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The Rolling Stones:  The Greatest Rock n Roll Band in the World

Somehow alliteration of the food phrase "chicken egg scrambler" got me to think about the Midnight Rambler:  A Stones hit first performed in 1969. 

Here the Stones perform The Midnight Rambler in 2003 live at The Garden in NYC.  That is over 40 years since the band got together and 34 years since they first performed this song.

Geeeeezus.  Watch Mick Jagger.  He must be 60 years old in this performance.  (btw:  If you knew the lyrics from only listening to the music--you have quite an ear!!!)

Well worth the title of the Greatest Rock n Roll Band in the world!!!!!



Since 2003 Jagger's official title is Sir Michael Phillip Jagger;  thank you very much!!!!

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IMHO, the best version of Midnight Rambler:

And yes, The Rolling Stones ARE the world's greatest rock-n-roll band!

I'm a-talkin' 'bout the midnight rambler
Everybody got to go
Well I'm a-talkin' 'bout the midnight gambler
The one you never seen before
I'm sighin' down the wind so sadly
A-listen and you'll hear me moan
Well I'm a talkin' 'bout the midnight gambler
And everybody got to go
(Yeah c'mon)
Talkin' 'bout the midnight gambler
The one you never seen before
I'm talkin' 'bout the midnight rambler
Did you see me jump the garden wall
I don't give you a hoot of warning
A-dressed up in my black cat cloak
I don't see the light of the morning
I'll split the time the cock'rel crows
I'm tellin' 'bout the midnight rambler
Well, honey, it's no rock 'n' roll show
Well, I'm a-talkin' 'bout the midnight gambler
And everybody got to go
Oh, don't do that
Well, you heard about the Boston Strangler
Honey, it's not one of those
Talkin' 'bout the midnight, shit!
Did you see me jump bedroom door
I'm called the hit and run raper, in anger
Or just a knife sharpened, tippy toe
Or just a shoot 'em dead, brainbell jangler*
Everybody got to go
If you ever meet the midnight rambler
And he's prowlin' down your marble hall
And he's pouncin' like a proud black panther
You should say, I told you so
If you listen for the midnight rambler
Play it easy, easy, as you go
I'll go smash down all your plate glass windows
Put my fist through your steel plate doors
Well I'm a-talkin' bout the midnight rambler
The one you never seen before
Well I'm a-talkin' bout the midnight rambler
And did you see me jump your garden wall
And if you ever catch the Midnight Rambler
Steal your mistress from under your nose
Go easy with your cold fanged anger
I'll stick my knife right down your throat baby, and it hurts
* No idea what a "brainbell jangler" is.
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26 minutes ago, DaveO said:

Dang...in retrospect..I never went to a Stones concert and I had my opportunities.   That is one group I would have liked to have seen in person.

I saw them a couple of times in the late 90's early 00's. I don't think you missed a whole lot (at least in that era). While Mick's geriatric gyrations were impressive, and it was fun hearing so many songs I know so well, they just didn't get as down and dirty as I would have liked. They were a little too polished.

I'll stick to cranking up Beggar's Banquet, Let It Bleed, Exile on Main Street,  and Sticky Fingers.

BTW, everything after Tattoo You was pretty much crap, though Blue and Lonesome was fun.

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3 hours ago, DonRocks said:

So ... Mick Jagger is the wealthiest person ever to attend the London School of Economics: fact, or urban legend?

2 hours ago, dcs said:

According to Wikipedia, George Soros graduated from the London School of Economics.  He probably has more money than Mick.

Mick would have more but he invested 95% in alcohol, drugs and women....and now is just left with pennies on the dollar.  But so what.  Mick has more swag than George.

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1 hour ago, DaveO said:

...and how was it?  (btw: I’m jealous)

Honestly? I'm just not that into outdoor-stadium concerts (it was at the football field). It was awesome seeing, emphasis on "seeing," Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, but these concerts are only as good as the sound systems, no matter who's on stage. I do remember they had a giant "steel wheel" as the stage backdrop.

Dizzy Gillespie at Blues Alley? Now *that* was something!

We should start a "Three Concerts You Enjoyed the Most, and Why" thread - a small number like three (or five) really forces you to think and narrow things down.

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