måndag 14 november 2011

Emotional Hypochondria / Part #1

Fabricating something as disgustingly modern and frightening as a juice brake set-up on the early frames requires either mental strength or questionable taste. To me, starting to accept the juice brake is a process that requires the same kind of patience and focus you need to be equipped with if you’re ever going to accept any newer Rolling Stones album than Some Girls, which I think was their last 100% solid album and to this day it remains one of my favourites, then in 1980 the Stones released Emotional Rescue which is a terrible album, at least it’s terrible at first... But after you’ve spent enough time listening, feeling and analysing it will grow on you just like Tattoo You and the juice brake, and that’s what makes Emotional Rescue synonymous with the juice drum brake - the first ‘not so cool’ thing with a potential to grow in to something fantastic.

This is one of the most interesting phenomenons about the Stones, that no matter how crappy you think a song they wrote is at first, it will most likely grow into something totally amazing after a little bit of time. The Beatles on the other hand are not like that at all – if a Beatles song is shit the first time you hear it, it will be shit the hundred time. Not that it really matters because almost every Beatles song is amazing the first time you hear it, but it might not last as long as a Stones song. In comparison The Beatles is a confectionery and the Rolling Stones is a bakery.

And then we got the disc brake, but then we’re talking some serious Voodoo Lounge shit and I don’t even have my neon legwarmers on so, sorry... Evolution can be a hard thing to deal with sometimes and it sure doesn’t get any easier as time goes by and after Brian Jones got canned from the band the Stones never got as good again, and still they did manage to write even better songs in the 1970’s with Ronnie Wood than they did with Brian, that’s the cool thing about music, it’s so incredible multi-dimensional to the point where the songs themselves only becomes a part of the package.

The Stooges greatest period was during the Fun House sessions but still they wrote better music ones James Williamson joined the band. The Stooges however have nothing to do with juice brakes. As usual I have no idea what I’m doing, I just go wild with the angle grinder, write about it and hope for the best.

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