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50 years ago today, the Rolling Stones released a seminal album that may well be their masterpiece.

Exile on Main Street was composed and recorded mostly whilst the Stones were living in tax exile in the south of France, in an environment of hedonism and narcotics.

As Keith Richards said, „there were so many drugs around, many people who played on that album have forgot they played on it“.

And it is still fantastic:

https://youtu.be/XAWjSTwvroY
 

Otis Redd'un

Steve Chettle
50 years ago today, the Rolling Stones released a seminal album that may well be their masterpiece.

Exile on Main Street was composed and recorded mostly whilst the Stones were living in tax exile in the south of France, in an environment of hedonism and narcotics.

As Keith Richards said, „there were so many drugs around, many people who played on that album have forgot they played on it“.

And it is still fantastic:

https://youtu.be/XAWjSTwvroY

I played my vinyl copy only a couple of days ago Chris. To add to your succinct appraisal. It truly is a masterpiece.
 

Captain Sinister

Senior doom Monger
Speaking of great songs (and I agree, JC's prison polemics are up there at the top of the pile), how about this one:


That song is a part of my growing up.
My old Grannie remarried in the 1960s, and moved to Swanwick, Derbyshire.
School holidays saw me bus it from Gedling, into Huntingdon Street, then across town to Mount Street to get the Alfreton bus.
I stopped with Grandma and her new husband in their cottage, next door to the Steam Packet.
The pub landlord and landlady at the time had a grand-daughter a year older than me.
She too journeyed to Swanwick every school holiday and for 2 glorious years we had a wonderful adolescence in the woods, learning about "life".
I had a transistor radio-casette player, and a tape with that song on .
Many times it played as we enjoyed wildlife freedom!
 

Fitzcarraldo

Ian Storey-Moore
It was about 4 or 5am on a typical Ibiza morning, sometime in the summer of 88'. Alfredo was winding down one of his majestic (and now famous) all-nighters at Amnesia. Eclectic to say the least - anything to create the mood. I was about 3 'mandies' in and this dropped out of nowhere. Took me straight back to the old man playing the album when I was a kid and I was left sobbing with joy and couldn't have been more in love with life

 
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Viktor

Warp Speed Chic
Very good

You liked his new album?
I did, saw him on KEXP and knew I needed to get it straight away.

Just streaming though annoyingly. For some reason some hip hop records are delayed? I find it very strange. Brilliant album though
 

Captain Sinister

Senior doom Monger
Someone was decent enough to post a track by Larkin Poe a while ago, a band I'd not heard of before.
Here is there latest offering.
Please Play Loud, as they used to print on appropriate records!
 

alabamared

Stuart Pearce
I think it was I who posted the other video a while back and they are a great duo.
I saw them live in 2016 at the Arts Centre in Coventry when they supported Elvis Costello which was when I became aware of them.
I had hoped to catch them this year in Brighton but just couldn't make the dates work.
 
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