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'81 versus '89, and '07
Posted by: southboundtrain ()
Date: May 10, 2007 12:57

I'm watching the show in Tempe in 1981.

'81: the last sloppy tour; Mick at the height of the Peter Pan syndrome; lemon-yellow tights.

'89: the first professional Stones tour. Flashpoint is really strong. The "beginning of the second half" as Keith said.

Have fun in '07 everyone. I'm not in Europe. Should be really fun though.

Re: '81 versus '89, and '07
Date: May 10, 2007 13:20

<'89: the first professional Stones tour>

I think we need to define the word "professional". By the way, it IS professional to deliver a flawless show in front of 70.000 people like the stones did in 1978, even though there are no horns and BU-singers.

Re: '81 versus '89, and '07
Posted by: ChelseaDrugstore ()
Date: May 10, 2007 15:50

Agree w/Dandelion. Is 'professional' meant as asset of liability here?

"...no longer shall you trudge 'cross my peaceful mind."

Re: '81 versus '89, and '07
Posted by: LA FORUM ()
Date: May 10, 2007 16:14

>
> '81: the last sloppy tour; Mick at the height of
> the Peter Pan syndrome; lemon-yellow tights.


No, this is the last Stones tour. After that they have been The Rolling Stones inc. safe sounding no danger magic is gone forever, on tour.


>
> '89: the first professional Stones tour.
> Flashpoint is really strong. The "beginning of
> the second half" as Keith said.

Beginning of the massive join cooperation between the Rolling Stones, the media who wants interviews, the fans, the "good old Keith-era", "cold turley isnt hard" era, the opne liners, the kicking Keith, the era were Mick provides the onlyu danger by getting some girl pregnant, "Mick is the PR-man", the "retro compare them to the the Beatles and tell your children about this great band that once were"-era.

Beginning of the fat Elvis era if you ask me. Many highlights yes I agree but not the real deal. It is not the "real band", it is a compromise between two men who could not survive on their own.



>
> Have fun in '07 everyone. I'm not in Europe.
> Should be really fun though.


Maybe.

Re: '81 versus '89, and '07
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: May 10, 2007 16:29

First saw 'em in 1981 - they were great. Seen every American tour since - they're still great.

"No Anchovies, Please"

Re: '81 versus '89, and '07
Posted by: ablett ()
Date: May 10, 2007 16:33

LA Forum. Last gig you went to is??

Re: '81 versus '89, and '07
Posted by: David700 ()
Date: May 10, 2007 16:57

the 1981 show i saw in buffalo was certainly better than the 1978 show there. but in 1989 it was excellent. the first night in toronto was the last time they played that excellend song "One Hit" (from that GREAT album DIRTY WORK) and the highlights were huge on that tour, expecially "2,000 light years", "time is on my side", "undercover of the night", "harlem shuffle", glad i saw that show 4 times!!!!! and the last time mr. perkins played with them....

Re: '81 versus '89, and '07
Posted by: KSIE ()
Date: May 10, 2007 17:05

southboundtrain Wrote:
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> '89: the first professional Stones tour.


I made the same claim yesterday, albeit "more professional" tour: [www.iorr.org]


My reasoning:

1) Show starts on time
2) Assigned seating (I'm too old now for FOS humanity-crush)
3) Encores (a rarity pre-89)
4) Guitar section "reasonable approximation" of sobriety
5) Video screens (also lights, stage, sound system, B-stage, etc)
6) Performance is consistent show-to-show

Karl



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2007-05-10 17:08 by KSIE.



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