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July 04, 2009

"The Other Side" and Rockin' Franken

By: Bernard Chazelle

Aerosmith's "The Other Side" is an all-time great rock tune. It's got the 3 essential nutrients of rock: between 3 and 5 chords; a hard-driving rhythm; and the energy of a freight train. As the great rock critic Rabbi Hillel said, the rest is commentary.

If Steven Tyler tries so hard to look like Mick Jagger (of course, not as hard as the US senator from Minnesota), it's because he knows that the Rolling Stones are the greatest American rock band that never was.

— Bernard Chazelle

Posted at July 4, 2009 08:18 PM

Well, when you're that ugly with huge lips, there's only so many people you can model yourself after, anyway.

Posted by: saurabh at July 4, 2009 10:40 PM

I believe that was Rebe Acaba that said that, Talmud at Jerusalem.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at July 5, 2009 02:17 AM

Hillel was the one that decided its OK to lend money at interest.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at July 5, 2009 02:30 AM

Hm. Well, I'll take the Stones, Mick's lips and all, over Aerosmith any day, I'm afraid.

Posted by: NomadUK at July 5, 2009 12:07 PM

Makes me miss the Solid Gold Dancers. I wonder if any of them are running for congress.

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