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Stephen Malkmus: “The Rolling Stones seemed like really poncey carpetbaggers of sounds”

Stephen Malkmus: “The Rolling Stones seemed like really poncey carpetbaggers of sounds”

Stephen Malkmus describes The Rolling Stones as “poncey carpetbaggers of sounds” in the new issue of Uncut.

The ex-Pavement frontman, currently performing with Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, also discusses life in Berlin, his new album Wig Out At Jagbags and why Pavement were “sports-obsessed music fans in touch with their feminine side”, talking in the new issue.

“I like ’70s Stones better,” explains Malkmus, talking about the difference between the ’60s and ’70s, “although I did watch this documentary about Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, and the Stones, who went there in 1969, seemed like really poncey carpetbaggers of sounds.

“There’s Sir Mick now talking about that time and I imagine the Stones’ PR would wish that this didn’t exist. It doesn’t really go with the way the covers look on those albums.”

The new issue of Uncut is out on Friday (January 31).

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