Roger Daltrey Compares The Rolling Stones To A “Mediocre Pub Band”
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He Did Call Jagger “The #1 Rock ‘n Roll Showman Up Front”
We honestly don’t know why these legends already in their 70s are still dragging their fellow rockers. Paul McCartney previously called The Rolling Stones a “blues cover band” when asked to compare them to The Beatles, to which Mick Jagger responded good-naturedly. He joked at a Los Angeles concert that Macca would “join us in a blues cover later on.”
And now, The Who’s Roger Daltrey has joined in dragging the Rolling Stones. He spoke about the subject in a new interview with the Coda Collection.
“You can not take away the fact that Mick Jagger is still the number one rock ‘n’ roll showman up front,” Daltrey declared. “But as a band, if you were outside a pub and you heard that music coming out of a pub some night, you’d think, ‘Well, that’s a mediocre pub band!'”
“No disrespect,” he added.
Although Daltrey credited the band for writing “some great songs, but they are in that blues format.” He also weighed in on the decades-long “rivalry” of The Beatles and Rolling Stones. Daltrey compared them to apples and cheese.
“They’re both really tasty,” he said, “but the cheese does one thing and the apple does another.”