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Old 11-21-2013, 07:03 PM
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Default 10 things you may not know about Charlie

A few little known factoids.

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Old 11-21-2013, 07:15 PM
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And that's why Charlie is The Man.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:32 PM
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Must be aimed at someone living on Mars, Larry. The only thing I didn't know was that he sketched every hotel room. :-)
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:24 AM
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So it was worth it! Mission accomplished! Haga!
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:01 AM
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To be fair on Charlie, who I understand is a peaceful soul, the time he punched out Mick Jagger was the same time he was having a mid life crisis and he was drunk at the time.

He also came 22nd in GQ's 50 Best-Dressed Men in Britain 2012 list.

He's also listed in Wikipedia under its hi hat entry, which seems odd:

"Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones uses a technique in which he does not play the hi-hat in unison with the snare drum at all. If playing a standard 8th note pattern, he will play the hi-hat on 1 and 3 and not playing it on 2 and 4 where the snare drum is played."

I think it's trying to say he does not play the hats on the 2 and 4 in unison with the backbeat. The way it's written makes him sound like he's pounding out quarter notes like Meg :)
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:46 AM
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He also came 22nd in GQ's 50 Best-Dressed Men in Britain 2012 list.
He does love his threads. Apparently he used to do his block back in the day when he'd be swanning around town in his latest expensive Savile Row suit, only to be trumped on some best dressed or most stylish list, by Keith......who'd donned Anita's clothes and headed out the door.
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:44 AM
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To be fair on Charlie, who I understand is a peaceful soul, the time he punched out Mick Jagger was the same time he was having a mid life crisis and he was drunk at the time.
this was also the time that he was a heroin addict. yep he waited unyil the 90's when everyone had cleaned up to get on heroin.

he got out of bed and got dressed in his nice suit to go downstairs and knock Mick out.

Keef: Mick had it coming. not for "that" (Mick waking Charlie up to impress someone...and referring to Charlie as "his drummer") but he did have it coming.

Charlie: i'm not his drummer, he's my singer.
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:57 AM
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He does love his threads. Apparently he used to do his block back in the day when he'd be swanning around town in his latest expensive Savile Row suit, only to be trumped on some best dressed or most stylish list, by Keith......who'd donned Anita's clothes and headed out the door.
Damn guitarists....hogging all the glory.
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:27 AM
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25 years ago someone asked Charlie..."what's it like playing with the Stones for 25 years ?"
Charlie replied..."5 years of playing and 20 years waiting around"
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:53 PM
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To be fair on Charlie, who I understand is a peaceful soul, the time he punched out Mick Jagger was the same time he was having a mid life crisis and he was drunk at the time.

He also came 22nd in GQ's 50 Best-Dressed Men in Britain 2012 list.

He's also listed in Wikipedia under its hi hat entry, which seems odd:

"Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones uses a technique in which he does not play the hi-hat in unison with the snare drum at all. If playing a standard 8th note pattern, he will play the hi-hat on 1 and 3 and not playing it on 2 and 4 where the snare drum is played."

I think it's trying to say he does not play the hats on the 2 and 4 in unison with the backbeat. The way it's written makes him sound like he's pounding out quarter notes like Meg :)
I noticed him not playing his hats on the 2 and 4 when I saw TRS live in 1978 on the Some Girls tour. I toyed with that style here and there. He does not like having to compete for the space with both hands playing crossover. I have to admit I sometimes hit my left stick with my right and cause a double hit. That happens when I play a set with small toms above the hat and the hat sitting lower and more to the front.
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FWIW I never liked his technique of stopping the hi hat for the backbeat. It all feels kind of jerky to me because the flow stops and starts. Was never a fan of his playing. But he does have a style that's all him. Just not a big fan of his playing choices. Sorry! I like him as a person though.
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:25 PM
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I picked up Charlie's isolated hi hat thing when clicking the rim and certain patterns, but I didn't realize he did it so much.
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I noticed him not playing his hats on the 2 and 4 when I saw TRS live in 1978 on the Some Girls tour. I toyed with that style here and there. He does not like having to compete for the space with both hands playing crossover. .
I read that this was mostly a trick relayed to Charlie by none other than Jim Keltner in late 60's. Not so much to avoid crossover but for studio use in close micing.
In studio recording it 'can' result in the snare having a clearer voice, its own voice, on 2 and 4, uncontaminated by striking the nearby hihat (on 2 and 4) at the same time.
Charlie adopted it, and never stopped.
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