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July 18, 2009 6:25 AM   Subscribe

Courtesy of the folks over at It's Only Rock'n Roll - The Rolling Stones Fan Club Since 1980 is a convenient list of pro-shot live performances by Mick and the boys.

Of particular interest to Stones fans is golden era stuff from 1972, rare backstage footage of Paris 1976, Knebworth 1976, a punk-era performance in 1978, jamming with Muddy Waters in 1981.
posted by punkfloyd (15 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
I remember when it used to be hard to obtain bootlegs. Great stuff.
posted by caddis at 6:34 AM on July 18, 2009


Awesome. Thanks punkfloyd!
posted by Midnight Rambler at 6:47 AM on July 18, 2009


Much as I loathe them as persons, I love their early stuff. Thanks for this.
posted by RussHy at 7:05 AM on July 18, 2009


sympathy for the devil in the details.
posted by the aloha at 7:27 AM on July 18, 2009


> I remember when it used to be hard to obtain bootlegs.

Ah, the bad old days...standing in a sketchy record store, holding a $35 CD in your hand, not knowing whether your money was going to get you a pristine recording or something that sounded like it was taped inside a fishtank two blocks away from the show.
posted by The Card Cheat at 8:54 AM on July 18, 2009


How much does Keef remember of this Muddy Waters gig?
posted by popechunk at 9:09 AM on July 18, 2009


Say what you will about the Stones, and I know you will, they made three of the greatest rock albums of the 20th century -- Exile on Main Street, Let it Bleed & Beggar's Banquet. Whatever they've done, everything is forgiven because of this.
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:27 AM on July 18, 2009 [1 favorite]


What, no love for Sticky Fingers? Or Aftermath?
posted by Rangeboy at 9:42 AM on July 18, 2009


Ah, the bad old days...standing in a sketchy record store, holding a $35 CD in your hand, not knowing whether your money was going to get you a pristine recording or something that sounded like it was taped inside a fishtank two blocks away from the show.
posted by The Card Cheat


I'm a little older. The bad old days for me were standing in an American Legion Hall, in front of a sketchy dealer, holding a $6 vinyl record in your hand, not knowing whether you money was going toward a what you said. The bad old days got better when you could thumb through a dead tree copy of Hot Wacks looking for your reviews. I say the "bad old days," but that was fun.

Great post, nice to have all this stuff in one place.
posted by marxchivist at 9:53 AM on July 18, 2009


> Say what you will about the Stones, and I know you will, they made three of the greatest rock albums of the 20th century -- Exile on Main Street, Let it Bleed & Beggar's Banquet. Whatever they've done, everything is forgiven because of this.

Pretty much everything they did, aside from Got Live If You Want It (bad sound) and Satanic Majesties (which has its moments), up to and including Exile, is gold...slightly patchy semi-compilations like Flowers and December's Children aside.
posted by The Card Cheat at 10:06 AM on July 18, 2009


Thanks punkfloyd. Wonderful stuff. Every last bit.
posted by belvidere at 10:25 AM on July 18, 2009


What, no love for Sticky Fingers? Or Aftermath?

Great albums, both, as is Goat's Head Soup, but they're not full-strength from top to bottom so they wouldn't neccesarily make my list of The Best of the Century, like the three I mentioned above.

There's a sort of sharp quality curve to the Stone's output to me, spiking hard in '72. The early albums are marred by horrid production, and some pretty iffy performances (check the BG vocals in Time is on My Side -- yeesh), though they remained erratically interesting up until at least the early 80's.

I finally saw them live in about '03, and was quite pleasantly surprised that would could have been a phone-it-in show with a bunch of extras behind a curtain, was really quite tight & they looked like they were still having the time of their lives. I wish though that I'd had a chance to see Bill Wyman, since some of the first songs I ever learned to play on the bass were stones songs, so he'd rank as my original influence.
posted by Devils Rancher at 11:04 AM on July 18, 2009


If you like this, don't miss the links to plenty of bootleg stones audio. Good stuff!
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 1:26 PM on July 18, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is truely The Right Stuff. Thank you. Enjoy your meet ups. Happy Birthday Metafilter. This will do me just fine, I'll be having my own party right here with these links all weekend and more.
posted by adamvasco at 1:30 PM on July 18, 2009


>>>This is truely The Right Stuff.
Ha, that's the first one I played. Awesome collection, already downloaded “Keep Your Motor Running” , The Unreleased 1972 Live Album.
posted by Bron at 1:57 PM on July 18, 2009 [1 favorite]


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