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CaledonianGonzo

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    Rolling Stones...

    Aye. Though get The Brussels Affair first, as that's even better!
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    Rolling Stones...

    Er - if it helps stir things up a bit, I don't really care for Frank Turner. That is, I didn't really have any opinion on him at all until it became clear that his politics and views on things like the BNP weren't my cup of tea. As for Love You Live, ditch the bits of that that weren't recorded at El Mocambo and instead track down LA Friday. For £4 or whatever it costs it's a ridiculous bargain.
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    Rolling Stones...

    Aye - it's horses for courses, really.
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    Rolling Stones...

    While I wouldn't dispute the technical quality of their performance, it's a performance of a song which I can take or leave. Along with a fair bit of The Who's output, I must admit.
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    Rolling Stones...

    Whether The Who 'blew them away' or not depends, I tend to find, on your tolerance for close-harmony barbershop singing about Ivor the Engine Driver.
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    Rolling Stones...

    I'd definitely take hearing them do Get Off Of My Cloud or Let's Spend the Night Together over bloody Miss You again. In terms of decent live versions of SFTD, the one on Ya Ya's is, for me, about as good as it gets. These days, though, it's a more keyboard and backing vocals-lead arrangement, presumably to give Keith a rest.
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    Rolling Stones...

    I'd also add that the setlists are usually pitched more a 'Classic Albums Artist' than a 'Sixties Popstars' view of the band - hence you're usually more likely to hear an album track from Let It Bleed or Sticky Fingers than a single that went to #1 in 1965.
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    Rolling Stones...

    In terms of setlists, if they do play I'd reckon that the following tunes are pretty much bolted on to be played, in that they've barely played a show over the last couple of decades without wheeling them out: Satisfaction Jumpin' Jack Flash Sympathy For The Devil Start Me Up Miss You Honky Tonk Women There's then a secondary tier of tracks which, while quite likely, aren't always nailed on. These would include the likes of: Midnight Rambler Paint It, Black Ruby Tuesday Street Fighting Man You Can't Always Get What You Want Plus or minus Gimme Shelter (and, recently for some bloody reason, You Got Me Rocking) There's then a tertiary tier of tracks that appeal more to the fans and are varied at will to mix it up a bit: Bitch Wild Horses Live With Me All Down the Line Angie Respectable Dead Flowers Monkey Man Finally, the odd real rarity like, say, Sway or Shine A Light and a couple of Keith-sung tracks to complete the setlist. To my mind, the set at IOW was pitched more to a Stones audience than a festival crowd - hence, I saw the likes of Love in Vain and Can't You Hear Me Knocking for the first time, while the more casual punter was likely gutted that they didn't play Paint It, Black and Gimme Shelter. They even played a song from Undercover, FFS.
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    Rolling Stones...

    They released a Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle-era live version of it as a charity single around that period of time, but it didn't make the album.. There's a version of it on Live Licks, but it's not an album I've really devoted much time to, if I'm honest.
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    Rolling Stones...

    They last played Gimme Shelter on the Australasian leg of the Bigger Bang tour in 2006. http://rocksoff.org/2006-5.htm However, its appearances have been relatively rare in the last decade or so and they haven't managed to do it justice in years. If the Stones are at Glastonbury, I'd still bet against them playing it. But never say never.
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    Rolling Stones...

    Sketchead - the run of albums from BeggarsBanquet through to Exile on Main St. is the place to start. Particularly the latter.
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    Rolling Stones...

    As a massive Stones fan, I'd like to add that we're not all bellends.
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    Rolling Stones...

    Gimme Shelter still getting left on the shelf, I see.
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    Rolling Stones...

    In a time where no one's selling any records any more, most bands have to submit to commercial activities that they might have looked askance at in, say, the 1970s.
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    Rolling Stones...

    Actually, the LA Friday show (LA Forum 1975) is also great and shows that - for a while at least - Ronnie wasn't such a marked step down from the Mick Taylor years. Mick's voice is a little all over the place on it (blame the mountains of coke he was doing at the time) but the band are on fire. I'd also argue that Mick's voice improved a lot from its nadir in the mid to late 1970s. The vocals you get from him now are lot better than what he was capable of in 1978. Not that I agree, but as an aside Taylor is always divisive for Stones fans - there are plenty of them that detest his dominant solo-ing and find the guitar-weaving that came letter preferable by far.
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    Rolling Stones...

    Where does The Stones' Rice Krispies jingle fit into this commercialism vs. art debate? Though from memory it was Brian Jones that wrote it and look what happened to him.
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    Rolling Stones...

    Those who reckon the Stones haven't been good live for 40 years (i.e. The Nal) should take a listen to Hampton '81 on Stones Archive. If that's a band phoning it in then I'm a monkey's uncle. There are even some Emotional Rescue tracks on it for Neil. (The Still Life live album from the same period is cobblers, mind).
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    Rolling Stones...

    If I'm reading you right and you're the son of someone who works for the Stones - Mark Fisher, say - do you have any inside information as to whether they're actually likely to play Glasto?
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    Rolling Stones...

    'Megabrand'. Urgh. Tell Stufish from me that the Bigger Bang stage was an eyesore.
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    Rolling Stones...

    A few nice picks in there, alright - Lady Jane, for one. And - I Wanna Be Your Man? Maybe they'll wheel on Ringo. Though it's *really* time to retire You Got me Rocking.
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    Rolling Stones...

    By the looks of it, a lot of Stones fans think they've taken the piss a trifle too far this time with the ticket prices. Lots of refuseniks on the various fora.
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    Rolling Stones...

    Market price. Like the world's most expensive fish.
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    Rolling Stones...

    The Strolling Bones! The Zimmer Twins!
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    Rolling Stones...

    Yup - can't argue with that.
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