Wanting to stay relevant in response to the DIY, class-conscious London punk scene, the Rolling Stones' 1978 U.S. tour was a bare-bones, music-focused affair that did away with the conceptual stage sets and inflatable penises of their previous visit to the States. Unseen for 33 years, a 16mm documentation of the Stones' visit to Fort Worth, Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live in Texas ’78 visits Boulder's Dairy Center for the Arts this week.
Just as the Stones did way back then, the Dairy Center aims to turn younger generations on to the band. “Our audience has been mostly baby-boomers; the below-thirty crowd only goes to the big multiplexes,” says Glenn Webb, manager of the Dairy. He stands behind the film as a master document of the band in a time of flux: “It's a great opportunity to see how Ronnie Wood fit into the band. He definitely brought a new kind of energy, very complementary to [Keith] Richards’s playing. The tour almost didn't happen because of Richards’s Canadian drug bust.”
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Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live in Texas will screen tonight at 7 p.m. in Boedecker Theater at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut Street, in Boulder. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit www.thedairy.org.
Tue., Aug. 14, 7 p.m., 2012