- These recording sessions landed most of the masters for the forthcoming album “Aftermath” (UK number 1; US 2)
- “Aftermath” was the first Stones album to include material composed entirely of Jagger/Richards
- Brian Jones was “on fire” during these sessions… trying out lots of different instruments
- On “Sean Egan’s” list of “50 Great Stones Songs” (from “The Rough Guide To The Rolling Stones”), he picks 5 songs recorded March 6-9, 1966
This is a collection of published posts @ JV including videos & concerts by The Rolling stones.
It will be updated along the way..
- Marquee Club London – March 26, 1971 (Full concert video)
- Ladies & Gentlemen concert video
- Perth, Australia in 1973
- LA Friday 1975 gets official release
- New official Rolling Stones bootleg: Live at Tokyo Dome 1990
- The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury 2013
- Video of the day: Rolling Stones – Let it bleed live 1981
- Bob Dylan & The Rolling Stones – Like A Rolling Stone – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 11 April 1998
- Video premiere: Doom and Gloom by The Rolling Stones
Albums & Singles:
- Not Fade Away” (Single) (1964)
- Paint It, Black in 1966 [US]
- Jumping Jack Flash” (1968)
- “Honky Tonk Women” (1969)
- Sticky Fingers (1971)
- Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! … (1970)
- Exile On Main St. (1972)
- October 17: The Brussels Affair was recorded in 1973
- Some Girls (1978)
- Steel Wheels (1989)
- Keith Richards is 69
- Mick Jagger is 69
- Charlie Watts is 71
- The late Brian Jones passed away in 1969
- Bill Wyman is 76
- The Best Songs: The Rolling Stones – Loving Cup
- The Best Songs: Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones
- Great songs: Angie by The Rolling Stones
- Great songs: Sister Morphine
- Unreleased – Highway Child by The Rolling Stones
- Unreleased – Sure The One You Need – The Rolling Stones/Keith Richards
- The Rolling Stones – RCA Studios, Hollywood – 6-9 March 1966
- New Documentary on The Rolling Stones
- Iconic Rock Photos: Keith Richards “Who the fuck is Mick Jagger”
- Muddy Waters concert at The Checkerboard Lounge in 1981
- The late Jimmy Miller was born in 1942
More than anything else this fagged-out masterpiece is difficult–how else describe music that takes weeks to understand? Weary and complicated, barely afloat in its own drudgery, it rocks with extra power and concentration as a result.
~Robert Christgau (http://www.robertchristgau.com)
..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.
~Stephen Thomas Erlewine (allmusic.com)
Let It Loose:
|Released||12 May 1972|
|Recorded||June 1969 – March 1972|
|Genre||Rock and roll, blues, soul, R&B,country|
Exile on Main St. is the tenth British and 13th American studio album by English rock band The Rolling Stones. Released as a double LP in May 1972, it draws on many genres including rock and roll, blues, soul, R&B, gospel and country. The release of Exile on Main St. met with mixed reviews, but it is now generally regarded as the band’s best album. In 1987, as part of their 20th anniversary, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it third on the 100 Best Albums of the Last Twenty Years. In 2003, the album was ranked 7th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, the highest a Rolling Stones album ranked on the list.
Exile on Main St. was written and recorded between 1968 and 1972. Mick Jagger said “After we got out of our contract with Allen Klein, we didn’t want to give him [those earlier tracks],” as they were forced to do with “Brown Sugar” and “Wild Horses” from Sticky Fingers. Many tracks were recorded between 1969 and 1971 at Olympic Studios and Jagger’s Stargroves country house in England during sessions for Sticky Fingers.
By the spring of 1971 the Rolling Stones owed more in taxes than they could pay and left Britain before the government could seize their assets. Mick Jagger settled in Paris with his new bride Bianca, and guitarist Keith Richards rented a villa, Nellcôte, in Villefranche-sur-Mer, near Nice. The other members settled in the south of France. As a suitable recording studio could not be found where they could continue work on the album, Richards’ basement at Nellcôte became a makeshift studio using the band’s mobile recording truck.
Torn And Frayed:
|…..it’s their most physically jolting album and, ultimately, their most emotionally inspiring. Mick’s vocals are just another instrument in a glorious rush of high-velocity electric noise, his lyrics barely perceptible in all the guitar, sax, and harmonica; whatever he’s saying, he just wants to plug in and flush out and fight and fuck and feed. Keith channels all his nasty habits and internal chaos into the guitars, from the convulsive opener, “Rocks Off,” to the weary acoustic stomp of “Sweet Virginia.” Charlie Watts’ understated performance in “Shake Your Hips” demands some sort of Nobel Prize.
Exile was the Stones’ biggest musical triumph, but all the decadence was catching up with them. The band lost focus, with Keith’s attention diverted by the pressing concern of stuffing as many toxic chemicals into his veins as possible.
From: The New Rolling Stone Album Guide
- “Rocks Off” 4:31
- “Rip This Joint” 2:22
- “Shake Your Hips” (Slim Harpo) 2:59
- “Casino Boogie” 3:33
- “Tumbling Dice” 3:45
- “Sweet Virginia” 4:27
- “Torn and Frayed” 4:17
- “Sweet Black Angel” 2:54
- “Loving Cup” 4:25
- “Happy” 3:04
- “Turd on the Run” 2:36
- “Ventilator Blues” (Jagger/Richards/Mick Taylor) 3:24
- “I Just Want to See His Face” 2:52
- “Let It Loose” 5:16
- “All Down the Line” 3:49
- “Stop Breaking Down” (Robert Johnson) 4:34
- “Shine a Light” 4:14
- “Soul Survivor” 3:49
- Mick Jagger – lead vocals, harmonica, guitar on “Tumbling Dice” and “Stop Breaking Down”, percussion
- Keith Richards – guitars, backing vocals, lead vocals on “Happy”, electric piano on “I Just Want to See His Face”, bass guitar on “Casino Boogie”, “Happy” and “Soul Survivor”
- Mick Taylor – guitars, slide guitar, bass guitar on “Tumbling Dice”, “Torn and Frayed”, “I Just Want to See His Face” and “Shine a Light”
- Charlie Watts – drums
- Bill Wyman – bass guitar
- Additional personnel
- Nicky Hopkins – piano
- Bobby Keys – saxophone, percussion on “Happy”
- Jim Price – trumpet, trombone, organ on “Torn and Frayed”
- Ian Stewart – piano on “Shake Your Hips”, “Sweet Virginia” and “Stop Breaking Down”
- Jimmy Miller – drums on “Happy” and “Shine a Light”, percussion on “Sweet Black Angel”, “Loving Cup”, “I Just Want to See His Face” and “All Down the Line”
- Bill Plummer – upright bass on “Rip This Joint”, “Turd on the Run”, “I Just Want to See His Face” and “All Down the Line”
- Billy Preston – piano and organ on “Shine a Light”
- Al Perkins – pedal steel guitar on “Torn and Frayed”
- Richard Washington – marimba on “Sweet Black Angel”
- Clydie King, Venetta Fields – backing vocals on “Tumbling Dice”, “I Just Want to See His Face”, “Let It Loose” and “Shine a Light”
- Joe Green – backing vocals on “Let It Loose” and “Shine a Light”
- Jerry Kirkland – backing vocals on “I Just Want to See His Face” and “Shine a Light”
- Mac Rebennack, Shirley Goodman, Tami Lynn – backing vocals on “Let It Loose”
- Kathi McDonald – backing vocals on “All Down the Line”
- Engineers – Glyn and Andy Johns, Joe Zaganno, Jeremy Gee
- Cover photography/concept – Robert Frank
- Layout design – John Van Hamersveld, Norman Seeff
Shine A Light:
- The Stones and the true story of Exile on Main St
- Keith Richards interview: ‘Exile on Main St.’ revisited
Playlist of the day:
Other May 12:
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.’
James “Jimmy” Miller (23 March 1942 – 22 October 1994) was a Brooklyn, New York-born record producer and musician who produced dozens of albums between the mid-1960s and early 1990s, including landmark recordings for Blind Faith, Traffic, the Plasmatics, Motorhead, The World Bank and Primal Scream. He was perhaps best known for his lengthy association with the Rolling Stones, for whom he produced a string of singles and albums that all rank among the most critically and financially successful works of the band’s career: Beggars Banquet (1968), Let It Bleed (1969), Sticky Fingers (1971), Exile on Main St. (1972) and Goats Head Soup (1973).
Prior to working with the Rolling Stones, Miller rose to fame by producing successful releases for The Spencer Davis Group including their breakthrough hit “Gimme Some Lovin'” and the follow-up smash “I’m A Man,” which Miller co-wrote with the band’s singer-keyboardist, Steve Winwood. In addition to his production work for yet another Winwood band, Traffic, Miller also contributed the lyrics to the Traffic song “Medicated Goo.” Miller produced the only album by the Clapton/Winwood supergroup Blind Faith.
The Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Lovin’:
Traffic – Dear Mr. Fantasy:
Blind Faith – Can’t Find My Way Home:
Following his work with Blind Faith, Miller co-produced (with Delaney Bramlett) the hit Delaney & Bonnie album On Tour with Eric Clapton, recorded live at Croydon, United Kingdom, on 7 December 1969. He went on to produce Delaney & Bonnie keyboardist Bobby Whitlock, Kracker, the Plasmatics, Motörhead and the UK band Nirvana.
A drummer himself, Miller was known for the distinctive drum sound that characterized his productions, especially his work with the Rolling Stones, on whose recordings he occasionally played percussion parts such as the famous opening cowbell on “Honky Tonk Women” and the full drum kit on “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” “Happy,” “Tumbling Dice” and “Shine a Light.”
Sympathy For The Devil (Beggars Banquet – 1968):
Gimme Shelter (Mono Vinyl Mix) – (Let It Bleed – 1969):
Wild Horses (Sticky Fingers – 1971):
Let It Loose (Exile on Main St. – 1972):
Miller went on to work with Primal Scream on their breakthrough album Screamadelica and William Topley’s band The Blessing (Miller appears on their DVD Sugar Train during the song “Soul Love”). In the 1980s, Miller produced some acts including Johnny Thunders, Matrix and Jo Jo Laine (wife of Denny Lane, on “Moody Blues & Wings”). In 1990 he Co-Produced (along with Phil Greene) “What’s in A Name” for Florida band Walk the Chalk.
Among Miller’s last productions were three tracks on the 1992 Wedding Present project, Hit Parade 2. Jimmy also produced four tracks on The World Banks “In Debt Interview” which featured artists such as Billy Preston and Bobby Keys, a rare musical sideline from author Hunter S. Thompson. Jimmy traveled to Woody Creek, Colorado in 1994 to meet with Hunter S. Thompson for a memorable weekend in May shortly before he passed on. He died in October 1994.
Album of the day – Exile on Main St. (1972):
From allmusic.com – Stephen Thomas Erlewine:
Greeted with decidedly mixed reviews upon its original release, Exile on Main St. has become generally regarded as the Rolling Stones’ finest album. Part of the reason why the record was initially greeted with hesitant reviews is that it takes a while to assimilate. A sprawling, weary double album encompassing rock & roll, blues, soul, and country, Exile doesn’t try anything new on the surface, but the substance is new. Taking the bleakness that underpinned Let It Bleed and Sticky Fingers to an extreme, Exile is a weary record, and not just lyrically. Jagger’s vocals are buried in the mix, and the music is a series of dark, dense jams, with Keith Richards and Mick Taylor spinning off incredible riffs and solos. And the songs continue the breakthroughs of their three previous albums. No longer does their country sound forced or kitschy — it’s lived-in and complex, just like the group’s forays into soul and gospel. While the songs, including the masterpieces “Rocks Off,” “Tumbling Dice,” “Torn and Frayed,” “Happy,” “Let It Loose,” and “Shine a Light,” are all terrific, they blend together, with only certain lyrics and guitar lines emerging from the murk. 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.
…read more over @ allmusic.com
The Stones were at the top of their game in 1973… one of the best tours ever.
On Feb 24 they played Western Australia Cricket Ground in Perth, Australia, and a great sounding “stereo soundboard” bootleg turned up.. in 1987.
The Rolling Stones Pacific Tour 1973
|Associated album||Exile on Main St.|
|Start date||18 January 1973|
|End date||27 February 1973|
The Rolling Stones Pacific Tour 1973 was a concert tour of countries bordering the Pacific Ocean in January and February 1973 by The Rolling Stones. The tour is sometimes referred to as the Winter Tour 1973. However this title is misleading, as much of it took place in the Southern Hemisphere, where it was summer at the time.
#4 Gimme Shelter:
- Brown Sugar
- Rocks Off
- Gimmie Shelter
- Tumbling Dice
- Love In Vain
- Sweet Virginia
- You Can’t Always Get What You Want
- Honky Tonk Women
- All Down The Line
- Midnight Rambler
- Band Introductions / Happy Birthday Nicky
- Little Queenie
- Rip This Joint
#12 Midnight Rambler
- Mick Jagger – lead vocals, harmonica
- Keith Richards – guitar, backing vocals
- Mick Taylor – guitar
- Bill Wyman – bass guitar
- Charlie Watts – drums
- Nicky Xenakis – drums
- Bobby Keys – saxophones
- Jimmy Price – trumpet, trombone
- Nicky Hopkins – piano
#1 Brown Sugar
#3 Rocks Off
Brown Sugar * Bitch * Rocks Off * Gimme Shelter * Happy * Tumbling Dice * Honky Tonk Women * All Down The Line * Midnight Rambler * Little Queenie