Wild Horses: The Stones

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Author: valo

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7 thoughts on “Wild Horses: The Stones”

  1. Agreed! You caught my drift perfectly. I could talk about this stuff all day too. Have you heard the Rolling Stones album Beggar’s Banquet? Its probably my favorite. Verrrry bluesy. Sounds like those boys done growed up in the American south and just fell off a turnip truck and started picking. Ah sigh. I feel like I need to get some music on right now, but I believe it would wake up my sleeping household. Yes. I was very lucky to see the Stones in concert. Once, it was on my 19th birthday, and they sang “Like a Rolling Stone” and started to rain as the glitter confetti machines erupted. I left soaked, covered in gold, and absolutely on fire.

    1. Hey Lourdes, good to see you here! I’m pleased you liked the video. 🙂 The Stones are timeless and this song in particular expresses devotion and love perfectly. I don’t think anyone could sing as well as Mick. Although there are covers of it by various artists, those versions lack an emotional depth and emphasis.

      1. Could not agree more. I’ve seen the Stones 3 times in concert, and they never disappoint (to greatly understate, as a Brit might). It still astounds me that Brits can get soul music this deliciously ‘right’! (no offense meant, of course, to any Brits here. I just feel like they’re known throughout history for more pomp and circumstance, less low down dirty bluues muusic… the Stones excepted.) But perhaps I’m wrong? Would you call the Beatles, 80s rock or punk bands soulful? Maybe its a Yankee bias.

      2. LOL Lourdes, Yankee bias! I’m not saying a thing. 😉 You are lucky to have seen the Stones live, my late husband would have given his right arm to have seen them in concert but alas, when they did reach Toronto for a few dates he was in the hospital. 😦 As for the soul in music, rock is of course the bastard child of the blues and as such, even the Beatles and punk have some sort of connection to the sound but I do agree, it’s sanitized a bit with the Beatles but with punk there is a core of that music which has the same plaintive juice to the sound, albeit with a thread of anger running through the sound, that ‘spirit’ of the blues is very alive I think in bands like The Clash and The Ramones and even Iggy Pop to a degree. As for the new wave of the eighties, the Thompson Twins were very soul and yet very eighties new wave. Okay, time for me to zip my lip because I could talk about this stuff all day!

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