Quick question, whats on the cd or is it just a cd of the dvd.
Let It Rock
All Down The Line
Honky Tonk Women
When The Whip Comes Down
Beast Of Burden
Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
Far Away Eyes
Love In Vain
Sweet Little Sixteen
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Finished listening to Emotional Rescue. Back in the day I had heard/read that this album was put together from unused tracks, leftovers from previous recording sessions. That being said I didn't expect a whole lot from it but came away pleasantly surprised. The opening three tracks (Dance Pt. 1, Summer Romance, Send it to Me) were very similar to those that open the album Black and Blue which I liked a lot. Also included in the set list are the bluesy Down in the Hole and the radio airplay songs Let Me Go, She's So Cold and Emotional Rescue. Additonally, Keith Richards adds a very nice vocal performance on All About You. Next up Tattoo You. Cheers.
Made it through the holidays, family commitments, etc and its time to get back to the Rolling Stones catalog. When we last left our heroes, it was at 1981's Tatoo You which topped the US charts for nine weeks. It's release also coincided with their tour that year which some people said would be their last due to Mick Jagger's comment of "not wanting to sing Satisfaction after the age of 40". The album includes 11 tracks which can be considered in two different groups. The first six fall into the rocker category which include their mainstay Start Me Up, the top 20 Hang Fire, Black Limousine, Slave, Neighbors and Keith Richards' Little T&A. The other 5 ballads have a completely different feel to them, almost like an album A and an album B. Included here are: Worried about You, Tops, Heaven, No use in Crying, and one of my personal faves Waiting on a Friend. Some other notes: The song "Tops" was an outtake from Exile on Main Street which featured Mick Taylor, who wasn't given a writers credit. Taylor latter sued and won the case. The album's cover design won a grammy award for best album package. This is my third copy of this album, I loved it back in the early eighties and still love it today. Next up will be 1983's Undercover, Cheers.
Bump. Some of us enjoyed reading your reviews. Waiting on Undercover for three months now. Hope your not quitting over loss of interest.
Looking forward to them. This thread kickstarted renewd love of the band. Seen em 4 times, they never disapoint. Still woking on a complete collection. If your a reader, check out Life by Keith Richards. Damn interesting book, still amazed he remembers anything from the 70's. Once again THANK YOU NAP.
1983’s Undercover was the first batch of relatively new Stones tracks since 1978’s Some Girls. It came in between their acclaimed 1981 tour and the very public feuding between Mick and Keith over 1985’s She’s the Boss. First up on the album was the title track and gem, Undercover of the Night. Lyrics based on the Central American bloodshed that was dominating the headlines at the time, a very catchy rhythm and interesting guitar phasing. Two items of note here, I saw them perform this song on their 1989 Steel Wheels tour and I must say that this song lends itself well to a live audience and a lot of production, a real crowd pleaser. The other thing is that this song was released around the time the Colts left Baltimore. So for me, Undercover of the Night has a double meaning. Next up is She was Hot, a fun little upbeat rocker that I saw them perform on their Bigger Bang tour. Again, a very fun song in a concert environment. Wanna Hold You is the Keith offering on this album. I am always glad to see Keith do a song or two in their live sets. Not that I dislike the song Happy but I was wish he would do another tune and this one would be a good choice. Too much Blood is a Mick song that reminds me a little of Rapture by Blondie. A dance rhythm with some strange off color lyrics and a “rap” in the middle of the song. Had to laugh a little when he starts talking about the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and ponders is that what really happens in Texas ? People wondering around with F’ing Chainsaws ? Pretty Beat Up is a cool little dance rocker from Ronnie Wood that is somewhat akin to his contributions off of Black and Blue. Too tough is a rocker that is good, you keep waiting for it to take off but it never does. The remaining four tunes; Tie you Up, Feel on Baby, All the Way Down and It Must be Hell are all decent songs. I liked the guitar work on Tie You Up, quotes a little bit from Honkey Tonk Woman. All in all this album is not Let it Bleed or Sticky Fingers but it ain’t bad either. Definitely worth a listen. Next up will be Dirty Work and hopefully it won’t be so long between reviews. FYI – I believe Mick is hosting Saturday Night Live tonight. Cheers.
Good morning nap. Good review, glad to see ya back and thanks for the SNL update.
Originally released March 25,1986, The Rolling Stones Dirty Work broke a string of 10 #1 albums in a row dating back to 1969’s Let it Bleed. It contains the single hits One Hit to the Body and a cover version of 1963’s Harlem Shuffle by Bob & Earl. I found the rest of the songs rather pedestrian. Jagger’s vocals on this recording sound angry and repetitive, kinda the same sound over and over again. The album came at a time when there was a lot of in fighting between Mick and Keith. Mick brought essentially nothing to the sessions because he was busy promoting his first solo effort, She’s the Boss. Keith took over the recording sessions and when Mick returned he used a different studio, so as not to be in the same building with Keith. It strikes me as though the tension here spread through the rest of the band and I kind of get the feeling they were “mailing it in”. Things were so bad that when a reporter asked Charlie what he thought of the album, he replied that he didn’t know it was out and asked if it was any good. Some interesting liner notes related to this recording. The final song (Sleep Tonight) has a boogie-woogie piano fadeout which is a tip of the hat to their long time piano player, Ian Stewart who died on December 12, 1985. The Stones “made up” at a memorial gig for Stewart on February 12, 1986 where they billed themselves as Rocket 86. Next up for review will be the album Steel Wheels. Cheers.
Just a friendly bump nap. Looking forward to your next review.
Been working on it. Look for it this weekend, too much other stuff going on. Cheers.
The release of Steel Wheels in 1989 followed the group's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and coincided with their eagerly-awaited return to the live arena. Recorded at Air Studios in Montserrat and Olympic in London, it made the Top 3 in Britain and in the States. The album starts off with 10 decent songs in a row some better than others of course. The first song Sad, Sad, Sad a standard Stones rocker, sets the table. Next is the up tempo, US Top 5 single Mixed Emotions. The following two songs Terrifying and Hold on to Your Hat are good but a little less engaging. Hearts for Sale is a nice bluesy number which is followed by the folkish acoustic ballad, Blinded by Love which features Phil Beer (Fairport Convention) playing mandolin. The next tune, Rock and a Hard Place features a trademark riff which is very infectious. Keith Richards supplies the vocal for the next song, Can’t be Seen which is followed by the very soulful ballad, Almost Hear You Sigh (one of my favorites). A Keith song which Mick sings that features Keith playing a classical guitar. The Stones do a bit of experimentation on Continental Drift and the album closes with Slipping Away. Again here Keith provides the vocal to one of the best songs he has ever done (IMO) which has been added to their more recent live set. This is a very good album maybe not a Stones classic but certainly a must for any Stones fan. Next up will be Voodoo Lounge.
Another great review nap.
Have fun at the show tonight. Maybe you'll get some inspiration to finish your fine review's.
I have just finished my listening of the Stones Voodoo Lounge and I have to offer the advice, give it a listen you may just like it. I for one was pleasantly surprised at this very strong (but not great) 15 song effort. The opening track, Love is Strong, offers some great bluesy harmonica from Jagger and a rumbling bass line from Darryl Jones. This is followed by the up tempo You got me Rocking and the sleazy Sparks will Fly, three solid tunes. There are two Keith ballads, The Worst & Thru and Thru which was used to conclude Season 2 of the Sopranos. Both of which are gritty and delivered by Keith with a unique rasp that is sound all his own. Also included are: New Faces – a song that invokes memories of the early Stones and Brian Jones, Two lovely ballads – Out of Tears and Sweethearts Together, the later of which I would call a true Rolling Stones Love song and Brand New Car – a funky, blues rocker. They also include the song Blinded by Rainbows, one of my personal favorite Stones songs from their more recent output. There are many bootlegs floating around of outtakes, demos, and alternate versions from the Voodoo Lounge sessions. It is worth noting that one of these bootlegs contains an alternate version of the album, in sequence-- supposedly "Keith's mix"-- that actually surpasses the released version. It also bears mention that the band recorded several of Charlie Watts' drum parts in a stairwell, resulting in a very big, powerful drum sound. While VOODOO LOUNGE can in no way eclipse Let it Bleed, Sticky Fingers or Exile on Main Street, it is still a very good collection of well-written songs. Cheers.
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