Monday, September 19, 2011

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4 comments:

The Ancient said...

In the Seventies, Jagger and Richards would occasionally claim that the Stones were a much tighter band than the Beatles had ever been. And Lennon would protest, in effect, You should have heard us Hamburg.

But this sounds pretty tight to me.

The Ancient said...

I meant to say:

And Lennon would protest, in effect, You should have heard us [in] Hamburg.

FLG said...

The Ancient:

I'm not sure why, but I've always gotten the feeling there is some sort of jealousy toward the Beatles from the Stones.

The Stones are great. And I love their tunes. But they didn't have the impact of the Beatles. Stones didn't go from She Loves You bubblegum pop to Sgt. Pepper, pushing boundaries all along the way.

The Ancient said...

I'm sure that Jagger, in particular, noticed that the Beatles were making much more money.

(When The Beatles ran out of gas as a band, they shut down and went their separate ways. When the Stones hit the wall a few years later -- when Mick Taylor quit and Jagger and Richards discovered that the inspirational cupboard was bare -- they converted the band into a multinational corporation which operates as the world's greatest Rolling Stones cover band. This cover band can't write new songs as well as the old band did. It can't even play the old songs very well anymore. But thanks to changes in sound technology, they can put on a show in an arena in front of 100,000 people at a time. Ka-ching, ka-ching.)

 
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