WHAT A DRAG IT IS GETTING POLLED – ILM Artist Poll #16 – The Rolling Stones (Extended deadline: April 1st)

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btw i'm not posting the KISS cover of 2000 man because it's a bit dire imo but if anyone can find the comsat angels cover of "citadel" plz post

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 23 March 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

are we really posting stones covers on you tube on the poll thread? people, please!

Iago Galdston, Friday, 23 March 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

rogermexico must be reading my ballot by telepathy or else has tremendous taste

Euler, Friday, 23 March 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Am going to do proper homework for this one. Queued up Aftermath, Between The Buttons and Goat's Head for re-listen. I don't think I've heard Aftermath before. Treats abound!

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 18:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

i do congratulate cibbo matto for finding the song "why don't we sing this song all together" always wanted to be. only stones cover i can think of that significantly improves on the original.

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 18:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

except with one less bee

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 18:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

sort of bummed by all these cover versions, because "2000 light years from home" is COMPLETELY GREAT, and while that monster magnet cover is cool in its way, it's not really doing the song any favors

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

"why don't we sing this song all together"

lol brain damage

[it's not really all that funny]

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 18:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sleeper off of GHS

Mike Love Costume Jewelry on Etsy (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 23 March 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

i do congratulate cibbo matto for finding the song "why don't we sing this song all together" always wanted to be

pretty much. the original isn't bad at all, but CM's version is an improvement/refinement

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 23 March 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Aftermath and Between the Buttons are my favorite albums (like, ever) but I just couldn't choose between all of those deep cuts. so only 2 songs from each made it (not even that since Ruby Tuesday is not on my favorite version of BTB).

gospodin simmel, Friday, 23 March 2012 19:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sleeper off of GHS

hell yes, highest-placing GHS track on my ballot

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 19:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

listen to "100 years ago" if you haven't yet

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 19:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^ after "Star Star" it's the only GHS track worth a damn imo.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 23 March 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

listening to Dirty Work right now & think what's hard for me is Mick's voice; he's more shouty than I'd like.

This is why I love the record: a pissed-off, impatient Mick feeding off the aggression in the riffs and rhythms. I don't think he's ever sung a lyric like "I've been caught in this tree of promises for over forty years."

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 23 March 2012 19:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Angie

Ismael Klata, Friday, 23 March 2012 19:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes, and i love etc etc "heartbreaker" though ymmv

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

huh gonna have to listen to Dirty Work with that in mind, then.

Euler, Friday, 23 March 2012 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

dunno if I can bear to subject myself to anything post-Emotional Rescue

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 23 March 2012 20:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tattoo You Jam:

Mike Love Costume Jewelry on Etsy (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 23 March 2012 20:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ hell yeah it is. only TY track to make my ballot, though i really had to agonize over cutting "no use in crying".

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Townshend and Rollins, together at last!

we can be gyros just for one day (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 23 March 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost so slinky

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 23 March 2012 20:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

"little t&a" hurt too

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 20:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

ripping version:

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Friday, 23 March 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

ragh it's not on youtube but Australian band The Beasts of Bourbon has a great cover of "Dead Flowers" on their Live & Rare compilation.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

goddamn I love "Summer Romance"

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 23 March 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've been noticing with their late 60's-early 70's songs that do a lot of interesting things with their songs in the outros...like they're not a 'repeat refrain/repeat chorus/fade out', it'll turn into a whole new jam and just as it fades out you're like 'hey whoa stop that was cool'

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

No need to rep for the song, but any excuse to post a Who clip...

we can be gyros just for one day (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 23 March 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

What are ilxors feelings abt the really early stuff, covers and whatnot?

I really love stuff like "Not Fade Away", "Oh Carol", "I Wanna Be Your Man", even their "Route 66".

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 23:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Without giving too much away, at least two of those are on my list.

Mark G, Friday, 23 March 2012 23:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

What are ilxors feelings abt the really early stuff....?

xpost: Around and Around beats Chuck Berry; "I wanna be your man" betters the beatles, and i like the others you mentioned. only a couple times did they miss, imo (talkin' about "under the boardwalk" for example)

epigram addict (outdoor_miner), Friday, 23 March 2012 23:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah Under the Boardwalk was not a good fit for them.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 23:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

a lot of their early stuff is clumsy and or outright offensive in its brazen ripoff-ness but "Not Fade Away", you can't fuck with stuff like that. Phil Spector on maracas iirc.

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 23 March 2012 23:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

says the guy who just listened to the entirety of the London Years box

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 23 March 2012 23:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's also readily apparent that Keith was a startlingly good guitar player right from the get-go. he's often the best thing about those early singles.

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 23 March 2012 23:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lennon seemed kinda pissy when he tried to play off "I Wanna Be Your Man" later on, like 'meh it wasn't a very good song anyway so who cares, we made Ringo sing it" but Stones played the HELL out of it. That opening guitar is just like WHOA undeniable

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 23:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost lol Shakey I'm ploughing through London Years this afternoon :)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 23:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

the early stuff is definitely best when it's in Keith's rock n roll wheelhouse, which sorta seems like Mick's wheelhouse too.
and Mick's harmonica in some of those early rockers is really good. makes me want to punch John Popper so hard, lol

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 23:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

xcept maybe not just rock but blues, because Heart of Stone is kinda slow tempo but it really works. But some of the really ballady songs early are just, ick, no.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 23:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lennon seemed kinda pissy when he tried to play off "I Wanna Be Your Man" later on, like 'meh it wasn't a very good song anyway so who cares, we made Ringo sing it" but Stones played the HELL out of it. That opening guitar is just like WHOA undeniable

Plus you have Brian Jones playing the hottest white guy slide guitar in the world circa '63 in the solo.

Mike Love Costume Jewelry on Etsy (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 23 March 2012 23:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jagger's an amazing harmonica player, one of my top three (Keef's said many times that Mick playing represents one of his few unguarded moments).

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

I saw Keef said that about Jagger's harmonica in his book, and I started paying attention to it more, and to other harmonica from other artists...Jagger really does blow lovely, long clear notes. Like the equivalent of hearing a really great sax player vs a mediocre one.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Sweet Virginia"!

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

The early covers are incredible, but the live version of Little Queenie from Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out is my absolute favorite and will make my top 20

Iago Galdston, Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

What are ilxors feelings abt the really early stuff....?

i only heard the UK version of the self-titled album (the one that kicks off with 'route 66') for the first time a couple of years ago. it's absolutely killer from start to finish, easily my favorite stones album along with 'let it bleed.'

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have now listened to my mono vinyl copies of the 1st LP and 12x5, thanks ILX

their early discography is SO confusing. I'm still totally mixed up about UK vs US editions.

Flat Of NAGLs (sleeve), Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sweet Virginia...oh the harmonica in that KILLS me

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

What are ilxors feelings abt the really early stuff, covers and whatnot?

I can think of one that will probably make my ballot -- one that hasn't been mentioned yet.

any major prude will tell you (WmC), Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:52 (2 years ago) Permalink


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