Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Beggars Banquet & Brian

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Posted by Ben on December 13, 1999 at 14:36:01:

In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Beggars Banquet & Brian posted by blimey on December 12, 1999 at 22:24:02:

: : : And, I've got the boot BlueStones, with bunch of their blues stuff from the 60s and early 70s. It has what the Fingerprint File a says is a rare 45 version of Parachute Woman. It's got some stinging guitar on top of the chug a lug guitar on the released version of that. Anybody else ever heard this and/or know who is playing it? Cool version.

: : I think I've got it on Brian's Blues, which is a Living Legend product. I'm sure the Luna cd is better, I'll have to get it. Stinging is a great description of the guitar on that version.

: "Stinging guitar"....hmmm that sure sonds like Jones to me. Plus the fact that it was edited out of the official release makes me almost certain it was Brian without even hearing it. I don't know why the Stones persist with this lie that Brian Jones didn't contribute anything to Beggars Banquet. Why do they hate him so? What are they so afraid of? To continue to badmouth this guy after 30 years...maybe they are embarrassed by the fact that their best material was recorded during his tenure.

Boy, I sure do agree with you there. Mick's comments in the Rolling Stone interview in 1995 that Brian played "on some of it, not all of it," is about as close to an acknowledgement of his contributions as I've heard. And that some of it is more than acknowledged. (It's convenient to say he only played on "No Expectations". No way. Besides, his total fade-out didn't occur until after his second bust in June 68.
Finally, Brian was always sporadic and spotty, rising to the occasion when he was inspired. I think the same holds true on Beggars.

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