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New Rolling Stones Single

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:48 pm
by will vine
Didn't even know there was one due but Doom and Gloom has appeared. Critics are generally ok with it but......well, there's no point in saying "don't bother" to you lot. I feel a bit sadder now I've heard it, but it's only rocknroll.

Re: New Rolling Stones Single

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:22 pm
by Adam Blake
I rather like it. It's a lot better than anything the likes of McCartney or Townshend have dredged up in recent years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPFGWVK ... _embedded#!

Re: New Rolling Stones Single

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:03 pm
by Rob Hall
It's not bad at all, but it's essentially a box-ticking exercise carried out by people who know how to tick boxes. The riff is 'Under Cover of the Night' updated. The lyrics are a mishmash of keywords and concepts that Jagger has picked up from (younger) people around him. The production values are in line with current thinking about what "rock" should sound like. I feel a bit sorry for Charlie, because his swing is the best thing about it and because what he brings to the Stones is on such a near subliminal level, nobody appreciates it.

Re: New Rolling Stones Single

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:12 pm
by Adam Blake
Rob Hall wrote:I feel a bit sorry for Charlie, because his swing is the best thing about it and because what he brings to the Stones is on such a near subliminal level, nobody appreciates it.


Hem hem... I appreciate it, you appreciate it, I could list others...

Re: New Rolling Stones Single

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:42 am
by Rob Hall
Yeah, but I think my point is that the numbers of those who get Charlie's contribution are so much smaller than those who just see and hear KeefnMick. When I said 'nobody' I was just being sloppy.

Re: New Rolling Stones Single

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:20 am
by Adam Blake
You know sure as hell Keef'n'Mick appreciate Charlie. Truth is, as you probably know, this last projected tour - which will apparently see Bill Wyman's return on bass - is because Charlie wants to retire. He's had enough. That's that. End of band.

Re: New Rolling Stones Single

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:23 am
by garth cartwright
Not bad but not great. Sounds a bit like a White Stripes riff. Can't believe they're about to retire - as being a Stone only involves a few months touring every 5 years or so what's to retire from? As Charlie once said when they used to tour more frequently "it plays havoc with following the cricket but the money's so good I'm not complaining".

Speaking of comebacks, ZZ Top's is the best thing they have done in decades.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaIZWjItReI

They really were the US Stones in the 70s - smart, funny blues rockers with a magnificent drummer, fluid quiet bassist and Billy Gibbons who plays brilliant rhythm, superb lead and sings pretty good too. And knows how to write a tune.

Re: New Rolling Stones Single

PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:34 am
by Ronald
Can,t remember the last time I heard anything new from The Stones, must be at least 30 years or so. If this is their new single their music has not changed at all.