Does anyone else agree that Brian Jones was the unsung hero of the Stones, and that, while they have been an amazing rock band their entire career, they haven't been nearly as great musicians since? What I mean is, with Brian, they did everything. Folk. Baroque Pop. Psychedelia. Doo Wop. The Blues. Space Rock. Straight up Pop. During his tenure they had their hand in every area and were quite original with it. When he was fired and Taylor came, they became a rock band. When Woody entered, they jumped on whatever bandwagon was big at the time and then settled into being a roots rock/nostalgia act. But with Brian, they tried everything.