Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Perfect Rock & Roll Song


One sign of genius is when an artist makes a performance seem effortless. In the world of rock & roll the group that pulled off that feat the most was the Rolling Stones, and the song that perhaps combines all the aspects of that the best, in the form of percussion, base, guitar and vocals is "She's So Cold" from 1980. This is the peak of the form. Each aspect is perfectly balanced, working together. It's been all downhill from there.

2 Comments:

Blogger Harry Eagar said...

Never heard that one before and am not as impressed as you. I was impressed by how young Jagger looked as late as 1980.

I don't know if I have a No. 1 rock song, but "Layla" and "Freebird" are near the top.

May 26, 2008 9:30 PM  
Blogger Mike Beversluis said...

"Never heard that one before..."

!

FWIW, I liked Love is Strong, but I suspect that had a lot to do with the Janine Turner jumping up and down in that video.

May 28, 2008 7:04 PM  

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