the ROLLING STONES – STICKY FINGERS – April 23, 1971
A perfect example of how the Rolling Stones and Rock ‘n’ Roll continue to be timeless entities of joy and cultural influence is represented by this classic Stones album “Sticky Fingers”.
Released 42 years ago – a lifetime for some – it still sounds as gritty, pure, beautiful and rousingly refreshing as the era in which it impacted!
When I hear any of the songs from this LP they serve as time-travel catalysts of those free-form days of 1971 when life was just beginning to take off in many exciting ways. It also represents the igniting of the first half of the decade that would forever stand as the pinnacle of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Imagine hearing this LP for the first time in 1971; we were still reeling from the Stones previous masterpiece “Let It Bleed” and our lives were in flux between serious issues of independence and exciting episodes of full-blown ecstasy and Sticky Fingers fell right in place to inspire and Rock our lives.
1968 to 1972 was, and is, undeniably the Historic Highpoint of Rock with thee finest album releases of all time. And the Stones set the Rock ‘n’ Roll standard with the solid quadrant of “Beggars’ Banquet” 1968, “Let It Bleed” 1969, “Sticky Fingers” 1971 and “Exile On Main Street” 1972 – they were untouchable and undisputed as the World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band!
Here’s the classic and iconic Sticky Fingers album in its entirety: if you’re gonna listen to one, you gotta listen to ’em all!
1 Brown Sugar (3:49)
3 Wild Horses (5:44)
4 Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (7:16)
5 You Gotta Move (2:33)
6 Bitch (3:37)
7 I Got The Blues
8 Sister Morphine (5:34)
9 Dead Flowers (4:05)
10 Moonlight Mile (5:57)
Nearly everyone knows that Mick Taylor’s influence was inspired and really served the Stones well, so it’s too bad that he wasn’t appreciated or accepted by Jagger and Richards as he should have been.
Instead of the underpinnings of jealousy or whatever gay-ass issues they had with him, they should have embraced him like they did with Wood – although Ronnie did and does fit in like he was an original member of the band and I guess that’s just as well for the vibe that the Stones have. But if the truth be known, and it has been, Mick Taylor’s contributions during those highly creative and extremely impressive years of albums and tours was epic – so we can all be very fortunate indeed to have had him be in the right place at the the right time and the Stones should own up to it, especially the Glimmer Twins.
Andy Warhol got his “Sticky Fingers’ in a lot of pies!
The combination of the peeled Andy Warhol-designed “Velvet Underground and Nico” album cover “banana” on the Andy Warhol-designed “Sticky Fingers” album cover is my contribution to the inevitable mash-up image. Hey, somebody had to do it!
And I’m the one who’s too blatantly suggestive?
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