Rolling Stones favorites

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    Rolling Stones favorites

    List a few of your favorite Rolling Stones songs and if you're in the mood, WHY they're among your favorites.

    Any "non-hit" or obscure favorites?  

    We rarely discuss the Stones, so I thought they deserved a favorites thread. 

    Go with your top five.  If there's a real number "1", put it at the top.
     
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    Re: Rolling Stones favorites

    Tough to pick just 5, but here goes...split between 4 albums...

    Sweet Virginia
    Can't You Hear Me Knocking
    Shine A Light
    Street Fighting Man
    Let It Bleed


    These 4 LPs - Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, & Exile On Main Street - to me represent one of the best overall volumes of material in rock & roll history...the pinnacle of a truly remarkable catalog.

    But, as Keith would say, it's not about how you rock [as a band], but how you roll....* 

    *paraphrased
     
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    Wow, another challenging assignment.  I'll try to do this without spending a whole lot of time thinking about it.

    Top five, with number one at the top:

    Gimme Shelter
    Paint It Black
    Ruby Tuesday
    Jumpin' Jack Flash
    She's A Rainbow

    'Sort of obscure' favorite:

    Out of Time
     
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    Currently in the middle of reading Keith's autobiography...endlessly fascinating stuff for many reasons...

    ...but especially when he discovers open G tuning...

    ...I definitely have a new found respect for Keith as an axeman (and songwriter) of high regard.
     
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    Stupid Girl
    Under my Thumb
    Some Girls
    B*tch
    Star Star
     
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    Tough call for sure.

    Wild Horses - It's just a darn beautiful song.  Stands up as a cover, done quite beautifully by many other artists as well.

    Angie - Tried to learn it when I took guitar lessons and fell in love with it; never did it any justice, but trying to learn a RS song was real fun for me.

    Tumbling Dice
    Sittin' on a Fence
    Dead Flowers  (obscure for me)  :D

     
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    Gimme Shelter - (Perfect Song)
    Ruby Tuesday
    Sympathy For Devil
    Star Star (One of the great sleaze songs of all time)
    19th Nervous Breakdown
     
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    In Response to Re: Rolling Stones favorites:
    [QUOTE] Angie - Tried to learn it when I took guitar lessons and fell in love with it; never did it any justice, but trying to learn a RS song was real fun for me. Posted by yogafriend[/QUOTE]

    Angie is a great great song, and the acoustic guitar is some of the best on any rock song.  Cool video, haven't seen it in a long time. 
     
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    I've always had a soft spot in my heart for Black and Blue.

    To use Yoga's descriptive, Memory Motel is just a damn beautiful song (and my personal favorite), and Hot Stuff is just a lot of fun. I also like Fool to Cry. A very underrated album, to my way of thinking.

    Somebody mentioned Star, Star, which always reminds me of that scene in Up In Smoke where the record gets stuck and the parrot keeps squawking, "Star F*ck! Star F*ck! Star F*ck!" until Strawberry comes in and shoots it . . .   or maybe that was in the second one . . .   who could be expected to remember?

    Or how about the scene in Night Shift where Michael Keaton is driving some kid to the prom in the city hearse and he says, "Hey kid, do you like music?" and proceeds to reproduce the opening riff to Jumping Jack Flash with his voice.

    Classic..

    I also, just off the top of my head, really like (I Really Don't Know) What to Do.


     
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    hey! you! get offa my cloud!
     
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    Love the Stones. Was not into as much when I was younger more Led Zep, Pink Floyd and The Beatles along with other stuff. This was probably similar to most surburban kids in high school in the 80's.

    Favorite songs:

    Love in Vain - From Ya-Ya's love the slide guitar and Mick's voice in the background.

    Loving Cup - Mick and Keith on harmonies, also like the newly released version.

    Sweet Virginia - Same thing with the harmonies. The live one from Fort Worth is nice

    Tumblin Dice - Just a great song. Sent shivers down my spine and tears to my eyes on the Steel Wheels tour.

    Far Away Eyes - Just because it's fun to sing to.

    I always like the Black and Blue album as well.

    Great topic
     
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    Really, just too many to make a short list.

    Can't You Hear Me Knockin' has always been a favorite, Gimme Shelter, Get Off of My Cloud...these are all great songs.

    I do really like many of the early songs too. Walkin' The Dog, King Bee, Paint it Black, Time is on my Side,  Under My Thumb, Mother's Little Helper.

    Also like some of the later stuff alot too. Terrifying, Sad. Sad,Sad, Undercover, Hang Fire,She's So Cold.
     
    You've also got the most popular ones, Start Me Up, Satisfaction, Tumblin' Dice, Brown Sugar , H*nky Tonk Women....all just very, very great.

    Really, there aren't very many Stones songs that I don't like.

     
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    Yes, the word "H*NKY" is a serious no-no here.

    I prefer "cracker" and this one is okay.
     
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    If George Jefferson can say H*nky then we should too.

    In Response to Re: Rolling Stones favorites:
    [QUOTE]Yes, the word "H*NKY" is a serious no-no here. I prefer "cracker" and this one is okay.
    Posted by ZILLAGOD[/QUOTE]
     
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    One thing I just want to comment on is the lyrics to a couple of the early classics 'Mother's Little Helper' and '19th Nervous Breakdown'.  In a way these songs were ahead of their time with their biting wit and their cynical nastiness.  There was just no hope for cure held out for the subjects of those songs.
     
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    Way too many choices but here are a few that never get turned when played:


    It's Only Rock n Roll
    Shattered
    Sympothy For The Devil
    Hang Fire
    Mothers Little Helper
     
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    I am also a big fan of "Waiting on a Friend".
     
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    In Response to Re: Rolling Stones favorites:
    [QUOTE]One thing I just want to comment on is the lyrics to a couple of the early classics 'Mother's Little Helper' and '19th Nervous Breakdown'.  In a way these songs were ahead of their time with their biting wit and their cynical nastiness.  There was just no hope for cure held out for the subjects of those songs.
    Posted by Hfxsoxnut[/QUOTE] These two songs are biting social commentary that could have been written today; they haven't aged one bit.   Funny, but I've been thinking of a thread that relates (somewhat) to this narrative, but I haven't quite found the right frame of reference for the music forum's context.  Maybe I'll go OT with it -- I'll give it a little more thought.  :)
     
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    If you consider yourself a Rock music lover and you don't love the Stones, you've got to ask yourself just one question:
    "Do I feel lucky?....well do you , punk?"

    No, actually that's not it...that's the famous Dirty Harry line.

    The question you should ask is: "Am I really a Rock music lover?"

    Or maybe two questions.

    "Am I a Rock music lover" and "When did they perform my last lobotomy?"
     
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    Always dug "Ventilator Blues" and "Torn And Frayed" too, but it's no secret around here that I'm shameless for anything off Exile....
     
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    Re: Rolling Stones favorites

    Yeah, you got satin shoes
    Yeah, you got plastic boots
    Y'all got cocaine eyes
    Yeah, you got speed-freak jive

    Can't you hear me knockin' on your window
    Can't you hear me knockin' on your door
    Can't you hear me knockin' down your dirty street, yeah

    Help me baby, ain't no stranger

    Great, great, great guitar solo. 
     
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    Re: Rolling Stones favorites

    Let me add one of the first songs they ever wrote. And even though Marianne Faithful had a hit with it first, I still like the Stones' version best.

    As Tears Go By

    And I'll add:

    The Singer Not the Song
    Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Corner
    The Last Time

    As far as songs other mentioned, I'll second these as among my favorites:

    Angie
    Mother's Little Helper
    Paint It Black
    She's a Rainbow

    There were probably a couple of others too that were mentioned that .

     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDedLtT5sno


    Great little known gem from early in their catalog

    Spider To A Fly
     
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    Re: Rolling Stones favorites

    Gimme Shelter- favorite by far
    Sympathy for the Devil- preferably the live version from Gat yoour Ya Ya's out
    Satisfaction
    Brown Sugar
    As tears go by
    You can't always get what you want
    Dead Flowers
    Beast of Burden
    Honey tonk Women
     

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