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Post  misery guts on Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:40 am

Keith Richards - The Origin of the Species
Affable hour with Keith himself relating his youth, from birth to meeting Mick Jagger, so somewhat for completists, or those who hadn't read his autobiography. Might as well have passed for social commentary rather than insightful musical analysis, though the latter part saw Keith considering how art school produced more musicians than it did artists (or advertising men), such as him. He was drawn to the guitar from a young age, and soaked up the musical world. Always a good value memoirist.
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Post  misery guts on Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:46 am

World's Greatest Albums: The Rolling Stones: Big Hits - High Tide And Green Grass
A clearly American-leaning compilation from Nov 1966, with the usual stuff about Brian being a virtuoso (!), the writing skills of Mick and Keith, choice of cover versions, and oddities like 'As Tears Go By' and 'Lady Jane'.
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Post  misery guts on Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:43 pm

The Ronnie Wood Show: Bobby Gillespie
Ronnie recalled being present when Mick Taylor told Mick Jagger that he was leaving the Stones, and Jagger asking Ronnie what to do. Ronnie offered to help out if needed. And he still is. Bobby spoke fondly of John Lydon, of working with the Jesus and Mary Chain, and Ike & Tina Turner, whilst they shared views on Jerry Lee Lewis.
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Post  misery guts on Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:49 am

All You Need Is Love: All Along The Watchtower
Episode 15 looked at the way the 60s panned out, from Woodstock being an advertisement for a movement, to the disaster at Altamont. West London became a hotbed for R&B. The Beatles closed the Apple building and then split. Animals' singer Eric Burdon claimed that Hendrix must have killed himself. The death of Brian Jones was instantly reflected in the Stones' gig at Hyde Park, whilst their return to North America was a money-spinning operation. Perhaps the stand-out quote was "we'll be paying for the Sixties for decades to come", which seems to have been overtaken by events. Bill Wyman, Paul McCartney, Frank Zappa and Brian Epstein's brother Clive were amongst the contributors.
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Post  misery guts on Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:19 am

The Stones, by Philip Norman
This "acclaimed biography" as it calls itself would be better billed as a "3rd edition" because its compelling thoroughness stops around the mid-70s, with cursory catch-up chapters on the 80s, 90s and 00s. Since Brian Jones doesn't snuff it until about 70% of the way through, that might give you some idea that bar some stuff on their 70s travails, the meat of the story is effectively over. Norman does at least nail most myths (unless you persist in believing them, in which case...) as myths.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:30 am

They've got a new-ish album coming soon:

Blue and Lonesome

But rather than original material, they're doing a selection of old blues covers, suggesting that "Full Circle" might have been a better title. According to regular producer Don Was, they were planning on working on new material, but hit a wall after about 3 days. Keith suggested a cover of "Blue and Lonesome" and the band tore through an album full of material in a matter of days.
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Post  misery guts on Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:24 am

Managed to miss wishing former Stone Bill Wyman a happy birthday on his 80th yesterday Basketball
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Post  misery guts on Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:11 am

Ole Ole Ole - A Trip Across Latin America
Concerning their tour from earlier in this year, as they performed gigs in Chile, Argentina (where the Rolingas dwell), Uruguay, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and finally Cuba. Whilst the forward narrative concerned the tour, with some side-steps of reminiscence, the sub-plot concerned the planning for their first gig in Cuba, which became delayed at the last minute when US President Obama decided to visit the day before. The delay moved them to Good Friday, to the chagrin of the Pope. But it went ahead, and was a triumph, unsurprisingly.

The Blue & Lonesome album is out Friday.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:54 am

It's only seems like 5 minutes since Mick was mourning his beloved. Now he's the father of his new squeeze's baby! Shocked
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Post  misery guts on Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:04 am

Blue & Lonesome has become their first #1 LP in 23 years, so all the publicity did pay off.
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Post  misery guts on Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:16 am

misery guts wrote:It's only seems like 5 minutes since Mick was mourning his beloved. Now he's the father of his new squeeze's baby! Shocked
The baby has a typically modest name:

Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger Shocked
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Post  misery guts on Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:04 am

The Rolling Stones - Totally Stripped
A 2016 doc put together from footage in 1995. Apparently, at that time, they followed the Voodoo Lounge album & tour by playing some stripped back sets in a few places, and here were rehearsals in Tokyo, and gig footage from Amsterdam, Paris and Brixton Academy, London. Plus other chatting footage from Mick & Keith, producer Don Was and other band members, and in Paris, Monsieur Jack Nicholson (cue Jumping Jack Flash). The idea was supposedly to play some of the lesser recalled numbers which they don't tend to have to play by obligation, but there was still plenty of familiar efforts too.
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Post  misery guts on Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:45 am

Anita Pallenberg has died at the age of 73
In 1965 Pallenberg attended a Rolling Stones concert and managed to get backstage, where she met the band. It would lead to a relationship with Stones guitarist Brian Jones, which Pallenberg said soon turned violent. She left Jones for Keith Richards, and the pair settled in London, where they would have three children. The pair struggled with drug abuse and would later separate in 1980.
During her time with the Stones, Pallenberg became a muse for the band. She provided backing vocals for Sympathy for the Devil and Mick Jagger was said to have remixed tracks on the band’s 1968 album Beggars Banquet based on her feedback. Pallenberg and Jagger would later star together in Nicolas Roeg’s 1970 crime drama Performance.
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Post  misery guts on Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:48 am

Rock N Roll Guns For Hire - The Story of the Sidemen
Earl Slick presented this, having worked on & off with David Bowie since 1974. The sidemen (and women) gave an added lift usually in the live arena, but sometimes in the studio as well. Slick understood his status, and how precarious it might be if he wasn't needed. Bernard Fowler has been helping the Rolling Stones with vocals since the mid-80s, and they all spoke highly of him, but he still felt the itch to be a proper lead singer in his own right. Crystal Taliefero was proud of working for Billy Joel, and he spoke highly of her too. Wendy & Lisa enjoyed being part of Prince's Revolution, but felt he could have been more honest in giving them credit. Their solo career didn't take off due to industry sexism. Perhaps the most content of all was Steve Cropper, who worked with Booker T and Otis Redding during the heyday of Stax. Slick summarised by saying that the age of the side-players seems to be coming to an end.
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Post  misery guts on Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:44 am

Conspiracy: Drugs, Punk, Pop & Death
A fun little hour from 2015 looking into 4 notorious cases which might have had more to them than is often said. The first was about the time that the Rolling Stones were busted for drugs - was it an FBI plot to stop them getting US visas? It seemed that it backfired and Jagger and Richards were soon off the hook, and the story of Marianne Faithfull's Mars Bar merely enhanced their myth.
Next was the idea that the Sex Pistols were cheated of being #1 during Jubilee week in the summer of 1977. A chap from Radio 1 denied it could have been their work, if it happened. It had the most plausibility on this show.
Next a new one to me, that Eddie and the Hot Rods saw their promising career nosedive because Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page put a black magic curse on them for mocking Aleister Crowley. Unsurprisingly, this got very short shrift, but at least some of the original band are still around and playing "Do Anything You Wanna Do".
Finally, did Jim Morrison die in his Parisian bath-tub, or did he have a misadventure with heroin in a nightclub and get moved to the bath-tub to disguise this fate? It's well-known that there's no way to prove this one as his body was disposed of very quickly, and his girlfriend Pamela was a junkie and unreliable. Might as well argue that aliens got him.
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