"The Spaghetti Incident?"

Set lists and a little bit of Rock

Wednesday, 19 April 2006

I tell you love, sister, it’s just a kiss away

So like the Rolling fucking Stoners themselves, @ The Cake Tin, Wellington, NZ. Last night. To sum up what is surely to be a joyous rant on how great they are, "Holy Fuck!"

And now for the joyous rant. No wait - first I shall bitch about Nickleshit, Nickelsucked Nickelwateof time or whatever there name is who opened. They are a bunch of whiny, uninspiring over rated, wannabe rockers. Bland and Boring chords. Every song sounds the freaking same. This is how you remind me. A big pile of Scooby dooby dooby do do. Speaking of doobies there was a bit of that in the air. But that's Rock and Roll Mister innit?

Well actually the R and R only started avec the B chord intro kicking off to the gas gas gas of Jumpin Jack Flash.  I used to listen to mum's record of this song! The crowd went off like a John Kirwan world cup final try. It was game on.

So me Dad then asked me if Ringo was gonna sing yellow Submarine….

The thing bout Keith Richards is that after Johnny Depp said he modelled Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean on The Riff Machine, I can not but help think of him as a pirate with his scarves and crazy hair and bandanas and wrinkles etc.

"Hello ladies .. and Wellington" he said to his kingdom of loyal rock servants. Which was kinda funny given the band's legendary exploits with groupies and David Bowie. NE Ways its about the music innit gov? (except all that was missing was the eye patch).

This show was all killer and no filler. The hits kept pumping from out the stone mill  - paint it black, brown sugar, gimme shelter, that song they wrote for Bill Gates  and sympathy for the devil were me personal highlights.

The guitar abilities of Ronnie and keith were amazing to watch. They seem to do heaps of weird chord structures (like no standard barre chords at all?) with the lil pinkies going everywhere, millions of guitar changes, great changes in song tempos. Ronnie Wood is underrated as a guitarist – some of the bestlicks were his to play. That said when Keith kicked the intro riff of Satisfaction into gear I was blown away by the power of three chords and the power of some useless information! It was rock at its epitome – singing songs to get laid really.

So this chap was a happy camper – Stones may be old and wrinkly but they kick the ass of most bands on the planet. 

Songs I wish they did play but didn't:

Street Fighting Man
Wild Horses
We love you.


Asterix said...

Nice, I'll give my review from their gig in August at Twickenham - because a stupid Australian firm can't complete Wembley even in the same year that they are meant to.

Jimmy Jangles said...

Sweet dude! and any others - esp Live! and Bon Jovi!

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