After reading about the release of Keith Richards’ book, ‘Life’ James pulled out a big stack of Stones’ CD’s and sent me to work to get schooled on them once and for all. Haha. I’ve never been a huge fan. I mean, I loooooved Gimme Shelter (we watched it at the Paramount last year) and I know the “hits”. But I’ve never spent a significant amount of time in their oeuvre, as it were. Some have said I’m a “Beatles person“. I do love the Beatles but Pffft. There is no comparison. Both are amazing in their own right.
So anyhow, I started listening to The Rolling Stones this week. For Real. I’m now an official fan. They really are worth all of the hype. And I haven’t even heard it all yet. Some faves: Gimme Shelter, Under My Thumb, Sympathy for the Devil, Parachute Woman, Jigsaw Puzzle, The Last Time, Lady Jane, Monkey Man (the list goes on…)
OK so I’m also completely blown away by this performance from 1995(!). They are just amazing. AND they have a really fabulous website. Chock full of stories and photographs.
We’ll be watching Gimme Shelter again this weekend, I’d say!