Friday, October 13, 2006

STONES!!!!

Check out Keith Kennedy's discussion of the late-'60s Stones, mainly Beggars Banquet (1968), through this link. As I have commented on his post, I absolutely LOVE the Stones of the late-'60s/early-'70s. Check Beth's post on Let It Bleed (1969) right here.

Let's even exclude the live album, Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! (1970), even though it's excellent. Let's just check out their studio output between late-'68 and mid-'72:

Beggars Banquet (December 1968)
"Sympathy for the Devil"
"No Expectations"
"Dear Doctor"
"Parachute Woman"
"Jigsaw Puzzle"
"Street Fighting Man"
"Prodigal Son" (Rev. Robert Wilkins)
"Stray Cat Blues"
"Factory Girl"
"Salt of the Earth"
Let It Bleed (December 1969)
"Gimme Shelter"
"Love In Vain" (Robert Johnson)
"Country Honk"
"Live With Me"
"Let It Bleed"
"Midnight Rambler"
"You Got The Silver"
"Monkey Man"
"You Can't Always Get What You Want"
Sticky Fingers (April 1971)
"Brown Sugar"
"Sway"
"Wild Horses"
"Can't You Hear Me Knocking"
"You Gotta Move" (Fred McDowell, Reverend Gary Davis)
"Bitch"
"I Got The Blues"
"Sister Morphine" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richard, Marianne Faithfull)
"Dead Flowers"
"Moonlight Mile"
Exile on Main St. (May 1972)
"Rocks Off"
"Rip This Joint"
"Shake Your Hips" (Slim Harpo)
"Casino Boogie"
"Tumbling Dice"
"Sweet Virginia"
"Torn and Frayed"
"Sweet Black Angel"
"Loving Cup"
"Happy"
"Turd on the Run"
"Ventilator Blues" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor)
"I Just Want to See His Face"
"Let It Loose"
"All Down the Line"
"Stop Breaking Down" (Robert Johnson)
"Shine a Light"
"Soul Survivor"

All songs were written by Jagger/Richards, unless noted in parentheses. Thank heaven for the Rolling Stones!!!!

7 Comments:

Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

"All songs were written by Jagger/Richards, unless noted in parentheses."

I always wondered how that went in terms of credits. I come from the school of even though Jagger and Richards ARE the group, Mick Taylor didn't get enough credit for their best years.

10:12 AM, October 14, 2006  
Blogger Beth said...

And didn't Brian Jones drown over songwriting credits?

I've always wondered how the Stones would have evolved had Mick Taylor stayed around longer.

Loving these Stones posts, Haahnster.

2:18 PM, October 14, 2006  
Blogger haahnster said...

WP: Good question. All I know is that whoever holds the credits gets most of the loot, assuming there are royalties to be had. In the case of the Stones, I'd say that's a safe assumption. It's also an interesting debate: how much credit does Taylor deserve? I.e. how much of the success of this period was just a natural evolution of Jagger/Richards as a songwriting team vs. any change in supporting cast? By the way, Charlie Watts just might be THE most overlooked musician of all time.

Beth: Glad you're enjoying them. I love the Stones.

4:46 PM, October 14, 2006  
Blogger Beth said...

I think it's the best output of a rock band ever. For pure rock, even better than The Beatles.

5:00 PM, October 14, 2006  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

"It's also an interesting debate: how much credit does Taylor deserve? I.e. how much of the success of this period was just a natural evolution of Jagger/Richards as a songwriting team vs. any change in supporting cast?"

Some is the natural evolution and lyrically, it's all them. But look at the Ron Wood years as an example, he didn't musically push Keith the way that Taylor or Brian Jones did. Keith's competitive nature didn't come out as with the predecessors.

"By the way, Charlie Watts just might be THE most overlooked musician of all time."

Amazingly so. So he's not Bonham or Neil Peart, he didn't have to be and that's what people forget. I can't imagine "Honky Tonk Woman," "Gimmie Shelter," "Start Me Up," or "It's Only Rock & Roll," without him.

11:03 PM, October 15, 2006  
Blogger Keith Kennedy said...

I think we all lose sight of the musicology within the Stones because they have always been "larger than life" in all aspects of thier careers.

Charlie Watts has the timing of a machine and he truly is the heart and soul of the Stones. Mick is the face and Keith is the rebel, but Charlie pulls it all together.

And I think Mick Taylor was there as one of the greatest studio musicians of all time, not as an integral part of the band.

By his own words he was "overwhelmed" by the Rock-N-Roll Circus.

Good Posting!

9:16 AM, October 16, 2006  
Blogger Dale said...

I have nothing to add except that I love the music and you guys all know your stuff!!

5:38 PM, October 16, 2006  

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