THE ROLLING STONES
LET IT BLEED – December 5, 1969
Forty-five years ago this week The World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band, The Rolling Stones, released the Epic Album Let It Bleed.
From 1969 to date could be considered a lifetime, but for 00individual, it seems like only yesterday. No, really.
It’s nice to realize that as long as there are Rockers with Spirit, long after the population of the ’60’s Counter Culture is gone, this album will prevail.
Let It Bleed, in its entirety and/or with its individual iconic tracks, empowered the strengths needed of the last-years-as-a-teenager transition into a new level of life full of limitless possibilities and was emblematic of that very heightened time in history.
As far as 00individual is concerned The Stones are The Shit; continually on the ascent, album after album from the beginning.
“The Rolling Stones Now!” album is ingrained into 00individual’s earliest recognition of The Stones’ introduction to an exciting world, a world just around the corner filled with Rock ‘n’ Roll, concerts and incredible good times – that world was the Mid-to-Late ’60s, when Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll – and Magick Ruled.
Being a devout Stones Fan informs 00individual’s bias and opinion, but it is true, factually and historically – no other bands, including the Pop combo, The Beatles, have even come close to the creative output, endurance, influence and world-wide adoration of generation after generation of millions of fans whose love has placed The Rolling Stones not only in Rock History, but in History itself!
There never has been or ever will be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Band that can rightfully claim the title of The World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band.
And with Beggar’s Banquet, Let It Bleed and their following two releases – Sticky Fingers and Exile On Main Street – The Stones were historically sculpted in Solid Stone in a place at the very top of Mount Rockmore.
For 00individual, and millions of other Counter Culture Rockers, anytime any track from this album is heard, a level of Rock Perfection is released and a Pavlovian response triggers a time when the Stones’ were hitting the heights – and when we were all hitting the heights; of Youth, Pop Culture and History, across all levels of life.
LET IT BLEED
1. “Gimme Shelter” (featuring Merry Clayton) 4:31
2. “Love in Vain” (Robert Johnson†) 4:19
3. “Country Honk” 3:09
4. “Live with Me” 3:33
5. “Let It Bleed” 5:26
1. “Midnight Rambler” 6:52
2. “You Got the Silver” 2:51
3. “Monkey Man” 4:12
4. “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” 7:28
. . . but we got what we needed.
One month prior to the release of Let It Bleed, 00individual was witness to
The Rolling Stones LIVE!
11-8-1969 – The Fabulous Forum
Setlist featured tracks from Beggar’s Banquet; the only tracks performed from the as-yet-released Let It Bleed were; “Midnight Rambler” and the first time ever performed-live “Live With Me“!
Then two and a half years later . . .
00individual attended the “party” at the Hollywood Palladium:
the ROLLING STONES LIVE!
Hollywood Palladium – 06-09-1972
(“Exile On Main Street” Tour)
Then forty-one years later . . .
LONG LIVE ROCK – LONG LIVE THE ROLLING STONES!
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