I find it kind of strange that so many comments about Taylor on this thread have to do with his weight.
Is looking sleek and svelte what makes for a good Rolling STones guitarist? Appaarantly it is, because Woods looks good but can't play worth shit.
Everybody knows that Woods can't play "Love in Vain" or "All Down the Line" or many of the other solos Taylor cr Forum: Tell Me
The Rolling Stones have never come near their work in the 1968 - 1973 period. It's not just the loss of Mick Taylor, either. They became soft and flabby.
They've been resting on their laurels so long it's not funny anymore... Forum: Tell Me
In the USA, soccer is a sport played mostly by upper middle class girls and immigrants from Mexico.
It isn't popular for several reasons, one being that it doesn't fit into the American TV format. They're aren't enough time outs or game breaks for showing beer commercials.
The sport is thought to be boring. Americans just don't get excited by clumps of people kickin Forum: Tell Me
"Chuck is much more rounded as a keyboard player."
Huh? Chuck is a keyboard tickler, not a keyboard player. He couldn't play gospel if God sat next to him on the piano bench.
Check out Preston playing with Jackie Wilson's band in 1965:
Here's 10-year-old Billy Preston playing a duet of "Blueberry Hill" with Nat King Cole in 1957:
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The Stones were lucky to have Billy Preston, who brought a gospel and blues dimension to many a Stones song. He was also a great contributor to their 1973, 1975, and 1977 tours. He probably had a hand in writing "Melody" and "Miss You" (this song was written by Jagger while jamming with Preston during rehearsals for the March 1977 El Mocambo club gigs).
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Lennon bagged his bandmate McCarthy over 30 years ago with this song. Macca is a joke.
How Do You Sleep?
So Sgt. Pepper took you by surprise
You better see right through that mother's eyes
Those freaks was right when they said you was dead
The one mistake you made was in your head
Ah, how do you sleep?
Ah, how do you sleep at night?
You live with straights who Forum: Tell Me
I was impressed with A Bigger Bang. It covers a lot of musical territory -- rock, blues, country, ballads. It really is the best Stones album since Tattoo You.
The more I listen to the record, though, the more I realize how much Jimmy Miller's producing skills meant to the band. I keep thinking how good A Bigger Bang would be if Miller were producing.
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In this 1967 proto-music video of "We Love You," the Rolling Stones allude to their recent drug bust and tabloid headlines converning the "naked girl in the rug," Marianne Faithful. Keith wears a judge's wig. Mick appears naked underneath a fur coat. Marianne looks stoned and has a bad hair cut (what did Mick ever see in her?). Forum: Tell Me
Continuing his slurring from the 1975 Tour of the Americas, Jagger demonstrates that cocaine makes the lips and tongue go numb. The guitarists and rythme section carry the band in this rendition of "Jumping Jack Flash." Forum: Tell Me
The battle is raging over a hotel room, according to this article.
Jagger and Bush battle over hotel rooms
(KP International) – George 'Dubya' Bush and Mick Jagger are both scheduled to be in Vienna at the same time - Jagger for concerts, Bush for a summit - both want the luxurious Royal suite at the ritzy Imperial Hotel. The problem is, Jagger booked it first.
The Rollin Forum: Tell Me
The weirdest rumor is floating around Riverside, California radio stations -- that the body of Gram Parsons has been dug up in the nearby Mojave desert.
Parsons and Keith were great friends in the early 1970s, and Parsons may have inspired (some say written) "Wild Horses."
Parsons' road manager, Phil Kaufman, claimed that Parsons had remarked that he did not want to be buried w Forum: Tell Me
Most overrated: U2, Springsteen, REM (nasal romantic whiners), Lou Reed, Eages, Jackson Brown, Grateful Dead, and the most overrated of all time ~~~~~~~~~~~~ MADONNA.
Most underrated: Mink Deville, Los Lobos, Texas Tornados Forum: Tell Me
Hopkins tickled the keys very nicely, but Preston was miles above him.
You can find Preston's fingerprints all over these Stones songs: Miss You, Heartbreaker, Melody, If You Really Want to Be My Friend, I Got the Blues, and Shine a Light.
Listen to recordings from the 1973 European tour to see how creative he was. His background stylings are awesome.
I miss Billy Preston. He added Forum: Tell Me
"Heartbreaker with your bowling ball..."
That's "Heartbreaker with your .44..." (http://kissthisguy.com/lyric.php?id=1365)
My favorite lyric:
Faith has been broken, tears must be cried
Let's do some living, after we die Forum: Tell Me
In general, English lead guitarists are the worst. They don't understand that less is more, and Alvin Lee is the epitomy of bad English guitarists.
Keith's solos are not "minimalist." They are soulful in the manner of Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, and B.B. King. Keith doesn't turn his solos into road races to see who can go fastest.
BTW, I think Mick Tayl Forum: Tell Me
Check this out: A 1967 BBC documentary and roundtable discussion with Mick Jagger, a Professor Psychology at Manchester University, and a moderator. They discuss crowd behavior. Jagger is very eloquent on the subject of audiences and how he feels when he's performing.
There is also some good Stones concert footage. It's a half hour long, and the first five minutes show bizarre scenes Forum: Tell Me
Don Kirschner's Rock Concert, circa 1973, with all except Mick lip-synching "Angie" and Mick Taylor pretending to play piano.
Don Kirschner was a geeky-looking guy. I remember thinking it was odd the way he introduced the Rolling Stones, "Here's my good friend Mick Jagger and his Rolling Stones."
Here's the video:
Or maybe it was this version of &qu Forum: Tell Me
Mink DeVille's first two records, "Mink DeVille" and "Return to Magenta."
Every Stones fans would like them. You'll find solid rock, good musicianship, soulful tunes, blues, R&B -- everything.
Willy DeVille and his band really rocked. Forum: Tell Me