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Old 10-17-2006, 01:56 AM   #1
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Default WTD 2006 Week 18 - 98 Rolling Stones Radio

The unparalleled legacy of five decades of hard-driving songs from the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band. It's All Stones All The Time, including rare tracks, new songs, live cuts and more! All chosen with the help of Mick and the band!
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Old 10-19-2006, 06:16 PM   #2
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I like the Rolling Stones, but I gave up on this channel many months ago. It is completely unnecessary. Sirius is lacking a true World Music channel, and yet this channel has been in its place for probably a year now. It's making me upset.
Most of my favorite Stones songs play sufficiently often enough on other channels, which is why I rarely tune in here anymore. I think my favorites are "Gimme Shelter", "Street Fighting Man", & "Wild Horses".
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:25 PM   #3
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Booooo for this channel. Unless the Stones are paying Sirius a lot of money, and Sirius then uses that money to hire talent for other streams.... This is one of the only streams I have yet to check out, after over a year and a half with Sirius.
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:42 PM   #4
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I just don't understand why having the Stones on 60s vibrations, Classic Vinyl and The Vault isn't enough. Total waste of a channel.
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I'm not a big enough Stones fan to want to hear a wide variety of their material, but I have listened occasionally. I try to separate my disdain for single artist channels from my appreciation for the content. Stones Radio is OK but if they must do single artist channels, I vote for the weekly rotation that's been mentioned.
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Old 10-20-2006, 10:14 AM   #6
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I love the Stones...they put on an awesome show in Hartford last year.

But...ENOUGH ALREADY! The concert cuts and other rare stuff were great for a while, but I have had it with these single artist channels. The George Strait thing they did on 61 for a weekend was fine...but when you get into weeks/months/years, it get to be ridiculous.

Having said that, I'll flip over to 98 every now and again to rock out to some Stones tunes.
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Like so many others have already stated ... Love the Stones!

The Rolling Stones channel?

Not so much.
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Old 10-21-2006, 10:06 AM   #8
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I've got most of the 60's 70's, and early 80s Stones CDs. I actually am so sick of the hits, I prefer some of the more obscure songs which I'll hear every now and then.

Still, this isn't why I got satellite radio.

I'm really hoping this channel is replaced soon.
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Old 10-21-2006, 08:03 PM   #9
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I love the Stones..

I'd like to see Sirius take away another regular channel so there could be TWO dedicated Stones channels. One would be for everything up to 1975 and the other one would be from 1975 to date ... Of course I'm just kidding

I really do love the Stones, but the channel has been around too long..... Time to add another genre not another artist.
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Old 10-22-2006, 06:10 PM   #10
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My review will try to keep separate whether there should be a single-artist channel (yes), whether this channel should have lasted as long as it has (no), and whether they do a good job programing this channel if it must exist (yes).

I think there should be a rotating single-artist channel, where each artist lasts one week - at most one month if that makes more sense. And of course the Stones are so great, they deserve to be one of the artists that gets a week. My favorite album by them is Let It Bleed, especially the title song, but everything on that one is perfect. And the Stones have about six albums that rank among the all time greats.

I think this channel gets it about right in the mix between the big hits and the lesser known tracks. I would probably reduce some of the more recent (post-Tattoo You) songs, since the quality went way down hill after 1981. I liked when this channel had its A to Z weekend - if ever there is a rotating artist channel, they should do that with each artist selected.

So I say, enough of the Stones. Move on to the next group (obviously the Beatles), and program it the way this one was programmed.
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I echo what most other people have for this station. I love the Stones. Have many of their albums, and load up my Ipod with mp3s when I want my Stones fix.

The all Stones channel did nothing for me. Sorry. I am for the sole-artist station for BRIEF periods of time. But nothing too lengthy. I tuned in for small chucks over this week, but thats enough for me. I get my Rolling Stones fix on various other channels on Sirius. Enough already.
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I really don't care for The Rolling Stones. I don't know what it is about them. Some of there songs are good. Honky Tonk Woman is one of my favorite songs, but I just don't like The Stones.

I listened to about an hour and a half of The Stones Channel yesterday night. They must have been going through The Stones from A to Z. I was caught in the S to T portion of it. In that hour and a half, I only heard three song that I recognized.

Start Me Up
Street Fighting Man
Sympathy for the Devil

The channel is done nicely. I've only listened a few times before.

It's nice that they gave The Rolling Stones there own channel, but I think the time has come to return The Globe back to the channel line up. If someone at Sirius can actually prove that they are getting more customers because of this being The Rolling Stones Channel, then maybe I can see them keeping it. Otherwise, it needs to leave.
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Old 11-10-2006, 10:08 PM   #13
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I'm not much into the Rolling Stones!

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Old 11-16-2006, 06:40 PM   #14
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Cool A-Z weekend was enjoyable

Originally Posted by soxnationonline
...rare tracks, new songs, live cuts and more!
I listened for several hours during A-Z weekend. It lived up to the above description (rare tracks, new songs, live cuts and more!). They seemed to have dug up a lot of tracks I had never heard or had forgotten.

When I tuned back after that, it seemed that the play list had narrowed to a small selection of obvious greatest hits. Just an opinion; maybe I tuned in at wrong times.

Unless they are going to draw from the artist's full output, a single-artist channel makes no sense.

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Amen. I've never listened to The Globe, and now that it is permanently gone, I guess I'll never.
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