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Crossfire Hurricane - new Stones film on HBO

supergenius365

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I realize I am getting old, but it has gotten to the point with me that the Stones put out more retrospectives and greatest hits than new material. It seems like only 10 years ago we got "Forty Licks". Can't say there has been a lot of good stuff to add to warrant a 50 year greatest hits. Not much before that it was "25X5". Despite being a huge fan, I have no real interest in the offerings for this 50th anniversary.
 

pete kanaras

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how timely, an hour ago i popped in "bridges to babylon" for the first time in a long time! there is some really kick ass stuff on this record and some groaners too, like the dust brothers collaborations. glad to see they finally officially released "brussels affair" too, the greatest live album they ever did
 

rollyfoster

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I realize I am getting old, but it has gotten to the point with me that the Stones put out more retrospectives and greatest hits than new material. It seems like only 10 years ago we got "Forty Licks". Can't say there has been a lot of good stuff to add to warrant a 50 year greatest hits. Not much before that it was "25X5". Despite being a huge fan, I have no real interest in the offerings for this 50th anniversary.
Put the haterade back in the fridge. They're like 70 years old now. Besides, this movie has nothing to do with greatest hits.

I'm really looking forward to this release. I'm a big fan of documentaries and this one looks to be really cool.
 

fusion58

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Put the haterade back in the fridge. They're like 70 years old now. Besides, this movie has nothing to do with greatest hits.

I'm really looking forward to this release. I'm a big fan of documentaries and this one looks to be really cool.
+1.

Never get tired of The Stones.
 

TREV FLINT

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Watched this last night at the local movie theatre. Great film! Most of the info I had previously read in books but it was cool to actually see some of the carnage. Like in the early days when they couldn't finish a show due to the men rioting and the girls with wet panties attacking Mick. Funny to see stage diving and such back in the mid sixties too!


I'm a big Stones fan and this is a must watch for other fans.

Enjoy
 

sixty2strat

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I'd be into it there was more that a 30 sec. bit on Taylor. Stalin wrote Trotsky out of Soviet history to a lesser degree.


I heard the brusseles affair was only for download, is there a CD I can buy at a store.
 

Slackerprince

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Watching it in pieces the last few nights.
Some pretty good, behind the scenes footage, a lot of it never released.
Also, noting how Keith played a Les Paul on a lot of the earlier stuff.
One sad part was when Mick and Keith knew that Brian was fading away,
and that the last thing Mick remembered about Brian contributing, was the
slide guitar part in No Expectations.
I think it's worth a look, especially for Stones fans.

S
 

Gretsch6136

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25 x 5 was an excellent documentary on The Stones, but it is nearly 25 years old itself now!

I'd really like the stones to do an extended documentarry series liek the beatles did with Anthology.
 

Lightningrt

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Watched this last night at the local movie theatre. Great film! Most of the info I had previously read in books but it was cool to actually see some of the carnage. Like in the early days when they couldn't finish a show due to the men rioting and the girls with wet panties attacking Mick. Funny to see stage diving and such back in the mid sixties too!


I'm a big Stones fan and this is a must watch for other fans.

Enjoy
Serialised on BBC TV, I watched the first part this morning [1960's to 1970]

Brilliant, some really good old footage as described above, and quite a bit of 8mm cine camera stuff I hadn't seen before. All very well edited together, and some up-to-date interviews that were conducted in a room where cameras weren't allowed [whatever that means in terms of the interviews I dunno].

Looking forward to the next part.
 

todd richman

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I really liked it. Good footage from 1969 and 1972 tours. Not as detailed as C**ksucker Blues or some of the other bootleg video from that era that I have seen. Also, the documentary ends with the 1981 tour which I found rather odd since they have gone on to so much more touring success since then.
 

bluesjunior

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I'd be into it there was more that a 30 sec. bit on Taylor. Stalin wrote Trotsky out of Soviet history to a lesser degree.
I like Mick Taylor's guitar playing but if you think he deserves more than a footnote in their history you are delusional. The Stones are Mick and Keith first and foremost with a bit of help from Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor and Ronnie Woods in that order. If the Stones were about just music then Mick Taylor deserves a deal of credit for his guitar playing in a certain period of their history, but the Stones as a whole are iconic and about much more than the music.
 

opaline

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I want to see this but haven't figured out a way to watch it without actually getting HBO. DVD release isn't far off, may have to wait for that. IMO the Taylor years were pretty darn good, he brought something really different and beautiful, but whoever they had was the right person at the right time. It all worked out pretty well for them.

It's great that Cocksucker Blues is now out online for those who wish to search, it really does convey the highs and lows of the whole thing pretty well. The shots of Keith in the background totally zoned into the next dimension are hilarious.
 

whitehall

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Stones marketing really working overtime these days. Golly, books, movies, discs, what won't they think of next. How about putting out something that's not a rehash . If they pressed Brussell Affair into a CD it would outsell all this crap.
 

Lightningrt

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I want to see this but haven't figured out a way to watch it without actually getting HBO. DVD release isn't far off, may have to wait for that. IMO the Taylor years were pretty darn good, he brought something really different and beautiful, but whoever they had was the right person at the right time. It all worked out pretty well for them.

It's great that Cocksucker Blues is now out online for those who wish to search, it really does convey the highs and lows of the whole thing pretty well. The shots of Keith in the background totally zoned into the next dimension are hilarious.
There was a bit in the '69 tour coverage where Mick seems to be snorting something off a flick knife - soo Rock and Roll!
 

chervokas

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I was a little disappointed in the flick, I must say. Between officially released footage, the newly restored Charlie Is My Darling and Robert Frank's documentary, which hasn't been release but which you can watch on You Tube for goodness sake, there wasn't much in the way of new footage.

The interviews offered precious little that was new or insightful -- though I thought some of Jagger's comments about Keith's drug problems and about Altamont were interesting and a little more open than I've heard in the past. And the footage from Nellcote, which I hadn't seen before, was cool.
 

jammybastard

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Robert Frank's documentary, which hasn't been release but which you can watch on You Tube for goodness sake
Saw what you did there. Well played sir, well played.
I woud have typed out the title.
:dude
 

bigeric

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I saw it the other day. I'll say this the stones with Mick Taylor was amazing. The band had an a amazing groove. The band really changed when he left.
 






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