THE ROLLING STONES Released Double Masterpiece Album ‘EXILE ON MAIN STREET’ 50 Years Ago

Back in time

13 May 2022

On 12 May 1972, 50 years ago, the imperishable midnight ramblers THE ROLLING STONES released their major double album EXILE ON MAIN STREET. It was the band’s 10th studio longplayer. Since it came out it appeared on countless best ever albums lists.

AllMusic wrote: “It’s the kind of record that’s gripping on the very first listen, but each subsequent listen reveals something new. Few other albums, let alone double albums, have been so rich and masterful as Exile on Main St., and it stands not only as one of the Stones’
best records, but sets a remarkably high standard for all of hard rock.”
Score: 5/5.

Three of the many highlights…

– TUMBLING DICE –

– HAPPY –

– RIP THIS JOINT –

Stream full album…

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THE ROLLING STONES – Double Live Album Of 1977 Gigs In MOCAMBO CLUB In TORONTO Comes Next Week

Coming up

7 May 2022

The imperishable Rolling Stones celebrate their 60th birthday as a band this
year. Unreal, really, unreal. Many things will happen to mark this milestone. Like
this ready-to-release live album.

Back in 1977 Jagger & co played two secret gigs in Canada.

I never understood the term secret. Something that always confused me. How
can a gig be secret when there are people in the venue? No secret for the audience present, otherwise they wouldn’t have been there. Right?

Whatever. The registration of the best moments of the two club gigs at the legendary Mocambo Club (300 cap.) in Toronto in 1977 lands next week, on 13 May.

Ahead of it these two tasters.

– TUMBLING DICE –

– HOT STUFF –

Of course, not long after the two concerts, a bootleg saw the light (the darkness) of the day (the night). It contained only a part of the set and was recorded by their soundman Eddie Kramer with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio. So it wasn’t that illegal and probably done with The Stones permission. Could it be that these recordings are used for the upcoming, official release? We’ll see/hear next week.

Below the front and back cover of the bootleg.

The rawk ‘n’ roll oldtimers celebrate the band’s
60th birthday with shows in Europe/UK

THE ROLLING STONES: Website

Waking Up With… With THE STONES On A Cool Roll Back In 1971

Works faster than caffeine

This enrapturing live version of Dead Flowers from their
classic 1971 LP Sticky Fingers, was filmed in the legendary
Marquee Club in London the same year.

The Glimmer Twins upfront, Charlie Watts being Mister Cool,
Bill Wyman
as usual in the back, but Mick Taylor steals the
show with his magical guitar play.

It’s only rock ‘n’ roll…

See you in Brussels, imperishable motherrockers…

It’s Only Toronto 1977 But THE STONES Liked It

25 March 2022

In March of 1977 — a year after their reggae-inspired LP Black And
Blue
and a year before Some Girls – rock icons The Rolling Stones
played two secret shows at the El Mocambo club in Toronto in front
of 300 people.

The Stones were named the Cockroaches for this special occasion.

A few recorded songs featured on the 1977 in-concert LP Love You Live.

A new double LP titled El Mocambo 1977 is planned
for release on 13th May. Pre-order info here.

Keith Richards: “We’re up on stage at the El Mocambo
and we never felt better. I mean, we sounded great.”

We get two tasters to satisfy us.

– IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N ROLL BUT I LIKE IT –

– RIP THIS JOINT – 

The Rolling Stones: Website

THE ROLLING STONES Only Play Rock ‘N’ Roll For The Rich And They Like It

14 March 2022

The imperishable rock phenomenons THE ROLLING STONES
will tour again this year to celebrate their 60th birthday as a band.
They just announced the Europe/UK dates. One of the shows is in
Brussels, Belgium (my home country).

Watch the decadent entrance prices. From 149 euro (125 £ / 163 USD)
to 489 EURO euro (411 £ / 536 USD). If you’re a youngster who wants to
see the legends you need to rob a bank first. I didn’t know that the price
of wheelchairs for old rockers is that expensive. Anyway, The Stones play
only rock ‘n’ roll for the rich and they like it.

Bloody money sharks

Happy 80 To Rolling Stone BRIAN JONES

28 February 2022

Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones was born on 28 February 1942,
in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. He would have
celebrated his 80th birthday today.

Jones was the founder (in 1962) of one of the biggest rock groups ever,
for which he also invented the name (I wonder if there’s anybody on this
planet who has never heard of The Rolling Stones).

He was a multi-instrumentalist, always hungry for new instruments and
also the creative stone who wanted the band to take a more adventurous
way.

Unfortunately, he lost himself in a destructive amount of drugs and alcohol.
He drowned, under the influence of damaging stuff, in his pool in 1969. He
was only 27.

Three great Brian Jones moments…

– PAINT IT BLACK –
With Jones on sitar

– AROUND AND AROUND –
Jones playing his iconic VOX Teardrop Guitar

– Short docu about HIS GUITARS

BRIAN JONES: Biography

(Image on top: Cover of 2020 documentary Life and Death of Brian Jones)

Picked By TURN UP THE VOLUME – 10 Albums Turning 50 In 2022

Back to 1972

1.’Transformer’ by LOU REED

Released: 8 November 1972 – second LP
Charts: #13 in the UK, #29 in the USA, #12 in Australia

AllMusic wrote: “The sound and style of Transformer would
in many ways define Reed’s career in the 1970s, and while it
led him into a style that proved to be a dead end, you can’t
deny that Bowie and Ronson gave their hero a new lease on
life, and a solid album in the bargain.”
Score: 4.5/5

TUTV: Lou took a vicious walk on the wild side
on a perfect day, found a satellite of love, and
scored his first masterpiece.

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2. ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’ by DAVID BOWIE

Released: 16 June 1972 – 5th LP
Charts: #5 in the UK, #21 in the USA

AllMusic: “Bowie succeeds not in spite of his pretensions but because of them,
and Ziggy Stardust, familiar in structure, but alien in performance, is the first
time his vision and execution met in such a grand, sweeping fashion.”
Score: 5/5.

TUTV: Author! Author!

Stream here…

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3. ‘Harvest’ by NEIL YOUNG

Released: 14 February 2021 – 4th LP
Charts: #1 in the UK and the USA and
in most European countries.

AllMusic said: “Neil Young’s most
popular album.”
Score: 4.5/5.

TUTV: Young looking for hearts of gold.

Stream here…

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4.’Exile On Main St.’ by THE ROLLING STONES

Released: 12 May 1972 – the band’s 12th LP
Charts: #1 in the UK, US, Canada, and all over Europe

Rolling Stone wrote: “There are songs that are better, there
are songs that are worse, there are songs that’ll become your
favorites and others you’ll probably lift the needle for when
their time is due.

TUTV: With only its best 9 tracks out of the total
of 18 tracks, this would have been a masterpiece.

Ps: Recently The Who’s Roger Daltrey (commonly known as the dumbest Who)
said that the Stones sounded like a pub rock band. He also said after his beloved
England turned into Brexshit that British bands still could tour Europe without extra
financial problems. Yes, the rich ones, you dickhead. And last but not least the greedy
billionaire defended the fact that The Who charge exorbitant prices for their gigs lately
with “We are worth it” I think if Keith Moon was still alive he
would smash Daltrey‘s brains in. Fuck you fake rock star.

Stream here…

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5. ‘Roxy Music’ by ROXY MUSIC

Released: 16 June 2022 – debut LP
Charts: #10 in the UK, #19 in Australia

Pitchfork said: “Bryan Ferry and Brian Eno’s
glam-rock, art-school masterpiece.”
Score: 9.5/10

TUTV: Unfortunately Ferry and Eno didn’t stick together,
they were a match in glam and glitter rock heaven.

Stream here…

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6. ‘NEU!’ by NEU!
7. ‘Close To The Edge’ by YES
8. ‘The Slider’ by T. REX
9. ‘Made In Japan’ by DEEP PURPLE
10. Piledriver by STATUS QUO