May we all stop what we are doing for one second and sneer at Rolling Stone. No, not a sort of half hearted sneer because the Rolling stone terrorist cover was their best selling issue of all time. I am neither shocked nor upset. Thank god it wasn’t a music cover, something they have exceedingly little knowledge about.
And speaking of which…
50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now, Rolling Stones current best of, is completely ridiculous, a snap shot of heavy touring outfits plus their perennial favorites. Here is the Top Ten plus comment and their real grade
1. Bruce Springsteen – Really went out on a limb their, didn’t you folks? More nonsense about Bruce, really? That’s what you want to inform the paying public about? He has been going downhill since 2010. – A-
2. Prince – Prince was nothing special last time I saw him. God forbid they put Graham Central Station who blew Prince off stage last time I saw em. – B+
3. The Rolling Stones – I’m throwing up in my mouth. A real disappointment at Prudential last year -a nostalgia act. – B
4. Arcade Fire – Really? “The Suburbs” tour was that good -er, no it wasn’t. – B
5. Neil Young – 27 minute guitar solos -that was TWENTY SEVEN MINUTES – A-
6. Jay Z – OK, he was so good at Yankee Stadium last month maybe they have a point.
7. Radiohead – I’ve seen em many times and they’ve never imroved on mediocre – C+
8. Jack White – He was superb at Radio City last year, so OK – A
9. Rage Against The Machine – I thought they meant working bands – F
10. My Morning Jacket – Peaked five years ago – B+
Now here is an alternative top ten.
1. Smokey Robinson
3. Titus Andronicus
4. Scissor Sisters
5. Taylor Swift
6. Screaming Females
8. Laura Marling
9. Tomas Doncker Band
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