Did the Stones ever do country? Really?

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klk

Trad climber
cali
Aug 13, 2012 - 10:08pm PT
KLK- Graham Parson overrated? Shite. Take another listen!

heh

that took awhile

yeah, just another rich hippy emo. he was as country as "shite." (sorry, couldnt resist.)

"grievous angel" is a great song-- but he didnt write it. "sin city" and "hickory wind" are good songs. let's push it a bit and say that "wild horses" is a good song. i don't think so, but i won't fight. that's three decent country songs. that's enough to make him a minor, forgotten song writer.

musically speaking, his rep rests almost entirely on his partying with the stones and the byrds and his partnership with emmylou. their duet on "love hurts" is cool, but it also (in hindsight) pointed the way toward that easy-listening destruction of honyky tonk in the late seventies.

i did like his nudie suit, though.


and back to the ot: "brown sugar" is the most country song the stones ever did.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Aug 13, 2012 - 10:16pm PT
The Stones could only FAKE their country, lol.

Frickin limeys.

DMT
rrider

climber
Mckinleyville, Ca
Aug 13, 2012 - 10:34pm PT
http://youtu.be/62iCo7euuPg

they just left out the pedal steel and put in a sax. go figure
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
the secret topout on the Chockstone Chimney
Aug 13, 2012 - 11:37pm PT
Puscifer kinda takes the 'what is real country' cake IMHO:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJvvxEs1_pE
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 14, 2012 - 12:02am PT
+2 Dingus!

Gonna check me out some Link Ray!
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Aug 14, 2012 - 12:04am PT
How'd I fergit that one Rik?

That could be the winner.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Aug 14, 2012 - 12:21am PT
Did the Stones ever do ska? really?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF3IktTk_pQ

@Bruce Kay

Carlos did not attend school. They were closed in TJ, that's why he emigrated.

And, nobody can compare with Lincoln, who invented ska. (in my opinion).

http://www.wraysshack3tracks.com/



Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 14, 2012 - 12:27am PT
Link Ray at first blush seems more of an influence on Dick Dale than the stones.....
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Aug 14, 2012 - 12:27am PT
Link Wray was an influence on everybody, including Bo and Chuck and Dylan and Townes and ...

Oh yeah Jimi, God, Fahey, Bloomfield, ...

EDIT:

Oh yeah and Timid T -->

Not exactly hi-tech, but I was there (BTW Dick Dale played there too a few years earlier - kept breakin' strings).

Final Rumble, Glendale

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0hrobWkonE

Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Aug 14, 2012 - 12:37am PT
That 's it. I 'm adding Rumble to the facelift jerk er I mean jam off. Link cut a country record prior to The Wraymen.

Edit. Gene Clark did as much as GP to create hippy country but gets no credit. He wrote most of the Byrd 's classics and made several good records post FBB.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 14, 2012 - 12:39am PT
Rocky Raccoon. And the Stones did a lot of borrowing from the Beatles.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Aug 14, 2012 - 01:37am PT
All Over Now
The only song I ever sang on stage with a live rock band.
Killed it.
Mike Friedrichs

Sport climber
City of Salt
Aug 14, 2012 - 10:23am PT
The Gram Parsons debate is interesting. I saw the documentary awhile ago and came away with the feeling that he was a spoiled, rich boy with no soul. Then I hear songs like A Song For You or Sin City and I think they're great, not good, songs. I mentioned this to Ed and he said, "then where did the soul come from?"
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 14, 2012 - 10:50am PT
Encased in rubber, lifted from the Beatles....

Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Aug 14, 2012 - 10:52am PT
The Stones...gotta love 'em....been doing it all these years.....Fred and Barney...
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Aug 14, 2012 - 10:52am PT
No Soul? Have mercy.
Mike Friedrichs

Sport climber
City of Salt
Aug 14, 2012 - 11:32am PT
You've got to admit that he comes across as a self-centered jerk, at least in the documentary. But the songs...
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Aug 14, 2012 - 01:10pm PT
Tonopah is little more than a bend in the road, but an interesting history.



Is this thread on topic because it is the "Stones"?
I don't see no marmot.
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Aug 14, 2012 - 01:22pm PT
What's not to love?

Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Aug 14, 2012 - 01:23pm PT
He was a lost soul; but lord knows he had it.

He rarely finished projects he started, he was unreliable as a band-mate and had a way of distorting facts when relating them (basically he lied a lot; depending on his need at the time).

Take his life circumstances and see how well you would have faired in those times. Many people might not have succumbed to his fate; but a lot would have. His life was a tragedy by the time he was 16 or 17.

On the other hand he was extremely talented, he worked hard in his early years and he knew music. Country, Gospel, Folk, Rock'n'Roll. He achieved more before he was 16 than most musicians do in a lifetime. He knew how to sing, he knew what he wanted; he just didn't quite get there. He took the Byrds to places they never would have gotten without him, same with the Stones.

If you really want to get an understanding of him, read Twenty Thousand Roads by David Meyer. The documentary sheds little light on the person.
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