Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Beatles and Stones in one posting!

I just wasted a lot of time trying to pick out just one 74-minute CD's worth of songs from Beggar's Banquet, Let it Bleed, Sticky Fingers, and Exile on Main Street. I can't do it. It's all too good. There's about two hours worth of stuff that I couldn't stand to leave off. No wonder there are so many different "best of" Rolling Stones albums.

My wife and I don't have nearly as many Stones albums as Beatles albums (everything except With the Beatles, Magical Mystery Tour, Hard Days Night, and Yellow Submarine... except we sorta have those last two because we have the DVDs), but neither is the sort of band that you can appreciate without listening to hours and hours of. Their range just can't be summed up in a couple of dozen "hits".

I must say something about popular culture that some of the biggest albums in recent years have been by Elvis, the Beatles,, and the Stones. What, exactly, I don't know.

Don't even get me started on Elvis. There's something about that real 50's music that just.. plain... rocks!!! in a way that no punk kid revivalists have been able to match.