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)

Route 66 (Bobby Troup cover) – The Replacements

Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly cover)-Grateful Dead

“Aftermath” (1966)

Mothers Little Regulator-Snoop Dogg vs. The Stones (mash up)

“Big Hits (High Tide at Green Grass” (1966)

Satisfaction-The Grateful Dead

Cross Bones Style/I Can’t Get No Satisfaction-Cat Power

Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadows-The Records

It’s All Over Now (Bobby Womack/Shirley Jean Womack) (with Rod Stewart’s Gasoline Alley)-Amy Correia

“Under My Thumb-Social Distortion

19th Nervous Breakdown-The 5,6,7,8’s

The Last Time-Gomez

“Their Satanic Majesties Request” (1967)

2000 Light Years from Home-Son Volt

“Beggars Banquet” (1968) Right about here is where their albums start getting to be amazing. One after another, for over ten years.

Sympathy for the Devil-Max Creek

Sympathy for the Devil-Rusted Root

Sympathy for the Mekons-The Mekons

No Expectations-Zero

No Expectations-Grace Potter

Street Fighting Man–The Rolling Stones (Live on Mick’s Birthday, 1972)

Stray Cat Blues-Bloodkin

Stray Cat Blues-Smashing Pumpkins

Jumping Jack Flash-The La’s (As I understand it, JJF was a B-Side from the Beggar’s Banquet sessions.)



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