fredag 26 juni 2015


Always regarded this as their last great album. Not that I think the following five or ten are bad, but it's the final providing the original Stones atmosphere - rock'n'roll in a carefree almost sloppy manner where message and attitude seems more important for the final result than production and audio. For them I see a kind of reversed connection between modernized studios providing means for sound alterfications and the ability to come true. In short - the better studios the less dirty rock'n'roll and thus farther away from the band I grew up with and loved. This is still old style. Most of it recorded in Jamaica (according to Keith Richards one of few countries that would let them all in at the time) and produced by a Jimmy Miller on hard drugs. Most of the songs grew out of jamming or ideas developed in the studio as they went along. As the story goes the sessions were both relaxed and chaotic, including lots of guest musicians. So even if from another place it was about the same circumstances as for the making of "Exile On Main St." and the result so alike this could have been the third in an "Exile" tripple album. I can do without "Angie" (always could), but the rest is magic to me. Fast messy rockers as "Silver Train", "Star Star" and "100 Years Ago" mixed with slow dirty ones like "Dancing With Mr. D.", "Can You Hear The Music" and "Hide Your Love" plus a couple of surprisingly melodic ballads. All with the exact right ambience - dynamic and connective rather than posh and perfect. Issued and reissued all over the world on LP, cassette and CD through the years. First UK had label as shown here and thick matt fold/out cover with small "goat head" poster and picture/credit insert. (RÅ*)

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