Rock Docs Podcast: The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane with guest Dan Jasper

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Crossfire Hurricane

Rock Docs is back this week with another new episode, and this week, David and Andy get the chance to discuss an exciting up and coming band from the UK called the, uh, Rolling Stones? You might have heard of them—they’ve been generating some buzz.

Crossfire Hurricane is the 2012 documentary about the Stones, directed by Brett Morgen, who also directed the recent David Bowie documentary, Moonage Daydream—which was previously covered by both the Rock Docs team and here at Treble. Released in conjunction with a greatest hits album and tour, the film is one that Morgen said on his appearance on WTF with Marc Maron that turned out to be a bit more commercial than expected. However, Morgen anticipates that his audience is already caught up on Stones history and leaves out some of the more obvious bullet points in the band’s history (though co-founder Ian Stewart is, once again, left out of the conversation).

This week’s guest is Dan Jasper of the Mad Men podcast They Coined It, and he joins our hosts to discuss the history of the band, the infamous Altamont concert, and the overall atmosphere of danger that seemed to crop up at Rolling Stones concerts in the late ’60s, from riots to violence committed by the police. (Also, while you’re at it, hear the Rock Docs/Cue Sheet crossover episode on the music of Mad Men.)

Listen to the full Rock Docs episode on Crossfire Hurricane below, and read our recent list, Six Moments of Charlie Watts Magic Amid the Rolling Stones’ Ego and Excess.

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