Day 3: An Album You Played too Death
Hands down the Rolling Stones, my love hasn’t diminished in the last fifty years plus. Jagger and the Rolling Stones set the bar for rock-n-roll and not many groups have beat it or even come close.
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in the UK in 1962. As a diverging act to the popular music of the early 1960s, the Rolling Stones pioneered the gritty, heavier-driven sound that came to define hard rock. According to wikipeida these were the artists on the American release:
- Mick Jagger – lead vocals, backing vocals, harmonica (on “The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man”), tambourine (on “Play with Fire”)
- Keith Richards – electric guitar, backing vocals, acoustic guitar (on “The Last Time” and Play with Fire”)
- Brian Jones – electric guitar, acoustic guitar (on “Good Times” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”), harmonica (on “The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man” and “One More Try” ), backing vocals
- Bill Wyman – bass guitar, backing vocals
- Charlie Watts – drums
Back in the day, there were UK releases and American ones with variations on the tracks.
I remember when I saw them on the Ed Sullivan in my living room on that black and white monstrosity with the snowy imagery my parents owned. It didn’t matter what they looked like I was hooked with the song and as soon as I saved enough I bought the album Out of Our Heads.
It was actually the very first album I ever purchased with my babysitting money in 1966 or 67. The album became so scratched I purchased it again in an 8 track. Unfortunately, it was in the player when my boyfriend at the time wrecked his car so I was out my favorite group for a while.
Then I bought a collection of the Rolling Stones on cassette tapes which I played to death, one cassette tape broke. GRRRR.
My final purchase which is still going strong is on a cd. No scratches and many years ahead of me to enjoy. I’ve shared my ultimate four favorites for your listening pleasure.