Friday, June 14, 2013

Video Of The Week: The Rolling Stones

In honour of The Rolling Stones' performance to start the week off last Sunday - and because I've listened to them a lot lately - I've decided to feature their most recent video this week, one I almost showed a few months back, but opted not to because YouTube were being dicks and censored the clip.

Reviews of the show went from the tepid (from The Gazette) to the ecstatic (La Presse), but all in all, factoring in my friends' thoughts, the conclusion was this: these guys still rock like they did at half their age, Mick Jagger is a force of nature, they have terrific songs and provide the audience with an astounding rock show, but no show can be worth the $650 price tag for the higher-end tickets. Which seems fair. Considering the lack of high-end jobs in Montréal, $650 represents almost two full weeks' work before taxes at minimum wage - or two weeks' worth of a decent job's pay after taxes - or a month's rent, for two hours of entertainment. The discrepancy is huge.

And considering they film all their tours and often release the result on Imax screens at $20 a pop, I figured I'd save and go see it in a theater later. But I'll still want to see it, and likely buy the Blu-Ray, because at the end of the day, they're still an amazing rock'n'roll machine with tremendous songs. And Doom And Gloom is a worthy addition to their catalogue of hits:

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