We are not here to knock the Rolling Stones- they have released some wonderful music over the years and remain one of the great live bands and there is something quite inspiring about their grizzled ancient monument status.
The older they get the cooler they look- like they really have become those old pirates.
The news that they are about to release a new greatest hits compilation album, the wonderfully entitled Grrr, has us scratching our heads though! Is there any way left to reassemble those long lost hits into a new order? surely they have been released loads of times before. The songs are nearly all classics but everyone must have them now!
The album is to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary, following on from the greatest hits compilation from their 40th anniversary and there are no new hits in the last ten years to add on there.
I’m more interested in seeing them play live, they were really rocking last time I saw them even if Keef could barely stand up. I would be interested in hearing a really grizzled, unapologetic old man album from the band just like Bob Dylan has just done or Tom Waits does all the time. Maybe an attempt to bury the Peter Pan thing for once and for all and give up on pretending to be hip and young and make a record that harnesses their attributes which are well suited to the crackled wisdom song canyon…a final end game triumph?