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Video Du Jour (X2): The Rolling Stones

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , , , , on November 26, 2012 by 30daysout

Yep, the Rolling Stones are back. They played the first of their 50th anniversary shows in London last night, and the grizzled Stones were joined onstage by former band members Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman, along with the ubiquitous Jeff Beck.

Save your pennies – the Stones are threatening to tour. Meanwhile you can amuse yourself with the official video for “Doom and Gloom,” featuring Swedish actress Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, the original Girl With The Dragon Tattoo). By the way, there’s some nudity in here, so it’s not safe for work!

Bonus: The Rolling Stones performing “Honky Tonk Women” in London on 11/25, apparently with Bill Wyman on bass.

The Rolling Stones official web site

Review: Live albums

Posted in Review with tags , , on December 2, 2009 by 30daysout

Guess because it’s Christmas time, the “gift box” CD sets are coming out … and there are a couple of live sets from classic rock artists that will try and grab your attention.  One is a great bargain, the other is a bit of a rip-off. (Update: OK, maybe not a rip-off, but … buyer beware.)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are represented by The Live Anthology, an awesome four-CD set with 48 tracks encompassing the band’s entire career.  This set, available most places for around 20 bucks, is a bargain – Best Buy and Petty’s website also offers a larger set with a fifth CD of 14 more tracks, a couple of DVDs featuring some live shows and a Blu-Ray disc, all for about $100.

Beyond the bargain, though, the Petty set is incredible for the grooves contained within.  He combines some of his best-known songs with stellar covers, including a great instrumental version of the James Bond classic “Goldfinger,” the Grateful Dead’s “Friend Of The Devil,” the Byrds’ “Ballad Of Easy Rider,” and on and on.  I can’t remember when I’ve had so much fun listening to a live album.  Highly recommended.

MP3: “Born In Chicago” (live) by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

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