I’ve always been more of a Stones guy–more of a Richards than a Lennon, more of a Jagger than a McCartney. I like the Beatles and all, but to me rock and roll will always be The Rolling Stones. I know that after about 1985, the band kind of went to shit (although I do like much of Steel Wheels), but before that how many bands could release a solid album–and many classic albums–nearly every year for almost a decade? Not many. And none did it while snorting Columbia up their nose, dating supermodels, and having their penises bitten by bees to increase girth.
I’ve been trying to think of what to do with all the Stones covers I’ve amassed over the years, so I decided to do a massive tribute: Covers of my favorite tunes from most of their pre-1982 U.S. releases. Now, before 1967 most of their U.S. albums were compilations and repackages and most of their tunes were covers of other guys work, so I’ve only included a few of those. But other than that, this should be a fun project. Enjoy.
“England’s Newest Hitmakers” (1964)
“Big Hits (High Tide at Green Grass” (1966)
“Their Satanic Majesties Request” (1967)
“Beggars Banquet” (1968) Right about here is where their albums start getting to be amazing. One after another, for over ten years.
Jumping Jack Flash-The La’s (As I understand it, JJF was a B-Side from the Beggar’s Banquet sessions.)
TO BE CONTINUED . . .