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

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Jagger talks about it quite a bit in the Rolling Stone interview that Alfred linked to upthread. Worth a read.

I hadn't considered until Jagger pointed it out that Elvis has a certain feminine quality to him.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Elvis was "pretty"

You big bully, why are you hitting that little bully? (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 29 March 2012 16:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lovely lips

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 29 March 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

harping back to "child of the moon", there's something detached about it, and mysterious... it's dreamy enough to get lost in, with those loose, stretched vocal harmonies that are in no hurry to get anywhere, yet somehow stands as an immaculately crafted rock song with hook by way of sublime chord change.

― charlie h, Thursday, March 29, 2012 7:58 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Child of the Moon was a deliberate attempt to court the US market--and Mick described it as having a "California" sound, which makes sense with your description

― Iago Galdston, Thursday, March 29, 2012 8:29 AM (59 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol, that's so strange to me, cuz "california" is the last association i'd make. it reminds me strongly of the early velvet underground, especially "all tomorrow's parties" and even "venus in furs" to some extent. though it does work as a pop song, it has a weird, glassy-eyed inertness and vacancy that only amplify its allure. hell, it's practically a drone. so spooky.

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Thursday, 29 March 2012 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i find it weird that mick thought this could be a hit...can't remember what was on the b-side, but it was one of their monster hits I think...

Iago Galdston, Thursday, 29 March 2012 16:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

jumping jack flash iirc

band of susans used to do a cover of it emphasising its droneyness

Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Thursday, 29 March 2012 16:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Listening to Brussels Affair (thanks to Tarfumes/Tylerw for recommendation) --- the Keys solo in "Can't Always Get What You Want" is so gorgeous, I wish it was on the original. My god.

also Keith doing 'Happy' made me very. Kinda feel like I should've rethought about voting for it. idk.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 29 March 2012 23:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah contenderizer, i definitely hear some VU sound-wise. both "child" and a song like "all tomorrow's parties" channel something exotic, stoned and distant. lyrically and thematically, i can see how the California thing ties in. i mean, underlying VU's work was a certain street-swagger, self-awareness and poise, which gave even their most abstract songs a defined edge. the Stones obviously exhibited this too in a bunch of their songs, but there's something naive and idealistic about "child of the moon", which i find pretty charming. what is kind of surprising is that it was a calculated move on their part, because even if it was just a one-off of sorts, it sounds natural and inspired.

charlie h, Friday, 30 March 2012 00:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've never really gotten all the way into the Stones like rock/pop fanatics are supposed to, so beyond the singles I mostly know Exile, Aftermath, Sticky Fingers and to a somewhat lesser extent Beggars & Let it Bleed. All terrific records of course, and Emotional Rescue was a pleasant Spotify surprise a couple weeks back, but I can't imagine omitting more than half a dozen of the tracks previously compiled on Hot Rocks, which I've loved to pieces since high school. Fucking dilettante, I know. But I wanna vote in this, so I guess I'll be that guy.

do dat do dat do do dat dat dat (thewufs), Friday, 30 March 2012 02:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

before you do vote, at least consider listening to some of the less well-known stuff posted itt. promise you won't regret it.

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Friday, 30 March 2012 02:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

an all HOT ROCKS ballot would be frighteningly reasonable. but which of the 21 tracks would you cut?

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 30 March 2012 02:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

good question. looking at the tracklist now, i'd probably cut "honky tonk woman". maybe "get off of my cloud".

charlie h, Friday, 30 March 2012 02:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

An all More Hot Rocks ballot would be fine challops.

Mike Love Costume Jewelry on Etsy (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 30 March 2012 02:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

once you made the necessary cut/s, how would you ORDER said Hot Rocks tracks, that is the question

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 03:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost suddenly reconsidering on ethical grounds whether to allow any ABKCO tracks on my ballot

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 30 March 2012 03:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Midnight Rambler and Can't Always Get would be easy cuts from a Hot Rocks ballot. Cutting eight songs from More Hot Rocks would be tougher.

Whiney Houson (WmC), Friday, 30 March 2012 03:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

I voted Connection (though not #1)

broom air, Friday, 30 March 2012 03:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, as Xgau sez, Hot Rocks is for the people, More Hot Rocks is for specialists.

broom air, Friday, 30 March 2012 03:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm a special people

Whiney Houson (WmC), Friday, 30 March 2012 03:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

I hope "19th Nervous Breakdown" gets serious love in this.

Mike Love Costume Jewelry on Etsy (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 30 March 2012 03:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

specialists, like assassins?

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 03:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Late voters! Love songs that work on multiple levels? Love Keith Richards's voice? Like humor that's kind of serious? Please consider:

Three Word Username, Friday, 30 March 2012 06:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

looking at the tracklist now, i'd probably cut "honky tonk woman". maybe "get off of my cloud".

>>>>>>:[

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Friday, 30 March 2012 06:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

"wear white..."

Mark G, Friday, 30 March 2012 06:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, that's my favorite bit. song bugs me otherwise.

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Friday, 30 March 2012 06:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think the song is kind of creepy, and I like my Stones kinda creepy, to be honest.

Three Word Username, Friday, 30 March 2012 07:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

How many ballots submitted so far? On the fence, really need to work next week (and not follow the results obsessively ...)

grandavis, Friday, 30 March 2012 16:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

If you haven't voted yet, then we're one short.

Whiney Houson (WmC), Friday, 30 March 2012 16:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hah

grandavis, Friday, 30 March 2012 16:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

wmc otm

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 16:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

don't be a baby, vote today!

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 16:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Considering that there is a lot of love for certain songs I don't like very much I really should

grandavis, Friday, 30 March 2012 16:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

eesh i have to vote i guess.

tylerw, Friday, 30 March 2012 16:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Loading up Spotify now, will put in some quality time and see where I end up.

grandavis, Friday, 30 March 2012 16:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

HELL YEAH YOU BETTER VOTE TYLER WTF

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 16:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I haven't voted.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 30 March 2012 16:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

is the deadline still today?

Euler, Friday, 30 March 2012 16:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

ah i see, no

Euler, Friday, 30 March 2012 16:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

you still got two whole glorious stones-drunken days

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Friday, 30 March 2012 16:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Stones

Euler, Friday, 30 March 2012 16:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just love saying that, it's like the coolest rock & roll word ever

Euler, Friday, 30 March 2012 16:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuckin stones, man

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

just sent in my ballot!

Eisbaerg Slim (some dude), Friday, 30 March 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

:D

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Currently no threat to the Bowie record unless the lurkers show up in droves. Get those ballots in!

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 30 March 2012 16:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

so excited for the results thread

They're a band where I think no matter how the results shake out, I'll enjoy the hell out of the process.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 16:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

GAME OF STONES

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 30 March 2012 16:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 16:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

JAGGER IS COMING

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 16:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

voted. yowza that was hard. probably leaned more towards greatest hits than deep cuts, really. the greatest hits are great!

tylerw, Friday, 30 March 2012 16:58 (2 years ago) Permalink


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