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#21 Montana

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 10:58 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 albums *might* have 3 good songs.
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#22 elcorazon

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 11:13 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.

beatles 62-69
kinks 64-71
elvis costello 77-82

those are my favorites, anyway. Stevie Wonder had a nice run as well. Dylan as well.

I voted for Gimme Shelter and Waitin on a Friend.

FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman -7.5/10
Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis 8.5/10
Buddy & Julie Miller - Written in Chalk wow, first listen, but great great record! 9.3/10
Justin Townes Earle - Midnight at the Moviessurprisingly great, never picked up his past releases, but this one's knocking my socks off right away, 8.7/10
M. Ward - Hold Time 8.0/10
Neko Case -Middle Cyclone her best I've heard is my initial impression, but too soon to rate, haven't had a really good listen yet 7.8/10

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 11:21 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.


If you're going to include Satanic Majesties ('67) and Goat's Head Soup ('73) as highlights, why not just make the Stones' run 1965 (Satisfaction)-1981 (Tattoo You)?

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 11:27 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.

beatles 62-69
kinks 64-71
elvis costello 77-82

those are my favorites, anyway. Stevie Wonder had a nice run as well. Dylan as well.

I voted for Gimme Shelter and Waitin on a Friend.

FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!


Costello was good until 86. asshole.

The only band to have a better 6 year run then the Stones is the Beatles. Other then that, no one touches them.

#25 Sid Hartha

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 11:29 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.


If you're going to include Satanic Majesties ('67) and Goat's Head Soup ('73) as highlights, why not just make the Stones' run 1965 (Satisfaction)-1981 (Tattoo You)?

Yeah, kind of strange to edge out Aftermath (a masterpiece), but include GHS (great, but a sharp drop).

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 11:31 AM

Van Morrison had a nice run too, from Them/Astral Weeks thru Moondance, St. Dominics, Tupelo Honey, "Too Late to Shop Now", etc. all the way to Veedon Fleece. I stopped EC at 82 to avoid Punch the Clock and some spotty records but you are correct he was still great up thru Blood and Chocolate. Stones albums ultimately never excite even though they are great.
Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman -7.5/10
Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis 8.5/10
Buddy & Julie Miller - Written in Chalk wow, first listen, but great great record! 9.3/10
Justin Townes Earle - Midnight at the Moviessurprisingly great, never picked up his past releases, but this one's knocking my socks off right away, 8.7/10
M. Ward - Hold Time 8.0/10
Neko Case -Middle Cyclone her best I've heard is my initial impression, but too soon to rate, haven't had a really good listen yet 7.8/10

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 11:32 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.


If you're going to include Satanic Majesties ('67) and Goat's Head Soup ('73) as highlights, why not just make the Stones' run 1965 (Satisfaction)-1981 (Tattoo You)?


b/c that would mean pretending Black and Blue, It's Only Rock and Roll and Emotional Rescue are worth listening to.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 11:38 AM

Goats Head Soup is a under rated classic.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 11:39 AM

Gimme / Moonlight runners up: Paint It Black / Salt of the Earth

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 11:41 AM

Costello was good until 86. asshole.

The only band to have a better 6 year run then the Stones is the Beatles. Other then that, no one touches them.


Wrong in so many ways.

Bowie, starting with Man Who Sold the World, doesn't put out a truly suckalicious record until Tonight, in '84.

Dylan, from Freewheelin' in '63, until Nashville Skyline in '69. as Elco points out.

Zeppelin doesn't put out a bad record until Presence (and even it isn't awful.)

Floyd - did Floyd have a bad record after Atom Heart Mother? Maybe Final Cut, but I don't really buy that.

#31 spiritofeden

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 11:42 AM

Van Morrison had a nice run too, from Them/Astral Weeks thru Moondance, St. Dominics, Tupelo Honey, "Too Late to Shop Now", etc. all the way to Veedon Fleece.

I stopped EC at 82 to avoid Punch the Clock and some spotty records but you are correct he was still great up thru Blood and Chocolate.

Stones albums ultimately never excite even though they are great.

FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!!!1

dont kid yourself that EC or VM had as good a run as the Stones.

fuck off.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 11:44 AM

Costello was good until 86. asshole.

The only band to have a better 6 year run then the Stones is the Beatles. Other then that, no one touches them.


Wrong in so many ways.

Bowie, starting with Man Who Sold the World, doesn't put out a truly suckalicious record until Tonight, in '84.

Dylan, from Freewheelin' in '63, until Nashville Skyline in '69. as Elco points out.

Zeppelin doesn't put out a bad record until Presence (and even it isn't awful.)

Floyd - did Floyd have a bad record after Atom Heart Mother? Maybe Final Cut, but I don't really buy that.

I would take Bowie and Dylan into consideration.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 11:51 AM

Floyd - did Floyd have a bad record after Atom Heart Mother? Maybe Final Cut, but I don't really buy that.


Some would say Final Cut, others would say MLoR...still, if you make Final Cut as your cutoff point, that's a run from 1971 to 1979 (discounting two compilation albums)---with only 5 albums. Masterpieces, yes, but not much in terms of output.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 11:56 AM

Costello was good until 86. asshole.

The only band to have a better 6 year run then the Stones is the Beatles. Other then that, no one touches them.


Wrong in so many ways.

Bowie, starting with Man Who Sold the World, doesn't put out a truly suckalicious record until Tonight, in '84.

Dylan, from Freewheelin' in '63, until Nashville Skyline in '69. as Elco points out.

Zeppelin doesn't put out a bad record until Presence (and even it isn't awful.)

Floyd - did Floyd have a bad record after Atom Heart Mother? Maybe Final Cut, but I don't really buy that.



That's about right. And LOL at Costello.
Every Sunday morning I wake up
I see you by your dresser doing your make-up
Fluttering a Chinese fan in a Knoxville fashion
All last night you tossed and turned
Your body was hotter than the night Richmond burned
You say you had a bad nightmare about tractor trailers crashing
- The Felice Brothers

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 11:59 AM

Floyd - did Floyd have a bad record after Atom Heart Mother? Maybe Final Cut, but I don't really buy that.


Some would say Final Cut, others would say MLoR...still, if you make Final Cut as your cutoff point, that's a run from 1971 to 1979 (discounting two compilation albums)---with only 5 albums. Masterpieces, yes, but not much in terms of output.


Five straight masterpieces in eight years gets it done.
Every Sunday morning I wake up
I see you by your dresser doing your make-up
Fluttering a Chinese fan in a Knoxville fashion
All last night you tossed and turned
Your body was hotter than the night Richmond burned
You say you had a bad nightmare about tractor trailers crashing
- The Felice Brothers

#36 Elia Isquire

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 12:01 PM

Only 2 votes for "Sympathy for the Devil"? :( I went with that and "Moonlight Mile".
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 12:04 PM

Only 2 votes for "Sympathy for the Devil"?

:(

I went with that and "Moonlight Mile".



Same here.
Every Sunday morning I wake up
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Fluttering a Chinese fan in a Knoxville fashion
All last night you tossed and turned
Your body was hotter than the night Richmond burned
You say you had a bad nightmare about tractor trailers crashing
- The Felice Brothers

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 12:07 PM

Only 2 votes for "Sympathy for the Devil"?


The incessant "woo-woo" kills any love I have for the performance, but not the tune.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 12:14 PM

Floyd - did Floyd have a bad record after Atom Heart Mother? Maybe Final Cut, but I don't really buy that.


Some would say Final Cut, others would say MLoR...still, if you make Final Cut as your cutoff point, that's a run from 1971 to 1979 (discounting two compilation albums)---with only 5 albums. Masterpieces, yes, but not much in terms of output.


Five straight masterpieces in eight years gets it done.

Stones 66 - 74 trumps this easily.

LOL @ Floyd.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 12:19 PM

the opener was pretty tough to pick, but i went w/ Sympathy ever so slightly over Shelter. closer was tough too, but Moonlight Mile easily for me.