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    Sat here with a list of thirty or forty songs that had to whittle down to my twelve favorite. Which to pick? Early '60s Stones? Later '70s Stones? Recent Stones? One's list could easily be just from the '60s. Great,great musicians and artists--with always amazing guitarists (Brian Jones, Mick Taylor, Keith Richards, Ron Wood, Bill Wyman)--throughout the years. Not to mention great guest artists such as Nicky Hopkins, Billy Preston, Chuck Leavell, etc. And was there a band that put on a better show than Mick and company?

    She's a Rainbow
    Paint It Black
    Sympathy for the Devil
    Ruby Tuesday
    Gimme Shelter
    Brown Sugar
    Time Waits for No One
    Jumping Jack Flash
    Can't You Hear Me Knocking
    You Can't Always Get What You Want
    Wild Horses
    Memory Hotel

    My bonus pick:

    Beast of Burden
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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  • #2
    My favorite stones are the 60's singles and the Some Girls LP.
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    • #3
      Myles - Good list buddy! . I'll have to give a list of my own some thought today.
      JC - Love the early stuff as well!
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      • #4
        After Decca rejected the Beatles audition, they jumped on the Stones the following year, not wanted to blow another opportunity. Before then, they had Mantovani and Edmundo Ros as their top non-classical artists. After the Stones left to form their own label, Decca was left with the Moody Blues.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by astrotoy View Post
          After Decca rejected the Beatles audition, they jumped on the Stones the following year, not wanted to blow another opportunity. Before then, they had Mantovani and Edmundo Ros as their top non-classical artists. After the Stones left to form their own label, Decca was left with the Moody Blues.

          Larry
          And the Stone got concessions in their Decca contract that no other band did in those days including the rights to their tapes.
          Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
          Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
          ________________________________________

          -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
          -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
          -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
          -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
          -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
          -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
          -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
          -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
          -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
          -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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          • #6
            Myles........ don't forget the unsung and often under-appreciated other "Rolling Stone" the late great "BOBBY KEYS"!

            Cyclotronguy

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            • #7
              Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
              Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
              ________________________________________

              -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
              -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
              -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
              -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
              -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
              -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
              -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
              -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
              -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
              -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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              • #8
                Myles, I think "Can't You Hear Me Knockin'" with the long Bobby Keys sax break is one of their best songs.

                There are some great songs on all of their early albums. Then with Sticky Fingers, Let it Bleed and Exile on Main Street they peaked with albums that had terrific music all the way through. After that they continued to put out great music but it was again just a few songs on each album.
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                • #9
                  Not sure what the question is, but the answers are easy...

                  Satisfaction - it keeps getting better
                  As Tears Go By
                  Time Is On My Side
                  Heart Of Stone
                  Mothers Little Helper
                  Under My Thumb
                  She's A Rainbow
                  Paint It Black
                  Salt Of The Earth
                  Shattered


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                  • #10
                    Their better efforts -

                    Paint It Black
                    Gimme Shelter
                    Can't You Hear Me Knocking
                    Sympathy For The Devil
                    Jumpin Jack Flash

                    Yeah, I like their earlier harder darker stuff. Maybe if Mick hadn't been Mick during Keiths "Main Offender" phase the band could have had a few more strong efforts.

                    IMO a lot of their other stuff was successful as it was because it was from the Rolling Stones and for decades at a time there wasn't much in the way of competition. As far as a live act goes, their musicianship was at good garage band level and Mick couldn't carry a tune or a tempo in a bucket. Kudos for their longevity and their successful self promotion as "The Worlds Greatest Rock and Roll Band".

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                    • #11
                      Love the Rolling Stones for languid glamor, and stadium theatrics, especially after the early records when Mick wasn't singing in tune and the band's chops were weak. But Led Zeppelin and The Who are the best rock bands ever IMHO.
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                      • #12
                        Keith Richards side project "vintage vino's" pressed in clear red vinyl is a long standing favorite in my house. One of the few LP's that we actually set out to back up with "Safety Stock"

                        Cyclotronguy

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                        • #13
                          Anyone getting Totally Stripped?


                          I have Stripped on vinyl from 1995 and its brilliant.

                          I am getting the 2LP + DVD set. features 9 min versions of Miss You and Midnight Rambler and several others which is not on the original release.


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                          • #14
                            My top ten Stones songs:

                            Satisfaction
                            Soul Survivor
                            Honky Tonk Women
                            Moonlight Mile
                            Can't You Hear Me Knockin
                            Tumbling Dice
                            Under My Thumb
                            Gimme Shelter
                            Brown Sugar
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                            • MylesBAstor
                              MylesBAstor commented
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                              I still remember to this day the first time I heard Brown Sugar! Junior in HS sitting on a picnic table with a bunch of buddies listening on a transistor radio. Even on the transistor radio, was taken by the song.

                            • mkuller
                              mkuller commented
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                              In college in 1971 I bought my first stereo, a KHL compact system. They had 2 models so I used Brown Sugar to compare the two.

                          • #15
                            At their peak, THE WHO was the worlds greatest rock band, period.
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                            • JCOConnell
                              JCOConnell commented
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                              The who peaked around 1970, just listen to the expanded edition of live at leeds Or watch the film The kids are allright to see them at their best.

                            • JCOConnell
                              JCOConnell commented
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                              While I'm a huge zep fan, especially the early albums, but they were more of a studio band than an all around band like the who, which could play really tight live. For proof of that compare the live who album to the live zeppelin album.

                            • Bill Hart
                              Bill Hart commented
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                              I recently bought a very early UK Live at Leeds, which I had a US copy of as a youth. It was a horrible sounding record, but the UK, despite all the nasties of the recording really rocks- it is very dirty sounding and this copy is about as nice as they come with all the original inserts. I don't really subscribe to "best" of anything- I'm very fond of early Zep, but what scratches my itch often depends on mood- early James Gang can be great fun to listen to (and they hardly rose to anything near a "top tier" band); I have a few other Who records that I put on occasionally; I saw them after Moon passed at a show in London- they were loud. Little Feat were great live when Lowell was alive, also really loud. ZZTop can kick ass too if they are in good form. One of the greats- which I sadly never saw, was Free, when Kossell was alive and playing with them.
                              The drawback of groups at the top tier, even back in the day, was having to go to large venues to hear them- stadiums, typically. Which I hated. Too far away, really bad acoustics. I remember hearing the Talking Heads in a pizzeria before they got famous- in a room that might have seated 75 people. Those small venues are far more appealing. I guess that's why, when Prince was alive, he preferred to do small venues; ditto, I guess, for bands like Pearl Jam, who made their money, and deliberately avoided the corporate rock scene.
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