Posted by Geo (188.8.131.52) on December 19, 2000 at 18:46:42:
In Reply to: Re: How did you become a Stones fan? posted by oldfan on December 19, 2000 at 00:06:35:
: When the Beatles came out, everybody loved them. Because I hate sycophantic worship and because of my contrary nature, I looked elsewhere for musical inspiration. Besides, most early Beatles music was pretty bad though it improved later on. I happened to hear Not Fade Away and then Mona. I didn't know anything about these guys but I heard something that appealed to me on a gut level in a way no Beatles song could. The first album (vinyl-- not CD) I ever bought was The Rolling Stones Now. I really loved Mona, Heart of Stone, Little Red Rooster, and Down Home Girl. When The Last Time and Satisfaction came out, I was hooked. Because information was not as readily available in those days, it took a while to figure out who did what in the group. When I finally sorted things out, I found that the majority of the best Rolling Stones music came during the Brian Jones era (with the exception of Sticky Fingers and a few isolated songs). Although I took a lot of crap from others over my non-traditional choosing of the Rolling Stones, I stuck with them. I'll probably get another load of crap from other posters here with contrary viewpoints, but that's ok. I'm used to it.
: Another reason I took an early liking to the Rolling Stones is that they all dresssed differently-- no matching clothing/uniforms like everyone else at the time. I first saw them that way on the syndicated Lloyd Thaxton Show. If you never heard of Thaxton, ask Keno.
: P.S. I saw them live in both 1969 and 1981. 1969 was more fun for two reasons. First, they were still fairly new at that time-- not the caricatures of themselves they later became. Second, one of the opening acts was the incredible Ike & Tina Turner Revue with Tina in her absolute prime.
Thank you oldfan great story, and I agree with you.
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