No Security to BTB. Really
> suprising given today's metronome shows.


They play a LOT of songs slower, live.

Re: Flip The Switch
Posted by: KSIE ()
Date: January 23, 2007 23:14

True.

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