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#1 Your Little Hoodrat Friend

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 12:14 AM

choose or die

#2 M_Rots

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 12:17 AM

Rocks Off and Moonlight Mile, but really with The Stones it depends on the tour.

#3 Your Little Hoodrat Friend

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 12:23 AM

I went with Gimme Shelter/Moonlight Mile. Exile is my favorite album though.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 12:25 AM

Rocks Off / You Can't Always Get What You Want

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 12:32 AM

Brown Sugar/You Can't Always Get What You Want

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 12:33 AM

Rocks Off and Moonlight Mile

Probably can't do much better than this.

"Salt Of The Earth" is so great, though. And "Gimme Shelter." Pretty good band.
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 12:34 AM

How insanely hard is it to pick between "Sympathy", "Gimme Shelter", "Brown Sugar" and "Rocks Off"? It's nearly inconceivable that they were subsequent releases.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 01:00 AM

I know it seems too obvious, but start me up is a really good opener. I went with Soul Survivor as the closer.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 01:11 AM

2+2?

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 02:20 AM

gimme and moonlight for me. can't believe how strongly MM is doing actually.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 02:22 AM

Rocks Off / You Can't Always Get What You Want

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 05:33 AM

Paint It Black and You Can't Always Get... A very difficult decision. Almost went with Waiting On A Friend as a closer. Almost went with Gimme as an opener. Paves understatement "pretty good band"...funny.
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 06:27 AM

gimme and moonlight for me. can't believe how strongly MM is doing actually.

I'd go with these as well. The intro of Gimme Shelter is one of the greatest ever.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 06:43 AM

Opener: "She Said Yeah" Closer: "Shattered" "She Said Yeah" , a cover song that opens side two of "December's Children" (usa), rocks just as hard as "Rocks Off", and they rarely (if ever) play it anymore. "Shattered" was never my favorite Stones song (I almost inserted it in the recent "non-country steel guitar" thread cuz Ron Wood plays a very discreet{i.e., way down in the mix} steel guitar on the third verse that sounds less like he's actually playing and more like he set a drink down on the pedal steel and they recorded it by mistake), but it is an homage of autobiographical decadence; somehow the music sounds just as depraved/fucked out as the lyric ( a little too Manhatten-gushy, but then, I reckon Studio 54 had that great George Jung blowski from the late 70's), and, like the rest of "Some Girls", the drumming is outstanding, even for Charlie Watts, who is always outstanding. The juxtaposition of these two songs is like the story of the Stones: We began as these scruffy London students in love with American r&b, and ended up as these guys whose faces look like topographical maps of Mars.
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 06:49 AM

The intro of Gimme Shelter is one of the greatest ever.



Yes it is.
I would add that the Stones' only rival is Motown in regard to the creative, tasteful, song-supportive use of percussion instruments, and here is a damn good example.
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 08:57 AM

The intro of Gimme Shelter is one of the greatest ever.



Yes it is.
I would add that the Stones' only rival is Motown in regard to the creative, tasteful, song-supportive use of percussion instruments, and here is a damn good example.


If Jagger still cared, he'd give you a wet, sloppy kiss for that. Charlie might still.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 10:39 AM

has any band ever had as good a run as this band did from 67 - 73? bands today MIGHT release 3 albums in that time frame. staggering.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 10:41 AM

Rocks Off and Moonlight Mile

CORRECT!

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 10:51 AM

has any band ever had as good a run as this band did from 67 - 73?

bands today MIGHT release 3 albums in that time frame.

staggering.


And those three records will encapsulate a whole career arc - Powerhouse debut; sophomore jinx-cum-mid-career-slump; final record everyone's desperate to love and overpraises.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 10:57 AM

The intro of Gimme Shelter is one of the greatest ever.



Yes it is.
I would add that the Stones' only rival is Motown in regard to the creative, tasteful, song-supportive use of percussion instruments, and here is a damn good example.


An awesome build in that intro, almost like "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" without the strings. This was my Opener choice, too.

YCAGWYW should be an opener (wow, I had no idea!), so that was my Close choice.

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