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"They may as well have made a record of Beatles covers"...

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Posted on December 27, 2016 at 20:42:48
musetap
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A friend the other night commenting on the Rolling Stones "Blue and Lonesome".

Right after he said it's terrible.

"Once this was all Black Plasma and Imagination"-Michael McClure



 

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RE: "They may as well have made a record of Beatles covers"..., posted on December 27, 2016 at 20:48:45
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...I wouldn't go that far.

The Stones started out as a blues band (as opposed to the Beatles pop sound) so the mostly unfamiliar music on this album is much more a part of their DNA.

The critics have pretty much universally praised the album.

I like it a little more with each listen, but the sound is a little too ragged and raw for me - it's not 1963 anymore.

 

Oh, great. Now I want it!, posted on December 28, 2016 at 08:13:18
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The LPs are close to $40 though.

Maybe I should "settle" for the CD, which is under $12.


 

If it actually sounds like it was recorded in 1963 then I might be interested..., posted on December 28, 2016 at 16:56:18
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if it's meant to sound like it was recorded in 1963 then I'm not.

The "Ride 'em Down" video is pathetic.


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RE: If it actually sounds like it was recorded in 1963 then I might be interested..., posted on December 28, 2016 at 20:51:34
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...listen to it for yourself.

I don't watch videos.

 

RE: "They may as well have made a record of Beatles covers"..., posted on December 29, 2016 at 05:53:27
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Laughing...

 

RE: "They may as well have made a record of Beatles covers"..., posted on December 31, 2016 at 05:53:53
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I think it's more a late 50's sound and more of a tribute to some great bluesman of the time. Here's a plan - put the record on early at your party at very low volume, no one will even know who it is but it has a great rhythm to it. Nice table setter. Later, after some Jimmy Reed or Muddy Waters or The Record Company, or Nathaniel Radclif, crank it up. Folks just need a little familiarity to get the groove. Worked in my house last week.

 

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