British Sounds #1:
The Rolling Stones
Now half as old as time and with all the lissome grace of a broken luggage rack, The Rolling Stones continue to tour the world with an act no one under forty cares about; fueled by corporate sponsorship that ought to disqualify them from the human race on general principles. They are, in every respect, the walking illustration of why old people should not play (or, in their case, pretend to play) Rock'n'Roll music. But there was a time when, for a few errant moments, they were indeed what they once claimed themselves to be: The World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band. Monumentally proficient in Pop music as well as straight-ahead Rock; with lyrics of far greater sophistication than anything McCartney or Lennon were cooking up at the time, the Stones may have come in number two in the British Invasion sweepstakes, but their finest music has dated less than anyone else's. I just wish they'd get the hell off the stage and go away.
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