Friday, September 28, 2018
"Voodoo Stew" : THE WEEKEND MIX
Shortly after the Rolling Stones released "Voodoo Lounge," a multi-disc bootleg of outtakes from the sessions was released. I was not a fan of that record and remember thinking, "Oh boy. Even more crap." But, I had a few copies in the shop and I did listen to some of it. It didn't change my mind and I still feel the same about "Voodoo Lounge" 25 years later. I don't like it. This just weeks before an official archive release of a concert from the "Voodoo Lounge" tour will be foisted upon us fans for silly money, I am sure.
But, it's not all bad. Disc One of that bootleg box is a real gem and I present that now, in its entirety.
"Voodoo Stew," as it was called, features Keith Richards' takes on most of the record, with a few tracks not on the record. The sound is terrific and the performances are raw, just how a Stones record should be.
If I had to pick one Stones song that epitomizes all that I don't like about Mick in the last 25 years, it would be "You Got Me Rockin'." I've talked about this a dozen times on these pages, so no need to get into it again. I'll just say, that song makes me ill. On "Voodoo Stew," we have an extended jam with, as I mentioned, Keef on vocals, and it's pretty damn good.