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Wow, if it wasn't for their HIT SONGS, I don't think I'd care for THE ROLLING STONES

I guess you'd paint me a "fair-weather" Rolling Stones fan. I love the hits, but really don't like the album cuts on their early albums. Either too shit-kicking, or too blusey. I know they were a "blues band," but their hits are not blues, they're rock.

For example, this weekend I tried to seek out some album cuts from the Stones early albums, like Yesterday's Paper from "Between The Buttons," and Prodigal Son from "Beggars Banquet," and I found them unlistenable. Hard to believe its from the same band that put out Ruby Tuesday and Mother's Little Helper.

Maybe I just listened to "the wrong songs." Are there any album cuts that you could recommend that aren't "hillbilly" or "slow blues numbers?"
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Re: Wow, if it wasn't for their HIT SONGS, I don't think I'd care for THE ROLLING STO

I don't even like their hits. For some reason, I've never been able to stand the Rolling Stones. Not a bit.
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If you can't love Exile on Main St, please put on your Pol Pot costume and smile for the camera.
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If you can't love Sticky Fingers, please put on your Pol Pot costume and smile for the camera.
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If you can't love Aftermath please put on your Pol Pot costume and smile for the camera.
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Re: Wow, if it wasn't for their HIT SONGS, I don't think I'd care for THE ROLLING STO

I don't know how people can't love the Stones. Their output from 68-72' is one of the best runs in Rock History.

I love the Stones but even if you're only a casual fan 'Beggars Banquet', 'Let It Bleed', 'Sticky Fingers' and 'Exile on Main St.' are must owns.
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Re: Wow, if it wasn't for their HIT SONGS, I don't think I'd care for THE ROLLING STO

Originally Posted by Buttmunker
I guess you'd paint me a "fair-weather" Rolling Stones fan. I love the hits, but really don't like the album cuts on their early albums. Either too shit-kicking, or too blusey. I know they were a "blues band," but their hits are not blues, they're rock.

For example, this weekend I tried to seek out some album cuts from the Stones early albums, like Yesterday's Paper from "Between The Buttons," and Prodigal Son from "Beggars Banquet," and I found them unlistenable. Hard to believe its from the same band that put out Ruby Tuesday and Mother's Little Helper.

Maybe I just listened to "the wrong songs." Are there any album cuts that you could recommend that aren't "hillbilly" or "slow blues numbers?"
Try Factory Girl and Love in Vain.
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Re: Wow, if it wasn't for their HIT SONGS, I don't think I'd care for THE ROLLING STO

Originally Posted by The Infidel
I don't even like their hits. For some reason, I've never been able to stand the Rolling Stones. Not a bit.
I thought I was the only one who felt this way.
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Re: Wow, if it wasn't for their HIT SONGS, I don't think I'd care for THE ROLLING STO

Originally Posted by foofighters7
I don't know how people can't love the Stones. Their output from 68-72' is one of the best runs in Rock History.

I love the Stones but even if you're only a casual fan 'Beggars Banquet', 'Let It Bleed', 'Sticky Fingers' and 'Exile on Main St.' are must owns.
I dont like the Stones mostly because I don't like the way their music sounds.
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Re: Wow, if it wasn't for their HIT SONGS, I don't think I'd care for THE ROLLING STO

Here's a few LP tracks to mull over:
Spoiler:
01 - Can I Get a Witness - The Rolling Stones (1964)
02 - Everybody Needs Somebody to Love - The Rolling Stones No. 2 (1965)
03 - You Can't Catch Me - The Rolling Stones No. 2 (1965)
04 - Down the Road Apiece - The Rolling Stones No. 2 (1965)
05 - She Said Yeah - Out of Our Heads (UK) (1965)
06 - Doncha Bother Me - Aftermath (UK) (1966)
07 - High and Dry - Aftermath (UK) (1966)
08 - It's Not Easy - Aftermath (UK) (1966)
09 - Think - Aftermath (UK) (1966)
10 - Back Street Girl - Between the Buttons (UK) (1967)
11 - Please Go Home - Between the Buttons (UK) (1967)
12 - Complicated - Between the Buttons (UK) (1967)
13 - Citadel - Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967)
14 - Stray Cat Blues - Beggars Banquet (1968)
15 - Salt of the Earth - Beggars Banquet (1968)
16 - Live with Me - Let it Bleed (1969)
17 - Monkey Man - Let it Bleed (1969)
18 - Can't You Hear Me Knocking - Sticky Fingers (1971)
19 - Dead Flowers - Sticky Fingers (1971)
20 - Rocks Off - Exile on Main St. (1972)
21 - Rip This Joint - Exile on Main St. (1972)
22 - Loving Cup - Exile on Main St. (1972)
23 - All Down the Line - Exile on Main St. (1972)
24 - Shine a Light - Exile on Main St. (1972)
25 - Dancing with Mr. D - Goats Head Soup (1973)
26 - Silver Train - Goats Head Soup (1973)
27 - Star Star - Goats Head Soup (1973)
28 - If You Can't Rock Me - It's Only Rock 'N Roll (1974)
29 - Time Waits for No One - It's Only Rock 'N Roll (1974)
30 - Luxury - It's Only Rock 'N Roll (1974)
31 - Dance Little Sister - It's Only Rock 'N Roll (1974)
32 - Fingerprint File - It's Only Rock 'N Roll (1974)
33 - Hand of Fate - Black and Blue (1976)
34 - Memory Motel - Black and Blue (1976)
35 - Hey Negrita - Black and Blue (1976)
36 - Crazy Mama - Black and Blue (1976)
37 - When the Whip Comes Down - Some Girls (1978)
38 - Lies - Some Girls (1978)
39 - Summer Romance - Emotional Rescue (1980)
40 - Where the Boys Go - Emotional Rescue (1980)
41 - Slave - Tattoo You (1981)
42 - Little T&A - Tattoo You (1981)
43 - Neighbours - Tattoo You (1981)
44 - Heaven - Tattoo You (1981)
45 - Too Tough - Undercover (1983)
46 - Fight - Dirty Work (1986)
47 - Hold Back - Dirty Work (1986)
48 - Had It with You - Dirty Work (1986)
49 - Sad Sad Sad - Steel Wheels (1989)
50 - Hold On to Your Hat - Steel Wheels (1989)
51 - Break the Spell - Steel Wheels (1989)
52 - Sparks Will Fly - Voodoo Lounge (1994)
53 - Suck on the Jugular - Voodoo Lounge (1994)
54 - Blinded By Rainbows - Voodoo Lounge (1994)
55 - Mean Disposition - Voodoo Lounge (1994)
56 - Flip the Switch - Bridges to Babylon (1997)
57 - Too Tight - Bridges to Babylon (1997)
58 - Back of My Hand - A Bigger Bang (2005)
59 - Oh No, Not You Again - A Bigger Bang (2005)
60 - Look What the Cat Dragged In - A Bigger Bang (2005)
61 - Driving Too Fast - A Bigger Bang (2005)
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Re: Wow, if it wasn't for their HIT SONGS, I don't think I'd care for THE ROLLING STO

Originally Posted by TerryW
Here's a few LP tracks to mull over:
Spoiler:
01 - Can I Get a Witness - The Rolling Stones (1964)
02 - Everybody Needs Somebody to Love - The Rolling Stones No. 2 (1965)
03 - You Can't Catch Me - The Rolling Stones No. 2 (1965)
04 - Down the Road Apiece - The Rolling Stones No. 2 (1965)
05 - She Said Yeah - Out of Our Heads (UK) (1965)
06 - Doncha Bother Me - Aftermath (UK) (1966)
07 - High and Dry - Aftermath (UK) (1966)
08 - It's Not Easy - Aftermath (UK) (1966)
09 - Think - Aftermath (UK) (1966)
10 - Back Street Girl - Between the Buttons (UK) (1967)
11 - Please Go Home - Between the Buttons (UK) (1967)
12 - Complicated - Between the Buttons (UK) (1967)
13 - Citadel - Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967)
14 - Stray Cat Blues - Beggars Banquet (1968)
15 - Salt of the Earth - Beggars Banquet (1968)
16 - Live with Me - Let it Bleed (1969)
17 - Monkey Man - Let it Bleed (1969)
18 - Can't You Hear Me Knocking - Sticky Fingers (1971)
19 - Dead Flowers - Sticky Fingers (1971)
20 - Rocks Off - Exile on Main St. (1972)
21 - Rip This Joint - Exile on Main St. (1972)
22 - Loving Cup - Exile on Main St. (1972)
23 - All Down the Line - Exile on Main St. (1972)
24 - Shine a Light - Exile on Main St. (1972)
25 - Dancing with Mr. D - Goats Head Soup (1973)
26 - Silver Train - Goats Head Soup (1973)
27 - Star Star - Goats Head Soup (1973)
28 - If You Can't Rock Me - It's Only Rock 'N Roll (1974)
29 - Time Waits for No One - It's Only Rock 'N Roll (1974)
30 - Luxury - It's Only Rock 'N Roll (1974)
31 - Dance Little Sister - It's Only Rock 'N Roll (1974)
32 - Fingerprint File - It's Only Rock 'N Roll (1974)
33 - Hand of Fate - Black and Blue (1976)
34 - Memory Motel - Black and Blue (1976)
35 - Hey Negrita - Black and Blue (1976)
36 - Crazy Mama - Black and Blue (1976)
37 - When the Whip Comes Down - Some Girls (1978)
38 - Lies - Some Girls (1978)
39 - Summer Romance - Emotional Rescue (1980)
40 - Where the Boys Go - Emotional Rescue (1980)
41 - Slave - Tattoo You (1981)
42 - Little T&A - Tattoo You (1981)
43 - Neighbours - Tattoo You (1981)
44 - Heaven - Tattoo You (1981)
45 - Too Tough - Undercover (1983)
46 - Fight - Dirty Work (1986)
47 - Hold Back - Dirty Work (1986)
48 - Had It with You - Dirty Work (1986)
49 - Sad Sad Sad - Steel Wheels (1989)
50 - Hold On to Your Hat - Steel Wheels (1989)
51 - Break the Spell - Steel Wheels (1989)
52 - Sparks Will Fly - Voodoo Lounge (1994)
53 - Suck on the Jugular - Voodoo Lounge (1994)
54 - Blinded By Rainbows - Voodoo Lounge (1994)
55 - Mean Disposition - Voodoo Lounge (1994)
56 - Flip the Switch - Bridges to Babylon (1997)
57 - Too Tight - Bridges to Babylon (1997)
58 - Back of My Hand - A Bigger Bang (2005)
59 - Oh No, Not You Again - A Bigger Bang (2005)
60 - Look What the Cat Dragged In - A Bigger Bang (2005)
61 - Driving Too Fast - A Bigger Bang (2005)
Wow - no mention of Out of Time from Aftermath? That's one cool album track (heard it for the first time while watching the movie "Coming Home").
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Re: Wow, if it wasn't for their HIT SONGS, I don't think I'd care for THE ROLLING STO

other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?
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Originally Posted by Buttmunker
Wow - no mention of Out of Time from Aftermath? That's one cool album track (heard it for the first time while watching the movie "Coming Home").
Out of Time was released as a single in 1975 (albeit the shorter demo version from Metamorphosis but still).
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Originally Posted by TerryW
Out of Time was released as a single in 1975 (albeit the shorter demo version from Metamorphosis but still).
I think you're wrong about that. There's no listing for this song as a single release - a cover by Chris Farlowe was, but not by the Stones.
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Originally Posted by Buttmunker
I think you're wrong about that. There's no listing for this song as a single release - a cover by Chris Farlowe was, but not by the Stones.
Released in June 1975, Metamorphosis came out the same day as the band's authorized hits collection Made in the Shade and was also seen to be cashing in on The Rolling Stones' summer Tour of the Americas. While the critical reaction was lukewarm (many felt some of the songs were best left unreleased), Metamorphosis still managed to reach #8 in the US, though it only made #45 in the UK. Two singles, "Out of Time" (featuring Jagger singing over the same backing track used for Chris Farlowe's 1966 version) and a cover of Stevie Wonder's "I Don't Know Why" briefly made the singles charts.
"Out of Time" – 3:22
      It then appeared on the 1975 ABKCO compilation album Metamorphosis. This version was, in fact, the backing track from the Chris Farlowe version, only with a Mick Jagger lead vocal. It was also released as a single, reaching #45 in the UK.

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      I like The Rolling Stones but I'm really only a casual fan. The only albums I own are the essentials (Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Exile on Main Steet, Sticky Fingers) plus A Bigger Bang.
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      Originally Posted by Mike86
      I like The Rolling Stones but I'm really only a casual fan. The only albums I own are the essentials (Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Exile on Main Steet, Sticky Fingers) plus A Bigger Bang.
      I agree with that list. I would add Voodoo Lounge. That really is a masterpiece.
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      Originally Posted by The Infidel
      I don't even like their hits. For some reason, I've never been able to stand the Rolling Stones. Not a bit.
      Originally Posted by grenier
      I thought I was the only one who felt this way.
      Originally Posted by whotony
      I dont like the Stones mostly because I don't like the way their music sounds.


      Is this becoming a support group? The list of songs I enjoy from the Stones begins and ends with Paint it Black. Any other tune comes on the radio, the station gets changed.

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      Originally Posted by TerryW
      I agree with that list. I would add Voodoo Lounge. That really is a masterpiece.
      Voodoo Lounge a masterpiece? Huh? The only two songs I can even stand to listen to from that album anymore are Love Is Strong and The Worst. I think Bridges To Babylon is much stronger than Voodoo Lounge and neither are masterpieces.
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      I like Voodoo Lounge alot as well. Tons mor than Bridges To Bbylon, which is a chore to listn to.
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      Originally Posted by TerryW
      I agree with that list. I would add Voodoo Lounge. That really is a masterpiece.
      Not sure about that, but I would add Black and Blue.
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      The only two songs I don't care for on VL are the Keith Richards tunes. The Worst lives up to its name IMO. The LP tracks on BnB are much better than the singles released, Hot Stuff and Fool to Cry.
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      If you want a good taste of classic era rolling stones, I would buy The Singles Collection: The London Years. All of the classic singles, and some awesome B-sides.

      http://www.amazon.com/Singles-Collec...7525047&sr=1-2

      I actually own all of the Rolling Stones CDs except Metamorphosis. If I could only keep one, this is the one I would keep. A better overview of everything through Beggar's Banquet than Hot Rocks.

      Also, I believe that the songs that are supposed to be in mono are in mono which is different from the other releases

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      Originally Posted by Applejack
      If you want a good taste of classic era rolling stones, I would buy The Singles Collection: The London Years. All of the classic singles, and some awesome B-sides.
      Out of Time is also on this collection BTW.

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