12 November 2012
Never saw the Rolling Stones. Not in person. First time I saw them, or, more accurately, the first time I heard them due to the extremely poor television reception we had then in rural Motherfucking, Alberta, was on my family's black and white television. Do not have all their records but I do have quite a lot of them. "Ruby Tuesday" has long been my favourite song of their's.
Did see Muddy Waters. Commodore Ballroom. You already know "I'm Ready" is my favourite song of his. I was the only drug fiend punk rocker on the old girl's dancefloor. I was glad I was there, had lots of Muddy's records already, but it was as dull affair as any to attend for somebody already accustomed to Ron Reyes era Black Flag and the Ron Reyes era Black Flag supporters.
So I was real pleased when on Saturday, as I flipped through the records my local London Drugs now stocks, I saw a copy of "Checkerboard Lounge" which documents the Rolling Stone's live 1981 Chicago collaboration with Muddy Waters, his band and a select few of his friends.
It is a double lp which comes with a dvd of the show. Watched the dvd first. Real nice. Put the records on this morning. Even nicer. Couple of the best sounding records in my collection they are. Cost $40. If you buy records or you are thinking you might like to start doing so, go fucking buy it.