Friday, December 2, 2016
Rolling Stones Country: THE WEEKEND MIX
I found a post from 2013, written right about the time the Rolling Stones were about to go on tour. I go on for more than a bit about the same things I went on about just the other day while discussing their new blues record. I mention Jagger trying too hard to stay relevant, jacked up ticket costs, bad live performances, lousy production, age, etc.. But it wasn't all bad. The post, actually a Weekend Mix, ended this way.
"That said, here are a dozen of my favorite Stones songs from the albums that apparently suck. It should not go unnoticed that four and a half tunes are sung by Keith and four are from "Steel Wheels," a real diamond in the doody that is the Stones' 80's output. I'd also like to mention that anyone who dismisses "It's Only Rock & Roll," and especially "Black & Blue," just isn't listening."
This was the tracklist:
Love Is Strong
Hand Of Fate
Worried About You
All About You
Can't Be Seen
Almost Hear You Sigh
Hold Onto Your Hat
I knew I wanted to put together a Stones mix, as an antidote to the dreck that is "Blue & Lonesome." A compilation of better blues tunes seemed too obvious. I thought of calling the mix "CBGB," but couldn't come up with one Stones bluegrass tune, at least real bluegrass. I decided on "Rolling Stones Country," which covers a lot of ground while not really straying too far from the theme.
Mick & Keith always sounded great together when singing country harmony. It's not all about that, but you'll get the idea. It could almost be the Stones "Stripped," like the album of the same name, only everything here is from the studio, including a few oddities to keep everyone on their toes.
Enjoy, I hope.
Back Street Girl
Shake Your Hips
Let's Spend The Night Together '95
Through The Lonely Nights
Sweet Black Angel
You Got The Silver (Mick's Version)
You Win Again
Blinded By Love
Posted by Sal Nunziato at 4:03 AM