OT: What Is Your Favorite Rolling Stones Song or Album?

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Favorite songs:
Gimme Shelter
Happy
Rocks Off
Bitch

Favorite album:
Exile (it really isn’t even close)
 

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Rocks Off is hard to beat. I find most of their albums spotty, but both Sticky Fingers and Exile are pretty damn solid.
 

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Beast of Burden for me. In my opinion, that is the perfect rock n roll drum sound, and I'm not really a huge Stones fan.
 

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'Sympathy for the devil" as the most fun to play but I have never been into their albums to be honest."
 

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Slave is my jam.

Bitch is up there. So is Rocks Off. Really dig Just My Imagination (Running Away w/Me), especially Charlie's sublime work on the intro.

I'm really just discovering his drumming after dismissing it for many years.
 

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My top 3. All pretty atmospheric.
1.Gimme Shelter
2. Paint it Black
3. Sympathy for the Devil
 

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Stones' Trivia - We all know Jimmy Miller handled drumming on a few iconic Stones'hits, but did you know that's Kenny Jones on ' It's Only Rock n Roll ' ?


Yes. I think it was discussed on this thread? Or perhaps on the Charlie Watts “Sympathy For The Drummer” thread.

It’s Only Rock N Roll (the song) was written and recorded at Ronnie Wood’s home studio while Ronnie was still in the Faces and when him and Mick wanted to lay down a demo, it was Kenney on drums and Willie Weeks on bass. They later had Charlie take a pass but everyone, including Charlie, liked the original rhythm track so they kept it. It works because it sounds like Charlie... sort of ;)
 
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I recently have become a big fan of the Rolling Stones. I know, I'm way behind a lot of you guys/girls. I'm a big Prog Rock and Heavy Metal fan. Couldn't tell how I recently got hooked on the Stones.

I think I read somewhere that Charlie Watts is another great that never took drum lessons. He has certainly put a good spin on a lot of their songs. I certainly appreciate his style on each and every Stones song, and has a unique style and grace.

I'm still figuring out my favorites.

So, what is your favorite Rolling Stones Song? What is your favorite Album/CD?
I like the groove and sound of the original Suzie Q
 

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Is it obvious, or true, but I always thought that Let it Bleed was a take off on Let It Be? "Take my arm, take my leg, aw baby, take my head. LOL!
Although Let It Be was recorded before Let It Bleed, Let It Bleed was released in December 1969, five months before Let It Be (May 1970). The similarities in titles are coincidence. Two extremely different records.
 

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It’s Only Rock N Roll (the song) was written and recorded at Ronnie Wood’s home studio while Ronnie was still in the Faces and when him and Mick wanted to lay down a demo, it was Kenney on drums and Willie Weeks on bass. They later had Charlie take a pass but everyone, including Charlie, liked the original rhythm track so they kept it. It works because it sounds like Charlie... sort of ;)
Kenney's toms just kill on that song. They sound so great.
 
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Exile. No question. I mean the damn thing opens with Rocks Off. That's just too bad azz
 

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I love it when they play the blues. Special mention for the third side of ‘Love You Live’. Also their version of Little Red Rooster from Flashpoint (with Eric Clapton).
 

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I have found myself continuously returning to "You Can't Always Get What You Want". I absolutely love the a capella choir and the french horn intro.

I love that song.

I like how on the live DVD's they get local a capella choir to sing during the concert.
 
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Unfortunately that song has become too political to play. Last time we covered it some folks started chanting four more years. Some for, some against... So we decided to drop it entirely
 

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How is "You Can't Always Get What You Want" political? I just read through the lyrics and don't get it.
I think he's referring to 'someone' playing it at their campaign rallies (even though Mick & Keith asked them to stop) which in itself, is ironic i.e. playing a song about not getting what you want.
 

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My favorite song is Jumpin' Jack Flash. I have always enjoyed playing that one in bands too.

Favorite album is Sticky Fingers, so many great songs on that record.
 


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