Originally Posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN
Yep - the Stones' prime happened before the video age, I guess.
Re: the "not a very good live band" observation - that's putting it politely.
Well, I think Get Your Ya Ya's Out
is a pretty strong live album, but it's a fluke since the ones that have come before it or since have all been embarassments (save for maybe Love You Live
, but that's a huge maybe). It just always appeared to me like the live thing was something that the band did because it had to rather than wanting to like most bands do...hence the lifeless, rote performances on those albums.
Studiowise, I still think Tattoo You
was the last true great one....everything since has been spotty. If I had to choose, I'd take Keith's solo album Main Offender
over anything the Stones have put out in the last 27 years that wasn't a compilation.