Posted by cc on May 01, 2000 at 14:30:31:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Album which best defines the Stones sound posted by Lord Voodoo on May 01, 2000 at 14:16:11:
Just as a disclaimer, I strongly disagree with JBR on another thread.
But I think he has a point here. There are very few tracks in any era that Charlie is not on. YCAGWYW is the only I know of in this period that he does not play drums, when there are drums.
Bill, on the other hand, is absent from a surprisingly high number of tracks. He is one of the best bass players in rock, but he did most of his more-than-solid work before this period, I would say. For some reason, whether it's Keith not letting him and mixing him low, or his own reasons, his parts get less interesting around this time, and when there is an interesting bass part, it often turns out to be Keith or Mick T. Sometimes then Bill is on keyboards, where he does some excellent stuff. Look at the sleeves of Sticky, Exile, Goats. He's a bit more consistently there on Black and Blue.
But I would say the absence of Charlie is very rare and worthy of note if picking songs.
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