Articles tagged mick jagger

‘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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‘Rocks Off’ Offers a Compelling Glimpse at the Life of the Stones

Songwriter Bill Janovitz follows up his examination of Exile on Mainstreet with an expansive analysis of the legendary bad boys band.

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For Your (Re)consideration: The Rolling Stones in the 1980s

There's much to cherish in the Stones' '80s oeuvre, maligned though it may be

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Shemekia Copeland and Ronnie Baker Brooks Take a Class

Copeland and Brooks infected my classroom with the ‘existential freedom’ that allows each person to stare into the darkness, yet somehow and someway, find the words, the voice, and the courage to sing a sweet song. That is, they gave us all the blues.

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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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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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‘Stones In Exile’: An Autobiographical Rock ‘n’ Roll Bible

By exiling themselves to small-town America's "Main Street", the Rolling Stones began serving up a rich, steamy gumbo of sounds they certainly didn't invent, but undeniably put their stamp upon.

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Turning Over Stones: ‘The Rolling Stones: Rare and Unseen’

Is there anything left to discover about the World's Greatest Rock 'n Roll Band?

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Robert Frank: The Complete Film Works: Volumes 1, 2 & 3

As Frank’s films reveal, a lack of access to avant-garde cinema is a collective denial of a vital part of our selves.

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10 Aug 2008 // 11:00 PM

Shine a Light

Rarely do movies change my mind about anything, rarer still about rock 'n' roll, but Shine A Light did just that.

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6 Apr 2008 // 11:02 PM

Shine a Light

While the coming together of the Rolling Stones and Martin Scorsese has been heralded as an event, Shine a Light is only fitfully absorbing.

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28 Feb 2008 // 9:57 PM

Carla Bruni: No Promises

What does it say about the industry when model Carla Bruni's CD has more artist involvement – and merit – than that of "real" pop stars?

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Mick Jagger: The Very Best of Mick Jagger

And the trashiest, most rollicking and flat-out fun album of 2007 is... a Mick Jagger solo retrospective?! Bet you didn't see that one coming.

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The Dick Cavett Show: Rock Icons

For classic rock fans, the set contains some fascinating moments, and it's a testament to Cavett's willingness to play with format that they don't seem dated.

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The Man From Elysian Fields (2001)

Despite much swirling and swooping of the camera, it winds up looking like a moderately well directed TV movie.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Gimme Shelter (1970/2000)

Sixties rock and roll festivals -- given their large crowds of people, lack of sanitary facilities, bad drugs, and shortages of food and water -- were catastrophes waiting to happen. People get angry when they're uncomfortable or feel ripped off.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Coming of Age When 'Life Is Strange'

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"Time travelling and selfies are the central conceits of Life Is Strange.

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