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Every thread ever made about the Stones seems to burn out and die off much too quickly. They're legends! I mean we've got huge threads on lots of classic rock bands but ones on the Stones never stay very long.

So getting things going...

What era of the Stones is your favourite? Be it record-wise, touring-wise, looks-wise, whatever.

For me it's the post-Brian Jones pre-Ronnie Wood era musically, like 1969 - 1974. But I really like the current line-up performance wise.
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Some Girls is the best classic rock album ever....almost.
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I'm a fan of the Exile on Mainstreet era with Mick Taylor on guitar. His playing fits so well with the band. I would say even better than Woody's does.
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My favourites are from Keith was on his own with stuff like Gimme Shelter and You Can't Always Get What You Want(studio). After that, Brian Jones era easily.
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#5
Considering that the Beatles are and have been my favourite band for a long time now, I never really gave the Rolling Stones a really listening too (of course, I know some of their most well known stuff).

Which album do think I should start with? Or would it be better just to get a "Best Of" compilation?
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#7
Sticky Fingers is my favourite. Hands down, end of story, period.
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Sticky Fingers is my favourite. Hands down, end of story, period.


Mhmm, same here. Exile On Main St. & Get Yer Ya Yas Out are also some of my favorites.
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I second the comments about sticky fingers and exile. Mick Taylor really brought the best out of Keith. I wanted to go see them at the o2 arena but tickets were £100 and i was poor
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Which album do think I should start with? Or would it be better just to get a "Best Of" compilation?

Start with 'Let It Bleed' or perhaps 'Exile On Main St.' I wouldn't start a best of though, you need to get the full effect of a Stones record. 'Some Girls' is a thought as well.
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#13
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I'm a fan of the Exile on Mainstreet era with Mick Taylor on guitar. His playing fits so well with the band. I would say even better than Woody's does.
Mick Taylor and Keith are so different with their styles, but I always felt that it was a great fit nonetheless.

Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out is one of the best live albums ever.
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Mick Taylor and Keith are so different with their styles, but I always felt that it was a great fit nonetheless.

Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out is one of the best live albums ever.

Mick Taylor and Keith Richards had some great guitar chemistry but I think he's better friends with Ron and it comes out stronger in the music. The interplay on Woods-era tunes is really impressive I always thought. 'Beast Of Burden' being a good example off the top of my head.

Oh and I just found a Mick Jagger & Lenny Kravitz cover of the Bill Withers classic 'Use Me Up' and I was just wondering if anybody knew when this was done? I wouls guess around 2001 when Mick was doing Goddess In The Doorway but I'm not entirely sure.
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Sticky Fingers and Beggars Banquet. I can't really choose between the two. After that, get Let It Bleed and Exile on Main Street. After them, get Aftermath, Some Girls and Tatoo You. If you want to get the rest, get 'em! A greatest hits compilation may also do for some of the early hits (Jumpin' Jack Flash, Satisfaction etc.)
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Sticky Fingers and Beggars Banquet. I can't really choose between the two. After that, get Let It Bleed and Exile on Main Street. After them, get Aftermath, Some Girls and Tatoo You. If you want to get the rest, get 'em! A greatest hits compilation may also do for some of the early hits (Jumpin' Jack Flash, Satisfaction etc.)

I know they've reissued a lot of the older records, so you can get singles like 'Satisfaction' on full albums now.
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can anyone recomend me any songs by the rolling stones? the only ones i have and like are paint it black, sympathy for the devil, and jumpin jack flash, any of them that are sorta like thooes i guess.. cheers :P
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Exile on Main St. is one of the most finely crafted pieces of rock in history.

It took a while to really stick with me 'cause the tempos are slower and the tracks are dense, but once I heard it a few times I fell in love.
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can anyone recomend me any songs by the rolling stones? the only ones i have and like are paint it black, sympathy for the devil, and jumpin jack flash, any of them that are sorta like thooes i guess.. cheers :P

i think one of there best songs made is cant you hear me knocking, the start is realy loud and rock and rollish, and then the second part is all jazzy, it is a really good song, some other songs you might like are brown sugar and gimme shelter
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can anyone recomend me any songs by the rolling stones? the only ones i have and like are paint it black, sympathy for the devil, and jumpin jack flash, any of them that are sorta like thooes i guess.. cheers :P


Well, Gimmee Shelter, Street Fightin Man, The Last Time, I Can't Get No Satisfaction, Mother's Little helper, Honky Tonk Woman, Can't You Hear Me Knockin?, Start me Up, Miss You, Brown Sugar, Don't Stop, Happy and Beast of Burden are some of my favorites...check some of those out.
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Exile on Main St. is one of the most finely crafted pieces of rock in history.

It took a while to really stick with me 'cause the tempos are slower and the tracks are dense, but once I heard it a few times I fell in love.

Yeah, it's the kind of record that is timeless. I mean like it just seems to be good for all hours of the day, y'know? Been really really into it this past month or so, just can't get enough!

And to Spitz13:
Check out 'Citadel', 'Play With Fire', and 'Tumbling Dice'.
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Exile On Main Street and Sticky Fingers are my two favorites, so I guess I like the Taylor era best, though I think both Brian Jones did and Ron Wood has done well in the band.
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#23
i like the taylor era myself...
in an attempt to keep this thread around, sympathy for the devil is possibly the most amazing song ever

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sympathy for the devil is possibly the most amazing song ever

You know what? You're right! I have it playing at the moment and forty some years later - it still rocks!
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#25
That song is lyrical prefection.
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I love the stones, I dont have many albums but the stuff I have is great. I think its so amazing that they are still going after 40+ years and still touring and recording.
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#27
It probably goes without saying, but I think they're one of the best rock n' roll bands in history. Their discography, however, is really daunting.

I have Aftermath, Beggars Banquet, Sticky Fingers, The Rolling Stones, Now!, Exile On Main Street, and a handful of random mp3's.

Out of those, I have to say I like Beggars Banquet the best.
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^ Beggar's Banquet is probably their crowning Jones-era glory. Let It Bleed is my favourite 60's Stones album though.
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I joined. So what are everyones favourite songs? I'm absolutely loving Happy at the moment, that intro riff, just something else. But besides that Honky Tonk Women, Street Fighting Man and Wild Horses are all incredible.
Edit: And Tumbling Dice. In fact anything off Exile.
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^ It's really fun to tune your guitar to open G, put on Honky Tonk Women, and go nuts with your slide. Been doing that way too much lately...

As far as favourite songs go I really like 'Monkey Man' and 'Loving Cup' lately.
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^ Isn't Start Me Up in open g too? I can't remember....it's some open tuning though!
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^^yes it is. Brown Sugar also. I keep a guitar in open G (I play a lot of Black Crowes and like, 90% of their rhythm stuff is in open G), so I usually find myself strumming some Rolling Stones every now and then.
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I find that on the whole their most signature songs are the ones in open G outside of satisfaction and jumping jack flash.
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Quote by BrainDamage
^^yes it is. Brown Sugar also. I keep a guitar in open G (I play a lot of Black Crowes and like, 90% of their rhythm stuff is in open G), so I usually find myself strumming some Rolling Stones every now and then.


I saw the Crowes a little while ago they reminded me a lot of the Stones. They did a ripping version of Can't you hear me knockin' too.
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I find that on the whole their most signature songs are the ones in open G outside of satisfaction and jumping jack flash.


Jumping Jack Flash is actually in open G live

so is: I wanna hold you, you got me rocking, hand of fate. can't you hear me knockin', if you can't rock me, you can't always get what you want, and a bunch of others.
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so is: I wanna hold you, you got me rocking, hand of fate. can't you hear me knockin', if you can't rock me, you can't always get what you want, and a bunch of others.

You Can't Always Get What You Want is played in standard with a capo on the fifth my friend.

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Anybody else think country honk is cooler then honky tonk women? I just love that loose feel to it sounds like there all getting pissed in a bar in the south and just playing away.
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I do love Country Honk but Honky Tonk Women is just incredible. The rhythm playing is out of this world. The tone is brilliant, probably my favourite tone. And theres a pause in the playing at about 1:16 which is soo good.