The Rolling Stones – Out Of Our Heads

Soul, blues and R&B, British style In 1965, The Rolling Stones were on the cusp of true rock ‘n’ roll greatness, and Out Of Our Heads, released on the Decca label, would further entrench their reputation. Having returned from an American tour, the band were cocked and primed with a collection of soul material, much… Read More The Rolling Stones – Out Of Our Heads

The Rolling Stones – Got Live If You Want It!

Stones rock out on debut live album Not the best recorded Stones album, but one of their most thrilling. Along with The Yardbirds’ Five Live Yardbirds (1964), Got Live If You Want It! remains an exciting and vigorous snapshot of a band who were yet to reach their creative peak. Although unlike The Yardbirds’ own… Read More The Rolling Stones – Got Live If You Want It!

The Rolling Stones – It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll

In defiance of ever changing trends, The Stones remain true to themselves 1973, the year when Goats Head Soup appeared, is often seen as the beginning of The Rolling Stones’ decline as the ‘world’s greatest rock ‘n roll’ band. And when It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll was released the following year, it did little to… Read More The Rolling Stones – It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll

The Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome

Septuagenarians still prove that they’ve got the blues The Rolling Stones are like the Stone Henge of rock ‘n’ roll: iconic, ancient and indestructible. With Keith Richards having just turned the tender age of 73, and Mick Jagger fathering his eighth child (also 73, to a woman less than half his age), one has to… Read More The Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome

The Rolling Stones – Aftermath

Aftermath was The Rolling Stones’ fourth album, and the first to consist entirely of Jagger/Richards compositions, one which saw them crossover from mostly R&B imitators to blues-rock innovators in their own right. 1966 was also the year when The Stones could finally rely on their own songwriting talents rather than that of others. Songs such… Read More The Rolling Stones – Aftermath

The Rolling Stones – Their Satanic Majesties Request

The Rolling Stones were never what one would call a ‘Summer of Love’ sort of band. The bleakness of “Paint It Black” and put down of “Get Off of My Cloud” were hardly destined to be become hippie themes. But when The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper in 1967, everything changed. Concept albums were suddenly the… Read More The Rolling Stones – Their Satanic Majesties Request

The Rolling Stones – Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass)

By the mid ‘60s, Jagger and Richards’ songwriting partnership was truly beginning to blossom, seeing them gradually move away from being R&B imitators to rock ‘n’ roll super studs. Calling this compilation Big Hits might have seemed arrogant, but it was an appropriate one all the same, and one which made sense. Compiling most of… Read More The Rolling Stones – Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass)

The Rolling Stones – Still Life

What were they thinking? By the early ‘80s The Rolling Stones were an unstoppable machine, an inexorable not to mention commercial rock and roll juggernaut that not even an interplanetary collision between the earth and a comet could avoid. By the time Still Life was released, gone were the ragged improvisations of old, as heard… Read More The Rolling Stones – Still Life