Happy 50th birthday The Rolling Stones

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I know... it was yesterday but I got caught up in other stuff so, here, a day late...

Here's Luna's cover of Waiting on a Friend originally released by The Rolling Stones on what is maybe their last mostly listenable album Tattoo You - well I bought the next one Undercover and it was awful and never bought another so I guess I don't really know for sure, although Dean agrees (see below).)

Here's the Stones original.

Here's Dean being interviewed by Splendid...

Splendid: The Rolling Stones, for instance.
Dean Wareham: Well, they made at least nine good records... but they haven't made a good record since...
Splendid: 1982?
Dean Wareham: Yeah. So twenty years of making sucky records.
Splendid: And perhaps they're entitled to some of that, but it's still not fair to the rest of us.
Dean Wareham: Hopefully we can age gracefully.

Here's Damon & Naomi performing a cover of Shine a Light originally released on the excellent Exile on Main Street)

MP3: Damon & Naomi – Shine a Light (Rolling Stones cover recorded for Xfm 11 may 2011) (via Box.net)
Have a listen to The Rolling Stones original.

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