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Monday, July 1st

summer in the city

Rolling Stones, “Street Fighting Man” (M. Jagger, K. Richards), live, Chicago, 6/21/19

 

Saturday, June 29th

summer in the city

As long as Charlie keeps playing drums, I’ll keep listening. He’s the oldest of the bunch and the only one who doesn’t dye his hair. And he’s the only one who sounds as good today as he did decades ago.

Rolling Stones, “Miss You” (M. Jagger, K. Richards), live, Chicago, 6/25/19

 

Monday, July 1st

what’s new

M.I.A., “Bring the Noize,” 6/13


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lagniappe

this just in

It is a slightly intellectually undemanding thing to do, being a rock singer, but, you know, you make the best of it.

Mick Jagger

Tuesday, May 21st

only rock ’n’ roll

Rolling Stones (with Katy Perry), “Beast of Burden,” live, Las Vegas, 5/13

Seeing Mick perform these days makes me queasy. When Muddy was nearing seventy, he seemed, onstage, entirely at home in himself. Mick seems like an old guy—he turns seventy in July—who wishes he were still twenty.

Monday, 5/7/12

Muddy Waters with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, et al., “Mannish Boy,” live, Chicago (Checkerboard Lounge), 1981

Keith and Ronnie understand something many rockers don’t: the importance, in blues, of restraint. They also understand that when you’re a guest you don’t try to upstage the host. Mick, meanwhile, hasn’t got a clue.

Tuesday, 11/30/10

Subtlety and delicacy aren’t usually associated with hard rock. But those are the qualities that (to these ears) stand out when you unpack this recording and hear the tracks separately. Listen to the guitar, the bass. Sledgehammers? More like sushi knives.

Rolling Stones, “Gimme Shelter,” 1969

voice (Mick Jagger & Merry Clayton)

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guitar/1 (Keith Richards)

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guitar/2 and piano (Keith Richards & Nicky Hopkins)

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bass (Bill Wyman)

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drums (Charlie Watts)

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all of it

(Yo, Don: Thanks for the tip!)

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