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I did the search and I only found "good rolling stones album that's not 'exile on main street'" and "Best song on Exile On Main Street", etc. I guess this is kind of an "In Praise Of." I'm young and didn't hear a lot of music growing up, so the Rolling Stones are pretty new to me. I know this album in particular is one that's been talked into the ground, but it's sending me for a loop right now, so I thought I'd give it a thread. I love "Shake Your Hips" and "Casino Boogie," but neither received any votes on the "Best song" thread! But, you know, "Sweet Virginia," "Rocks Off"... Anyway, thank god for this thing right now. Share yr (lol rockist lol) thoughts on this fantastic collection of songs, if you wish.

strgn, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 08:56 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm a complete retard, but I never really enjoyed this record. Too murky (?) and plodding. I mean, I can understand why it's considered a classic, but, sometimes, I dislike it when I have to read the explanation to understand a record's (or any artwork's) greatness. I just can't find anything of myself in it and hence I lost interest. Then again, this is coming from someone who things that David Bowie did his best stuff before he turned glam. (Half-jokingly said.)

nathalie, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 11:56 (fifteen years ago) link

"Rocks Off" one of the best album-opening tracks anywhere

J0hn D., Tuesday, 31 July 2007 12:09 (fifteen years ago) link

the murkiness & sprawl of EOMS will either put you off (cf.Nath) or pull you in. don't listen to the stones much but if somebody put a gun to my head and demanded that I pick 1 album to have on a desert island (haha) this could be it -- something to get lost inside for years.

if the stones weren't such burnouts & venal hacks maybe they'd reunite w/mick taylor and play this album live a la SY & Daydream Nation.

m coleman, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 12:18 (fifteen years ago) link

I think the listening experience is what put me off. I should have sat in a dark room, with headphones on, instead of casually listening to this on a sunny day. I do like Rocks Off. I remember liking particular songs, but the rockist in me tried so hard to like the ENTIRE album as a cohesive entity, instead of just letting it grow on me. So I gave up and cast it aside and played Under My Thumb ad nauseam.

nathalie, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 12:24 (fifteen years ago) link

it's not my favourite stones album, probably, but amazingly, i can't think of a single song from it i don't like (i can't say that about many albums in general and definitely can't say it about any other double LPs). even a so-called lesser track like "Casino Boogie" is pretty great. i have my definite faves from the album ("Rocks Off" and "Loving Cup" especially), but it's always an enjoyable listen from start to finish (not that I really have the desire to do that anymore--but back in college...).

sw00ds, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 12:53 (fifteen years ago) link

Building on what John said, "Rocks Off" and and "Rip This Joint" are collectively the best start to an album I've ever heard. Only ones that come close are Who's Next, Enter the Wu, Highway 61 and Sgt. Peppers.

My fave Stones record is Sticky Fingers ... Mick Taylor kills on that record. Jagger/Richard at their finest as songwriters.

Jiminy Krokus, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 13:56 (fifteen years ago) link

i really like it, but a lot of the time when i have an inkling to listen to it, i chicken out and default to 'sticky fingers' or 'beggars banquet' or even 'tattoo you'. really, truly sprawling and ambitious with mostly positive and compelling results. i admire and love the fact that it exists, i just don't play it that often, and when i do i'll invariably spin just a few cuts

Charlie Howard, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 14:21 (fifteen years ago) link

it's been said often, but it can't be said enough: you have to live with this album for a few months or years. The mix is the most obvious hindrance, but now I see it as the necessary correlative to Jagger's most ambivalent lyrics and Taylor-Richards' most gnarled guitar lines. Like lots of people on this thread, I don't play it often, yet it's always with pleasure, and I always hear a line or two previously unintelligible (like "Judge and jury walked out hand in hand" on "Casino Boogie") or find new pleasure in seeming throwaways like "Turd On The Run." And "Soul Survivor" says more about the price of decadence than anything on Goats' Head Soup or It's Only Rock & Roll.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 14:32 (fifteen years ago) link

the recording lets you visualize the room they were in, somehow, some dank miserable rotting place, shadows shifting in the background.. you never quite know who's in the room, who's going to pipe up out of nowhere, or inject someone else silently, make 'em yelp

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 14:41 (fifteen years ago) link

I've been listening to this a lot in the 18 months. Usually side two first. "Happy" is my favorite Keith song. I like it just about anytime. I prefer it to people some saturdays.

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 14:52 (fifteen years ago) link

I always wanna dismiss this one and never can, because as others have already pointed out, it just slays from top to bottom. It never feels like it will, but it always does.

My fave Stones: Let It Bleed, easily and by far, that's the one I'm always reaching for, but Exile will always do in a pinch, though I'd put Beggars Banquet slightly ahead of it too. Never have been able to get into Sticky Fingers for some reason though I adore "Sway" and "Brown Sugar" and "Dead Flowers."

Fave Exile moments: pick-slide right before the drum roll at the top of "Rocks Off." The entirety of "Just Wanna See His Face," best proto-ambient evah. The lusty way Mick sings "I'm the man on the mountain/Come on up," and the way he cuts off "up" while the background singers extend it. The way "All Down the Line" seems to summarize everything that's already happened, then up the momentum. "Got to roll me" over and over followed by concussive Charlie fill. Acres more.

Matos W.K., Tuesday, 31 July 2007 15:00 (fifteen years ago) link

The drumming on this album is like a masterclass; it cuts through as much murk as they pile on, every time.

Matos W.K., Tuesday, 31 July 2007 15:01 (fifteen years ago) link

Watts' work on "Casino Boogie" and "Tumbling Dice" = best ever.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 15:10 (fifteen years ago) link

I owned this album for a few years before I was able to hear it all the way through. My ears would switch off right around "Loving Cup". I had bought the album specifically for that track because it was a Phish concert staple, but it also corresponds to the end of the first disc on the lp, so it's no wonder my ears were full.

It's a shame, because "Let it Loose" through "Soul Survivor" is a monstrous block of songs. I finally listened to the album all the way through on a long bus ride and was completely floored at the energy and emotion behind it. I could probably leave behind the rest of side 3, but "Let It Loose" + side 4 is one of my favorite stretches of rock ever.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 15:29 (fifteen years ago) link

The Janovitz book in the "33 1/3" series on this book is so excellent, he really does a good job of LISTENING to this record and pointing out the performances that matter. He takes a sprawling record and makes sense of it, one of the few in the series that made me want to put on the album and actually re-listen for things I'd never noticed.

Dandy Don Weiner, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 15:37 (fifteen years ago) link

It should be noted that Taylor and Keef acquit themselves well on bass.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 15:39 (fifteen years ago) link

I think of Taylor's bass over the last third of "Casino Boogie."

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 15:39 (fifteen years ago) link

IIRC there's an interview in Cocksucker Blues with Keith Richards at his most wasted where he's asked his favorite song on Exile and he says something along the lines of, "uhhh ... side 2 ..." - Exile at its most strung out and broken down.

dad a, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 15:51 (fifteen years ago) link

I may be wrong but I think Jimmy Miller played drums on Tumbling Dice.

Bill Magill, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:12 (fifteen years ago) link

I just checked. I am wrong. I forget the song he played drums on.

Bill Magill, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:13 (fifteen years ago) link

It's Happy and Shine a Light. Don't mind me.

Bill Magill, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:15 (fifteen years ago) link

Sweet Black Angel too

kingkongvsgodzilla, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:16 (fifteen years ago) link

Casino Boogie = the Stones' fastest song

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:18 (fifteen years ago) link

Actually, "Flip The Switch" is faster (it's alright if this wasn't your first option).

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:20 (fifteen years ago) link

Torn and Frayed=GODHEAD

Mr. Que, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:23 (fifteen years ago) link

(I was just goin by what Keef's said)

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:23 (fifteen years ago) link

also, there's a fill Charlie does in the chorus/solo section of Rip This Joint that kills me

Mr. Que, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:23 (fifteen years ago) link

"Casino Boogie" is "fast"? Isn't it completely mid-tempo? I can think of at least three or four songs from Exile alone that are much faster. "Turd on the Run," "Rocks Off," "Rip This Joint," "All Down the Line." Maybe I'm not understanding what in it is supposed to be particularly fast...

sw00ds, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:28 (fifteen years ago) link

pick-slide right before the drum roll at the top of "Rocks Off."

Very true. Also they way Mick says awww yeah right then.

Re: Sticky v. Exile, before I had listened to Exile a lot over and over and over, I liked Sticky better, but after awhile Exile blooms and blooms with rewards. Sticky doesn't feel as cohesive. Sticky has moments of greatness but on Exile, all the songs after awhile start to blend together to make this amazing messy kick ass record, the whole album is one big long moment.

Mr. Que, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:28 (fifteen years ago) link

arrgh sorry I was thinking of "Rip This Joint" yes. I have trouble keepin these tracks straight without lookin at the record

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:30 (fifteen years ago) link

xp - Heh, don't blame you--it's that kind of record, in a way! hard to keep track of individual songs. (the truth is, I had to think HARD to remember how "Casino Boogie" went--I always get it and "Ventilator Blues" mixed up.)

One thing I've never fully understood is ILM's fascination with Sticky Fingers, which has a few great tracks and some awful dreck: "Bitch" and "I Got the Blues," especially (the latter of which is maybe my least favourite Stones song up unto Goat Heads Soup).

sw00ds, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:33 (fifteen years ago) link

the organ solo in "I Got the Blues" = UGH!!

sw00ds, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:34 (fifteen years ago) link

(the truth is, I had to think HARD to remember how "Casino Boogie" went--I always get it and "Ventilator Blues" mixed up.)

You need to listen to Exile more! Ventilator has an awesome weirdo beat, Casino Boogie has hardly any bass drum until the end.

Mr. Que, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:34 (fifteen years ago) link

No, trust me - I don't need to listen to it more! It's probably one of my most-played records ever. It's just with those two for some reason I always confuse them.

sw00ds, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:35 (fifteen years ago) link

There's nothing on EOMS with the cumulative impact of "Sister Morphine," "Dead Flowers," and "Moonlight Mile," even though it's their best.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:37 (fifteen years ago) link

i don't know, dead flowers is fun and all, but it's sorta corny and cheesy? sister morphine has always sounded like a joke. i do like moonlight mile, but it's no sway.

Mr. Que, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:40 (fifteen years ago) link

Sticky Fingers, which has a few great tracks and some awful dreck: "Bitch" and "I Got the Blues," especially (the latter of which is maybe my least favourite Stones song up unto Goat Heads Soup).

this is so true, esp re: I Got the Blues which is just too painful to listen to. I always find myself skipping around Sticky Fingers as well, the sequencing is weird and its a very draggy, plodding album when listened to all the way through.

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:40 (fifteen years ago) link

Dead Flowers is my favorite Stones song, cuz I like to think of it as Mick's younger self singing to his older self.

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:40 (fifteen years ago) link

"Dead Flowers" is a joke with a sting.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:44 (fifteen years ago) link

I want to second Matos on the greatness of "I Just Wanna See His Face". I don't get the impression that any of the Stones was anything like a Christian at this time (and for the purposes of this post I don't care), but when I hear that track, I feel longing of the sort you hear Christians talk about. I'd love to find some Pentacostal church where that was their main anthem!

Euler, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:45 (fifteen years ago) link

I definitely love "Moonlight Mile," which has to be one of the weirdest sounding songs they've ever recorded. I kind of like Jagger's Dylan impersonations in "Sister Morphine" ("Pleeeeaaase, Sister Morphine..."), but, I dunno the drug obsession all over SF kind of annoys me after a while (it's probably there on Exile, too, but I still don't understand most of the lyrics, so it doesn't get in the way).

sw00ds, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:49 (fifteen years ago) link

Also I love "I Got The Blues", especially for the horns. Yeah, it's a homage that can sound like a parody, just like "Dead Flowers". But on "I Got The Blues" Mick's singing is less corny than on "Dead Flowers", and it's got a pretty dramatic buildup.

Euler, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:49 (fifteen years ago) link

I haven't heard anyone praise "Happy," which is, probably, the giddiest Stones song of the seventies and the last Keef song until "Before They Make Me Run" which doesn't sound like he's slurring from underneath a pile of cig ash.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:53 (fifteen years ago) link

I've been listening to this a lot in the 18 months. Usually side two first. "Happy" is my favorite Keith song. I like it just about anytime. I prefer it to people some saturdays.

-- Trip Maker, Tuesday, July 31, 2007 2:52 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Link

Mr. Que, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:54 (fifteen years ago) link

"She Said Yeah" is faster than "Rip This Joint" IIRC (don't know "Flip the Switch" offhand)

Matos W.K., Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:55 (fifteen years ago) link

YES BUT I WANT HEARTS, FLOWERS, UNICORNS, AND CANDY PILED IN ITS HONOR

(xpost)

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:55 (fifteen years ago) link

Charlie sounds fierce on "Flip The Switch," like a drum machine, and for all I know there's one in there too, since it's one of the Dust Brothers-produced tracks.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:56 (fifteen years ago) link

I kind of like Jagger's Dylan impersonations in "Sister Morphine" ("Pleeeeaaase, Sister Morphine...")

off-topic a bit, but "Jigsaw Puzzle" might be my favorite Dylan rip ever

Matos W.K., Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:57 (fifteen years ago) link

So I say just lose Torn and Frayed and Stop Breaking Down and call it good.

I could live without Stop Breaking Down but Torn and Frayed??? The song that came on the radio the other day and prompted me to soliloquize to my indifferent children about the greatness of this album? Madness.

otm

mookieproof, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 00:52 (two months ago) link

Yeah torn & frayed is great. I love how he says “BORdellooos”

Bob Dylan's iconic Ray Ban sunglasses (morrisp), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 00:56 (two months ago) link

"Casino Boogie" is the one song that I would absolutely keep no matter what else stayed or went.

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 00:57 (two months ago) link

I like Torn a lot, but it happens to be like my 15th favorite song on the record. The lines about Codeine are great, the lines about letting the music save you are not really my cuppa tea. I think Happy was recorded before the rest of the album. Maybe we can squeeze Torn and Frayed in if we make Happy a non-lp single that came out before the album.

mig (guess that dreams always end), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 01:00 (two months ago) link

Happy was recorded at Nellcote, vocals at Sunset Sound. Earliest song on the album might be Let it Loose (backing track purportedly recorded during the Let It Bleed sessions in early 69).

whitehallunity, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 01:06 (two months ago) link

"Lovin' Cup" was Let It Bleed-era too--Stanley Booth mentioned they ran through it at Muscle Shoals (but didn't record it)--and supposedly "Shine A Light" was started back in '67.

"Torn and Frayed" is an essential part of the soul of the album imo. it could have ended up annoying and self-pitying in a "Walk of Life"/"Sultans of Swing" kind of way, and it is kind of the album describing itself, but the fact that it's so obviously Mick singing about Keith saves it and makes it beautiful. And the "Joe's got a cough" verse is as succinct and pithy a summary of the opioid epidemic as you can get, a quarter-century early.

Songs I could live with losing from the album are Stop Breaking Down and Soul Survivor. If I had to take out more, maybe Shake Your Hips and Turd on the Run as well, but that's pushing it.

Lily Dale, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 01:31 (two months ago) link

People are always debating what a single LP White Album would look like, but I don’t see much discussion of Exile

because it RULES

which of your children would you kill to create a perfect family

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 01:39 (two months ago) link

A question I've mulled

assert (matttkkkk), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 01:50 (two months ago) link

NOT

assert (matttkkkk), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 01:50 (two months ago) link

"Lovin' Cup" was Let It Bleed-era too--Stanley Booth mentioned they ran through it at Muscle Shoals (but didn't record it)--and supposedly "Shine A Light" was started back in '67.

― an icon of a worried-looking, long-haired, bespectacled man (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, May 10, 2022 9:29 PM

Very true, but I didn't mention those two as the versions on Exile were done later at Olympic/Nellcote, whereas Let it Loose is apparently the same recording from back then.

whitehallunity, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 01:50 (two months ago) link

“Torn and Frayed” is pivotal (to Exile, to the Stones, to the ‘70s).

And the filler on Exile is no more filler than that of the white album. It’s not filler (at least, not in the sense that, say, 1/4th of Tales From Topographic Oceans is) (by design, as Atlantic told Yes they wouldn’t release a 3-sided album); to paraphrase Kirk Hammet (‘s take on the uneven-at-best 2112), it’s all part of the journey.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 01:54 (two months ago) link

plug in, flush out and fire the fuckin' feed

mookieproof, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 02:08 (two months ago) link

having just listened to torn and frayed i can only suspect that mig is secretly LJ, who is legendary for his horrible taste

mookieproof, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 02:33 (two months ago) link

I never ever understand people who want to trim double albums. Indulgence -- wading around -- is the point.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 02:41 (two months ago) link

Songs I could live with losing from the album are Stop Breaking Down and Soul Survivor. If I had to take out more, maybe Shake Your Hips and Turd on the Run as well, but that's pushing it.

― Lily Dale, T

Love the latter: a masterpiece without exertion. Will keep "Stop..." on the strength of Jagger's electric rhythm work, which will get more prominent on later albums.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 02:44 (two months ago) link

xp nominate this for an Alfred Tenet

mookieproof, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 02:45 (two months ago) link

can 100% understand thought experiments about removing rocky raccoon and honey pie from the white album listening experience - especially in pre-CD era

lemmy incaution (emsworth), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 02:47 (two months ago) link

there are definite weaker moments but looking at the tracklist total that's no slight. i could never have a version of this album where "ventilator blues" didn't go into "i just want to see his face."

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 03:38 (two months ago) link

I never ever understand people who want to trim double albums. Indulgence -- wading around -- is the point.

a million times this

politics is about vibes and the vibes are off (stevie), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 08:46 (two months ago) link

xp nominate this for an Alfred Tenet

― mookieproof,

is there a private list

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 10:07 (two months ago) link

"Stop Breaking Down" would be the worst song on a Foghat record. I wonder if Jagger wanted it on the record as a sign they could play without Keith, but this wasn't a very persuasive example.

The only Rolling Stones album with no skippable tracks for me is Beggars Banquet, and I'm being indulgent towards "Salt of the Earth".

Halfway there but for you, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 11:12 (two months ago) link

ah ! Beggars is their "imperial" era album that I like the least.
As for Exile, yeah, difficult to cut it down to a single album without losing A LOT of its strength.
There's not a track I dislike.
By far my favourite album of theirs.

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 11:16 (two months ago) link

FTR, I agree with y’all, but this assignment / thought experiment was specific (Let’s say it’s 1972, and you’re the label rep…).

Bob Dylan's iconic Ray Ban sunglasses (morrisp), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 14:23 (two months ago) link

eheh ok. But then would you rather ruin a work of art for the future generations... or be fired as a label rep ! ;)
anyway, if some tracks HAD to be cut, among the "big" ones, I must say I was never as fond of "All Down The Line" as many people are (I like it and get how catchy/effective it is of course).

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 14:34 (two months ago) link

I wonder if Jagger wanted it on the record as a sign they could play without Keith

I'd argue that "Sway" and "Moonlight Mile" already answered that question definitively in the affirmative.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 14:37 (two months ago) link

sitting here playing around with a playlist of all the tracks, making a sort of Rust Never Sleeps acoustic-to-electric, ballad-to-boogie build of an album.

bendy, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 15:28 (two months ago) link

and "Sway" and "Moonlight Mile" rank among Jagger's best performances in every dept.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 15:31 (two months ago) link

i usually cut off my listen after "shine a light" because it would've been such a perfect closer. "soul survivor" is fine though. "stop breaking down" is fun but def a bottom tier rocker on the album.

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 15:36 (two months ago) link

soul survivor is one of those album closers that’s like.. when the credits roll at the end of a movie

I don’t necessarily buy the conventional wisdom that most double albums have filler.. I mean, I think this album is pretty consistent, idk!

brimstead, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 15:50 (two months ago) link

"Stop Breaking Down" is great.

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 15:54 (two months ago) link

Yeah I always thought of "shine a light" as the last song of the album (and one of my all time favourites)... then "soul survivor" as the credit roll track !

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 16:08 (two months ago) link

“Knives Out” did a pretty good job of convincing me “Sweet Virginia” could’ve been an album closer.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 16:35 (two months ago) link

i stumbled across this a couple of months ago. amateur footage of a 1973 show in australia, and the sound is basically excellent (apart from the beginning)

here's "happy"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYJCCSlvH80

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 21:29 (two months ago) link

the middle stretch of this album is my favorite (casino boogie to i just want to see his face) but no way i could trim it to a single lp. i know this is madness to everyone else but i still find "let it loose" a slog, i could lose that and maybe "stop breaking down" though it's really great, one of the hardest songs on the album. maybe maybe maybe i could lose "rocks off" and "rip this joint" but that's approaching insanity / controps.

no-way-can-it-be-removed songs for me are "casino boogie" "tumbling dice" "sweet virginia" "loving cup" "ventilator blues" "happy" "shine a light" and "soul survivor"

the cat needs to start paying for its own cbd (map), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 22:15 (two months ago) link

i know this is madness to everyone else but i still find "let it loose" a slog

map, come sit beside me.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 22:19 (two months ago) link

My don't-fuck-with-me-boys keeper: "Casino Boogie," whose casual, muddy groove and outro and Keef high harmonies personify what I love about this era of Stones. Also Jagger's 5x7 card lyrics.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 22:38 (two months ago) link

judge and jury walk out
hand in hand

the cat needs to start paying for its own cbd (map), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 22:39 (two months ago) link

OPEN FOH BIDNESS

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 22:41 (two months ago) link

i stumbled across this a couple of months ago. amateur footage of a 1973 show in australia, and the sound is basically excellent (apart from the beginning)

here's "happy"

― Tracer Hand, Wednesday, May 11, 2022 5:29 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

That's my channel, I synced up the soundboard audio to the footage shot by Deniz Tek - super nice guy and great foresight for bringing his super8 camera, haha.

whitehallunity, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 23:16 (two months ago) link

ahh!! did you post this before on ilx?! or is this just a very fortunate happenstance??

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 23:18 (two months ago) link

It got posted a few months ago on some Stones thread. Either C/D or Goats Head Soup?

we only steal from the greatest books (PBKR), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 23:28 (two months ago) link

Keith's backup on Casino Boogie is one of my favorite moments of his, every time I hear I am reminded of 90s Memphis rocker Lorette Velvette (produced by Alex Chilton)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-TjPoNOMpc

mig (guess that dreams always end), Friday, 13 May 2022 20:55 (two months ago) link

Lorette Velvette now there’s a name I hadn’t thought about in 20+ years


Im a big Let it Loose stan but it does benefit mightily from the LA overdubs

OG Bob Sacamano (will), Saturday, 14 May 2022 08:20 (two months ago) link

"Let It Loose" is an absolute masterclass but I could understand dumping that or others from this for a single LP. it would've only benefited goats head soup or the subsequent albums.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Saturday, 14 May 2022 09:17 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

The sunlight bores the daylights out of me

calstars, Tuesday, 2 August 2022 20:52 (one week ago) link

Sunshine ?

calstars, Tuesday, 2 August 2022 20:52 (one week ago) link

sunshine

my fave line

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 2 August 2022 21:06 (one week ago) link

True tho

calstars, Tuesday, 2 August 2022 21:54 (one week ago) link


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