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Topic: Is Dirty Work Any Good? Return to archive Page: 1 2 3
January 20th, 2006 08:40 AM
glencar Yes, it's a good one.
January 20th, 2006 08:50 AM
blackandblue Dirty Work and Undercover both sucks: by far the weakest Stones albums.
January 20th, 2006 09:43 AM
blackandblue wrote:
Dirty Work and Undercover both sucks: by far the weakest Stones albums.

You are much loved by The Joey
January 20th, 2006 09:46 AM
Brainbell Jangler wrote:

Joey: Didn't know you were into Nietzsche. Nice.


"Springtime for Hitler"
from Mel Brooks' The Producers

" Germany was having trouble, what a sad, sad story
Needed a new leader to restore its former glory
Where oh where was he? Where could that man be?
We looked around, and then we found, the man for you and me,
And now it's ...

Springtime for Hitler and Germany,
Deutschland is happy and gay.
We're marching to a faster pace,
Look out, here comes the master race.

Springtime for Hitler and Germany,
Winter for Poland and France.
Springtime for Hitler and Germany,
Come on, Germans, go into your dance ...

I was born in Dusseldorf, and that is why they call me Rolf.
Don't be stupid, be a smarty, come and join the Nazi party.

Springtime for Hitler and Germany
(Gun fires twice)
Goose-step's the new step today
(Machine gun fires)
Bombs falling from the skies again,
(Bomb falls and explodes)
Deutschland is on the rise again

Springtime for Hitler and Germany
U-boats are sailing once more
[woman's voice]: "Well! Talk about bad taste!"
Springtime for Hitler and Germany
Means ... that ... soon we'll be going ...
We've got to be going ...
You know we'll be going to ... WAR! "

[Edited by the ss ]

[Edited by Joey]
January 20th, 2006 10:29 AM
Joey wrote:

You are much loved by The Joey

You shall be greeted in Omaha!
January 20th, 2006 10:41 AM
blackandblue wrote:

You shall be greeted in Omaha!

Come to Joey ..................................


January 20th, 2006 11:18 PM
Saint Sway wrote:
Sleep Tonight and Had It With You are must owns. Classic songs.

for the non-hardcore completist, I'd advise just downloading the quality songs from Dirty Work and avoiding the others entirely. Same with Bigger Bang.

You bastard! How dare you say this about the album we cut school for in 1986 the day it came out! As I recall, we drove to the nearest retail outlet, bought it, and spent the rest of the day in battery-powered-boombox 17-year-old ecstasy while chugging budweisers exclaiming "THEY HAVE TO TOUR THIS!" As I recall, one of us fell into a lake and had to be retrieved that very Dirty-Work-Soaked afternoon, but the memories are vague.

Oh...if only we were in high school when Exile came out.
January 21st, 2006 12:57 AM
Joey wrote:

Come to Joey ..................................


I always wondered, what do *I* need to do to be "nuzzled by the JOEY!" What's the secret?
January 21st, 2006 08:33 AM
Jair Goddess in The Doorway is better.
Hide Away
Too Far Gone --> at least three good trax!

January 21st, 2006 11:06 AM
Jair wrote:
Goddess in The Doorway is better.
Hide Away
Too Far Gone --> at least three good trax!

Better than ABB too!
January 21st, 2006 11:21 AM
speedfreakjive I'm veering towards the view that B2B is better than ABB;- the fact that its more experimental and not as MOR sounding is the thing for me.
January 21st, 2006 04:19 PM
Jumacfly wrote:

Better than ABB too!

Gimme dat pipe, please?!

January 22nd, 2006 12:38 AM
speedfreakjive My verdict on Dirty Work thus far; the first half is better than the second half.
January 22nd, 2006 04:12 PM
Joey wrote:

Man looks into the Abyss and sees the Dirty Work album staring back up at him ..... It is at THIS point that Man finds his character ...... and THAT is what keeps Man OUT of the Abyss .

The Abyss must be a real cool place to be then...

Meet me at the bottom

Down in the hole
January 22nd, 2006 06:36 PM
Joey " Meet me at the bottom

Down in the hole"

January 23rd, 2006 01:27 AM
CraigP Dirty Work is better than your mother.
January 24th, 2006 02:11 AM
no night together I find dirty work a low step, but I love that version of harlem shuffle, I wore the vynyl though I know it's no masterpiece
January 24th, 2006 07:16 PM
Maxlugar wrote:
[quote]speedfreakjive wrote:
Hello all.
I've got most of the albums except this one, do you think its worth buying, any reviews, opinions welcome.

It's like my Grand Pappy used to tell me: "Boy, don't be a douche. Buy Dirty Work."

Dirty Work: Men creating music in the image of God.

In the winter of 1986 I was a sophomore in college working part time at an Exxon service station. It was not especially interesting work but one of the perks was you got to watch TV while waiting for the next pain in the ass to pull up and say "hey buddy, pump me full of gas." It was at this Exxon that I got my first glimpse of the great Rolling Stones album Dirty Work. The Grammyís were giving the Stones a lifetime achievement award and played a clip of Harlem Shuffle off the album Dirty Work slated to be released that summer. It sounded great! I was pumped!

Soon enough summer came along and I got my hands on Dirty Work. My life has never been the same! What follows is a song-by-song breakdown of the Stones hardest rocking album ever.

One Hit (To the Body): The moment One Hit (To the Body) started playing, I knew the Stones had decided to kick major butt with this record. After two limp and distant albums (Emotional Rescue, Undercover) and one oldies set made from discarded archives, (Tattoo You), they had decided to put the pedal to the metal. The first few seconds are a little misleading then BAM! Nice crunching guitar! Rock and Roll!!! It really made me feel like a new Can't You Hear Me Knockin' was born. This was serious stuff! Along with some great guitar work came some great lyrics. "You burst in, in a blaze of light. You unzippered the dark. One kiss took my breath away. One look lights up the stars". It was a great start. My Stones are back. And they are pissed. Just as we like them.

Fight: YES! Now THOSE are guitars. Play this with headphones on and marvel over the slashings of Keith and Ronnie on this one. Pure aggression! Just what I love the Stones for. Nice lead in the middle too. This is shaping up to be quite an album. Iím losing my breath!.

Harlem Shuffle: Very dirty sounding. Which I like. Itís one of their best cover songs. Still, I would not have made this the first single. Their version of this tune has quite a nice edge to it though. The beat Charlie is kickin' is infectious. Ronnie's little licks are a nice touch. This is another song you need to put on with head phones to really appreciate the guitars. There are some wonderful things going on there.

Hold Back: Whoa! Mick is on fire! Mick just lets it loose and on this one. Never before or since has he let it rip like this for a whole song. Mick was not just going through the motions (like some will say) and came in the studio with real aggression for this album. Mick is howling here like he doesn't care if his vocal chords land on the control room window. Listen to the line "I've been climbing this tree of promises, for over forty years". The guitars are crashing into one another. Nice funky break at the end too. The drums are like a thunder storm. Wow! Can we slow it down now and take a breather? Yes we can Too Rude is next.

Too Rude: Too Rude is a nice change of pace for this album. I like the drum effect. The backup vocals remind me of the Grateful Dead. Looking back I think it holds up well compared to Keithís other songs of late. Getting a little laid back at this point of the album was needed as well.

Winning Ugly:. Ummm. Nice bass work. Whoever it is.

Back To Zero: Uh oh. Momentum waning here!! This song blows. Come on guys get back on the horse.

Dirty Work: Oh yeah. We're back on track now. This is a very nice rocker. Some nice nasty guitar work. Nice lead by Ronnie. Another Mick howler! Drums and bass are right there too. I love this tune. It still gets a lot of airplay at home. This one and the next song back to back.

Had It With You: One of my all time favorite Stones songs! No bass on it and it still groves along. Mick hadnít played harmonica like this in years. It must be played at maximum volume. The lyrics are good and raunchy too. This could be Mick on guitar or maybe Ronnie. Iím not sure Keith is anywhere near this song. Iím sure it was an oddity throw in but it winds up being the best song on the album for me.

Sleep Tonight: This is a nice Keith ballad. Sort of like All About You but better. I like the vocals. Ronnie Wood on drums. Nice guitar work at the end. Not bad at all as for as Keith crooniní goes.

Tribute to Stu: This little Stu tribute piano clip is a sad reminder of the Stone that was lost in 1986. I feel it is one of the contributing factors for them not touring that year, as was expected.

So all in all Dirty Work is a great Stones album for those who like their Stones angry and loud. Who doesnít? The hatred of Mick and Keith towards each other came out in the end as howling vocals and slashing guitars. Keith still says in interviews he likes this album. I strongly suggest getting the boot Dirty Work Sessions. Three songs from this two CD set that could have put this album over the top are Deep Love, Goin' To Memphis and Invitation. If this album came out in the day of CD, they would be there and this truly would have been more than just a great rocker album.

Don't listen to people who trash this album and dismiss it outright. You'll be missing out on some kick ass rock and roll. You have to take Dirty Work for what it is: A hard rocking reflection of where the Stones where at that time. Keith and Ronnie never played better together on a studio album in my opinion.

i agree with you Maxy (for a change, thanks for the review.

Őt is worth buying

I think it's an underrated album, i was surprised,puzzled even, to see how low it is rated on the Web.
For positive energy, harmony, listen to Hold back don't hold back?)after "too rude" the ®forgotten turn.
- One hit is one of my favourites. Maybe because of the despair Mick expresses which i could relate to.

The piano bit is beautiful but so sad, as when a spirit goes

Dirty Work is considered border line, but i see it as a mirror of the ups and down and, most of all, as a re-unification album. From then on, my interrogations about whether the Stones would stick together or not, ceased.

Joey, cheers

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