Which Rolling Stones concert would you rather attend?

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  1. GretschWretch

    GretschWretch Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2013
    East Central Alabama
    The upcoming 2022 tour (tentatively titled the Walking Dead Tour), or this one?



    Ol' Bill is testifying like I've rarely heard him do on records, and this is one of the best examples I know of the boomy, hollow-body bass sound that dominated so much of the early sixties.
     
  2. ElectroVibe

    ElectroVibe

    Mar 2, 2013
    The new one. Partly because I've watched the old about 2500 times already.
     
  3. micguy

    micguy

    May 17, 2011
    Bill is a decent bass player, and the 4th best bassist to ever play with the Stones:

    1) Darryl
    2) Keith
    3) Ronnie
    4) Bill

    A good finish (some good company there), but missed the podium by one spot.

    As to which show, if you attend the new one, the band probably won't be drowned out by the screaming crowd. After a tune or so, that would drive me up a tree.
     
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  4. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    This one…


    That guy is tripping balls, and Jagger’s so nonchalant.
     
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  5. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    Add Bill Plumber & Mick Taylor to the bassman list.

    Saw The Stones last Oct in Nashville and they tore it up. But I'd loved to have seen a show from the 72 tour.
    Mick, Keef, Ronnie.JPG
     
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  6. Roger W

    Roger W Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2019
    Baltimore USA
    Can you point to any Stones recordings that Ronnie played bass on? I obviously know about his work in the Jeff Beck Group. As for Keith vs Bill, they’re different. The only Stones song that in my opinion clearly benefited from Keith on bass was Sympathy.
     
  7. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    Live With Me is classic Keef.
     
  8. bassdude51

    bassdude51 "You never even called me by my name." Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    The Walking Dead Tour? Sounds more like a Grateful Dead concert than Stones.
     
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  9. marchone

    marchone Since 1951 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    NYC
    I saw the Stones in 1969 at the Garden in NYC with Mick Taylor. It was a transitional period for them after Brian Jones’ departure and tragic end.

    I would have liked to have seen a show of theirs with the original line up. When they were creating the kind of excitement the Beatles and the Dave Clark Five, the Kinks, the Yardbirds, the Animals and others in London were creating at the time. Circa 1962-66.

    They communicated a raw vibrant energy before they became formulaic.

    All of the wet seats at their local shows attested to its authenticity.
     
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  10. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    Pretty amazing Paul McCartney, The Who, & The Stones are all touring in 2022.
     
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  11. Roger W

    Roger W Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2019
    Baltimore USA
    Yeah, but it sounds just as good on Get yer Ya Ya’s Out. Maybe even better and that’s Bill.
     
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  12. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    Great version for sure. The live cut has both guitar & bass playing the same riff which always gives the bass line more oomph.
     
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  13. marchone

    marchone Since 1951 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    NYC
    Well, it’s near-octogenarian McCartney, half of The Who, and what’s left of the Strolling Bones raking in the dough.
     
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  14. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    True, but at this point I don't think they are doing it for the money. Although it's a nice bonus.
     
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  15. Bill Wyman was never a very technical bassist but he had a unique feel that helped define the early stones. Pretty innovative actually. I know that many will disagree.

    I like this show:
     
  16. badinage

    badinage Supporting Member

    May 25, 2021
    Me too and yes they did.
     
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  17. ElectroVibe

    ElectroVibe

    Mar 2, 2013
    Bill made them the Rolling Stones
     
  18. dbsfgyd1

    dbsfgyd1

    Jun 11, 2012
    Mascoutah, IL
    Just for the record, Tony Bennett just retired, 90s?
     
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  19. dbsfgyd1

    dbsfgyd1

    Jun 11, 2012
    Mascoutah, IL
    Like Charley, nothing overly technical, but boy, was it ever perfectly done. Never a note out of place.
     
  20. marchone

    marchone Since 1951 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    NYC
    Why do you think they’re doing it? To stay relevant? I sense that drives McCartney. Townshend has said it’s the money. But he says a lot of things.

    EDIT: I was just listening to Brian Jones’s sitar part in Paint It Black. They abandoned that kind of experimentation post-Jones.

    Much like The Who became The Who 2.0 after Tommy, The Rolling Stones became a different band after Beggar’s Banquet, pre-Exile On Main Street
     
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