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Rolling Stones, Gimme Shelter, Ed Sullivan, 1969

Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:36 pm

Apocalyptic!

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Although you don't hear it on the above clip, Gimme Shelter has to have one of the best intros ever.

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Re: Rolling Stones, Gimme Shelter, Ed Sullivan, 1969

Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:35 pm

One of many Stones favourites. Their sound changed totally after Brian JonesĀ“ very unfortunate death. Of course, he was fired from the band before this album was released, as Taylor replaced him, but imo both he and the new guitarist Mick Taylor added some great dimension to the band that they lost totally after the next line up change. Taylor being the best bluesplayer they ever had and Jones being the multi instrumentalist. Love this tune though.

Sincerely MB280E

Re: Rolling Stones, Gimme Shelter, Ed Sullivan, 1969

Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:39 am

The Rolling Stones never recovered as a creative unit after Mick Taylor left the band. There were certainly some bright spots and the impressive if not surprising Some Girls album, but outside of Some Girls, there has been a void. Obviously the issues run deeper than the lead-guitar position in the band, but it isn't just a coincidence that the band's body of work has mostly been spotty since 1975.

Re: Rolling Stones, Gimme Shelter, Ed Sullivan, 1969

Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:50 pm

midnightx wrote:The Rolling Stones never recovered as a creative unit after Mick Taylor left the band. There were certainly some bright spots and the impressive if not surprising Some Girls album, but outside of Some Girls, there has been a void. Obviously the issues run deeper than the lead-guitar position in the band, but it isn't just a coincidence that the band's body of work has mostly been spotty since 1975.


Agreed. Happens to a lot (but not all) of these bands that seem to stay together for decades.

Re: Rolling Stones, Gimme Shelter, Ed Sullivan, 1969

Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:05 pm

Thanks Londonflash,most enjoyable

Re: Rolling Stones, Gimme Shelter, Ed Sullivan, 1969

Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:17 pm

You're welcome, Ken.

Re: Rolling Stones, Gimme Shelter, Ed Sullivan, 1969

Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:25 am

Thanks for this clip. I was unaware they did this song on Ed Sullivan.

It's an odd juxtaposition between their performance of such an apocalyptic vision and an audience responding as if it's still 1964 with waves of inadvertent and inappropriate screams.

Too bad we don't get guest vocalist Merry Clayton doing those incredible backing vocals.

"Gimme Shelter" is one of the greatest rock 'n' roll songs ever released, if not the greatest.

Re: Rolling Stones, Gimme Shelter, Ed Sullivan, 1969

Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:41 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:"Gimme Shelter" is one of the greatest rock 'n' roll songs ever released, if not the greatest.

Totally agree. It is a tremendous piece. Although, "True" from Spandau Ballet comes very close to topping it.

Re: Rolling Stones, Gimme Shelter, Ed Sullivan, 1969

Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:46 am

True.

Re: Rolling Stones, Gimme Shelter, Ed Sullivan, 1969

Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:45 pm

midnightx wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:"Gimme Shelter" is one of the greatest rock 'n' roll songs ever released, if not the greatest.

Totally agree. It is a tremendous piece. Although, "True" from Spandau Ballet comes very close to topping it.


:lol:

Re: Rolling Stones, Gimme Shelter, Ed Sullivan, 1969

Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:02 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:Thanks for this clip. I was unaware they did this song on Ed Sullivan.

It's an odd juxtaposition between their performance of such an apocalyptic vision and an audience responding as if it's still 1964 with waves of inadvertent and inappropriate screams.

Too bad we don't get guest vocalist Merry Clayton doing those incredible backing vocals.

"Gimme Shelter" is one of the greatest rock 'n' roll songs ever released, if not the greatest.


Glad you enjoyed it. It's been on youtube a few times, but often gets pulled swiftly.

I've also got a banging performance of Gold by Spandau Ballet on Wogan if anyone wants to see it? :wink:

Re: Rolling Stones, Gimme Shelter, Ed Sullivan, 1969

Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:35 pm

londonflash wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Thanks for this clip. I was unaware they did this song on Ed Sullivan.

It's an odd juxtaposition between their performance of such an apocalyptic vision and an audience responding as if it's still 1964 with waves of inadvertent and inappropriate screams.

Too bad we don't get guest vocalist Merry Clayton doing those incredible backing vocals.

"Gimme Shelter" is one of the greatest rock 'n' roll songs ever released, if not the greatest.


Glad you enjoyed it. It's been on youtube a few times, but often gets pulled swiftly.

I've also got a banging performance of Gold by Spandau Ballet on Wogan if anyone wants to see it? :wink:

Yes!

Re: Rolling Stones, Gimme Shelter, Ed Sullivan, 1969

Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:16 am

Damn, the clip is down now!

Re: Rolling Stones, Gimme Shelter, Ed Sullivan, 1969

Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:38 am

Mike C wrote:Damn, the clip is down now!


Bastards!

Re: Rolling Stones, Gimme Shelter, Ed Sullivan, 1969

Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:16 am

Thanks to some Bulgarian fans, you can now enjoy the Stones at their best, Mike, me old mucker!

http://www.vbox7.com/play:4b6e63a3