Rolling Stones – Charlie is My Darling – Recommended With Greatest Enthusiasm, By Tom Kipp

I have a bit of history wit’ CHARLIE IS MY DARLING, which is a great fave, especially in the phenomenally cleaned up & recently completed version now finally available!

I first read about it in 1981, when Dave Marsh published the first edition of THE BOOK OF ROCK . . . → Read More: Rolling Stones – Charlie is My Darling – Recommended With Greatest Enthusiasm, By Tom Kipp

The Rolling Stones – Tumbling Dice Live

(Thanks to Pat Thomas.)

Alicia Dara’s 100 Songs in 100 Days – The Sundays – Wild Horses

“Wild Horses” – The Sundays. The definitive version of this Rolling Stones song. Seriously.

– Alicia Dara – @thevolcanodiary – #100songs100days

Rolling Stones Postpone 50th Anniversary Tour; Sources Blame Keith Richards’ Health

Full story is here.

Keith Richards and Friends – Wild Horses, By Ron Swanson

Why was this not covered more widely‏? Or did I just miss it at the time?

– Ron Swanson

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Will Pay for Hubert Sumlin’s Funeral

I give the Rolling Stones a lot of credit for showing up at Chess Records, 2120 S. Michigan Avenue, in Chicago in 1965 and I give Jagger and Richards a lot of credit for paying for Hubert Sumlin‘s funeral in 2011.

This is how it’s reported in Rolling Stone magazine:

“The funeral for Chicago . . . → Read More: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Will Pay for Hubert Sumlin’s Funeral

The King Blues – I Want You, We Are F***ing Angry, By Holly Homan

The Who peaked with Quadrophenia, Elton John peaked with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and The Rolling Stones peaked with Exile on Main Street. Those three albums are the best ever released. Pete Townshend admits he gave Quad everything he had and their follow-ups proved that. I suggest everyone check out The King Blues. . . . → Read More: The King Blues – I Want You, We Are F***ing Angry, By Holly Homan

Muddy Waters (1947) – I Can’t Be Satisfied, With Rolling Stones (1964) by John Siscoe

Two versions of the same song, recorded in the same city- Chicago- many years apart. Muddy’s 1947 recording, with Ernest “Big” Crawford on stand-up bass, established him as a blues star and altered forever Leonard Chess’ ideas about music. The Stones’ 1964 version, recorded at Chess Studio, went nowhere commercially, but reworked and re-imagined . . . → Read More: Muddy Waters (1947) – I Can’t Be Satisfied, With Rolling Stones (1964) by John Siscoe

The Rolling Stones – Tell Me (You’re Coming Back), by Tom Kipp

The Rolling Stones 1964

The Rolling Stones—“Tell Me (You’re Coming Back)” (Decca 1964, 3:47—UK LP version)

Sometime in the fall of 1981, well before my freshman year at Brown took its big nosedive, I finally had the opportunity to see Mean Streets, the movie that made Marty Scorsese’s rep in 1973. When, near . . . → Read More: The Rolling Stones – Tell Me (You’re Coming Back), by Tom Kipp

Reggae, What Happened? The Critic’s Roundtable Talks London, Kingston – The Single Most Trenchant and Honest Piece of Writing About Reggae, Ever!

Just in case you didn’t see this today:

JOHN LYDON’S TOP OF THE POPS ROOTS REGGAE PICKS:

http://www.dangerousminds.net/comments/john_lydons_top_of_the_pops_roots_reggae_picks/

It’s been interesting to read in the Keith Richards book how very deep into reggae he was/is too. Of course, I knew about Peter Tosh opening for The Stones, living in Keith’s house, and Keith’s . . . → Read More: Reggae, What Happened? The Critic’s Roundtable Talks London, Kingston – The Single Most Trenchant and Honest Piece of Writing About Reggae, Ever!

Beatles vs. Stones, Critic’s Roundtable, Part 3

When you answer “Beatles” to the question, “Beatles or Stones?” it shows that you don’t understand the question being asked, and if you don’t get it in 2011, you never will.

– East Portland Blog

Critic’s Roundtable, Part 3

(This conversation has four parts.)

Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 . . . → Read More: Beatles vs. Stones, Critic’s Roundtable, Part 3

Yes, it’s from the Onion, but it’s the true part of the Onion

According to Onion AV Club, in the true part of the Onion, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards says bandmate Mick Jagger has been “unbearable” since the ’80s and has a tiny penis which bored Marianne Faithfull. Richards states all this and more in his upcoming autobiography, Life.

Click here.

Thanks to Jon Chick for . . . → Read More: Yes, it’s from the Onion, but it’s the true part of the Onion

Tom Kipp Weighs in re: Ten Songs …and cheats a little, as usual!

By Tom Kipp

“If I had to boil down for a Martian what “it” IS that made rock music the joy of my life, there could be no finer aural aid than this [The Sonics version of “Louie Louie” ] guitar/vocal Tandem Scream from the Id. They say Grunge was “raw”, but it may . . . → Read More: Tom Kipp Weighs in re: Ten Songs …and cheats a little, as usual!