Past their best before date
June 30, 2013
I love the Stones. They were one of the first bands I adopted as a teenager, and I still play my battered 40+ year old copies of Beggars Banquet and Let it Bleed.
But I wish they’d given up years ago. When they ran out of ideas. Now they are just a good tribute band. A caricature of their former selves. Mick Jagger’s energetic antics, and the lashings of hype, cannot disguise the fact that what was once a band is now a brand – the spirit is weak, even if the flesh is willing.