Saturday, May 04, 2013

The Rolling Stones
"Some Girls" (Vinyl)

I can't call myself a huge Stones fan.  There were so many better acts during the 60's and 70's whose music speaks so much more powerfully than the Stones.   Yet, one can not discount their influence on their own and subsequent generations of music-making.

The Stones definitely had a 'golden period' in which their output is still regarded as important and ground-breaking.  What began in 1968 with 'Beggar's Banquet' and carried through five albums until 1973's 'Goat's Head Soup' was then interrupted by a string of hit-or-miss albums with the word 'dinosaur' being flung around to describe the band.

This album showed a return to the straight-ahead bluesy rock n' roll that made the Stones famous and included the singles 'Miss You', 'Beast of Burden' and 'Respectable.'

The iconic album artwork originally featured female models on the original pressing, but the label had failed to acquire permission to use their likenesses, so these (highly sought-after) early pressings were pulled off of shelves and the band members' images replaced them.

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