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Dog 3000
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Edited Dec 07, 2006, 16:59
Re: Their Satanic Majesties
Dec 07, 2006, 16:58
I'll grant that the Stones made a decent foil to the Beatles 1963-1966 (their original image seemed to be entirely crafted as such), and their 1968-1972 records are perfectly decent "classic rock" (comfort food for the ears), but I still say their only "interesting" period was those few months of acid haze in 1967.

My main beef with the Stones is that they are brilliant craftsmen/marketers whose only original ideas had to do with making money, not music.

How many of their songs stick to the I, IV, V & VII chords with a Chuck Berry-derived syncopation -- about 70%? Take away the glitter & naughty lyrics and they were always just basically imitating Black American music of the 1950's. If I want to hear that sort of thing, I'll put on some Bo Diddley thankyouverymuch!
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