Sunday, February 06, 2005

My Rolling Stones Playlist

By special request, and because Purgatory72 has been with me since the beginning, here are the 10 Rolling Stones tracks that everyone must own/hear/buy/like/whatever (with links!!) and some runners-up because I couldn't make up my mind... I should also thank all my college friends who turned me on to the Stones and expanded my musical horizons to a world beyond Top 40 garbage.. All it took was one album
  1. Gimme Shelter: If I had to pick only one Stones track, this would be it. Almost terrifying in its perfection.
  2. Start Me Up: The one that got me hooked as a kid. Still the most powerful guitar intro ever!
  3. Jumpin' Jack Flash: Another timeless Stones guitar hook.
  4. It's Only Rock & Roll (But I Like It): Sleazy and sexy, like the Stones' best tracks.
  5. Tumbling Dice: I love it because it sounds like it was recorded in a bar with waitresses singing backing vocals. In reality it was recorded in a villa in Cap d'Antibes!!
  6. Angie: One of the best rock ballads ever recorded.
  7. Let's Spend the Night Together: Can you believe American TV made them change it to "Let's spend some time together"?
  8. Honky Tonk Women: Another bar-room classic.
  9. Sympathy For The Devil: Hearing it live in concert was a mindblowing experience.
  10. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction: Overplayed, over-abused... but still great fun.

Runners-Up:

  1. Brown Sugar
  2. Waiting on a Friend
  3. Miss You
  4. Emotional Rescue
  5. She's a Rainbow
  6. You Can't Always Get What You Want
  7. Wild Horses
  8. Bitch
  9. When The Whip Comes Down
  10. Under My Thumb

24 comments:

  1. hmm, to use an expression from Donnie Boy, I am speechless :) still wondering about the link I posted in the previous post for Mac.

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  2. So..? You like??

    What link was that?

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  3. Yes Its nice.

    The link is in the Mac post, but here it is again.

    http://blogshares.com/blogs.php?blog=http://purgatory72.blogspot.com, then go to top incoming. That surprised me.

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  4. Love The Rolling Stones, but I have to be in a special mood.

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  5. Miss you Brown Sugar You Can't Always Get What You Want Bitch

    Under My Thumb Wild Horses When The Whip Comes Down She's a Rainbow ( cool eh? )

    Waiting on a Friend Emotional Rescue

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  6. lol bo-jaij,
    I second Zaydoun, start your own blog already

    Zaydoun,
    I Object. "Miss you" deserves better than a 'runner-up'.
    And where did "Heaven" and "Painted Black" go?

    I'm disappointed, but can't wait for more lists like that :)
    I'm thinking Queen? or better yet, a Pink Floyd list?

    Yalla Purg, talk him into it.

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  7. Me convince him? I doubt I could ever do that. Besides, this post was his idea, or generated from comments in the FM post, I only mentioned brown sugar.

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  8. Wild Horses :)

    - - - - - -

    Kind of off topic, but your post reminded me of it.

    When I was in high school, I used to do a lot of singing during Talent Shows and whatnot. One year, I did Alanis Morissette's hidden track from the first album.. and in place of "Would you forgive me love if I laid in your bed," I had to sing, "Would you forgive me love if I SAT on your bed."

    "I took off my clothes.. put on your robe" became "I took off my SHOES.. put on your robe."

    And the Mother of All Changes came when I sang Madonna's La Isla Bonita. They asked me to completely remove the line "When a girl loves a boy and a boy loves a girl."

    Because, you know, love is durrty.

    (That also reminds me of network television censorship. When NBC aired The Usual Suspects a few years ago, they changed the line from "Hand me the keys, you fuckin' cocksucker" to "Hand me the keys, you fairy godmother."

    Teehee!

    N.

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  9. Shurouq... Anything Queen did after "Another One Bites The Dust" is null and void in my books. Never was a Floyd fan (too mellow), but I like a couple songs.. though not to the point of obsession.

    Purg.. that link was indeed very weird

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  10. Shurouq.. I could've listed so much more. "Paint it Black", "Street Fightin' Man", "Can't you hear me knockin'", and on and on..etc

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  11. Anti Reason... what's the matter?

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  13. Zaydoun,

    I think "PiB" should be on the main list! I couldn?t think of anther haunting track like it. IMHO, its one of the Stones "signature" songs!!

    Inspired by your list I decided to choose my top 10 pop tracks of all time, which includes that missed RS track!

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  14. Did you know that Angie is David Bowie's first wife? Dave and Mick were good friends back in the 70s. Mick had the hots for Dave's wife and so he wrote this song about her. Bowie himself dedicated two songs to Angie, "The prettiest star" and "Golden Years."

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  15. Jambino.. and did you know that Angie "supposedly" caught David and Mick in bed together?! Enjoy the SuperBowl

    Anti-Reason, Shurouq... I confess I forgot "Paint It Black".. I do like it a lot though

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  16. Z..

    I have the pre-Super bowl party going already to the sound and vision of Schiller's "Weltreise-Die DVD". I am in a German electronica mood today :D

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  17. OK... now I want to know why a lot of girls love "Wild Horses"!!

    Btw, The Sundays (remember them?) did a beautiful version of Wild Horses.. It gives me chills!

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