Friday, 11 March 2011

30 Day Song Challenge - Day Eight ... A band the popularity of which you will never understand.

This has got to be the easiest one for me so far, and I imagine my choice will get me chased up a tree and shot down in some circles, but there it is. I have never understood the appeal of the Rolling Stones. Granted, they have some good tunes but that's not hard. Granted, they have been going for years, but that's not hard when people will keep paying to see the same old same old. But personally I find that they often were absolute shite live in the early days (IMHO) and Mick Jagger is someone who minces about in such a way that I want to punch him not shag him. I just don't get the appeal.
Rolling Stones songs are, in my opinion, best done by bands and artists other than the Rolling Stones.
I'm not going to bother with any YouTube links (I'm tired) but if you really want to you could go and find some of your own, anything by them will do. I could pretty much say that I don't like it very much.
I'll get me coat ....

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you here. There are Stones' songs which I like in their original form, it's not that I don't think they were any good, but their hugeness and the appeal of Jagger is a real mystery. And you're right about covers. Perhaps their best known song is Satisfaction, but Otis Redding did it so much better - Redding seemed to be singing about something existential, Jagger just sounded spoilt.