I hear you, i just went back and lookd at the track listings from Some Girls and the next two. Again havent done a deep dive beyond the singles but the later stuff just isnt my bag.muppet hi fi wrote: ↑15 Sep 2017, 12:39pmWell, 'Some Girls' was from '78 and is widely considered a stone classic by almost all folk. 'Tattoo You' ('81, though some of it was re-worked from earlier '70s sessions) was also huge and is popularly and critically held in high esteem.revbob wrote: ↑15 Sep 2017, 12:24pmI Didnt mean to pull a Kory or a reverse Heston I love the early stuff. But the later stuff ive heard doesnt grab me but granted im only going by the singles. Ive never done a deep dive on any of the 80s and later material.muppet hi fi wrote: ↑15 Sep 2017, 12:11pmTwo fantastic songs for sure, but - dude...this is like Kory saying he doesn't dig the Ramones.revbob wrote: ↑15 Sep 2017, 11:59amEither Paint it Black or Sympathy for the Devil.
When i was younger i never really cared for them because i only ever heard their later stuff. I didnt listen to the commercual radio too much because in the NYC area there were so many other good options. Eventually i heard these 2 songs and they struck me right away. From there i explored other songs. Still dont care for anything from the mid 70s forward. But the 60s early 70s stuff is great.
To my mind, the Stones are similar to the Ramones (or maybe AC/DC, if you go for them): they have a formula that they stick with (albeit a more diverse one than da brudders Ramone), and they deliver that vibe consistently and unfailingly, to this day. In my not so humble opinion, of course.
And this is like the 5th time in a few months where Heston and I are in pretty much full agreement. Perhpas i will have to look him up the next time im in Northumbria