Articles tagged ladies and gentlemen, the rolling stones

16 Apr 2015 // 12:35 PM

Was 1965 Music’s Greatest Year Ever?

Here in the media-saturated 2010s, we get to relive the events of the momentous 1960s in an inexorable year-by-year march. Last year, the Beatles re-invaded

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10 Culturally Iconic Moments in the Career of Albert Maysles (1926 - 2015)

Though he never received the appreciation of his peers, documentarian Albert Maysles' mark on the genre remains indelible, and important. Here are 10 reasons why.

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1965: 12 Months That Shook the World

1965 places that year's astonishing surge of innovative pop music in a larger context of social, cultural, and political change.

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24 Oct 2014 // 1:45 AM

Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones

Brian Jones was the golden boy of the Rolling Stones—the visionary who gave the band its name and its sound. Yet he was a haunted man, and much of his brief time with the band was volatile and tragic.

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‘Ain’t it Time We Said Goodbye’ Is a Reader’s Digest-like Condensation of the Rolling Stones Story

Veteran Stones scribe Robert Greenfield captures a band, and its key relationship, in turmoil and on the cusp of change.

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25 Aug 2014 // 11:00 AM

Songs of the Summers: The ‘60s

As it turns out, America's infatuation with sometimes kooky summer tunes is an old one.

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Counterbalance No. 125: The Rolling Stones’ ‘Aftermath’

"Albums just aren't the same today", I hear every mother say. Mother needs something today to calm her down. The 125th most acclaimed album of all time ought to do it. What a drag it is getting old.

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One Night Only: The Rolling Stones ‘Some Girls’ Live in Texas ‘78

In 1978 the rise of punk and popularity of disco were about to kick the Rolling Stones out of poignancy. But then Some Girls flew to the top of the American charts, and the Stones short US tour is widely hailed as one of their most musically impressive.

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The Undiluted Promise of Comics as Vanguard for 21st Century Media

Sometimes, rarely, a work is so good (so well-conceived, so well-executed) that it simply breaks our traditional expectations of comics literature. And this breaking allows us to glimpse the true, rare promise of what the industry can achieve. Davids Lapham and Aja's Wolverine: Debt of Death is this work.

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We Piss Anywhere: ‘Sympathy for Mick Jagger’

Mick Jagger is the devil; the avatar for the swaggering, fatally self-assured hedonist who will piss anywhere with a cocky smirk written all over his face that only confirms there is nothing you can do to stop him.

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Counterbalance: Year One

In this special one-year anniversary edition of Counterbalance, Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn discuss their first year combing through the pop music canon (as determined by Acclaimed Music's calculations of every best-of list available), share a few favorites, and justify a couple items on their expense account.

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9 Aug 2011 // 7:40 AM

In Defense of Good Sax

I could list several dozen songs that would be greatly lessened, if not unthinkable, without their saxophonic embellishment; so could you. In the interest of time and clarity, let's take three and call it a day.

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10 Albums That Supposedly Suck (But Don’t)

Some of these are hopefully no-brainers, others may be head-scratchers. All of them are albums that deserve a fresh appraisal.

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Counterbalance No. 43: The Rolling Stones’ ‘Sticky Fingers’

Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn have watched you suffer a dull aching pain, but wild horses couldn't drag them away from talking about one more Rolling Stones album. This week in Counterbalance—Acclaimed Music’s 43rd All-Time Greatest Album. Have your needle and spoon at the ready.

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A Stormy Playlist: 10 Songs for Before, During, and After the Summer Storms

If we are going to learn to grin and bear this year's enhanced, prolonged stormy activity, we need an equally stormy playlist to accompany the thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and whatever other maladies Mother Nature might throw our way during this summer season

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Counterbalance No. 36: The Rolling Stones’ ‘Let It Bleed’

You got the silver, you got the gold, you got the diamonds from the mine, but do you have Counterbalance? Klinger and Mendelsohn have a little to spare in this week's edition as they pick through the Rolling Stones' Let It Bleed.

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Howlin’ Wolf: Rocking Chair Blues - “Down in the Bottom”

Sexual poaching and its consequences become a life and death drama in Howlin’ Wolf’s “Down in the Bottom”.

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Counterbalance No. 30: The Rolling Stones’ ‘Beggars Banquet’

With a blood-curdling “tally-ho”, Counterbalance’s Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn charge into the ranks of The Big List. This time they hit upon No. 30 -- Beggars Banquet, the Rolling Stones’ 1968 escape from psychedelia.

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Rocking Chair Blues: Howlin’ Wolf – “Little Baby”

“Little Baby”, penned by Willie Dixon, is a well-crafted, catchy pop tune with clever lyrics, and Howlin’ Wolf sounds like he’s having a great time with it. You’d never guess that his partnership with its writer was so fraught with anger and resentment.

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Rocking Chair Blues: Howlin’ Wolf - “The Red/Little Red Rooster”

Whether known as "The Red Rooster" or "Little Red Rooster", this Willie Dixon song has attained classic status in the blues repertoire. And no one does it better than Howlin' Wolf.

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Kiasmos: 26 May 2015 - Rough Trade NYC (Photos)

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"Kiasmos is the exciting, dark and trippy electronic project from Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen.

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