Morpheus on… The Rolling Stones: Half A Century On, Still Kicking Ass And Taking Names!

Of course, the idea of a bunch of Pop stars nudging SEVENTY and touring AGAIN is PREPOSTEROUS – except The Stones were never a Pop band. They were and still are a BLUES band. And Blues artists play ’til they DROP.

Think Muddy Waters, Memphis Slim, John Lee Hooker, Alexis Korner, Albert King and (no relation) BB King (who is still going, at 87).

Just like fellow-bluesers Fats Domino, Little Richard and Chuck Berry (who like BB are ALSO still going, in their EIGHTIES) who got sucked into mainstream Rock ‘N’ Roll in the Fifties – The Stones got sucked into mainstream Pop in the Sixties.

But the truth is, The Stones are the World’s greatest living BLUES BAND and going by the history of their Blues forefathers – have at least another TEN YEARS TO GO!


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Anonymous on October 16, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Of course…! I never thought of that. But they change the sound a bit…

  2. Posted by Alfie on October 23, 2012 at 6:48 am

    ….and they’re still doing it! I was absolutely blown away last week when Radio 2 premiered the new single while I was driving up the A1 to The People’s Republic of Yorkshire last week! If it hasn’t reached your radio stations yet, it’s here;

    It is, actually, like being back in the days of “Brown Sugar” and “Start Me Up”.


  3. Posted by jimmo531 on August 21, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    I love The Rolling Stones. But virtually nothing the band has recorded since the mid-1970s has been relevant. I agree, “Alfie,” that “Start Me Up” was a nice one-off hit from 1981. And there have been a few others since (“Mixed Emotions” fro “Steel Wheels” comes to mind, as does “Love Is Strong” from “Voodoo Lounge”). But this “Doom & Gloom” song you linked has no catchy hooks like “Brown Sugar” or “Start Me Up.”

  4. Posted by Vincent on August 22, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Back in the early Seventies, NO party was complete until “Brown Sugar” had been played and danced to – usually SEVERAL TIMES!

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