Friday, April 04, 2008

Random Rock Bloggage

How's this for a bombshell: The Rolling Stones are old and past it and over the hill and really should retire. I guess we've only been hearing that since, oh, the release of Goat's Head Soup. Is it unseemly for these senior citizens to caper around the world, singing songs of overheated pubescent lust? Yes, of course. Unseemliness was one of the points behind rock and roll. And they still connect with a vast audience on any number of levels:

Keith Richards said he sees original Stones fans bringing their grandchildren to performances – a testament to the band's continuing draw.

“I don't know quite what it is,” he said. “But it must be something to do with the music.”

Richards added: “I'll do it in my wheelchair.”

1 comment:

  1. I would have e-mailed you, but you don't have an e-mail addy listed.

    Based on your comment after listening to Axis that it still sounds like it's being beamed from Radio Saturn, I thought you'd enjoy this quote from Hendrix at the time of the album's release.

    "We've tried to get most of the freaky tracks right into another dimension so you get that sky effect like they're coming down out of the heavens, you know."

    In that you succeeded, my long-lost friend. I sure thought they sounded like they were from another planet.



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