Judge P.S. Colbert fully admits to having gotten Satisfaction on a number of occasions, but those records are sealed!
Let's spend some Mime together.
Full disclosure: The Rolling Stones were my very first rock group. You know the kind; they steal your heart away and never give it back, even after they've jig-sawed, shattered, torn and frayed, brown-sugared and painted it, black…
The half-dozen appearances the filthy five made on The Ed Sullivan Show certainly weren't the group's most revelatory television spots—only vocals were performed live, and even those were abetted by pre-recorded backing tracks—but they may have been the most important. Remember this same variety hour formally introduced The Beatles to America, effectively ushering in our second "British Invasion."
Just as they did for The Fab Four, the good folks at SOFA Entertainment have packaged the whole kit 'n caboodle of meetings between The Stones and Sullivan (easily the most ill-suited man to ever host a variety show), presenting each episode in its entirety, including commercials for Hai Karate after shave, Aerowax floor shine, "Medically Tested" Proslim reducing pills, Vivarin Stimulant Tablets, and the occasional health advisory: "If you're not taking color pictures with the new Polaroid Colorpak camera, there's something being left out of your life."
You wanna know what America looked like on a Sunday night in 1964, 1966, and 1969? This package has that and more, all brilliantly restored and as easy to navigate as a magic carpet ride.
Let the good times begin!
2 May 1965
Note: The first two episodes are presented in black and white as The Ed Sullivan Show was broadcast until September 1965. The remaining episodes are in color.
13 February 1966
15 January 1967
23 November 1969
Note: Unfortunately, I was sent screener copies for review, so I can only hope the promised extras (a 24-page photo-loaded booklet and replica of a 1966 Ed Sullivan Show admission ticket) are not only included, but enhance this already pleasurable experience.
The Rebuttal Witnesses
Hey, Man…I dig The Stones and all, but why all the other junk? I mean, Robert Goulet? Topo Gigio? Totie Fields?!
Unappreciative, willfully oblivious punks who may purchase this set have two options: 1) They can employ the "Play Rolling Stones Songs" only option on each disc, or 2) they can save themselves some money by restricting their viewing habits to YouTube.
Either way, such unappreciative, willfully oblivious punks are hereby advised to Get Off My Cloud!
One can never rightfully call The Rolling Stones innocent.
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Scales of Justice
Studio: SOFA Entertainment
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