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Hoses of the Holy in the Parallel Universe

February 20, 2006

Not as popular as Rod

So the Stones played Rio. This story made me think of that bit in the Rutles, where Ron McNasty claims that he hadn't meant to say that the Rutles were bigger than God, but that they were bigger than Rod, who was still labouring in relative obscurity in the mid-60s.

When Rod played Rio, the audience was over 3 million, supposedly. The Stones only managed half that. And - clincher - I heard a snippet of the Stones' concert, and there were - of course - completely crap, as they always are. I bet Rod managed moderately successful chicken-in-a-basket versions of his hits in Rio, whereas the Stones all sound like they're playing 3 or 4 different songs simultaneously.


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