Mix And Stones

Stones…. not Stoned!

Ready to get another week started with the sound of muzak?  Good!  Because it’s Monday, so that means we’re ready to yank another lost hit out of that trusty stash of musical rarities we like to call the Dusty Vinyl Archive!  DJ Scratchy and the Sponkies….. well, we don’t know what they’re doing since this intro had no theme.  Just listen to the music…

The Beatles will likely always occupy the number one spot when one thinks of the greatest rock bands of all time.  Coming in at number two on most of those lists would probably be one of the most enduring acts in popular music history… none other than the Rolling Stones.  The Stones emerged on the world stage around the same time as the lads from Liverpool did, only they never had a Yoko Ono to break them up.  Now well into their sixth decade of rocking sold out arenas, and with three original members still in tow, the Stones continue to get their satisfaction in the spotlight…

The instruments double as walking canes…

The Stones have hundreds of songs to their name, and over a dozen albums whose names you’re likely familiar with.  But as far as classic rock stations are concerned, Mick and the boys may as well have split up after Tattoo You in 1981… as “Start Me Up” is the most recent Stones song you’re likely to hear on the radio today.  While they may not have been as prominent in the 80’s as they were in the previous two decades, the Rolling Stones didn’t go into hiding when MTV forced rock stars to become video stars.  They had a handful of hits during my formative years that seem to have been lost time… one of which I’m featuring today, “Mixed Emotions.”

“Mixed Emotions” was the first single of their 1989 album Steel Wheels, recorded after tensions between the group’s most prominent duo, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, had eased up considerably.  It was a #5 hit in the US, and a flat out fun little rocker that is one of my favorite songs by the band… including even their legendary hits.

But that video….. oy!  In an attempt to be lighthearted and show everything with the group was just hunky dory, they seemed to try a little too hard to look cool….

Someone must’ve missed the auditions for the Get In Shape Girl ads.

What in the everloving hell is Mick Jagger wearing in his dance scenes?  Not even Jane Fonda would let someone dressed that hideous onto the workout floor…

Andy Warhol’s look didn’t really need another fifteen minutes of fame…

Charlie Watts has always looked like some random goofball the band let tag along with them so he’d think he was cool… but that doesn’t excuse that godawful hair he’s totally NOT rocking in this video.  Vidal Sassoon isn’t looking too good today…

Looks like he snorted the ashes of Ponce de Leon…

And how much makeup and botox did it take to make Keith Richards not look like some chain smoking old man from the local flophouse?  The jokes about Richards looking “dead” were already floating around at this time… and he looks too damn fresh in this video for being about 89 years old.

Just kidding, Keith. We know you’ll outlast the cockroaches…

I know it’s only the Dusty Vinyl Archive, but I like it.  And if you like it too, then come back next Monday for some more brown sugar…

About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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20 Responses to Mix And Stones

  1. keith is my hero…. such a life full of fab things and at the end a book shelf nearly kills you…

  2. I can’t stop laughing at Mick in his workout gear……! The Stones have literally been around as long as the Stone Age and just when you think you’ve heard it all, they do more. The Energizer Bunny has NOTHING on these guys!

    Pam

    • Those sweats and socks are bad enough…. but why did he have to put on his granny’s nylons as well? Everyone thinks Mick and Keith will live forever…. but I’d keep my eye on Charlie Watts. He looks so calm and reserved… but he always has that look like he knows something we don’t, and can’t wait until everyone finds out he’s the one who’ll be the last Stone standing!

  3. Kismet says:

    I didn’t get no satisfaction from this post.

  4. Mer O'Leary says:

    I remember this song. I can’t stand the Stones but they did shat out a couple of decent songs…

  5. ghostmmnc says:

    That song is pretty good, and I don’t remember hearing it before. 🙂

  6. This is awesome. Thanks.
    On another note… this is sort of stupid, but remember when Microsoft used “Start Me Up” for a commercial? They showed some children using a computer not even thinking the that this IS the song with the lyrics “You, you make a dead man come.” Yikes. It was shortly pulled off the air.

    The Rolling Stones, specifically Keith Richards are one of the reason that after 28 years my husband and I are still together. When we were first dating, the first time I spent the night at his house, I asked him why he had a photo of a young handsome Keith Richards in his hallway. He looked at me surprised and said, “every woman who comes over here asks who is the guy in the picture. You know who he is.” Oh course I knew who it was. I guess that was my princess and the pea moment.

    Anyway, this was fun. Thanks ES and thanks for the squirrels!

    • Until those ads aired, I never knew there was anything nasty about that song. As hard as it is to believe, it wasn’t all that long ago that I was quite the naive one. Finding out most of the classic 80’s songs were about masturbation did me in…

  7. The Stones are not really known for being pretty boys but they sure know how to rock even if they’re older than dirt and/or filled with formaldehyde. #shudder

  8. draliman says:

    My word, that lead singer’s the chap out of the film “Freejack”! Who knew he was a singer as well as an excellent top-notch second-to-none actor…

  9. OMG, I so needed The Stones to chase my blues away! Thanks, Evil Squirrel! Mona

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