------------------------------------------ VOLUME 72, sent May 2, 1997 Topics in this issue: 1. GIMME SHELTER and your age 2. Re: Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame 3. Re: Stones, and mailbombing threat 4. Re: Youthful SW fans 5. Empty pages 6. VH1 Electric Ladyland special 7. Re: Youthful fans 8. Billboard Magazine reviews Spy.... 9. Re: Stones Send in your birthday greetings! Now! Bobbie says! ------------------------------------------ 1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1*1 From: "Elena Iglio"
Subject: GIMME SHELTER and your age Date: Wed, 23 Apr 1997 04:37:28 +0200 I probably knew by memory, saw the movie and loved GIMME SHELTER before you were born, kiddo! That was one of the great tracks I was mentioning in my post... My favourite is MIDNIGHT RAMBLER. The fact that you are SO young explains many things about your post and calmed me down about you. My opinion on the Stones never changed since the Sixties. You may be a good band and write great numbers but you won't change history at the same time. And I heard a lot of better guitars than Richards, he was just a good riffer in my opinion, but his live performances shout REVENGE to the skies above!! (I guess because he hardly had a clue of where he was) It is anyway an opinion, a question of tastes and I accept you like the Stones and consider Winwood a whiner as you should accept mine, remembering I'm twice your age. Ellie 2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2 From: "Angie C" Subject: Re: Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 22:30:18 -0400 I am going to stress 'Traffic with Steve's name after it cause Traffic is eligible and Steve is not, as yet. Also with Traffic being part of the exhibit it would all tie in. The inductees banquet is in May and then they start working on the following year's inductees. I am going to the opening of the exhibit on May 10th. I am a member and I received an invitation. I will let you know how it is. [I have heard] that Traffic sent a couple of jackets. I hope they sent over more than that for the exhibit. Anything you want to know about the R&RHOF just let me know. I've been a member since it opened and have been there 3 times already and I don't even live in the same state. Take care, Angie 3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3*3 Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 15:41:24 -0400 (EDT) Subject: Re: Stones, and mailbombing threat From: Kathy Brooks I will say that this debate about the Rolling Stones is getting somewhat drawn out. Music is all a matter of personal preference and identification. If you identify with it, chances are you will like it, whatever. It also depends upon when you grew up. One of my all-time favorite bands (all you Brits should be familiar with these guys) is Go West. And, oddly enough I've noticed a pattern that almost all my favorite artists are Englishmen (SW, Sting, GW, Robert Palmer - yes, I know he moved a lot, etc.). Tres bizarre! I guess it must be my English heritage or a previous life, who knows? In my eyes, however, as opinionated as they are, who cares. Everyone's entitled to having and expressing an opinion and if you don't agree, so what! Sometimes it's just interesting and even enlightening to hear another perspective. So, I'm glad that person is no longer a subscriber. We don't need degenerates like that hanging with us. He/she/it needs to get a life. Big Hug, Bobbie! [Let me just say, thanks to Kat and all the rest of you who sent in your concerns for me. Hey, I'm fine, I was just warning you guys! -BG] 4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4 Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 19:45:39 -0400 (EDT) From: "Robert W. Hall" Subject: Re: Youthful SW fans I'm pleased to see the posts from all the younger SW/Traffic fans. I'm 26, and got hooked on Winwood and then Traffic as a 10-year old lad in 1980 when I first heard 'While You See A Chance'. When I was in high school, Back in the High Life was very popular with me and my friends (a clique of intellectual 'yuppies in training' ;-) We had 'Higher Love' as our Prom theme song in '87. During my high school and college years, as my interest in music blossomed-- I discovered Winwood and Traffic, Eric Clapton of all eras, Joe Cocker, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music, Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush, Stevie Ray Vaughan, U2, Sting, Robbie Robertson, David Bowie, Bruce Cockburn and many others.. I never really got into 'grunge' or rap, preferring the above and a select few of the more recent musicians-- Tori Amos (brilliant songwriter and pianist), Bruce Hornsby, Alison Krauss, Keb' Mo', Sarah McClachlan.. I think one of Winwood/Traffic's strengths is the quality of his musicianship appeals to listeners who crave quality of all generations. My sister, 39, is a big fan, as are my parents (in their '70s--they have been SW fans since 'Gimme Some Lovin' way back when..). Looking forward to Junction 7 and hopefully seeing him in concert. I saw him on the 'High Life' tour and 'Far From Home' w/ Capaldi--..he was phenomenal live.. --Rob 5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5*5 From: email@example.com (juan jose pereira) Subject: Empty pages Date: Thu, 1 May 1997 12:37:17 +0200 I have a CD boot with this name recorded live in London, June 5,1973, (according to the credits) in no specified place. The sound is very good, sometimes excellent, probably it's a soundboard recording. The performance is excellent as we can expect from this mature band (in that year) with a lot of improvs. There is no notes about the line up. The set list is: John Barleycorn Shoot at the fantasy factory Glad Freedom rider Every mother's son Low sparks of high heeled boys Pearly queen Empty pages Who knows what tomorrow may bring Medicated goo Total time - 60.44 Interested? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org 6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6*6 Date: Thu, 01 May 1997 12:04:00 -0400 From: Ed Subject: VH1 Electric Ladyland special Did you see the VH1 classic album special, about Jimi Hendrix, Electric Ladyland? Really interesting! There was an interview with SW, about the recording of Voodoo Chile, as well as comments about Hendrix wanting to form a band with SW. A friend of JH, Velvet Turner said JH was always talking about calling SW to get together. Mitch Mitcell also said that SW was held in very high regard by the Experience and they would have loved to have him in the group! Also, a rare photo of Hendrix jamming with Traffic, at a sound check for a show they did together. Eddie Kramer, the producer of Ladyland (as well as Mr. Fantasy) in one quote from the Hendrix book "Sessions" said that when JH and SW got together, SW was one of the few musicians who could keep up and propel JH to his best. Perhaps SW was loathe to enter in to another supergroup after the Blind Faith experiment. Could you imagine the hype surrounding a band with them together! Guy 7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7*7 From: "Mary Katsikas" Date: Thu, 1 May 1997 16:38:16 EST Subject: Re: Youthful fans After reading Eric's bit about the youngest in this group of SW appreciators, I realized that I found SW music about the same time. The only difference is, I am probably one of the oldest members of this group. Of course, I am not telling my age. I first heard "High Life" on my local radio station and really liked who I thought was a young Aussie. It took me over a year to find the album, cassette or CD of "High Life" at any of the record stores after I found out who SW was and the other particulars. Finally, the son of a friend of mine made a cassette copy for me and the rest is history. His later music has meant a lot to me these past eight years. Thanks to SP I have learned about all his early music. Take care, Mary 8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8*8 From: MomeyKate@aol.com Date: Thu, 1 May 1997 14:56:17 -0400 (EDT) Subject: Billboard Magazine reviews Spy.... Still behind on what I'd like to post to SP, but I just saw a singles review in May 3 Billboard of "Spy in the House of Love"- page 66- Singles (edited by Larry Flick)- Listed under Adult Contemporary (I'm not too fond of that): (producer, writer, publisher not listed) Virgin 3432-cassette single "---Winwood opens the campaign behind "Junction 7", his first album in nearly 5 years, with a finger-poppin' funk /rock ditty. Winwood's distinctive tenor connects with the familiarity of an old pal, and he sounds as if he's smiling from ear to ear through the length of his performance here. Reverent mainstream rock programmers should be able to squeeze this one in, though its greatest shot at success is at AC radio, where the musical parameters are a tad broader and more welcoming to vital veterans.---" A good review- I like the tone of it, being realistic about radio airplay yet acknowledging the worthiness of the song and the artist! Haven't heard it on radio yet, though. But really haven't had time to listen much! As always, Mary from MN [Good time to add - Don't you guys forget about the contest! See #71 for details. Also, has anyone heard what the 'B' side of this will be? -BG] 9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9*9 Date: Fri, 02 May 1997 12:53:21 +1000 From: PETER NUTTALL Subject: Re: Stones I also believe the Stones to be very talented, both individually and as a unit. KR is a fantastic rhythm guitarist, take Brown Sugar, Jumping Jack Flash and Angie to name but a few. However, I agree with Ellie that their most creative period ended with the release of Black and Blue. The Stones, along with Clapton, must be given credit for popularizing blues and bring it to the mainstream (white?) music audience. While not wanting to turn SP into a discussion forum for the Stones, I couldn't help but put my bit in. Peter [This is totally off-topic, but "Angie" was supposedly written about David Bowie's wife, and I just read in the newspaper this morning that she has moved to Tucson. Weird. -BG] ------------------------------------------ END OF SMILING PHASES, VOL 72