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savafan
02-08-2006, 02:57 AM
http://www.imdb.com/news/wenn/2006-02-08/#3

Veteran rockers The Rolling Stones have blasted the censorship of sexually suggestive lyrics during their Super Bowl half-time show on Sunday night as "absolutely ridiculous" - despite claims from the National Football League the band consented to the move beforehand. Editors turned down Sir Mick Jagger's microphone for risqué lines in hits "Start Me Up" and "Rough Justice" amid fears a repeat of Janet Jackson's infamous wardrobe malfunction at the American football event two years ago would prompt another backlash from family TV audiences. But a spokeswoman for the "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" hitmakers revealed yesterday that the band deemed the measure "absolutely ridiculous and completely unnecessary" and had voiced their opinions to NFL bosses before their three-song set. She added, "The band did the songs they were supposed to do and they sang all the words. There were many, many conversations back and forth and the band clearly was not happy about it." On Monday an NFL spokesman claimed, "We agreed upon it earlier this week. The band were fine with it."

TeamCasey
02-08-2006, 07:51 AM
It does stink. Many complained about the sound system during the performance. It doesn't sound like that was under the Stones control.

GAC
02-08-2006, 09:35 AM
I thought their performance sucked to begin with. ;)

919191
02-08-2006, 10:02 AM
I thought their performance sucked to begin with. ;)

I thought the first song was horrible, but then I hate that song. I liked the second and third, but it does seem Jagger tries anymore to be "Jaggeresque". Like he is trying too much to do all the things with which he is assiciated. But the Stones are my all-time favorite rockers. I really like their stuff from the "Let It Bleed" and "Beggar's Banquet" era the best.

RFS62
02-08-2006, 10:06 AM
I'm telling you. I would have far preferred a killer marching band to the watered down, bad sound, wrinkled up 60 somethings out there.

Give us something that a whole generation of football fans have never seen.

deltachi8
02-08-2006, 10:20 AM
I wish i could censor the images of Mick's old lady arms and Liza outfit from my brain...forever....

MrCinatit
02-08-2006, 10:43 AM
it's the Stones, for Pete's sake...did the NFL expect they would perform Mary Had A Little Lamb?
everyone not living in a hermet hole knows the lyrics to Start Me Up. and it sure didn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what the censored word in Rough Justice was.

westofyou
02-08-2006, 10:52 AM
I thought their performance sucked to begin with. ;)

They had to mix the sound the 1st song, no way did they get a sound check and no way does a small piece band like them sound great from the first chord in the middle of a airplane hanger.

westofyou
02-08-2006, 10:54 AM
Give us something that a whole generation of football fans have never seen.

A marching band that makes us not want to channel surf?

RFS62
02-08-2006, 11:07 AM
A marching band that makes us not want to channel surf?


Yep. People probably wouldn't even know what it was it's been so long since they've seen one.

How about a year long competition with the winner doing at least some of the halftime show instead of the crap we've been getting? Promote it instead of apologizing about it.

westofyou
02-08-2006, 11:11 AM
How about a year long competition with the winner doing at least some of the halftime show instead of the crap we've been getting?

Nah.... I want to see chariot races around the ring of the field and in the middle of the field I want to see a first grade class role play a couple of Tool songs in a wash of strobe lights.

But that's probably just me.

KronoRed
02-08-2006, 11:46 AM
Nah.... I want to see chariot races around the ring of the field and in the middle of the field I want to see a first grade class role play a couple of Tool songs in a wash of strobe lights.

But that's probably just me.
That sounds good to me.

I'm a little tired of A dino rock bands mailing it in and B bubble gum crap that nobody wants to hear.

Chariot races would RAWK :D

MrCinatit
02-08-2006, 11:55 AM
That sounds good to me.

I'm a little tired of A dino rock bands mailing it in and B bubble gum crap that nobody wants to hear.

Chariot races would RAWK :D

we could always relive the horror of a couple years ago, when we had both dino band (Aerosmith) and bubble gum crap (Britney)...at the same time.

TeamCasey
02-08-2006, 12:01 PM
I'll take the Stones or Paul McCartney over bubble gum too.

traderumor
02-08-2006, 12:01 PM
Halftime is a great time to do other stuff--bathroom, fix food, let the dog out, check email and RZ, or just talk.

westofyou
02-08-2006, 12:02 PM
Halftime is a great time to do other stuff.

I bet yours involves kids.

Roy Tucker
02-08-2006, 12:09 PM
A marching band that makes us not want to channel surf?
See http://www.bands.org/public/events/gn/

Once you've seen one of these kinds of shows, you understand.

But it will never happen. A chariot race with a beheading to the loser is more likely. America demands mindless pap for the masses accompanied by beer commercials.

deltachi8
02-08-2006, 12:09 PM
I vote for "Up with Everything"

KronoRed
02-08-2006, 12:11 PM
we could always relive the horror of a couple years ago, when we had both dino band (Aerosmith) and bubble gum crap (Britney)...at the same time.
I'd blocked that out :bang:

westofyou
02-08-2006, 12:13 PM
Once you've seen one of these kinds of shows, you understand.

I hate brass... so my understanding would involve a search for silence.

savafan
02-08-2006, 12:15 PM
Two words:

Arena Rock

It would make sense in an arena.

KronoRed
02-08-2006, 12:16 PM
Classical music

Nothing says football like strings.

westofyou
02-08-2006, 12:17 PM
My vote would go to:

http://accordionguy.blogware.com/Photos/2005/05/monkey_knife_fight_preview.jpg

Chip R
02-08-2006, 12:18 PM
My vote would go to:

http://accordionguy.blogware.com/Photos/2005/05/monkey_knife_fight_preview.jpg

I thought that was one of the commercials that was on during halftime. ;)

Ravenlord
02-08-2006, 12:47 PM
let Slayer or Dimmu Borgir do the half-time show...you can't be offended if you can't understand the words! :evil:

savafan
02-08-2006, 12:50 PM
let Slayer or Dimmu Borgir do the half-time show...you can't be offended if you can't understand the words! :evil:


Better yet, Gwar :beerme:

KronoRed
02-08-2006, 12:51 PM
See http://www.bands.org/public/events/gn/

Once you've seen one of these kinds of shows, you understand.

But it will never happen. A chariot race with a beheading to the loser is more likely. America demands mindless pap for the masses accompanied by beer commercials.
A beheading?

Hmm...All head coaches not in the game are punished for their failures? :evil:

Ravenlord
02-08-2006, 12:51 PM
Better yet, Gwar :beerme:
Green Jelly:D

Redsfaithful
02-08-2006, 12:53 PM
I watched the Stones for a little bit, then I switched over to the Puppy Bowl. It was a good choice.

traderumor
02-08-2006, 01:07 PM
I bet yours involves kids.yes, i forgot after editing to put "changing poopy butts" on my list :laugh:

"All right, girl, get over here, its halftime. Now, hold it until the game's over." :laugh:

traderumor
02-08-2006, 01:09 PM
I watched the Stones for a little bit, then I switched over to the Puppy Bowl. It was a good choice.We had our own Puppy Bowl. It involves the whole family. The dog gets a toy that the kids have left on the floor and we all chase him around the house trying to get it from him. I'm sure it would be quite entertaining for all.

Krusty
02-08-2006, 01:36 PM
I think we have gone back to the 50s era with all this censorship.

Red Leader
02-08-2006, 01:46 PM
I'm telling you. I would have far preferred a killer marching band to the watered down, bad sound, wrinkled up 60 somethings out there.

Give us something that a whole generation of football fans have never seen.

I enjoyed Fleetwood Mac's set with the USC marching band. Something like that mixture would be enjoyable to watch.

redsfanmia
02-08-2006, 04:47 PM
How about frisbee dogs, its the halftime entertainment at Colts games and I for one love them.

OldRightHander
02-08-2006, 10:45 PM
yes, i forgot after editing to put "changing poopy butts" on my list :laugh:

"All right, girl, get over here, its halftime. Now, hold it until the game's over." :laugh:

It must be harder during baseball season, with the time between innings being notably shorter than halftime of a football game.

Cedric
02-08-2006, 11:36 PM
The Stones are amazing. Can't believe they would put up with that garbage from the NFL though. But who knows.

savafan
02-08-2006, 11:54 PM
With the game in Detroit, quite frankly I'm surprised that Eminem didn't do the halftime show.


;)

REDREAD
02-09-2006, 12:29 AM
Funny, all you folks complaining about the Stones being a poor choice did watch the performance :lol:

Really, they can't make everyone happy. I think the Stones were a good choice. There was too much noise where I was at, so I couldn't hear them, but if nothing else, they are interesting to watch on stage and generate a buzz.

A marching band or something vanillia like that would make a lot of Americans change the channel. Got to keep people tuned in for the ads during halftime.

TeamBoone
02-09-2006, 01:04 AM
I loved it. I thought it to be a refreshing change from all the correographed junk they've had in recent years.

No, they didn't sound as good as they would have in a music hall, but at least they didn't lip sync (and if they had, most would be complaining about that as well).

savafan
02-09-2006, 01:10 AM
No, they didn't sound as good as they would have in a music hall, but at least they didn't lip sync (and if they had, most would be complaining about that as well).

You make an excellent point, and I was impressed by this as well.

GAC
02-09-2006, 08:29 PM
I think there is one thing we can all agree on - the Stones are the ugliest group of guys I have ever seen. If I was a girl, the first thing I'd say to one of them is "You better be filthy rich!". It doesn't matter if they are 22 or 62. ;)

westofyou
02-09-2006, 08:32 PM
I think there is one thing we can all agree on - the Stones are the ugliest group of guys I have ever seen.

Ha... Canada's BTO says not.

http://www.phaseonestudios.com/PHASE_ONE_WEBSITE/clients/BTO.jpg

KittyDuran
02-09-2006, 09:02 PM
Ha... Canada's BTO says not.

http://www.phaseonestudios.com/PHASE_ONE_WEBSITE/clients/BTO.jpgWhat? Stones are MUCH uglier...:p:

GAC
02-09-2006, 09:10 PM
I'll let others be the judge. ;)

http://img.lenta.ru/news/2005/09/28/rolling/picture.jpg

Aerosmith is a close 2nd though. ;)