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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by groaner, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Tone Guru

    Tone Guru Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 13, 2011
    Music City TN
    Yes, another classic Stones fan here.
    Pretty much everything from Beggars Banquet until the disco flavoured stuff came in the mid '70s.
    Coincidentally this includes the duration of Mick Taylor's tenure.
     
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  2. Bladesg

    Bladesg Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 31, 2013
    Australia
    I love the stones but could never be bothered with changing tuning so I play their stuff in standard tuning.
     
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  3. Rogue Bohemian

    Rogue Bohemian what? WHAT????? Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    66
    Jun 4, 2010
    Bacliff by Galveston bay

    We left when it started getting really bad.

    I had my GF with me and was in a long leg walking cast I had for just one week. We had to walk in several miles and back out a few more to a Chevron station.

    It was completely surrounded by Hell's Angels. A bunch of people were crashing in sleeping bags behind the station and we found a place next to the building.

    A couple of Angels asked me about the cast and I told them about the bike wreck. It was old home week from then on while we waited for my friend Kyle to come get us.

    We crawled in the sleeping bag and those guys said they'd watch out for us.

    A while later, Kyle showed up and went up to a sleeping bag that he thought was ours and kicked the side of it and said something like "Get up, you damn hippie!"

    He was surrounded by Angels and were about to set him straight when I jumped up and said he was looking for me. They called it off and we left.
     
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  4. Ebidis

    Ebidis Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    A killer track from my favorite Stones album.
     
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  5. Ebidis

    Ebidis Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    Never knew they did that one. Interesting take, but the original is so ingrained in my head that any other version just doesn't sound right. Even if I do love Sound Garden.
     

  6. Tone Guru

    Tone Guru Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 13, 2011
    Music City TN
     

  7. Tone Guru

    Tone Guru Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 13, 2011
    Music City TN
     
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  8. Mouse

    Mouse The Knees of Rock Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    50
    Apr 25, 2012
    New Jersey
    Admittedly I wasn't a huge fan in my early years but over the past few years since I was "forced" to learn their stuff for my band, I've come to appreciate them a lot more. Here's one my band is currently doing. I do the single note parts with the band.

     

  9. mshivy

    mshivy Most Honored Senior Member

    As much as I love Mick Taylor's solos I feel the need to point out that
    Keith Richards is the guitarist responsible for the Stones magic 1968-1972 period.
    Beggars Banquet and Let it Bleed- pretty much all guitars played by Keith

    Mick Taylor was very fluid and had a beautiful vibrato; however his contributions were basically the standout solos on Sway and Can't You Hear Me Knocking, plus the live album.

    Keith was the rhythm riff master and also did some great, tasty leads during this period:
    Sympathy, Honk Tonk Woman, Gimme Shelter, Wild Horses, You Can't Always Get What You Want - all those memorable lead lines were played by one Keith Richards.
     

  10. nuculer terrist

    nuculer terrist Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 12, 2014
    center of the mind
    Yes, standard tuning. It's not dead on, but close enough for me!
     

  11. tealsixtysix

    tealsixtysix Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 30, 2015
    Massachusetts USA
    I was in a Stones cover band many years ago and some of those tunes are deeply grooved in my brain. Someday I'll be 95 and mostly senile and won't remember my own name, but I'll still somehow be able to play "Brown Sugar" and sing Keith's ragged harmony on the last verse.

    Try this: Go down to your local big-box music store, grab one of the new American Pro Tele Deluxes, tune that to open G, and then plug it into something tweed-flavored.
     
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  12. carolinaeasy

    carolinaeasy Senior Stratmaster

    I am a HUGE Stones fan. My band covers a number of their songs, Honky Tonk Woman, Brown Sugar, Dead Flowers, Live with Me, and now I even get my own Keef turn when I get to sing and play Before They Make Me Run.

    So many of their songs are just fantastic, Gimme Shelter, Lovin Cup, Tumbling Dice, Casino Boogie, Beast of Burden, Thru and Thru...I could go on all day. Two books a Stones fan MUST own: The Rolling Stones: All the Songs by Phillipe Margotin and Rolling Stones Gear by Andy Babiuk. I like to fire up one their classic LPs and pull the two books out and read, and listen to really hear things. My wife says it is my mindless research when I am about to go totally bonkers from my school work.

    I also have two Micawber builds: The first is a converted MIM standard fitted with a Sunset pickups PAF style bucker and a broadcaster pickup, the second is a double bound MJT build in fiesta red with a Gibson '57 and a nocaster pickup. I gig the the MJT.
     
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  13. crashbelt

    crashbelt Strat-Talker

    177
    Feb 27, 2012
    England
    Huge fan - early mainly blues covers albums and the classic four 68-72.

    My band covers Honky Tonk and Brown Sugar although we change the odd lyric. Standard tuning works pretty well.
     

  14. RaySachs

    RaySachs Strat-Talker

    Age:
    58
    229
    Jun 25, 2017
    Philly area
    The last time I saw the Stones was in '81, two outdoor daytime shows in Boulder, Colorado. Both shows had tickets on the field and worked our way up to the front. But the very front was all Hells Angels. Obviously no bikes in a football stadium, but those guys were holding their turf and weren't being subtle about it. One of my friends started getting a little belligerent about them - I guess he hadn't seen Gimme Shelter. We hauled his ass back away from the stage several "rows" and kept him out of trouble. Altamont was at the front of my mind during those shows. It was a VASTLY different scene - much more commercialized and mellower, and organized and the stage was about 10 feet above the crowd. But some things hadn't changed and messing with the Angels was never a good idea.
     
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  15. Mesaman

    Mesaman Strat-O-Master

    639
    Oct 20, 2014
    Mesa AZ
    You got old.
    Those damn rock and rollers with their long hair and disgusting lyrics. They'll corrupt the kids.
     

  16. RaySachs

    RaySachs Strat-Talker

    Age:
    58
    229
    Jun 25, 2017
    Philly area
    I'll confess I'm getting old-ish now, but I grew up before I grew old. And I didn't get puritanical about sex or drugs or rock 'n roll - I'm firmly committed to all three. I try to still have sex as often as possible, I don't use drugs anymore but am firmly committed to the freedom to use them, and I still rock a little although I've calmed down into more of a blues player with rock leavening the blues rather than the other way around.

    But a lot of the misogynistic lyrics in a LOT of rock - the Stones were among the least of it - started turning me off once I got through puberty and close enough to the end of adolescense to start seeing women as people. Still wildly attracted to them, but not just the physical part. My best friend (and wife) is a woman, both of my daughters are women, and I respect them at least as much as any man. And don't like to see 'em degraded. So, yeah, that stuff bothers me. I think rock music was more of a force for good in it's first couple of decades than for bad, and it's not close. But it's not perfect either and there's plenty of stuff that bothers me in rock. I grew up and a lot of rock did too, but the stuff that's still mostly trying to appeal to teenage boys probably never will... I'm not out there burning records or trying to get anything censored or banned, but there's a whole damn lot of it I won't listen to...

    -Ray
     

  17. Mouse

    Mouse The Knees of Rock Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    50
    Apr 25, 2012
    New Jersey
    I thought I read that he also did many of the bass lines but don't quote me on that.

    Seriously. No one better quote me! :p
     

  18. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 12, 2016
    US

    :)

    Sorry LOL.

    I appreciate Keith's playing and I've played some Stones songs throughout the years, but they never really did it for me. The only song of theirs that I've played with regularity is Honky Tonk Women which is fun. Oh, and Satisfaction...we do that at the end of the night. I feel like I could take a nap playing that LOL.
     

  19. joebloggs

    joebloggs Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    48
    63
    Jun 18, 2017
    Canada
    Another huge Stones fan here. Learning their songs gives you a true sense of the genius of Keef's song writing abilities. Alternate tunings, especially open G and harmonized guitars(seems Keith and Ronnie communicate telepathically these days....Blue and Lonesome is a case in point). They have the best case for being nominated for greatest rock and roll band ever.
     

  20. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    53
    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    ...yes... and I was just listening to Chuck Berry's Sweet Little Sixteen last night... at least everyone just wanted to dance with her (yeah, right...:whistling:).
    I shall take this as signs of progress (although in another thread women were put on the same level as guitars and cars... so not as much as one would hope....:().

    Stones lyrics are, yes, terrible (Brown Sugar, Some Girls, Under My Thumb...). But I, a firm feminist, still love them. I like to think some of their lyrics are tongue in cheek (UMT especially) - I may be wrong - some is just awful old sexist (and worse) stuff that was everywhere... but you put it in context, and can still enjoy the music. If I avoided all artistic work that has sexist overtones or (increasingly these days) that I know was created by a creep, then I'd have to do without a fair amount of things I really love, especially from certain eras. Hopefully with time this will change.
     
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