MysteryTrain wrote:What's a couple of good Stones fansites and message boards to check out regarding all these stuff?
I'm a member of Shidoobee (one of the premiere Stones fans sites). Set up much like this one and many PJ fans there also.
I've heard Shidoobee is good. I'm a member at IORR (I'ts Only Rock N' Roll for those that don't know) at http://www.iorr.org/
. The people over there are knowledgeable, I just don't like the way the forums are laid out. There are basically 3 forums. One for trading stuff, another for trading tickets, and then the main board. Since they don't have a board for off-topic stuff (like AMT or AET here) the area that is essentially The Porch is a mixture of everything on and off topic. The guy who runs the site is apparently kind of stuck in his ways and refuses (in spite of many requests from the members) to change it. Or he says he refuses, he might just not be able to, I don't know. There is usually more on topic stuff than off topic stuff though, so it's not THAT bad. It could just be organized better.
There are a crapload of bootlegs and soundboard recordings over there just ripe for the taking though. Some of them are put in the main board, some in the trading board. If you're looking for a specific show or want some suggestions they'll load you down with more stuff than you can hope to getting around to listening to. When I first joined I asked if anybody had the Ft. Worth '97 show, they dug up 3 different version of it for me. A soundboard, an audience recording, and an unofficial bootleg with some bonus tracks. This could probably be said for Shidoobee also though. The Stones trading community is large and active.