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

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Defend the Indefensible: Metamorphosis

Iago Galdston, Friday, 30 March 2012 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

was just listening to that the other day and i like a bunch of it - Jiving sister fanny, Memo from Turner, and a few others make it well worth owning....

epigram addict (outdoor_miner), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

defend something actually indefensible, like Black and Blue

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

"I Don't Know Why" from Metamorphosis made my top 10. The combination of Taylor's slide and the horns on the chorus is insane.

Dancing with Mr. T (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

i love Keith interviews. you forget sometimes because he's such a character (or caricature, really) but he really is a brilliant guy.

Eisbaerg Slim (some dude), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Black And Blue is a lovely album!

Eisbaerg Slim (some dude), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

ugh I hate Black and Blue. I can't get with it at all.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah! It's Only Another Bad Mid Seventies Stones Album is far worse

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, I forgot there are a few normal songs on Metamorphosis--I was thinking all it had on it was those weird Phil Spector-ish covers. My mistake. Black and Blue on the other hand is a very good record. If you're gonna pick on 70s Stones, try Only Rock and Roll...that's a true stinker!

Iago Galdston, Friday, 30 March 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

defend something actually indefensible, like Black and Blue

― Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, March 30, 2012

qed

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

The only song I don't like at all on BnB is Melody

Iago Galdston, Friday, 30 March 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

The thing I love about Keef is he's always down for a chat. Even if he's been asked the same question a thousand times, he gives a new rambly answer. He loves to tell a story. And he doesn't take himself terribly seriously, which makes me like him all the more.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

I thought we all agreed that "Hand of Fate," "Crazy Mama," and "Memory Motel" were good songs.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Crazy Mama's not all that, but the other two are terrific

Ismael Klata, Friday, 30 March 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is there anyone out there but me who likes Fool to Cry?

Iago Galdston, Friday, 30 March 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hand of Fate reminds me a little of Bruce, it's not HORRIBLE....but every song on that album, they sound like they're dead inside. Everything's sorta flat, and kinda bored sounding to me. Like, ugh let's just get this over with, throwing out a steak to the barking dogs kinda thing.

Maybe it's just me.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm the first person to HATE being called darling/sweetheart etc and I hate it when old aging rockstars do it to female interviewers but Keef might be the only person on earth who can do that to Terry Gross and get a pleasant, happy laugh in response. Which proves there is a world of difference between Gene Simmons and Keef.

when Keef calls you "darlin" you hear his affection and he's actually listening you ("No one's ever divorced ME!" he once cracked). When it's Gene Simmons calling you "darling" he wants you to notice that none of that women's lib crap made a fuck's worth of difference on his dick size.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

i just barely cut "Memory Motel" from my ballot

Eisbaerg Slim (some dude), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

'I Don't Know Why' is fantastic btw. I'd never've found it without that tipoff - lord knows how much stuff I'll never hear.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 30 March 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is there anyone out there but me who likes Fool to Cry?

I do but it's one of those outliers like "Undercover of the Night" -- they never approached that sound again, y'know?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

ooh

when I said every song I meant every song except Fool To Cry

my brain thinks it's from a different album bc I like that one

(hides)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw I've been in love for years with Mick and Keef's terrible keyboard work on "Memory Motel." It makes the song.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fool To Cry was a very late cut for me, sad to see it go.

grandavis, Friday, 30 March 2012 20:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

xxpost eisbaer otm. Gene uses those epithets as some kind of weapon to get a reaction. Keef's affection always seems legit.

I would like Keef to call me darlin.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

i know people of taste who really dig "fool to cry." i'm not one of them but.

would take "worried about you" over "fool to cry" or "memory motel" without hesitation.

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

I Don't Know Why was written by Stevie Wonder, correct? Or did he just cover it too? Anyway, if you know Stevie Wonder's version, I prefer it to the Stones' (xp)
Yeah, that's true about Fool to Cry--sort of a one off, but I like it alot

Iago Galdston, Friday, 30 March 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

'I Don't Know Why' was what they were recording on the night Brian Jones died, it says here.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 30 March 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Iago Galdston, Friday, 30 March 2012 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yep, it's a Stevie Wonder tune. I love Stevie's version (it was way up on my Stevie ballot), and I'm glad I heard it first. But the Stones version has more drama. And it has Mick Taylor.

Dancing with Mr. T (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is there anyone out there but me who likes Fool to Cry?

no, i fucking love that song. better than "hand of fate" even. was the last thing i cut from my ballot :.......(

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

i love Stones R&B covers, wanted to vote for "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" and "Just My Imagination" but it seemed simpler and wiser to stick with originals

Eisbaerg Slim (some dude), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw Undercover is not a fab album but "All the Way Down" is a good tune

Euler, Friday, 30 March 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I voted for Fool To Cry. Placed it pretty low, but it's such a lovely melody.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

TOO MUCH TOO MUCH BLOOD

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

spoken word part is hilarious & the video is all time for sure

Euler, Friday, 30 March 2012 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

NEVER FORGET

Euler, Friday, 30 March 2012 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was going to say I placed "Memory Motel" at the bottom of my ballot but I haven't submitted it yet.

"Memory Motel" is so strong that even the version with Dave Matthews in 1998 has Keith in great voice (the crowd goes apeshit too).

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost eeegah

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

There are so many gems on these late albums though. If I ever host a dinner party I'm going to put my ballot on a CD to confuse guests - there'll be this amazing soundtrack that sounds like the Stones tearing through Stones classics, but nobody's ever heard any of them.

― Ismael Klata, Friday, March 30, 2012 1:14 PM (33 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

you should post a few tubes, IK, like other posters who've been trying to proselytize for the underappreciated (!voteforchildofthemoonnow!). i say this cuz i don't really know the post-undercover stuff at all at all. i only know that i don't like any of the later singles and have had no luck listening to random tracks.

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Try this one, contenderizer. It's not major but I love its groove:

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

it would feel perverse to vote for "Continental Drift" but I dig it lots

Euler, Friday, 30 March 2012 20:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is a REALLY killer ballad:

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Laugh I Nearly Died is pretty good, I really liked Bigger Bang a lot.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

and you can find most of these albums for a couple cents on Amazon.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is pretty great imo - as good as anything hair metal was putting out at the time. That sounds like a backhanded compliment, but it's not, except maybe insofar as you should be able to spot the Stones in Bruce, but not the other way round.

It was a single, but a totally failed one. I'm deliberately not posting the video btw.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 30 March 2012 21:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

surprised how many people saying how sucky IOR'n'R is...i only slightly disagree but GHS is greater suck!

epigram addict (outdoor_miner), Friday, 30 March 2012 21:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

One Hit to the Body --- god I forgot about that. I remember digging that one as a kid.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks, all (but don't let that stop you from posting more). will check these when i get home. "one hit" didn't do much for me at the time, but maybe i'll like it more now.

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Friday, 30 March 2012 21:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

surprised how many people saying how sucky IOR'n'R is...i only slightly disagree but GHS is greater suck!

GHS is brilliant, or at least half of it is, though i don't expect any of you to understand

[lights clove cigarette]

preternatural concepts concerning variances in sound and texture (contenderizer), Friday, 30 March 2012 21:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

GHS is really good. Angie, Winter AND Star Star on there. I mean, come on.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 21:12 (2 years ago) Permalink


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