Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…
5 December 2018
Band: THE ROLLING STONES
Album: BEGGARS BANQUET – their 7th British and 9th American studio LP
Released: 6 December 1968
ALL MUSIC wrote: The Stones forsook psychedelic experimentation to return to their blues roots on this celebrated album, which was immediately acclaimed as one of their landmark achievements. A strong acoustic Delta blues flavor colors much of the material, particularly
“Salt of the Earth” and “No Expectations,” which features some beautiful slide guitar work.
Basic rock & roll was not forgotten, however: “Street Fighting Man,” a reflection of the political turbulence of 1968, was one of their most innovative singles, and “Sympathy for the Devil,” with its fire-dancing guitar licks, leering Jagger vocals, African rhythms, and explicitly satanic lyrics, was an image-defining epic. On “Stray Cat Blues,” Jagger and crew began to explore the kind of decadent sexual sleaze that they would take to the point of self-parody by the mid-’70s. At the time, though, the approach was still fresh, and the lyrical bite of most of the material ensured Beggars Banquet’s place as one of the top blues-based rock records of all time. – Score: 5/5
TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: If someone had said back then, 50 years ago, that
The Rollings Stones would tour America in 2019 he/she would have ended up
in a straitjacket in a psychiatric hospital.
Three Top Tracks: Sympathy For The Devil / Street Fighting Man / Stray Cat Blues
– SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL –
– STREET FIGHTING MAN–
– STRAY CAT BLUES –
ALBUM in full…