Toronto Mike

Shine a Light

A Movie Reel

Shine a Light: 6 out of 10.

I should preface this review by admitting I grew tired of the Rolling Stones long ago.  As a younger man, I adored Hot Rocks, essentially their greatest hits from 1964-1971.  In the late 80s, I was still a fan, and actually bought Steel Wheels and left my post managing a game at the CNE to listen to their concert from outside the old Exhibition Stadium gates.

Then, around the time they sold "Start Me Up" to Microsoft, I had had enough.  I was done with the Rolling Stones.  Sure, I still dig "Paint It Black" and "Gimme Shelter", but I had no interest in seeing them in concert or delving into their catalogue.  Keith is still cool, but the whole band just seems so corporate.  The best Stones song from the past 25 years belongs to The Verve.

I love Scorsese, and my wife is still a big Stones fan, so last night we watched Shine a Light.  I wanted more archival  footage but instead it's 95% comprised of a recent Stones concert with a few special guests, including Jack White.  It was kind of boring.

Stones fanatics will probably love it.

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