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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:26 PM
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Ladies and gentlemen...The ROLLING STONES!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS3U-62UlT4 Rocks off
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XQdiyCZD9o&feature=related Rip this joint


And something I wrote earlier....


Exile was hardly underrated. I was there, and it was the greatest album since well forever...Read the Rolling Stone (then THE MUSIC MAG) articles about it. We are talking mass hysteria. This album came out of the gate as one of the greatest albums of all time. Not Stones albums, but any albums. the Keith/Mick drama was at it's very peak, the stories of debauchery and visiting royalty wre in full bloom, Marianne faithful,,,,

The tour played at Winterland and tickets were going to be offered by computer for the first time. Ever. Winterland was a lot smaller than any venue the Stones played in the States. First tour since Altamont.

The line around Sears was miles long. I got there on Sat morning (the tix went on sale on Sunday)and was second in line. they opened the doors at Sears and we all ran through the store. Way back in the back. There was only one window and there had to be about 5000 people outside. pandemonium. The booth opened at 10 and the crush shut the system down. All over the area.

For about two hours, the frantic clerk ahd this angry Stones mob to deal with. the store had no idea that this was going to happen so they had no extra staff or security to deal with the madness. Peaople really started to get pissed. And loud, and more pissed. More unruly. loud.

Finally after all the time the system cranks back up and starts spitting out tickets. For the first three people in the line. And then...no more.

This really doesn't sit well with the crowd, except me, i got mine. Somebody punched the glass in the booth (pre bulletproof glass everywhere) and shattered it and a riot almost broke out. ALMOST.

everyone swore that they should go back to the old way of distributing tickets (giving them to record stores and head shops all over the area)...

Ah the good old days.

The Stones played with stevie Wonder and he was right at his peak too. Higher Ground. man that was the tune that got me off.

The Stones looked like girls. rocked my face, but looked like girls. To think of Keith looking like a girl is preopsterous, but really he was la fem in 72. They fucking klled it in there. exile plus...
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:27 PM
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1. Greatest. Band. Ever.
No one else comes close.
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:30 PM
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2. The. most . overrated. band. in. history.
No. one. else. comes. fucking. close.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:32 PM
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3. Can someone tell me what this post says? Thanks.
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:36 PM
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5. I'll spar anytime , friendo.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 04:58 AM
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24. ...
:wtf:
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MnFats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:51 PM
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16. MidloDemocrat good, Condem bad. Stones -- greatest rock band in the world
Keith Richards -- he will out live you.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:54 PM
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You raved about the '60s music scene but hate The Stones?
:rofl:
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 06:36 AM
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25. Yeah, that is seriously a
:wtf: moment, n'est-ce pas?


:rofl:
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 04:57 AM
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23. I happen to agree with you..
I love a lot of other bands, but the Stones are my anytime, anyplace...
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:35 PM
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4. I wish I would have been there
The earliest I get with the Stones was when Some Girls came out. I knew about them, but this was the first album where I was aware of them as a current band so to speak.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:37 PM
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6. I saw them at Shea Stadium. It was incredible.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:42 PM
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8. I saw them in the early 80s
Etta James opened up for them and got booed. I was so pissed off at that. I don't think a lot of people knew who she was. I also worked security for them a few years ago and that was a blast. Mick almost ran me down, but I think he would have just bounced off of me if I hadn't of moved out of the way. He may have weighed 90lbs if even. Keith is walking death..lol. They put an oxygen mask on him directly after the show. That was a fun night.
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:41 PM
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7. Some Girls tour!
The Rolling Stones Some Girls tour Oakland on Micks birthday. peter Tosh opened the show and at the end of his set he started throwing spliffs off the stage. I jumped up and grabbed on. put that thing in my pocket for later. Dropped some liquid too. During Santana I went to the top of the collesium and puffed that spliff down. Got really high. really really really high.

There was a tightrope walker between the scoreboards. windy day too... Five large helicopters circled the stadium. Just as the tightrope walker got to the other end, the helicopters opened their doors and brazillions of multi colored ping pong balls rained down on the crowd as a million multi colored balloons went skyward. Trapeze artists dropped out of the stage opening and the band kicked in. the single most intense moment of my life.
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:00 PM
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9. Speaking of that tour....
From the Fort Worth show....

Let it Rock http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06iwBdi736o

All Down The Line http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSaM3nUSXKI

Honky Tonk Women http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64PWuKHeNgE

Beast of Burden http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqmwtQDyQ3A

Starfucker http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkViUNK0tHc

Tragically, these few songs are all that remains of a video record of the 78 tour, though audio of that entire show (as well as others from the 78 tour) has been bootlegged for years.
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:08 AM
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10. niceity......
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:39 PM
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13. Then there was the "It's Only Rock and Roll" tour....
When Mick came out on giant penis and swung over the crowd on it. Loved the album but this was as faggy as it could get for them and I did not care much for the show. my least favorite show by the Stones ever.
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:10 AM
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11. And my stepmother threw away my mint copy of "Exile" including the postcards
while I was away at college, she threw out everything I left in my bedroom, some of which would be quite valuable today.
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 02:36 PM
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12. My mom broke my original vinyl copy of Some Girls.
For some reason, she didn't like the line "Black girls just wanna get fucked all night". Thought it was a terrible influence on me. Shit... even in 6th grade, I heard worse things than that every day at school. :evilgrin:
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:40 PM
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14. That's a cool story though,
I bet Mick and Keith would enjoy it.
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:46 PM
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15. Some Girls tour, 1978, Masonic Temple in Detroit
I got up turned on the radio during the morning shower, the station said an unannounced Stones concert was going to happen, and tickets had just gone on sale. I drove like hell to a deserted downtown Detroit, except for several thousand people in line in front of Masonic Hall. I thought I was too late, got in line anyways.

I snagged two tickets in the front row of the balcony for $10 apiece. The Temple is set up like an opera house with steep balconies close to the stage. 4400 seats, tiny for the Stones.

They were on an arena tour at the time, doing smaller unannounced dates like this. It was a minimal stage set.

They just came out like a powerhouse. It took about a minute to be in complete awe, which lasted for the rest of the concert.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:54 PM
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17. I love the stones.
Beggar's Banquet and Let It Bleed are two of my all time favs.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:54 PM
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18. One of my favorite albums.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:00 PM
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19. Great album. My fave of all time. It is really a great country album
THEY PLAYED WITH STEVIE WONDER!!?!?!?!?

my mind went away
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:21 PM
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21. Loving Cup
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:01 PM
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20. You're right about "Exile"...
...and years later, my favorite track on the album is still "Soul Survivor," because Keef's guitar cracks like a whip and it was the first Stones song since "Gimme Shelter" to have that cool, calm, steady undercurrent of pure menace (the same thing that made "Jumpin' Jack Flash" powerful...it comes flying out of the gate and doesn't let up)...

:toast:

When the waters is rough
The sailing is tough,
I'll get drowned in your love.
You've got a cut throat crew,
I'm gonna sink under you,
I got the bell bottom blues,
It's gonna be the death of me.
It's the graveyard watch,
Running right on the rocks,
I've taken all of the knocks.
You ain't giving me no quarter.
I'd rather drink sea water,
I wish I'd never had brought you,
It's gonna be the death of me.

Soul survivor, soul survivor.
Soul survivor, soul survivor.
Soul survivor, soul survivor.
Soul survivor, soul survivor,
Gonna be the death of me,
It's gonna be the death of me.

When you're flying your flags
All my confidence sags,
You got me packing my bags.
I'll stowaway at sea,
You make me mutiny,
Where you are I won't be,
You're gonna be the death of me.
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 04:20 AM
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22. I think that live they are better over the last few tours than they
were in the late '70's.

"Exile" was just great, but I always liked Mick Taylor's guitar work better than Woody's, and I liked Bill on bass.

mark
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Dyedinthewoolliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 09:22 AM
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26. I saw them on that tour
in San Diego. Festival Style seating, stood about 30 feet from the stage. It was great!!!!!!!!!!!1
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 09:24 AM
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27. Oh great. Another boy band.
They'll never make it.:P
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