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The Rolling Stones vs. The Beatles: Stones Win

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So, yesterday, I was walking down a long and lonely road…with my roommate…(Sorry, I had to put the random song reference in there because it popped into my head). I don’t know how we got on the subject but the age-old debate of the Stones vs. the Beatles came up. In the past, I have been known to say that I really have no opinion on the subject; however, as of late, I have developed one.  I like the Rolling Stones better. Why some people may ask? Well, I’m going to answer that question right now.

1) Mick Jagger has a voice that is very distinctive. While the Beatles did have several good singers in their fold, I don’t know that anyone of them can hold a candle to Jagger. Whether he is belting out “Satisfaction,” “Brown Sugar,” or “Angie,” Jagger’s voice has always been powerful and emotional.

2) The Rolling Stones are still performing. While the Beatles broke-up in the late 60’s, the Stones have continued to tour and to perform like nobody’s business. It can be a little weird to see a 67-year-old man dancing on stage, but they have not ceased to entertain audiences for nearly 50 years.

3) Their music doesn’t seem like more of the same to me. I like the Beatles; don’t get me wrong. The sound of their music seems to stick a little too much to one style to me. However, the Stones music seems to have a little more variety. Maybe it’s due to Keith Richards…who knows?

So, with these thoughts in mind, I leave you with “Angie” one of my favorite Rolling Stones songs. I like the hopefulness of it, yet it has a sound that is very sorrowful.

Written by uncannynerdyguy

October 31, 2010 at 12:06 am

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