. . . Continuing where we left off, with the 70s, including the greatest rock double album in history.

“Let it Bleed” (1969)

Featuring one of the greatest songs ever written, “Gimme Shelter.”

Gimme Shelter-Back Forty

Gimme Shelter-Local H

Gimme Shelter-Phil Lesh and Friends

Let It Bleed-Mumbouli

You Can’t Always Get What You Want-The Radiators

“Sticky Fingers” (1971)

Brown Sugar-Ryan Adams

Honky Tonk Women-Prince

Tina Toledo/Can’t You Hear Me Knocking/Tina Toledo-Ryan Adams

Sway-Alejandro Escovedo

And of course the song that has been covered ad nauseam. Here’s just a few examples of what I thought were particularly good takes on it:

Wild Horses-The Sundays

Wild Horses-The Rolling Stones with Eddie Vedder

Wild Horses-Guided By Voices

Dead Flowers-Local H

Dead Flowers-New Riders of the Purple Sage

Moonlight Mile-The Drive-By Truckers

“Exile on Main Street” (1972)

Shake Your Hips-The 101ers (Joe Strummer pre-The Clash)

Sweet Virginia–Local 28

Sweet Virginia-Camper Van Beethoven

Sweet Virginia-Derek Trucks Band

Sweet Virginia-String Cheese Incident

Loving Cup-Patterson Hood

Loving Cup/Easy Morning Rebel Jam-My Morning Jacket

I Just Want to See His Face-Blind Boys of Alabama

Cocksucker Blues-The Rolling Stones. A prize in my possession. This tune was *ahem* whipped out during the Exile tour and was, understandably, never officially released.

“Goats Head Soup” (1973) Lots of folks will say that Sticky Fingers, with it’s operable zipper, was the greatest album cover of all time. But I actually prefer this one: A goat, in a bowl of soup, looking supremely pissed.

Angie-Tori Amos

Silver Train-Patterson Hood

Star Star-Patterson Hood

To be continued again . . .


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