Oct 122012

Well, after the entirely craptastic A Bigger Bang, I didn’t expect much from the new Stones song, which is one of two that will be on their latest catalog cash grab, GRRRR! (which has a terrible cover as well as some truly spotty song choices on it). But I like this song. It sounds pretty okay, but I’ve only listened to it once. So I guess The Stones aren’t extinct!


  18 Responses to “New Rolling Stones: Doom and Gloom”

  1. Wow, it’s got a prominent “Bitch”-style guitar riff for starters, then it turns into a strong Black Crowes song. Seriously, this may be the best Stones song I’ve heard since “Mixed Emotions.”

  2. 2000 Man

    My only complaint is that it’s kind of like Love is Strong in that there’s pretty much no guitar solo. There’s lotsa guitars, but they don’t really let off the gas at all. But it’s still pretty cool and it’s actually sticking in my head a little, so that’s a good thing!

  3. I love it when the Stones eschew bridges. “Don’t bore us! Get to the chorus!”


  4. Mick’s Demotions?


  5. cliff sovinsanity

    Your kidding me about that album cover right?

  6. hrrundivbakshi

    You guys are way too kind. Boooooo-ring.

  7. Not too bad. I would guess that would get the Stones a little play and then, who knows? It has worked for them before.

    Those moving calligraphy videos are becoming awfully common since that “Fuck You” song a couple of summers ago. They must be dirt cheap to produce and you don’t need the artist to participate in any way beyond supplying the track.

  8. OK, tough guy: what’s the last Stones song that landed on the plus side of mediocre?

  9. 2000 Man

    I think it’s a good idea for them to stay out of the video if they want it to sell to anyone under 40. It doesn’t sound like a bunch of old guys, but they sure don’t look young. In fact if you’re under 45, they kinda look like your grandparents. That’s a tough way to sell downloads.

  10. 2000 Man

    That’s the cover. It’s really, really bad.

  11. 2000 Man

    You wet your pants because ZZ Top didn’t embarrass themselves! It’s not like you’ve set the bar all that high. I put this in the same category. It’s better than I expected, nothing to be embarrassed about and if someone gives it to me for xmas, I’ll say, “thank you” and actually mean it. But I’m not spending my money on this, OR ZZ Top.

  12. misterioso

    High five, 2000 Man! I agree that this is altogether not the least bit terrible. Makes me wonder which album it was a leftover from.

  13. I’m going to say that it’s even BETTER than Mixed Emotions.

  14. BigSteve

    The song is fine, the guitars are fine, but I’m not a fan of the hyped up drum sound. Are they trying to sound clubby? I don’t expect it sound like five guys in a room jamming (though I wouldn’t object to that), but the drums sound programmed, which doesn’t feel right against the guitar sound. Maybe it’ll grow on me. A similar tactic on Undercover of the Night worked pretty well in retrospect.

  15. I judge music on how it emotionally effects me. If it doesn’t move me it doesn’t groove me. There’s a visceral feeling for the Stones. This blusy, rocking song is no exception. Is it just me but I lean more toward the Stones then the Beatles. Overall I think the Stones are much grittier and like gritty rock.

  16. Are you blaming Pretty Purdie for the programming?

  17. cherguevara

    Funny, to me it kind of doesn’t sound like a Charlie Watts pocket, am I wrong? Feel pretty on top of the beat for him. I’m not doubting that it’s Charlie, but it does seem out of character.

  18. 2000 Man

    Yeah it’s a pretty straight ahead thump. I mis Bill on bass, too.

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