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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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