Join This Day In The Rolling Stones – iPad App Review

rsUnless you have been living under a rock since the early 1960’s, chances are good that you have not only heard of the Rolling Stones but that you’ve listened to a few of their songs. Heralded by many as one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time, The Rolling Stones have certainly earned their considerable fan-base.

Whether you wish to have ‘moves like Jagger’ or you just want to study and become their most knowledgeable super-fan, This Day In The Rolling Stones is a must-have app for your iPad!

Even though I was very much alive at the time, I had no idea that on my birthday in 1986 the Rolling Stones released their 18th British / 20th American studio album ‘Dirty Work’. I also wasn’t aware that Dirty Work featured guest appearances by other legendary musicians like Tom Waits and Jimmy Page. Every day in the calendar has something to teach you about the Rolling Stones, a feat that is impressive in itself and should give you some indication of the impact and contribution they have made during their 5-decades-long tenure.

Other features of this app deliver Stones trivia (Paint It Black was the first number one single to feature a sitar on the recording), a Stones Quiz (that I failed miserably each and every time I tried it), Stones Song Notes (the band had nearly shelved Start Me Up) as well as links to the anything and everything Stones related (the iTunes store, sheet music, their Facebook page, ringtones, wallpaper and a lot more).

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What I liked: For a true fan, there are enough details with enough depth that you will definitely learn a thing or two that you didn’t know before.

What I didn’t like: The app isn’t much to look at. Almost all of the features are displayed in a series of greys and reds, though you do get to see the album covers in full color. More graphic interest would go a long way toward further engaging users of this app.

To buy or not to buy: If you enjoy the Rolling Stones, this is a fun app that you will find very entertaining.

 

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