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The Rolling Stones: World's Greatest Country Band

Posted on: June 30, 2011 10:12 pm
 
I have had this idea for decades.  Just as no Elvis Presley, no Rolling Stones, no Rolling Stones, no Lynyrd Skynyrd.  This just progresses through changes.  

No Lynyrd Synyrd, no Toby Keith or Brad Paisley.  (Though Brad would argue no KISS, no Brad Paisley.  He would be wrong.)  

Let's go to the tape shall we:


 Songs in the album Forty Licks:


How about that?

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Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: July 1, 2011 11:05 pm
 

The Rolling Stones: World's Greatest Country Band

Incidently, The Who are my favorite all time band as well.  I think the best concert I ever attended was The Who at the LA Coliseum back in the early Eighties. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are my favorite American band.

Just as a Discography reference.



Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: July 1, 2011 10:59 pm
 

The Rolling Stones: World's Greatest Country Band

It's a fact.  The question just occured to me:  Which had a bigger influence on Country rock, Elvis Presley or Ray Charles.  My father had every Ray Charles recording of any sort and mom had every Elvis record.  A substantial "overlap" occured in both camps.

I was always of the mind that Ry Cooder and Gram Parsons seemed to seperate themselves much like J.J. Cale.  (J.J. lives about six miles due East of here but Lord knows we have nothing to show for it.  I wonder who brings him groceries?)

 



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: July 1, 2011 12:20 pm
 

The Rolling Stones: World's Greatest Country Band

While The Who is and will always be my favorite band. I think the Rolling Stones are the BEST band because they could do anything. Country, disco, rock. Whatever was popular they could put into their music. I think I will listen to some right now.



Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: June 30, 2011 11:15 pm
 

The Rolling Stones: World's Greatest Country Band

It's a good point about the progression...but you could make the case that w/o Ry Cooder or Gram Parsons, there would be no "country" in the Stones.  Those two taught the English Boys alot about American country and folk roots, separate from the blues.


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