Posted by Fleabit Peanut Monkey on June 23, 2000 at 16:09:52:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Drugged out scene of Brian in 25X5 posted by Ben on June 23, 2000 at 13:03:00:
: Well R&R Circus wasn't a great performance by him, but he wasn't out of it either. His slide on "No Expectations" is impeccable. I think he was out of it emotionally, not out of it from drugs. Just my opinion.
It seems that there are only two schools of thought on Brian Jones - either he was a total waste, or he was a genius who wrote EVERYTHING and then got stabbed in the back. The truth is somewhere in the middle. But the staunch Brian supporters who try to say that Brian DIDN'T have a drug problem are sadly deluding themselves. I've worked with several musicians who abused prescription drugs and can easily put myself in the place of the other Stones as far as wanting to wash my hands of the problem and move on. And I say this as a big fan of Brian's. The truly unfair part of the Stones' treatment of Brian is that they had a double standard - when Keith became a worse liability than Brian ever was, they stood by him until he got better.
You know, WHENEVER that scene of Brian was taken, a guy who was getting THAT out of it AT WORK is someone who can't be too startled at getting a pink slip.
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