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This week's #WaxWednesday is "Exile on Main St...
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This week's #WaxWednesday is "Exile on Main St" by the Rolling Stones from 1972. This hasn't left the turntable all week. I always grew up with that stupid Stones vs. the Beatles war and I never understood why it had to be one or the other! My favorite Stones period is Beggars Banquet-Exile. It's an insane run of great albums with the best rock n roll attitude ever. Keith Richards really unlocked my love for the Stones. To me, the Stones are about the conversation between two guitars: Keith/Brian Jones or Keith/Mick Taylor. Both players are always answering each other and playing off each other. At the same time, once I read some of Mick Jagger's lyrics, I realized what an underrated lyricist he is! Just read the lyrics to Satisfaction.... A bit of info on Exile: It's a double LP recorded in "exile" in a basement near Nice, France (same place I went to on my France writing retreat) and not only is it the true sound of the Stones (on heroin) but it's the sound of walking down a flight of stairs into a hot musty honky tonk with a strung out rock n roll band ripping up the joint. The opener "Rocks Off" kicks you in the face with its attitude, "Tumbling Dice" just sounds like you're listening to a masterpiece, "Sweet Virginia" sounds like being drunk with your buddies with your arms around each other swaying and singing. The album artwork features polaroids of the Stones and freak Circus performers. It's all an amazing package. Shine a light on this one when you get the chance!
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This week's #WaxWednesday is "Exile on Main St" by the Rolling Stones from 1972. This hasn't left the turntable all week. I always grew up with that stupid Stones vs. the Beatles war and I never understood why it had to be one or the other! My favorite Stones period is Beggars Banquet-Exile. It's an insane run of great albums with the best rock n roll attitude ever. Keith Richards really unlocked my love for the Stones. To me, the Stones are about the conversation between two guitars: Keith/Brian Jones or Keith/Mick Taylor. Both players are always answering each other and playing off each other. At the same time, once I read some of Mick Jagger's lyrics, I realized what an underrated lyricist he is! Just read the lyrics to Satisfaction.... A bit of info on Exile: It's a double LP recorded in "exile" in a basement near Nice, France (same place I went to on my France writing retreat) and not only is it the true sound of the Stones (on heroin) but it's the sound of walking down a flight of stairs into a hot musty honky tonk with a strung out rock n roll band ripping up the joint. The opener "Rocks Off" kicks you in the face with its attitude, "Tumbling Dice" just sounds like you're listening to a masterpiece, "Sweet Virginia" sounds like being drunk with your buddies with your arms around each other swaying and singing. The album artwork features polaroids of the Stones and freak Circus performers. It's all an amazing package. Shine a light on this one when you get the chance!
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