Pigs Fly

Posted in A-Bigger-Bang, Music, Rolling-Stones on November 24th 2005 by Randy Reichardt

.: I never thought I’d admit something like this, but I’ve been listening to a copy of A Bigger Bang, the new Rolling Stones album, and … I like it. It’s quite good. Can’t believe I’m admitting this publicly. The album rocks out rather nicely, especially for a bunch of sixty-somethings at the wheel. It’s hard not like lyrics like these, from Sweet Neo Con:

You call yourself a Christian
I think that you’re a hypocrite
You say you are a patriot
I think that you’re a crock of shit

And listen now, the gasoline
I drink it every day
But it’s getting very pricey
And who is going to pay

How come you’re so wrong
My sweet neo con…. Yeah

Hmm, who might Jagger be referencing there? I have owned one Rolling Stones album in my life, and despite having liked much of their music, was never a big fan. (Favorite songs include Sympathy for the Devil and Can’t You Hear Me Knocking.) I borrowed this album from the library, after reading a number of favourable reviews. The verdict: it’s good, very listenable, great production, a wide variety of song styles, and great melodies all around.

Next up: the new McCartney, also receiving favourable reviews, and then the new Neil Young.

.: One month until Christmas…

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