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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 (twelve 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 (twelve years ago) link

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sweet Black Angel too

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

Casino Boogie = the Stones' fastest song

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

Torn and Frayed=GODHEAD

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

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

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

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

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

"Dead Flowers" is a joke with a sting.

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

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

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

I love the dead beetle crunch of the guitar mix.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 21 October 2019 21:28 (three weeks ago) link

I listened to Sticky Fingers, and now I'm listening to Tattoo You — per absolutely no one's recommendation — but will work my way back to the others.

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Monday, 21 October 2019 21:31 (three weeks ago) link

no joek some days Tattoo You is my 3rd

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Monday, 21 October 2019 21:33 (three weeks ago) link

ok maybe a little bit joking by it really is top tier for me. second side hits just right

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Monday, 21 October 2019 21:34 (three weeks ago) link

but it

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Monday, 21 October 2019 21:35 (three weeks ago) link

second side >>> first side

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 21 October 2019 21:39 (three weeks ago) link

Yeah, this is one of the Stones LPs I would hear as a kid... some of these songs are great, and the "sound" is enormous (I'm apparently listening to the "Remastered" ed., whatever that's worth).

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Monday, 21 October 2019 21:44 (three weeks ago) link

you really want me to do that poll don't you

No rush:)

Beware of Mr. Blecch, er...what? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 21 October 2019 21:55 (three weeks ago) link

Second side of "Tattoo You" all day! "Worried About You" is one of the least mentioned yet absolutely outstanding Stones tunes. Plus the "Waiting on a Friend" 45 sleeve contains one of the funniest Mick & Keith photos ever. Glad to read others prefer the ballads more too.

Wally P. Doyle, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 01:26 (three weeks ago) link

some girls over sticky fingers is a challop but i like it

/mick jagger's #16-ranked voice

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 01:36 (three weeks ago) link

dont agree mind you. but its fun

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 01:36 (three weeks ago) link

"Heaven" is my favorite on that TY side: Jagger playing phased shimmery guitar lines and finally willing himself to be a sound effect, Wyman on synth, Watts tapping away.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 01:40 (three weeks ago) link

^^Really needed a extended 12-inch chill out mix.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 02:45 (three weeks ago) link

proto-Balearic, that one

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 02:46 (three weeks ago) link

man, was blasting Exile on a highway drive home until I got pulled over by the police and cautioned for speeding. I was considering showing them the CD case as mitigation but decided not to.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 09:18 (three weeks ago) link

Highway trooper's eyes get wide, he breaks into a grin, gives you a little salute. "Ride on, brother"

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 09:19 (three weeks ago) link

I’ll take you to the top

brimstead, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 20:46 (three weeks ago) link

Really does feel like “All Down the Line” should be the natural closing track — the final three tracks don’t fit into any “flow” — but I guess you can see that overabundance as just another virtue. The album’s like, “It’s 2am, but I’m having one more drink... you go to bed if you want.”

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Thursday, 24 October 2019 16:40 (two weeks ago) link

« Shine a light » and « Soul Survivor » being two of my favourite tracks, I disagree !

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 24 October 2019 16:43 (two weeks ago) link

shine a light would be the perfect closer imo, the full-throated gospel exhortation at the end of an hour's worth of nihilism.

thicc elizabeth (voodoo chili), Thursday, 24 October 2019 16:43 (two weeks ago) link

They're great songs! They just feel... "extra"

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Thursday, 24 October 2019 16:47 (two weeks ago) link

agree kinda about 'soul survivor,' but that's only because it comes after shine a light'

thicc elizabeth (voodoo chili), Thursday, 24 October 2019 16:55 (two weeks ago) link

Soul Survivor has the chorus and the monster of all riffs ending it.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 24 October 2019 16:58 (two weeks ago) link

yeah that is a great song. 'gonna be the death of meeeeee'

thicc elizabeth (voodoo chili), Thursday, 24 October 2019 17:01 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah these two are a great closing duo !
Actually I have never liked « All down the line » much. IT feels « extra » ! (and could have been a single out of the album imo).

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 24 October 2019 17:02 (two weeks ago) link

There was a period of a couple months recently where my phone decided to play All Down the Line anytime I got in my car. I fought it for a while but the song eventually won me over. It’s like a prototypical Stones rocker that never became a hit.

tobo73, Thursday, 24 October 2019 17:05 (two weeks ago) link

Feel like "Rebel Rebel" may have nicked the riff a lil' bit

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Thursday, 24 October 2019 17:33 (two weeks ago) link

"All Down the Line" doesn't do that much for me. I like listening to it but wouldn't really notice if it were gone. For some reason I associate it with "Torn and Frayed," - I guess in the sense that they both seem like they're summing up the album? - and I like "Torn and Frayed" much better.

Lily Dale, Thursday, 24 October 2019 17:33 (two weeks ago) link

I don't care for "All Down..." either.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 24 October 2019 17:34 (two weeks ago) link

'all down the line' is a fairly by-the-numbers stones song, but they were operating at such a high level in this era that it's still a great should've-been-hit.

they really killed it with the outros on this album, especially the aforementioned 'soul survivor,' 'all down the line' (won't you BE MY little BABY for a WHILE), and 'loving cup' (GIVE A LITTLE DRINK)

thicc elizabeth (voodoo chili), Thursday, 24 October 2019 17:36 (two weeks ago) link

Actually I have never liked « All down the line » much

Agreed. BUT, there are superior versions of the song on an outtakes comp. I will see if it's on youtube. Might have been on one of the dozens of reissues too. Lemme check...

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 24 October 2019 17:57 (two weeks ago) link

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

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 24 October 2019 18:03 (two weeks ago) link

that is not better

Οὖτις, Thursday, 24 October 2019 18:05 (two weeks ago) link

That take doesn't have the riff, and is more of a standard-sounding bluesy rocker... great gtr work, though

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Thursday, 24 October 2019 18:06 (two weeks ago) link

(I'm surprised some of y'all don't care for the album track, I think it is awesome)

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Thursday, 24 October 2019 18:07 (two weeks ago) link

(I'm surprised some of y'all don't care for the album track, I think it is awesome)

Agree. Definitely could/should have been a single.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Thursday, 24 October 2019 18:14 (two weeks ago) link

It was actually supposed to be one, they got as far as doing a different mix and making up promo posters:

https://i1.wp.com/cherrystereo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Rolling-Stones-All-Down-The-Line-Cashbox-July-08-1972.jpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVxRpit9R_k

whitehallunity, Thursday, 24 October 2019 18:35 (two weeks ago) link

That's not bad, but highlights how much the song is about the riff, which just barrels along and drags everything in its wake. Foregrounding the vocals cripples the song's energy.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Thursday, 24 October 2019 19:43 (two weeks ago) link

I picked up a used copy of the 2010 double-disc reissue, to compare w/the 1994 CD that I've always had. My not-so-golden ears verdict on the 2010 version: Do Not Like!! It's an excessively "boosted & brightened" remaster, with levels & separation that sound very (to get technical) "messed with." Beyond that, just the act of scraping the dirt off this album feels wrong... it strips away all the atmosphere & mystique! It's like "brightening up" Dragnet, or Slanted & Enchanted, or, uh... Man of the Woods! (Great photos in the booklet, though, of the shirtless band dudes lounging flat on their backs while "recording the album.")

Btw - the back cover of the '94 CD says it was remastered by Bob Ludwig "using Apogee UV22 Super CD Encoding [...] a unique new process capturing all the fine detail of the original analogue master on standard audio equipment." I'd like to hear the OG vinyl someday; but in the meantime, I'll take this Apogee stuff at face value, b/c the '94 CD sounds great.

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Saturday, 26 October 2019 04:54 (two weeks ago) link

I've always heard that the '94 reissue (that's the one on Virgin, right?) is indeed the best.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Saturday, 26 October 2019 11:39 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah that’s the one.

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:46 (two weeks ago) link

Fell in love with this one on a used cassette, which probably had its own murk. Then a used 94 cd, which is damaged on Stop Breaking Down. My SO got a zipper Sticky Fingers at an estate sale the other day, and the Exile post cards fell out. I’ve never hear it on LP. This is all a sign.

file of unknown origin (bendy), Saturday, 26 October 2019 22:05 (two weeks ago) link

I just paid $2 on eBay (+ $2.75 shipping) for a used copy of the 1994 Tattoo You CD (“Condition is Good. Case has some cracking.”) — on the theory that the ‘94 remasters must be the ones to get.

dracula et son fils (morrisp), Sunday, 27 October 2019 19:52 (two weeks ago) link

I owned the '94 cassette in years. It lived in my car.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 27 October 2019 20:00 (two weeks ago) link

I think I also have that 94 CD (but since I don't really use CDs anymore, I'm not sure...).
I haven't really noticed any major differences on the latest remaster on spotify, though.

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 28 October 2019 11:16 (two weeks ago) link

I think something’s up there... when I listen to Exile at my desk (via YT Music, not Spotify), I’ve also been listening to the “2010 Remaster” — and those audio files do indeed sound like the CD I was used to (thus my surprise & revulsion when I played the actual 2010 disc)! The online version also doesn’t contain the bonus disc, which seems like more evidence that it’s mislabeled...

dracula et son fils (morrisp), Monday, 28 October 2019 14:20 (two weeks ago) link

Spotify has the 2010 Re-Mastered and the Deluxe Version, which is the one i listen to.

(•̪●) (carne asada), Monday, 28 October 2019 14:30 (two weeks ago) link

Love this track "Good Time Women" on the bonus disc (it's sort of a proto-"Tumbling Dice"). The alt take of "Soul Survivor" is also awesome... the louche-ness of Keith's(?) vocal!

jeanie bueller energy (morrisp), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:34 (six days ago) link

"Well just can't fuck it, and I just can't suck it, every time that she walks by.... Uh huh huh.... Et cetera, et cetera... ex cetrrraaaa....."

!!

jeanie bueller energy (morrisp), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:38 (six days ago) link


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