Jimmy Miller produced “The Rolling Stones” 4 best albums:
- Exile on Main St. (1972)
- Sticky Fingers (1971)
- Let It Bleed (1969)
- Beggars Banquet (1968)
He really connected with the band & Keith Richards in particular.
“It was really a gas to work with him. Jimmy Miller could turn the whole band on and make a nondescript number into something.”
Miller was a huge Stones fan before he started working with the band..
‘The night Jagger phoned I just knew he was gonna ask me to produce them. I glided over to his house on a cloud.’
Continue reading October 22: Jimmy Miller passed away in 1994 – 20 years ago
|Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones is a concert movie featuring the British rock band The Rolling Stones that was first released in 1974. Directed by Rollin Binzer and produced by Binzer and Marshall Chess, it was filmed in 16mm by Bob Freeze and Steve Gebhardt of Butterfly Films owned by John Lennon during four shows in Fort Worth and Houston, Texas, during the band’s 1972 North American Tour in support of their classic 1972 album Exile on Main St.
This is the BEST Rolling Stones concert video!
The best bootleg concert might be “Brussels Affair” (Brussels, 17 October 1973), now officially released @ stonesarchievestore.com, but the best video is this one.
It was released on Blu-ray in 2010:
|Prior to 2010, after initial showings in 1974 the movie was only commercially available in the early 1980s in Australia on VHS by Video Classics, of which bootleg copies had since been circulated. ……… On 16 September 2010, a digital re-mastered version of Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones was shown in select theaters in the United States, presented by Omniverse Vision, Eagle Rock Entertainment and NCM Fathom. Re-mastered in HD digital, the film also features an introduction by Mick Jagger, interviewed in summer 2010 at the London Dorchester Hotel. This segment features Jagger reflecting on memories of the tour during this legendary time, and the status of The Rolling Stones. This film was released at selected Showcase Cinemas in UK the following day, on Friday 17 September 2010. On 12 October 2010, it was issued on DVD and Blu-ray. Supplements to the concert footage includes tour rehearsal footage from the Montreux Jazz Festival, a 1972 Old Grey Whistle Test interview with Mick Jagger, and a 2010 interview with Mick Jagger.
FANTASTIC stuff.. from the BEST band in the world! .. here goes..
Continue reading Video of the day: The Rolling Stones – Ladies & Gentlemen
Rock and roll has probably given more than it’s taken.
Usually I can hear the pianos, the saxophone, and usually I can hear Ronnie. But I really need to listen to Keith and Mick. The rest of the band is sort of an embellishment to that.
People say I play real loud. I don’t, actually. I’m recorded loud and a lot of that is because we have good engineers. Mick knows what a good drum sound is as well, so that’s part of the illusion really. I can’t play loud.
Nice tribute from youtube:
Continue reading Today: Charlie Watts is 73
“Definitely one of the best movies about rock and roll I’ve ever seen. It makes you think being a rock and roll star is one of the last things you’d ever want to do.”
– Jim Jarmuch
Cocksucker Blues is named after a notorious Stones recording – just piano and singer Mick Jagger, in X-rated lonely-boy agony – that the band submitted as a final fuck-you single to their original, despised British label, Decca. (It was rejected.) The song, heard early in Frank’s movie, is blunt and drab.
– David Fricke (Rolling Stone Magazine)
The tale of Cocksucker Blues is as sordid as its title.
Cocksucker Blues is a film by photographer Robert Frank on the Rolling Stone’s 1972 American tour. Not released officially by the Stones… the film is chronicling The Rolling Stones American Tour 1972 in support of their album Exile on Main St.
Bootlegs – the only way I was able to encounter a copy – have circulated for years.
Continue reading Video of the day: The Rolling Stones Cocksucker Blues