July 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Mick!

I've always liked Mick, there's just something about his cockiness and flamboyancy that makes me smile. From what I understand he's also a brilliant businessman and a devoted father. So I with him a happy 66th and many more to come.

As for the music of the Rolling Stones, they lost me after Tattoo You in '81 but really their best work (imo) was the late 60's - early 70's.



9 comments:

drewzepmeister said...

You just can't beat their golden era of rock and roll! Albums like Let it Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Beggar's Banquet and Exile on Main Street rank the among the best in the history of rock.

The Diamond Blog said...

I LOVE Mick Jagger...because of his style...and the way he just sort of does his thing. I can't believe he's 66! Yikes...

rock and roll history said...

You should give 1983's 'Undercover' another chance. Oddly enough, it's one of my favorites.

Happy Birthday Mick!

classicrockforthesoul said...

Mick Jagger is awesome! I kind of felt that, starting in the '80s, his stage presence/antics kind of overshadowed the music (and the Rolling Stones created such AMAZING songs), but nonetheless, he is fabulous.

As I said over on R&R History's post, "Angie" and "Wild Horses" are probably my two favorite Rolling Stones song. Don't get me wrong, I like all their other, overtly sexual stuff too, but these really pretty ones have a special place in my heart.

I love all the albums Drew mentioned - the Stones at their best. Heck, rock and roll at its best is more like it.

Sean Coleman said...

I have always loved "Between the Buttons" and the 68-73 run of excellent LPs.

Undercover was really cool. Very different for them.

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Drew, I have all those on vinyl, great stuff.

Hey Diamond :) thanks for stopping by, I agree, 66? I hope I can dance around like that at his age.

RR History,
I will! Thanks for suggesting it. I am going to listen to it today.

Classic, good point...He did like to prance around with the spotlight on him :) I saw them in the 70's and in 81. Never saw them after that....

Sean, Ok now I am even more motivated to check out "Undercover" :)

Charlie said...

Is it me or was Exile On Main St. one of the most over-rated LPs in history?

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Charlie, your comment got me to look at the track list and yeah, none of those songs are very original. You make a good point.

Malcolm said...

To me, Mick is the consummate rock and roll frontman. He may not be the best dancer, but he has style and swagger. The Rolling Stones 3 CD boxed set "Singles Collection: The London Years" is definitely worth having because they had some solid B-sides (Play With Fire, Sad Day, Stupid Girl, Lady Jane, Gotta Get Away, etc.) to go along with their A-sides.

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