Thursday, April 24, 2008
Shine A Light: Part 2
Why does music have to be made by young people to good? This is the question i found myself asking while watching the Rolling Stones new concert doc. At first i was like Jesus these are some old fuckers. Then i thought who cares? These guys are cool.
I liked this concert, the songs never sounded tired. Even the ones i was overly familiar with sound loose and different. I think if you want to here the record then listen to it, if you want to hear (or in this case see) a performance then listen to it live and this is it. The guest performance were all good especially Buddy Guy who got me so worked up a yelled "God Damn". Also Scorsese does a nice trick by putting interviews in between the songs to give you a breather and let you in on the bands personalty.
I would say if you like their music this isn't a waste of time. It's a whole lot better than all the other recent docs where their playing in a football stadium. The Buddy Guy thing brings up another point when these blues musicians get old its a positive thing but if 4 skinny white Englishmen get elderly then its bad? I'm calling Bullshit on this whole aging theory. Tell me different.
This movie made me smile alot. When you see Keith Richards crazy face if you don't laugh then you fucking stupid. I know when all of us get old were gonna be like these fuckers and i say bring it on.