Skip to comments.Charlie Watts Dismisses Rolling Stones (always hated Elvis)
Posted on 01/29/2010 7:30:33 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has revealed he no longer cares if the band continues saying, "Honestly, I couldn't care less if it were over."
Watts is famously dismissive of popular music with jazz his widely acknowledged first love. He is currently on tour with The ABC&D of Boogie Woogie jazz-blues band and confirms, "Jazz is my passion. This is the music that I really want to do. The Stones are merely an annoying pastime."
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I have a hard time respecting someone who prospers with certain music then acts dismissive about it.
It’s fine if he prefers Jazz but he is where he is because of the success of the RS. That deserves some respect at least. Unless he wants to give back all that “annoying” money that came with.
He’s actually quite the boob. He and his wife started shooting heroin in their late 40s because they were bored, got hooked, then had to go through detox. Hey, Charlie, why do you think they call it “dope”?
“I have a hard time respecting someone who prospers with certain music then acts dismissive about it.”
You can be really good at something and still not like doing it. But when it’s that profitable . . .
*Its a pity that the Rolling Stones never cultivated B teams of musicians, composers and vocalists.*
Uhhh, have you ever seen the Stones play live?
*You can be really good at something and still not like doing it. But when its that profitable . . .*
Most great artists want to be something or someone else but as you say, they have to pay the bills somehow. Watts wants to play nothing but jazz, Clapton wants to be Robert Johnson, Paul McCartney wants to write classical music. Too bad there’s no money in any of that.
Watts is touring with his jazz band—what is he supposed to say when asked about the Stones? “Oh yeah, my current band sucks balls compared to them—don’t pay to see us when we’re in your town”.
Too bad the Rolling Stones didn’t listen to the music of the Renaissance back when they were 35. But to be fair, they weren’t into teen pop music back then.
Rock Bump for you G-Bear.
Sorry about that it was a bump for Grizzled Bear. Lol I forget to put the semi-colon in with his screen name in post.
I LOOOVE Carmina Burana!
What a cool Beethoven’s 9th!
RE: “He may be the best rock’n’roll drummer that’s ever lived, and with Wyman...one half of the best rock’n’rolly rhythm section evah,....”
Entwistle and Moon baby! There’s your best rhythm section ever.
A friend gave me a free ticket to see them at the Cotton Bowl in the early 90s.
One of the worst live acts I ever saw. They should have hung it up long before then.
Ill have to say that Get Yer Ya-Yas Out! is a pretty good live album, but that was 1970.
less type more music
Here you go!
A killer version of Midnight Rambler from 1976.
A 1989 version of Midnight Rambler
A 1971 version of Midnight Rambler
They rock it out no matter what year you see them.
Heavy Metal Ping - Thank you Captain Beyond!
I know they give notoriously poor live performances. But the purpose of an academy is to cultivate new talent, like the old “Tin Pan Alley”, so that young artists and composers can network, create, and especially get introduced to the public by a non-hostile recording label.
And this is a completely different skill set from performance.
It also could introduce the young talent to old school music that the Stones used to enjoy, such as blues, jazz, and other American classics.
Not unlike Jerry Garcia, who knew that the Grateful Dead gig buttered his bread, but he certainly preferred playing bluegrass.