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The Rolling Stones Bootleg Series 

Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments13 Comments

Props to Metalboy! for alerting this to me to something very cool. The Google Play store is celebrating the launch of music. Since Google owns the world, the big wigs there got together and found six unreleased Rolling Stones bootleg concerts. Google made sure to fancy up the mix for us to enjoy, too. And of course, when you have the power of Google, you can actually get members of the Rolling-freaking-Stones to sit down for some interviews too!  

As an aside, the prices in the Google store seem really low. Most of the albums I looked up are less than six bucks. This is very competitive with Amazon.

Here's a half-hour of the series. Enjoy!

Reader Comments (13)

The prices on my mp3 downloading program are pretty low too, matter of fact... theyre free! Boo ya
April 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbkallday
BK-

Some of us actually believe in supporting the musicians we love. Stealing isn't much support. - Allyson
April 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
I support them by going to see them live. I also support them by spreading the word about them, to other ppl that listen to the same type of music. Some ppl are just fortunate enough to support bands by also paying for their music....but sadly & honestly, some arent. Id bet if you were an unfortunate one, youd take the same approach!
April 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbkallday
BK-

Your logic (or lack thereof) is so flawed. Anyone who can afford a Stones ticket--$600+ for the current tour--can sure as hell BUY their music. Would you go to your local grocery store, pay for a gallon of milk, but steal a loaf of bread? After all, you did support them by paying for the milk. There are plenty of problems within the current music industry on the corporate level, but you, and millions more of the same ilk, are making things worse by exploiting technology to engage in criminal activities.
April 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBatLizard
I think anyone who illegally downloads music after the artists put their blood sweat and tears into their music is pathetic. Especially in this day and age where sales are down across the board. I don't think you can call yourself a real fan.
April 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeff
My first ever concert was Rolling Stones on the 1978 Some Girls tour...I saw them them a total of 10 times over the years...I loved that band...but now I dont have the desire to see them anymore,...I think the tix prices are a damn joke also, ...I have some great memories from some of the shows, it was always a good party,...but I guess its like anything if you get too much of something it losses it's luster,...I never spin a Stones record/cd anymore...I'm not putting the Stones down in anyway though, Legends they are!
April 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commentertoddwiggy
I'm with Jeff, Batlizard, & Allyson.

Sorry, BK. You sir, are a thief. Plain & Simple.
April 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Yeah, BK! I like a lot of what you usually have to discuss, but sadly, you are off the mark here. What would Keef say?!

I originally sent this to Allyson with the intention of really just getting into the stuff Richards was talking about concerning live performances and recordings.

Though this is really just a promo in the guise of a half hour "Mini Doc" to promote some ultra-cheap previously unreleased "Bootleg" recordings, what Richards says, and also Jagger, is damned interesting AND revealing.

Instead of talking about what the Stones have to say about the performances AND bootleg recordings, we wind up in a debate over whether such valuable recordings are worth 6 bucks for an entire albums worth of incredible songs.

These recordings aren't just your typical fare you can easily find, hack, and download, not that you should, obviously. These boots have been a real treasure trove and now you can own them for a mere 6 bux! Maybe you can swing it this time, BK.

And, like I pretty much said before, Richards comments in the promo "Doc" are absolutely priceless. Enjoy!
April 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Hey, what can I say....im a rebel! & who in the eff said I was gonna pay to see the Stones anyway?! Im not paying over $100 to see anybody(except maybe Floyd).
April 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbkallday
I was excited to see this but I do not like paying for downloads, I am a dinosaur and like the physical product, but hey maybe that's just me.

Still, you can't beat the prices and since live albums where never a band's best selling disc in their discography, it makes sense to offer them as cheap as they are and not as a physical product. I am sure more and more artist will start doing this.
April 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermanny
I hope that each and every one of you who gets on your high horse about illegal downloads has never once taped an album off of somebody, or even a song off the radio. Because, if you have, you are just as much a criminal as you are labeling BK.

And, to the topic of the post itself, the mini documentary is very interesting. I like the comments about being able to get away with saying things on stage in the 70s that you can't say now...So true.
April 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBob
I buy all my music, even if its digitally i use itunes, as a musician i understand that because few buy music anymore.. not sayying im only in it for the money, its all about the music. Long live the stones!
April 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdj
Hear, hear, DJ!
April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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