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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon celebrated the rerelease of The Rolling Stones' "Exile On Main Street" album last week with a slew of guest performances. Green Day plays Rip This Joint. Taj Mahal plays Shine A Light (hulu link, probably US only). Keith Urban plays Tumbling Dice. Sheryl Crow plays All Down The Line (photobucket link). Phish plays Loving Cup.

Bonus: The first part of the new documentary Stones In Exile (Part 1, 2, 3)

My apologies for any of these videos which cannot be viewed outside the US.
posted by hippybear (70 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
I really like that album, and I hate to say it but I refuse to watch any of these things except the last one. Sorry.
posted by koeselitz at 10:03 PM on May 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


strange how the documentary links are mirror image. I want to watch but I might search out one that's the right way around.
posted by bhnyc at 10:18 PM on May 15, 2010


A canonical Stones album re-packaged and given a week-long publicity stunt on a late-night TV show tribute might be a good thing if Mick Taylor gets some royalties (although the story that he's broke seems exaggerated).

Anyway, here's MT on recording between Keith's naps:
Taylor verified Wyman’s charge that Richards would be sleeping while the band waited for him. “Whenever he woke up, we’d start recording,” Taylor said with a laugh, “then when he decided to go to sleep, we’d finish recording. And it went on like that, day after day, month after month, all summer long. But it was great fun making it. It has a very rough sort of quality to it that people really like. But it wasn’t intended. You know, it was just because the studio conditions were quite primitive. It was done in a basement, and we kept having constant power failures, and there was a leaky roof. Sometimes when the power would go, we’d all be sitting by candlelight strumming acoustic guitars.”
posted by HP LaserJet P10006 at 10:32 PM on May 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


He still has a show?
posted by Evilspork at 10:32 PM on May 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


As classic as this album is, it seems strange that now is deemed the time to re-release it and go apeshit over it again. In the last 72 hours I've heard BBC News interviews with Mick and Keith, listened to Mick's absolutely godawful 2010 voice recorded over previously discarded or forgotten 1972 instrumental tracks, read a fawning article in the LA Times, and skipped over the orgasmic Rolling Stone coverage. The album was released 38 years ago this month. Why re-release it now? Why not at least wait till 2012? It's bad enough that we have to memorialize 10, 20, 30, and 40-year anniversaries of cultural artifacts. Now we're having to experience random-anniversary remembrances. Is a 33rd anniversary orgy over Never Mind the Bollocks far behind? Why not have a 37th anniversary party for Goats Head Soup while we're at it?
posted by blucevalo at 10:44 PM on May 15, 2010 [5 favorites]


i'm slowly warming to fallon. his awkwardness is near endearing. i really liked when kathie lee was on the other day. craig ferguson is my first and biggest love, but fallon is coming into his own, in his weird sort of way.

we stumbled on the screening of exile show and it was really, really good. his throw to commercials and intros were excellent. it's really just nice to watch someone honestly and openly love something. there was nothing stunty about how jimmy fallon felt about the rolling stones, the album, or the documentary.
posted by nadawi at 11:03 PM on May 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Every time I hear Rolling Stones covers I'm disappointed. There was something magical about Keith's wonderful open G playing, Jagger's stage presence, and, in this case, Taylor's immense talent that nobody else can recreate. See Sway, for example.

The Stones songs have aged far, far better in my ears than the Beatles stuff. I never listen to the Beatles anymore, except maybe the odd Abbey Road/White Album foray. I listen to the Stones all the time.
posted by jimmythefish at 11:11 PM on May 15, 2010 [3 favorites]


As far as I know Devo performed the greatest Stones cover ever. Most of these people just seem like celebrities acting to me. Taj Mahal did a respectable job though. But how do you improve upon Exile? Though job for sure.
posted by PHINC at 12:10 AM on May 16, 2010 [4 favorites]


Liz Phair wasn't available?
posted by bardic at 12:19 AM on May 16, 2010 [5 favorites]


Yup, I caved in and pre-ordered the deluxe package for a reason similar to what jimmythefish mentions above. Watching a couple people/bands I respect, be unable to really nail it reminded me how great the band was, AND how great the record was.

Exile's long been a favourite of mine, but man, no one can touch that band, in that era.
posted by Richat at 2:35 AM on May 16, 2010


A lot the reviews of this reissue mention its been modernized with bright 21st-century punch (or “loudness”)
I don't think exile needs that kind of tinkering, the original analogue sounds just great to me.
posted by Lanark at 2:45 AM on May 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


The Who and Led Zep could touch them, man.
posted by the cuban at 2:46 AM on May 16, 2010


The Stones have been around an awful long time. So have I. They seem now like family to me. When I hear them, I am getting comfort food.
posted by Postroad at 4:22 AM on May 16, 2010


The legendary Rolling Stones were touring and I figured I had better seize the opportunity to see them even though the tickets were expensive: they've been around forever, were pretty old for rock-n-roll, and how much longer could they keep at it? That was in 1981. The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Z Z Top opened the show, and the tickets were $18.50. "You Can't Always Get What You Want" was MAGICAL.

Did The Beatles ever put out a turkey like Black and Blue? No, no they didn't. But my second favorite band did.

Thank god Lady GaGa hasn't covered anything off of Exile on Main Street; we'd never hear the end of the fawning about it around here.

Why the Exile on Main Street re-release hoopla? Probably because someone needs an infusion of cash. One my very favorite favorite Rolling Stones songs: Stop Breaking Down.
posted by Daddy-O at 5:27 AM on May 16, 2010


I'll ignore all the whoop-de-la over the 're-issue', never sounds as good as the original, IMVHO. I do love that album though and boy golly Green Day are not that good a band, are they? Sheryl Crow, on the other hand was playing with a bunch of freakin' kings.
posted by From Bklyn at 5:46 AM on May 16, 2010


Why re-release it now? Why not at least wait till 2012?

When you get to a certain age, you start counting down to the end. Two years, well....

Problem I had was, these sound more like tribute band productions rather than covers or interpretations. Surely there are musicians good enough to offer a new slant on the stuff rather than just a slightly different (and not very surprising) vocal phrasing here and there? Then again, maybe not.
posted by IndigoJones at 6:06 AM on May 16, 2010


is there anyone alive anywhere--a villager in a hut in africa, perhaps?--who has NOT heard of the rolling stones? do they really need all this hype? or did keith take up his very expensive habit again?
posted by msconduct at 6:25 AM on May 16, 2010


He must have sold his soul to Lorne Michaels for a talented writing and producing staff.

For a guy who should never have had a late night talk show, Jimmy Fallon gets some great guests and produces some great sketches.
posted by Frank Grimes at 6:29 AM on May 16, 2010


I love Exile on Main Street. I didn't used to though. When I first listened to it, I found it muddy and impenetrable. But the album really does grow on you. Now I'm of two minds about the reissue. On one hand, I'd really enjoy hearing a non-muddy remix of all those tracks. On the other hand I don't want the feel of the album ruined in the process. I've listened to "Plundered my Soul" and I find it off-putting. But I assume that's because Mick's voice isn't what it used to be (it just sounds like an outtake from "A Bigger Bang"). This was the first time I'd seen Jimmy Fallon's version of Late Night and I found him insufferable (particularly when he interviewed Keith). Thank God I PVR'd it and could fast-forward. All that said, I enjoyed Phish's take on "Loving Cup". They seemed like they could almost take ownership of the song and it didn't feel out of place or forced.
posted by wabbittwax at 6:43 AM on May 16, 2010


There was something magical about Keith's wonderful open G playing, Jagger's stage presence, and, in this case, Taylor's immense talent that nobody else can recreate. See Sway, for example.

Keith does not play on Sway. It's Jagger on rhythm guitar and Taylor on lead. No Keith guitar on this one at all.
posted by punkfloyd at 6:48 AM on May 16, 2010


I've always felt that Exile on Main Street is the best rock album of all time.

Great songs and great rough edges.

Sheryl Crow is no Mick Jagger. She sounds like she's ready ro fall asleep here.

I'll take the Stones, any day.
posted by imjustsaying at 6:57 AM on May 16, 2010


You can't really cover a song from Exile on Main Street straight. You've got to create a fresh, wholly different and new arrangement else you'll come off as a far lesser talent because the songs on that record are perfect and recorded by better musicians than you'll ever be. As a band, they were locked into the unparalleled groove. From around Beggar's Banquet through Exile on Main Street, the Stones were the best band on earth. Maybe the best rock band ever.
posted by belvidere at 6:58 AM on May 16, 2010


I wonder if the other Mick is seeing any of the money its the daily mail but i imagine there's some truth to it.
And i thought Keith urban did a great Job of tumbling dice :-)
posted by SatansCabanaboy at 7:05 AM on May 16, 2010


Sheryl Crow is no Mick Jagger. She sounds like she's ready ro fall asleep here.

Close that window and just let your brain imagine Lucinda Williams ripping All Down the Line a new one.
posted by hal9k at 7:06 AM on May 16, 2010 [3 favorites]


"He is one of those calf-like creatures who never seem to have been young. Like the Mona Lisa he knows everything, has seen everything, and has never lost his arrogance. But then he knows he is doomed to be a has-been by the age of twenty-five." — Cecil Beaton on Mick Jagger, 1967."
Thank god Lady GaGa hasn't covered anything off of Exile on Main Street; we'd never hear the end of the fawning about it around here.

Lady Gaga's covered Exile On Main Street? I'll bet it's awesome!
posted by octobersurprise at 7:19 AM on May 16, 2010 [1 favorite]



We made the back balcony of Seattle Center Coliseum on June 66h, 1972 about halfway through Stevie Wonder's opening set because of the perpetual paramarital soap opera, (picture an outtake of the party scene in Sunday, Bloody Sunday made by the production crew of Troll 2) on the part of two of our party, who never could be less than 45 minutes late to anything.

And they were our ride.So, when we got there, we were way in the back on the balcony.

But, man, walking in on Stevie Wonder on vocoder live when such was like something from the 21st Century... hey, wait a minute here, buster!

Oh, sorry... Never mind. Carry on.

And then when the Stones hit the stage, they were on and I was gone.

--oh, sorry, fell asleep there. Hope I didn't drool...

Of course, now what I can remember now is mostly Stevie Wonder, the flashes from the silver eyeliner that Jagger was wearing sparkled all the way across the Coliseum--this being long before anything Jumbotron. And that I seem to recall that I enjoyed the concert immensely.

But now I see that it is considered among collectors to be among the best of that tour. (And I never even thought of looking to see if there were bootlegs of that showuntil just now. What wasn't I thinking ?)

Well, I know I enjoyed myself at several points.

And, then, too, I learned some wisdom that night: do not go to concerts with off pitch drunks who have to sing along with every song. Some people think it's the whole point you go to a kick ass rock concert to just kick out the fuckin' jams, man, and be atavistically one with your heroes, now in the moement. Other people want to avoid those people at all casts. I am in the latter camp. Unfortunately, you do not always find out who is in the Team Singalong until after you get there. Or they turn out to sitting in front of you.

*If Hell is other people, that is one of the inner circles. And I have been there.*

And I loved that beached whale masterpiece of a double album. from the git go--in fact, we were all of the opinion then that of all the apex heavies, Beatles, Stones, Dylan, their double albums were their greatest albums. In some ways. But still--the White Album, Exiles and Blonde on Blonde-all of these are peaks of some sort. Or make that their best double albums in the case of Dylan at least. Self Portrait does not count, for the usual obvious reasons.

As for the covers, meh. Jimmy Fallon is OK and I like the concept and his enthusiasm but... meh. Columbia's slogan once was Nobody sings Dylan like Dylan but I think the samewas true for the Stones for their early work, for which they will be remembered fondly, for the reasons Jimmy the Fish cites, plus or minus Mick Taylor. And sorry, nothing personal but that includes you, Phishboy. Your favorite band's cover of my favorite band's song sucks. I am sorry but I was there at the creation--it just does not rip my joint, sir, so, hey, you, get off of my lawn.
posted by y2karl at 7:35 AM on May 16, 2010 [4 favorites]


Who was that gnome introducing Phish with Jimmy? I only watched Phish and Taj Mahal, but I agree they didn't seem all that inspired.

I would overthink the beans with you till dawn.
posted by ecurtz at 7:51 AM on May 16, 2010


Pussy Galore recorded Exile On Main Street in 1986. It took three days start to finish. And Phish played Exile in its entirety on Halloween last year. You can check out both here.


Oh, and y2karl, no need to worry about the "Phishboys" being on your lawn. Chances are we wouldn't be allowed to step foot through the gates of your community in the first place.
posted by Sailormom at 7:58 AM on May 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


Well, I thought I was talkin' to Koeslitz and hamburger! and all that.

And, man, this clover process stuff that they are serving at our local stealth 'Inspired by' Starbucks is something else. It's like I remember my first cup of coffee! I am Biblically sto-ked. I am going to be digging in the garden for hours.
posted by y2karl at 8:05 AM on May 16, 2010


(Yeah, I agree that the Phish cover here isn't exactly fantastic, by the way. It was just the only one of the links I actually wanted to click. They're just aping a cool band; nobody can do "Loving Cup" as it exists on that record, or indeed as it must have been for you, y2karl. Anyhow, great story – you're the one who'll have to live with knowing my seething and roiling envy toward you for having seen Stevie and the Stones in 1972. I hope you can sleep at night.)
posted by koeselitz at 8:09 AM on May 16, 2010


Green Day and Sheryl Crow? How did we get so lucky?
posted by Mayor Curley at 8:11 AM on May 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


I thought Keith Urban's version of Tumblin' Dice was pretty damn cool. I like how he took it in a sort of gospel call/response direction (or tried to at least).
posted by Kskomsvold at 8:14 AM on May 16, 2010


As far as I know Devo performed the greatest Stones cover ever.

Except maybe Laibach's take on Sympathy For The Devil.

You can't really cover a song from Exile on Main Street straight. You've got to create a fresh, wholly different and new arrangement else you'll come off as a far lesser talent

This is true for pretty much any Stones tune. You can't out-RAWK them, which doesn't mean you can't go somewhere else entirely.
posted by philip-random at 8:21 AM on May 16, 2010


For the record, "Black and Blue" is no "turkey". The Stones have released some pretty mediocre albums, but B & B isn't one of them. It's very underrated IMO.
posted by davebush at 8:24 AM on May 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


A bit off-topic apparently, but getting here from the RSS feed and only seeing "Exile On Late Night," I must say:

This article, and reality itself, would be a far better place if Mark Ames were given a late night show. Not sure if he's got it in him, but I'd watch the pilot, that's for sure.
posted by MrZaius at 8:26 AM on May 16, 2010


Melody from Black + Blue ... with Billy Preston on piano.
posted by philip-random at 8:27 AM on May 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is true for pretty much any Stones tune. You can't out-RAWK them, which doesn't mean you can't go somewhere else entirely.

Don't have time for the download but if that's that chorus be gone, verses only, atmospheric take on Satisfaction that' so redolent of the Cowboy Junkies' Sweet Jane, I would have to agree.
posted by y2karl at 8:36 AM on May 16, 2010


The covers were highly competent but bloodless -- a few wrinkles aside, nobody dared stray too far from the album version, and it all came off as what it was -- an advertisement for the album.

At my blog I declared the winner to be a performance by the Stones themselves, with a live version of one of the featured songs that colors a bit outside the lines.

That said, my Stones-freak friend was there for Urban's Tumbling Dice and said it was pretty awesome.
posted by Buckley at 8:37 AM on May 16, 2010


Which I happen to know from always being on the morning background mix of late at the local 'Inspired by Starbucks'... -- otherwise I would have the usual no idea. That is a great early morning song.
posted by y2karl at 8:41 AM on May 16, 2010


That was to philip-random, btw....
posted by y2karl at 8:42 AM on May 16, 2010


That was in 1981.

I saw them at the Kingdome for that tour. It was like a different band and not in a good way. And, if I could see the silver tear drops of in the corners of Jagger's eyes at the Coliseum in '72 without any magnification, I could see the crows feet like in the corners of Richard's eyes in '81. And the furrows like the Grand Canyon in his forehead. With bare eyes from across the Kingdome, no mega screen needed. With it was from like the Mars Orbiter on the Imax. And that was 30 years ago. And he. still. walks.......

I remember that and all the barbed out zomboid teenage cortical null nodes staggering into each other, the sinks and walls in the bathroom. What a pitiful sight that was. Wonder what they remember....
posted by y2karl at 8:54 AM on May 16, 2010 [1 favorite]



is there anyone alive anywhere--a villager in a hut in africa, perhaps?--who has NOT heard of the rolling stones? do they really need all this hype? or did keith take up his very expensive habit again?


Because there's a whole generation that only know the Stones as a bunch of old farts who should've given up *at least* 20 years ago and it is so easy to forget that Exile is probably the greatest rock and roll record ever and a cultural high point of the 20th century.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 8:55 AM on May 16, 2010


Because there's a whole generation that only know the Stones as a bunch of old farts who should've given up *at least* 20 years ago

Well, there is The T.A.M.I Show. You whippersnappers should get thee to that DVD.

..it is so easy to forget that Exile is probably the greatest rock and roll record ever

Except for maybe 12 X 5 or Out of Our Heads. Some days.
posted by y2karl at 9:00 AM on May 16, 2010


Keith does not play on Sway. It's Jagger on rhythm guitar and Taylor on lead. No Keith guitar on this one at all.

I was specifically referring to Mick Taylor in the Sway reference - but yeah the way I phrased it was misleading, sorry. I knew Mick played lead on that but wasn't sure if Keith played rhythm. To be fair I wrote that at midnight with one hand, bouncing a 1-month old on my lap!
posted by jimmythefish at 9:01 AM on May 16, 2010


That said, my Stones-freak friend was there for Urban's Tumbling Dice and said it was pretty awesome.

Most people simply dismiss Keith Urban as another 'new country' clone, but the guy plays a mean, mean guitar and has a surprisingly wide range of influences.
posted by jimmythefish at 9:05 AM on May 16, 2010


I saw Phish perform "Loving Cup" at Deer Creek in 2005. Since that time I would take Phish's version any day over the Stones.
posted by deacon_blues at 9:08 AM on May 16, 2010


Well, I am off to the West Seattle Farmer's Market to get me some flats of black snapdragons, hollyhocks and poppies plus night scented stock for the hummingbird moon garden, so that's it for my blather. As I am treating my friend formerly known as Lisa and her a-gaga about Gaga little princess to breakfast at Easy Street, I am getting me a copy of this and sticking it in the tenant's ears whilst I dig. Oh, happy day. Or so I hope.
posted by y2karl at 9:10 AM on May 16, 2010


Mr. Burns: Have the Rolling Stones killed.
Smithers: But sir, those aren't the...
Mr. Burns: Do as I say!
posted by tommasz at 9:16 AM on May 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Because there's a whole generation that only know the Stones as a bunch of old farts who should've given up *at least* 20 years ago and it is so easy to forget that Exile is probably the greatest rock and roll record ever and a cultural high point of the 20th century.

What slarty said. And the interesting thing is that RAWKIN didn't have that much to do with it. Songs like Ventilator Blues, Turd on the Run, Tumbling Dice and Loving Cup are what still slay me after thousands of listenings.

It's not cause they RAWK, it's cause for once the band stopped trying to be cool and sexy and showed some heart, humility and humanity -- and mostly Keith at that (+Taylor). Maybe it took dire heroin addiction and legendary decadence to get to there, but whatever, they got there.
posted by msalt at 9:19 AM on May 16, 2010


it's cause for once the band stopped trying to be cool and sexy and showed some heart, humility and humanity

Exactly. It's like prior to that, the Stones were just white guys playing blues because it's party music and a good way to get chicks. On Exile they were white guys playing blues because it's an incredibly expressive, raw kind of music for someone who has something they really need to say.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:32 AM on May 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Well, there is The T.A.M.I Show. You whippersnappers should get thee to that DVD.

A friend just showed this to me a couple of weeks ago. What a fukin' amazing show. If you haven't seen the T.A.M.I. Show concert, you haven't seen one of the more astounding moments of rock history.
posted by hippybear at 9:34 AM on May 16, 2010


jimmythefish: "Most people simply dismiss Keith Urban as another 'new country' clone, but the guy plays a mean, mean guitar and has a surprisingly wide range of influences."

Quoted for emphasis. He's also a huge Stones freak so it's not like he's punching the clock when doing a cover.
posted by Kskomsvold at 9:45 AM on May 16, 2010


I want Torn and Frayed played at my wake. That is all.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 9:46 AM on May 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


hippybear: "Well, there is The T.A.M.I Show. You whippersnappers should get thee to that DVD.

A friend just showed this to me a couple of weeks ago. What a fukin' amazing show. If you haven't seen the T.A.M.I. Show concert, you haven't seen one of the more astounding moments of rock history.
"

It's All Over Now.
posted by Kskomsvold at 9:49 AM on May 16, 2010


aaaah Mick, you were so great, so young. Jagger and the rest of them screwed you over. Wish you were still there.
posted by Ironmouth at 9:51 AM on May 16, 2010


I did not know what to make of this album when I bought it in high school. I knew I liked stuff like Paint It Black and Get Off Of My Cloud, and I'd read that this was their best. I listened to it once, then it sat on my shelf for ages. I only started warming up to it in the past couple years. I'm still very much a Jones-era Stones fan, but Tumbling Dice, Sweet Virginia, and Sweet Black Angel are amazing.
posted by Bigfoot Mandala at 10:48 AM on May 16, 2010


As far as I know Devo performed the greatest Stones cover ever.

I have stated repeatedly my belief that Devo's version of Satisfaction is perhaps the greatest cover version of anything ever.

Exile. Damn. Here's what'll blow your mind -- think about how they wrote songs -- Largely, Keef came up with a guitar hook, and they worked around that. Do this. Put on Exile, and skip forward from one song to the next, every 5 seconds or so. It's a freaking cavalcade of the greatest guitar intro riffs ever written.

I think a lot about Why I like some music, and why I don't like some music, and I think I largely figured it out the other day. I was trying to explain my visceral hatred of American Idol to my wife, who finds it mildly diverting. It's not about style -- it's not about skill (though skill helps a lot) -- it's about honesty. When the music and the words are honest you can tell. Exile is straight from the gut in its unvarnished honesty.
posted by Devils Rancher at 12:42 PM on May 16, 2010


Yeah, the Keith Urban was surprisingly good, and the Taj Mahal/Roots bit was surprisingly just okay. I would have expected the Roots' rhythm section to own that song, and they did a competent job but it sure wasn't anything special.

(It's good to be reminded what a country album Exile was. Some of the best moments on it are straight-up Nashville.)

I was really hoping for something that did justice to the original, though, and instead the best thing about this post was that it led a couple clicks later to Phish's Halloween 98 version of Sweet Jane. Now that is an obscenely coverable song. It's funny how one classic album can be all NO! FUCK YOU! HANDS OFF! DON'T EVEN TRY! and another can be so completely inviting. They're both just bafflingly, incomprehensibly good — but once you've started to get your head around Loaded, there's places you can go with it, and with Exile there's really nothing to do but tip your hat to it and then play something else instead.
posted by nebulawindphone at 12:44 PM on May 16, 2010


I was specifically referring to Mick Taylor in the Sway reference - but yeah the way I phrased it was misleading, sorry. I knew Mick played lead on that but wasn't sure if Keith played rhythm. To be fair I wrote that at midnight with one hand, bouncing a 1-month old on my lap!

Sorry jimmythfish, I came across like a jerk in my comment. May the good Lord, shine alight on you!
posted by punkfloyd at 12:46 PM on May 16, 2010


Phish always does Loving Cup.

I'd rather put a fork in my eye than hear Green Day do anything but their own Dookie/pre-Dookie material, and the fact that Billie Joe takes himself seriously as a musician makes me want to vomit.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 12:50 PM on May 16, 2010


Thank god Lady GaGa hasn't covered anything off of Exile on Main Street; we'd never hear the end of the fawning about it around here.

I know you're kidding, but that'd be tough for her to do, because she'd have to find an ironic way to do it first, and Exile has almost too much... um... heart to work with an ironic twist.

Gaga's whole schtick requires her to begin with something fake and artificial to riff on.
posted by rokusan at 3:12 PM on May 16, 2010


This is like the Baby Boomer version of the Lawrence Welk Show.
posted by TSOL at 3:44 PM on May 16, 2010


barbed out zomboid teenage cortical null nodes

I think I saw that at a drive-in once ...
posted by krinklyfig at 5:21 PM on May 16, 2010


Okay, this remaster sounds pretty damn good. Haven't gotten to the bonus tracks yet -- just been A/B-ing between new/old CDs. I Think this'll finally evict The Mommyheads from my car CD player in the morning. Thanks, thread for re-acquainting me with Exile.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:00 PM on May 16, 2010


@Devils Rancher:

I asked a musician friend of mine once...when he first played me some solo Thelonious Monk, and I was reeling. I asked him why THAT could be so amazing, and Kenny G could be so lame. I was new to jazz, and really don't know much about it still. His answer?

He told me he figured that some music comes from a place that's more honest than others. Some of it has more TRUTH.

I kind of think the two of you knew the same thing. And for all of us, the music that speaks to us most, is the stuff that just plain ol' rings true. Exile rings pretty damned true for me.
posted by Richat at 7:47 PM on May 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


Well, shit, then there's Monk. :-) He makes me happy.
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:25 PM on May 16, 2010


This is like the Baby Boomer version of the Lawrence Welk Show.

Picture the future as a Birkenstock--or, for that matter, running shoe--stomping into a human face forever.

[Nelson Muntz--and, for that matter, Andy Rooney] Ha ha! [/Nelson & Andy]
posted by y2karl at 11:14 AM on May 17, 2010


And speaking of Lady Gaga, before Sunday, I had never heard anything by her apart from a brief sample on NPR. But after I mentioned this on the way back from the Farmer's Market yesterday, I had her greatest hits, word for word, sung to me from the back seat by a couple of nine year old girls with the prettiest high voices. Dang but it was sweet. It was like the 21st Century version of Art Linkletter's Kids Say The Darndest Things...

So, I get she--Gaga--is like this hook factory extraordinaire.

And, from what I heard, Bad Romance is her best song. At least when sung by 9 year old girls who aren't catching all the double entendres and sexual references.
posted by y2karl at 11:31 AM on May 17, 2010


Hey, wait a minute--from the interview now on Morning Edition, I am getting the impression that the so-called outtakes have been tweaked for the re-issue, overdubbed with new guitar parts with some newly re-written lyrics sung by Sir Grandpa Mick Jagger, which makes this not your father's Tonight Show, indeed. So, the 21st Century Stones have covered the 1970's Stones on these so-called outtakes for a $136.00 deluxe re-issue ? I wonder if this means there will be a $236.00 Exiles Untouched reissue on the true anniversary.
posted by y2karl at 8:21 AM on May 18, 2010


Hey, wait a minute--from the interview now on Morning Edition, I am getting the impression that the so-called outtakes have been tweaked for the re-issue, overdubbed with new guitar parts with some newly re-written lyrics sung by Sir Grandpa Mick Jagger

Yeah, this Globe + Mail feature actually gets into it track by track.
posted by philip-random at 9:16 AM on May 18, 2010


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