Wednesday, 21 April 2010

The old ways


Given the dearth of material on TV, I've been playing old CDs. Like The Rolling Stones' 12x5, their second UK album. I have a US version via Amazon, so it has a few track changes, but still it's a wonderful record of a young UK blues band with attitude.

Even more than The Animals, the Stones tried to show the world what the blues could offer, and nearly got there. And their big-venue extravaganzas have been brilliant. One day I'll write my memoir of the time the Stones played Invercargill in 1966 or thereabouts.

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