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keith a
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Re: Oooo! Stones fight!
Dec 07, 2006, 22:46
We can all take a track to prove our point! So..

I'll go for Brown Sugar to name one of the famous ones.

It might have influences that can be traced back to black American music but from the opening bar onwards it could be no-one else but the Rolling Stones. If you tell me otherwise, I'd love to hear it!

What twist did they come up with? Well their debut LP may well have been a basic blues album, albeit one I like a lot, but they'd already come up with their own twist on things before they added the make up and really got going with the controversy.

Keef's riffing, Mick's cockney drawl, their combined songwriting, to name a few things that make up their identity. And ultimately they ended up with a sound of their own, a sound that is as unique as Chuck or Bo's. Whether anyone likes it of course is another entirely.

(Personally I don't rate Exile On Main Street, but I seem to be in a minority these days, but there you go!)
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