Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Where did 'Exile on Main Street" come from? Choose me for the answer.
Those bad Stones. I truly love Exile; Mick, Keith and the rest started as a blues cover band, where they basically covered, almost note for note, blues standards. Then, they magically transformed; they somehow created their own sound based on the great blues singers, but still their own--much of Exile has a definite Son House vibe. Listen. Don't get me wrong, I listen to "Exile" about as much as I listen to Son House.
Warning, flash flash, (bad scary graphics) don't make the mistake of listening to Keith Urban covering "Tumblin' Dice" on the Jimmy Fallon show. Unless you want a serious Migraine. Not good. Green Day rocked the joint with "Rip this Joint." Hard. I especially loved the rewritten (or not quite remembered) lyrics. (Geebee corrected me on the spelling of that song; thanks, sweetheart; plus how stupid of me; i've only listening to this song since it came out when I was 14. I blame rock and roll. Or me. You choose.)
"I didn't know I loved her, until they let her down." I can't speak for everyone, though i'd dearly love to imagine I could; but this sounds to me like humanity in 10 words.