A Global Army of Veteran Rockers
I contend they should have put out ONE album in 1983, skipped 1980 - 1982 and put together their best work fro that record, and they would have had a very good release. Undercover is miserable. Just terrible.
But you could pick 4 songs from those three records of that period and come up with a very good single album release -- its beyond me why they didn't do this.
I would have a hard time arguing that - agreed. And all of Undercover is dreck.....There's a cool magazine from the UK from the publishers of Uncut that focuses on just the rolling stones that is a good read, Gary - Barnes and Noble is stocking it right now.
But you'll laugh - as I did. It was very kind w/ their reviews of pretty much ALL RS albums....gave Dirty Work and Undercover 3 stars.
Talk about a stretch.
I forgot to add Undercover to the above list of RS albums complied from Some Girls leftovers.
I listed to Steel Wheels yesterday for the first time in many years and I still enjoyed it.
Being a novice RS fan at the time, I can see while it may be a good album but older fans would not think it holds a flame to their older material. I had a similar experience with Cheap Trick. I was reintroduced to them with their 1988 "comeback" Lap of Luxury". I loved the CD but have often read in reviews that this was not a good CT CD compared to their earlier stuff. I would think, "whaddya talkin' about?!!?! It's great!"
I eventually purchased their first two CDs and throughly listened to their first 5-6 albums and realized what they meant. I still like Lap of Luxury but listen to their early and recent releases much more frequently.
From Yea to Nay; Arctic Monkeys, OK Go, Kings of Leon, Lenny Kravitz, Pretenders (respect them just don't enjoy listening to), CSN, Billy Joel
From Nay to Yea; Ted Nugent (guitar playing not politics or lyrics), Black Francis/Frank Black,Blue Oyster Cult, Pink Floyd
To name a few....
Aerosmith... I never listened to them really until I saw the UNPLUGGED show on MTV. That was the show that got me to revisit everything and become a fan.
Led Zeppelin... I was anti-anything else that everyone else was into in high school, so I wasn't a fan until WELL after they were gone. Damn shame.
Kiss... they were just way more talented than I ever gave them credit for back in the day. I saw them on the reunion tour and they really floored me. It was kind of the completion of childhood.
Oh.. and Kansas and Foreigner were awesome in the day!
This clip says it all - one of the best rawk intros ever - with one of the best drummers as well:
well, i can't imagine the lepps blowin anything off really....especially not mr B. Squire - who is a
gigantic genius in comparison. Def Lep is just rock for kids and girls in wet t-shirts.....
Over and out....