Have The Ramones killed…
Jonathan Bogart: These guys are the best Rolling Stones tribute band I’ve ever heard.
Jonathan Bradley: If pop has a grandfather clause, it should be declared unconstitutional. This is as awful as any other bar band earning free beers by sounding not entirely unlike the Rolling Stones. “I crash-landed in the Louisiana swamp” is Mick Jagger play-acting at being the younger man who play-acted at playing the blues so bad. The bayou’s all Boosie now anyway, but if you still want this sort of thing, even the Black Keys are doing it with more verve.
Patrick St. Michel: Had this song spent all four minutes of its autopilot rock stomp detailing Mick Jagger’s dream about crashing aircraft and fighting the undead, this would have gotten a much, much higher score. What other post-apocalyptic adventure could the Stones go on? That’s what I want to hear.
Brad Shoup: Listen to those mid-verse halftime passages: are our boys nodding to dubstep? If I were Don Was and not some peon keypusher, I would’ve considered dragging that instrumental break to the start, as it’s a proper doomy guitar tone. Extra credit for the fracking mention: someone’s been doing his debate prep!
Alfred Soto: Coconuts, senescence, and hair loss haven’t squelched Jagger-Richards’s mastery of chug-a-lug riffs, and Jagger’s stentorian mannerisms signify his commitment, I suppose. But “Mixed Emotions” it’s not, and it will join “Don’t Stop” in the what-ever-happened-to pile.
Mallory O’Donnell: More historical than classic (especially lyrically, ooph), but they obviously don’t care, so why should we? This rocks well enough for a bunch of guys that really ought to be dead a couple times over.
Anthony Easton: It is a Rolling Stone’s song, vaguely about global capital and the problems of income distribution. Considering what I know about Mick Jagger’s relationship to money and how that functions in opposition to other band members, pointing out the problem’s with the message would seem excessive — the song never fully works out what it means and how it merges that message with one about his inner darkness, and how this works with his relationship with women. I am just going to go back to listen to “Sympathy For the Devil” again.