Pretty good album. Lousy sound, where's the bass?
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Not to split hairs,but Dylan's music falls into catagories other than rock about 1/2 the time.As for meaningful and consistent to describe his work,which I have always liked by the way,I would choose two different definitions totally when compared to the Stones over time...in another twist,timewise,they both peaked in 75,IMHO,though I always like to hear what their up to.A great thread, as its nice to hear variations of a timeless theme about war,love,music and possibilities with so many eyes watching the horizons through pink lenses,stayhigh,keeplow,Bob
Kind of harsh, don't you think? I doubt it's the money. After all, they are all very, very rich. It could be they just like to perform. People seem to still like them live.
They are always the top concert draw in any year they perform.
It's amazing that, after 43 years, three of the original band members are still there.
It's become de rigeur to bash the Stones--and, certainly, some of the criticism is justified--but I think "A Bigger Bang" is perhaps their best album since "Tattoo You." Only "Voodoo Lounge" rivals it for that title, IMO. Granted, that may not being saying much, as many of their albums from the 80s and 90s pale next to their classic output, but I think that ABB is pretty damn good, considering that these guys probably wouldn't have to work for 10 lifetimes. It shows an edge and rawness that the group hasn't demonstrated in years. For me, it's a pretty encouraging sign. I hope they continue in this direction. The closer they get back to the sound of "Exile," the better.
>>Keep on dreamin'. Tumbling Dice and Hip Shake have been replaced by the Metamucil Waltz.
Whatever. I should've expected a typically ignorant response from you. You've contributed absolutely NOTHING to this forum--just smarmy, smart-ass replies. Get a pair of ears and listen again; you might be surprised what you find.
Beyond the albums including Brian Jones and Mick Taylor IMHO the Stones are recycling an old format and have innovated little other than to cash in on tours with one of the last and greatest names of Rock n'roll royalty. When Mick (Taylor) became disinterested, so did I. Sorry. In as much as Keith Richards is still the greatest Rock n'roll guitarist on the planet or for that matter one of the best (including those buried in it) the musical content does not motivate my record purchases any longer. I love their old stuff. May they rest in peace. Cheers!
Amen RF Sayles. Unfortunately most artists' best work is usually early in their careers IMO. That's not always the case though as some continue to evolve and turn out great material for years. A few of my favs are Bob Dylan, Steely Dan, Neil Young, and Don Henley. This is IMO and not meant to start a war here; others have their own choices.