It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll But We Like It

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!

5 comments on “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll But We Like It

  1. James November 5, 2010 3:49 pm

    I love you sweetie, but there is a comparison, and the Stones are amazinger,

  2. DZ November 10, 2010 4:28 pm

    Jigsaw Puzzle is awesome.

  3. DZ November 12, 2010 9:12 am

    okay, steph, you got me thinking of my favorite lesser-known Stones songs. here’s a list/mix (no particular order):

    1. Jiving Sister Fanny
    2. Before They Make Me Run
    3. Child of the Moon
    4. All Down The Line
    5. Complicated
    6. Sway
    7. Memory Motel
    8. 100 Years Ago
    9. Out of Time (orchestral version)
    10. Flip The Switch
    11. Blinded By Rainbows
    12. 2000 Light Years From Home
    13. Winter
    14. Slipping Away (Stripped version)
    15. Don’t Stop
    16. Blinded By Rainbows
    17. Long Long While
    18. Sad Sad Sad

  4. DZ November 12, 2010 9:20 am

    take out the second “blinded by rainbows” and put either “monkey man” or “salt of the earth”

  5. Steph November 12, 2010 9:37 pm

    Dave! Wow this is awesome! Just saw this.

    I’ll def. check these out and let you know what I think. Cool!

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