Saturday, September 19, 2009

I bought a cd

I actually bought a new cd yesterday: The Rolling Stones: Hot Rocks (1964-1971). It's a "greatest hits" double cd, and I think actually does have their best stuff on it. We used to have it on vinyl and it was one of my faves. Though I have to say, the digitally remastered sound on this cd is rather crappy. It lacks power.

One of the best things about the Rolling Stones music - I've always thought - is their intros. How they layer sound in. And the raw power of the guitars.

I was listening to 'classic vinyl' on sirius fm yesterday while jogging on the treadmill and "Gimme Shelter" came on. That's what inspired this purchase. I always thought that was one of their better songs. Though "You Can't Always Get What You Want" ranks right up there for me too. But the Stones put out a lot of crap too. And one of the better laughs Lady Jane and I have had in the last couple years was watching them in Marty Scorcese's film "Shine A Light." Mick is not the same as he used to be. :)

I did not know until yesterday that "Gimme Shelter" was originally "Gimmie Shelter." Somewhere along the line the "i" was dropped. Just in case you were wondering.


Patricia said...

No one wants to talk about The Rolling Stones? I still listen to them once in a while, especially "Winter" from Goat's Head Soup.

dan horwedel said...

Ah, beautiful song (and album). Thanks for mentioning it. Hadn't heard it in a long time.